Universal Crowd Calendar Report – October 30 to November 5, 2016

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Universal Crowd Calendar Report for October 30 - November 5, 2016

Universal Crowd Calendar Report for October 30 through November 5, 2016

Last week, Universal Orlando crowds were down, in the lowest third of our crowd scale most days. Universal Studios park saw crowd levels much closer to what the Universal Crowd Calendar predicted than at Islands of Adventure where crowds stayed one to two points lower.

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

Universal Orlando Resort Crowd Levels – Daily Breakdown

Sunday, October 30, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
4
5

Crowds at Universal Studios were fairly close to what the Universal Crowd Calendar predicted but Islands of Adventure was much less busy – a trend that would continue for much of the week. Revenge of the Mummy averaged 23 minutes (predicted 14) while Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit averaged 19 (predicted 33).

Islands of Adventure
5
2

Monday, October 31, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
4
4

Halloween! This year the holiday fell on a Monday and crowds at both Universal parks were unaffected as a result. Wait times stayed low at both parks during the day while Horror Nights brought in the spooky guests later in the afternoon and evening.

Islands of Adventure
5
2

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
4
4

Tuesday brought the first day of November and along with it came low crowds at both parks. Universal Studios led the way once again with average wait times like 35 minutes at Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit and 49 minutes at The Simpsons Ride.

Islands of Adventure
6
2

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
3
4

Wednesday brought the third day in a row with a crowd level ‘4’ at Universal Studios and a level ‘2’ at Islands of Adventure. Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem averaged 36 minutes and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey averaged 18 minutes.

Islands of Adventure
4
2

Thursday, November 3, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
3
3

Thursday’s crowds were the least crowded of the week thanks to a crowd level ‘3’ at Universal Studios. The Simpsons Ride at an average of 35 minutes was one of the busiest attractions across the resort.

Islands of Adventure
6
2

Friday, November 4, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
3
5

Universal Studios edged up a couple points on Friday while Islands of Adventure stayed at a level ‘2’ as it had all week. Men in Black saw a spike in wait times with an average of 30 minutes, a ’10’ for that attraction.

Islands of Adventure
6
2

Saturday, November 5, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
5
6

Islands of Adventure completed the week long streak of crowd level ‘2’s on Saturday. There we saw average wait times like 22 minutes at The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man and 10 minutes at Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls.

Islands of Adventure
8
2
What to Expect This Week
November 6 to 12, 2016

The Universal Crowd Calendar expects moderate to low crowds for much of this week and early reports show that to be the case. Average wait times are leaning to the lower end of the scale so far in November and we expect that to continue until we reach the busy Thanksgiving season.

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.

Posted on November 12, 2016

One Response to “Universal Crowd Calendar Report – October 30 to November 5, 2016”

  • Universal is planning a refurb of Forbidden Journey Dec. 1-18. Of course, we’ve planned on being there Dec. 11-16 for months and have been rereading and rewatching Harry Potter in anticipation. We’re bummed, obviously. We considered rescheduling the entire trip because the centerpiece of the area that’s drawing us to Universal will be closed, but that’s not really viable at this point. That got me thinking, what affect do you think having such a major attraction closed will have on the overall park and crowd levels? Will the closing of Forbidden Journey merely disperse crowds elsewhere, or do you think that will stop people from attending the park completely? Might that change throughout the refurb as uninformed people show up Wally-World-style and spread the word? Curious as to whether there’s a precedent for this and what we might expect.