Travel Tools from The Unofficial Guide™ Team  -  See Our Books Here!
  • Universal Orlando

    Islands of Adventure Crowd Levels

Subscribe Now: 1 Full Year for Only $6.95!

Get full access to the UOR Crowd Calendar, Lines Mobile App, Touring Plans and More!

topsub_examplefamily

"Our TouringPlans subscription was a lifesaver on our trip. One of the busiest days of the year, and we never waited longer than 20 minutes!"

- Smith Family, KY

Subscription Type:

1 Year UOR Subscription ($6.95)

Payment Method:

Pay With Your Credit Card
Pay With Your PayPal Account
Click here to close the subscription form

On our Crowd Calendar we take every day of the year and rank the size of the crowds on a scale of 1 to 10. But what does that mean in terms of wait times? On this page we list each of Islands of Adventure's attractions, and then show you what the wait time will be for each crowd level.

These numbers represent the average peak wait times for each attraction — in other words, the highest waits expected for Islands of Adventure by crowd level. The numbers are the range you'll typically expect as a peak wait time.

Islands of Adventure Crowd Levels to Wait Times
(for attractions in our IA Crowd Calendar)
Attraction Lev. 1 Lev. 2 Lev. 3 Lev. 4 Lev. 5 Lev. 6 Lev. 7 Lev. 8 Lev. 9 Lev. 10
Bilge-Rat Barges 4-5 min 4-13 4-17 8-17 8-21 12-21 12-25 16-25 20-29 20-29
Cat in the Hat 4-9 min 8-13 8-13 12-17 12-21 16-25 16-25 24-29 24-33 32-37
Doom's Fearfall 8-13 min 12-17 12-17 12-17 16-21 16-23 20-25 24-29 28-29 28-37
Dragon Challenge 4-9 min 8-13 8-17 12-17 12-17 14-21 16-25 16-25 20-25 24-29
Forbidden Journey 16-25 min 24-37 24-37 36-46 36-50 38-50 49-62 49-62 61-91 61-99
Hippogriff 8-17 min 12-21 16-25 20-29 24-29 24-37 28-37 36-37 36-50 41-54
Incredible Hulk 4-13 min 12-17 16-21 20-25 20-29 26-37 34-41 36-46 41-58 49-62
JP River Adventure 4-9 min 8-13 12-17 12-21 16-25 16-25 20-33 24-37 24-37 28-37
Ripsaw Falls 16-25 min 16-29 24-37 36-50 36-50 36-62 36-62 49-62 61-74 61-74
Seuss Trolley 8-13 min 12-17 12-17 12-21 16-25 16-29 20-29 20-33 24-46 28-58
Spider-Man 16-21 min 20-25 24-29 28-37 28-41 32-46 36-50 41-54 49-74 57-78
Storm Force 4-5 min 4-5 4-9 4-9 4-9 8-13 8-13 8-13 12-17 12-21

Islands of Adventure Crowd Levels to Wait Times
(for attractions NOT in our IA Crowd Calendar)
Attraction Lev. 1 Lev. 2 Lev. 3 Lev. 4 Lev. 5 Lev. 6 Lev. 7 Lev. 8 Lev. 9 Lev. 10
Caro-Seuss-el 4-5 min 4-5 4-5 4-5 4-9 4-9 4-9 4-13 8-17 8-17
Hogwarts Exp-Hogsmeade 5-20 min 10-25 15-35 16-29 20-30 22-32 25-35 27-40 30-45 30-50
Poseidon's Fury 20-25 min 24-25 24-29 24-33 28-33 32-33 32-37 32-37 32-50 36-58
Pteranodon Flyers 32-37 min 32-37 36-37 36-50 36-50 41-50 49-50 49-50 49-74 49-74

IA Crowd Levels to Wait Times
(for attractions in our IA Crowd Calendar)

Bilge-Rat Barges
     Level 1: 4-5 min
     Level 2: 4-13 min
     Level 3: 4-17 min
     Level 4: 8-17 min
     Level 5: 8-21 min
     Level 6: 12-21 min
     Level 7: 12-25 min
     Level 8: 16-25 min
     Level 9: 20-29 min
     Level 10: 20-29 min

Cat in the Hat
     Level 1: 4-9 min
     Level 2: 8-13 min
     Level 3: 8-13 min
     Level 4: 12-17 min
     Level 5: 12-21 min
     Level 6: 16-25 min
     Level 7: 16-25 min
     Level 8: 24-29 min
     Level 9: 24-33 min
     Level 10: 32-37 min

Doom's Fearfall
     Level 1: 8-13 min
     Level 2: 12-17 min
     Level 3: 12-17 min
     Level 4: 12-17 min
     Level 5: 16-21 min
     Level 6: 16-23 min
     Level 7: 20-25 min
     Level 8: 24-29 min
     Level 9: 28-29 min
     Level 10: 28-37 min

