Universal Orlando Resort Crowd Report – November 2 to 8, 2014

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Last week was the slowest week at Universal Orlando Resort since early September. We saw crowd levels less than ‘5’ all week at both parks. Our estimates were consistently a level or two too high which tells us that attendance may be down at the resort, a good sign for guests who want to visit in November without experiencing significant crowds.

Let’s look at how the crowd levels stacked up each day last week on the TouringPlans.com Universal Orlando Resort Crowd Report:

Universal Orlando Resort Crowd Levels – Daily Breakdown

Sunday, November 2, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
5
3

Drastically lower wait times than expected on Sunday, at both parks although we did see some significant waits at certain attractions like 64 minutes at Flight of the Hippogriff and 55 minutes at Despicable Me.

Islands of Adventure
5
1

Monday, November 3, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
3
4

Similar wait times across the resort on Monday including 27 minutes at Rip Ride Rockit and 21 at Dudley Do Right’s Ripsaw Falls.

Islands of Adventure
4
2

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
5
4

Tuesdays wait times were more like Monday than Sunday, with wait times such as 16 minutes at The Simpsons Ride and 26 minutes at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

Islands of Adventure
5
3

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
2

Wednesday was the only day of the week where our estimates hit the mark at both parks. Guests choosing to visit Universal Resort last week experienced low wait times no matter what day they chose.

Islands of Adventure
2
1

Thursday, November 6, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
3
2

More ‘2’s and ‘1’s on Thursday with low wait times across both parks. Predictions did well again with none missing by more than 8 minutes at either park.

Islands of Adventure
3
1

Friday, November 7, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
3
2

Third day in a row of level ‘2’ at Universal Studios and ‘1’ at Islands of Adventure although we predicted higher waits at both parks. Our biggest over-prediction was 42 minutes at Flight of the Hippogriff – the actual average was only 9 minutes.

Islands of Adventure
4
1

Saturday, November 8, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
4
4

Saturday brought the largest crowd at Universal Studios since Tuesday although at a level ‘4’ the crowds were still quite manageable.

Islands of Adventure
4
2
What to Expect This Week
November 9 to November 15, 2014
How Crowded is Universal Orlando Resort?
How Crowded is Universal Orlando Resort?

November crowds at Universal Orlando Resort will be low to moderate until we reach the peak Thanksgiving week. Enjoy the low crowds at both parks any day of the week.

To see Universal Orlando Resort Crowd predictions for the days of your vacation, check the Crowd Calendar.

To get details about our predictions of future crowds or details about crowds in the past check out the Crowd Calendar and select “Jump to Date” on the left margin.

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Fred Hazelton

Fred Hazelton maintains the crowd calendar, theme park wait time models and does hotel rate analysis for the Unofficial Guides. He's also done the models for the new mobile wait times product Lines. Fred Hazelton is a professional statistician living in Ontario, Canada. His email address is fred@touringplans.com. You can also follow him on Twitter: @DisneyStatsWhiz.

One thought on “Universal Orlando Resort Crowd Report – November 2 to 8, 2014

  • November 11, 2014 at 1:10 pm
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    I was there on Friday November the 7th. We got there at rope drop. We were a party of 7 and had done all of Potter land, Olivanders (our friends son got picked!) and the Simpsons area all before lunch! We pretty much rode everything before leaving at 6pm. Just amazed me that we could do all that on a Friday.

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