Crowd levels at Universal Orlando Resort continue to hit record highs and our wait time models are underpredicting as a result. So, we need to make some adjustments to the Universal Crowd Calendar to better represent what we think will parks will look like through April. Never in our near-20 year history of predicting crowds have we seen a resort post 17 days in a row with one or more parks at a level ’10’. Between March 7 and yesterday Universal Orlando did just that. The average crowd level during that time was 9.6. That is astonishing. The previous record for a 17-day stretch was Christmas 2018 at 9.3.
So, today we are posting another update to the Universal Crowd Calendar. There just isn’t any good reason to predict a crowd level less than a ‘9’ for the foreseeable future – at least through mid April. Let’s see what develops during the rest of Spring Break and the Easter weekend. After that we expect to reevaluate and post another update.