Dragon Challenge
     Level 1: 4-9 min
     Level 2: 8-13 min
     Level 3: 8-17 min
     Level 4: 12-17 min
     Level 5: 12-17 min
     Level 6: 14-21 min
     Level 7: 16-25 min
     Level 8: 16-25 min
     Level 9: 20-25 min
     Level 10: 24-29 min

Forbidden Journey
     Level 1: 16-25 min
     Level 2: 24-37 min
     Level 3: 24-37 min
     Level 4: 36-46 min
     Level 5: 36-50 min
     Level 6: 38-50 min
     Level 7: 49-62 min
     Level 8: 49-62 min
     Level 9: 61-91 min
     Level 10: 61-99 min

Hippogriff
     Level 1: 8-17 min
     Level 2: 12-21 min
     Level 3: 16-25 min
     Level 4: 20-29 min
     Level 5: 24-29 min
     Level 6: 24-37 min
     Level 7: 28-37 min
     Level 8: 36-37 min
     Level 9: 36-50 min
     Level 10: 41-54 min

Incredible Hulk
     Level 1: 4-13 min
     Level 2: 12-17 min
     Level 3: 16-21 min
     Level 4: 20-25 min
     Level 5: 20-29 min
     Level 6: 26-37 min
     Level 7: 34-41 min
     Level 8: 36-46 min
     Level 9: 41-58 min
     Level 10: 49-62 min

JP River Adventure
     Level 1: 4-9 min
     Level 2: 8-13 min
     Level 3: 12-17 min
     Level 4: 12-21 min
     Level 5: 16-25 min
     Level 6: 16-25 min
     Level 7: 20-33 min
     Level 8: 24-37 min
     Level 9: 24-37 min
     Level 10: 28-37 min

Ripsaw Falls
     Level 1: 16-25 min
     Level 2: 16-29 min
     Level 3: 24-37 min
     Level 4: 36-50 min
     Level 5: 36-50 min
     Level 6: 36-62 min
     Level 7: 36-62 min
     Level 8: 49-62 min
     Level 9: 61-74 min
     Level 10: 61-74 min

Seuss Trolley
     Level 1: 8-13 min
     Level 2: 12-17 min
     Level 3: 12-17 min
     Level 4: 12-21 min
     Level 5: 16-25 min
     Level 6: 16-29 min
     Level 7: 20-29 min
     Level 8: 20-33 min
     Level 9: 24-46 min
     Level 10: 28-58 min

Spider-Man
     Level 1: 16-21 min
     Level 2: 20-25 min
     Level 3: 24-29 min
     Level 4: 28-37 min
     Level 5: 28-41 min
     Level 6: 32-46 min
     Level 7: 36-50 min
     Level 8: 41-54 min
     Level 9: 49-74 min
     Level 10: 57-78 min

Storm Force
     Level 1: 4-5 min
     Level 2: 4-5 min
     Level 3: 4-9 min
     Level 4: 4-9 min
     Level 5: 4-9 min
     Level 6: 8-13 min
     Level 7: 8-13 min
     Level 8: 8-13 min
     Level 9: 12-17 min
     Level 10: 12-21 min


IA Crowd Levels to Wait Times
(for attractions NOT in our IA Crowd Calendar)

Caro-Seuss-el
     Level 1: 4-5 min
     Level 2: 4-5 min
     Level 3: 4-5 min
     Level 4: 4-5 min
     Level 5: 4-9 min
     Level 6: 4-9 min
     Level 7: 4-9 min
     Level 8: 4-13 min
     Level 9: 8-17 min
     Level 10: 8-17 min

Hogwarts Exp-Hogsmeade
     Level 1: 5-20 min
     Level 2: 10-25 min
     Level 3: 15-35 min
     Level 4: 16-29 min
     Level 5: 20-30 min
     Level 6: 22-32 min
     Level 7: 25-35 min
     Level 8: 27-40 min
     Level 9: 30-45 min
     Level 10: 30-50 min

Poseidon's Fury
     Level 1: 20-25 min
     Level 2: 24-25 min
     Level 3: 24-29 min
     Level 4: 24-33 min
     Level 5: 28-33 min
     Level 6: 32-33 min
     Level 7: 32-37 min
     Level 8: 32-37 min
     Level 9: 32-50 min
     Level 10: 36-58 min

Pteranodon Flyers
     Level 1: 32-37 min
     Level 2: 32-37 min
     Level 3: 36-37 min
     Level 4: 36-50 min
     Level 5: 36-50 min
     Level 6: 41-50 min
     Level 7: 49-50 min
     Level 8: 49-50 min
     Level 9: 49-74 min
     Level 10: 49-74 min


These numbers represent minutes. We've taken the highest wait times for each day we have data, split them up by the Universal's Islands of Adventure crowd level estimate we have for those days, then calculated the average range by level.

If you're going on a day where Universal's Islands of Adventure is estimated as a '3' crowd level, the times under the '3' column will be a good estimate of the longest wait you'll see for each attraction. As you can see, some attractions vary a lot more than others.


Crowd Levels at Universal Orlando

Top