Universal Crowd Calendar Report – April 17 to 23, 2016

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How Crowded Was Universal Orlando Last Week?

How Crowded Was Universal Orlando Last Week?

Universal Orlando continues to be the most stable property when it comes to predicting crowds. Last week we saw wait times within a few minutes of what the Universal Crowd Calendar predicted most days and when the park level prediction was off it was rarely by more than two index levels. Guests of Universal Parks experienced crowd levels near or below the midpoint of our scale most days, a nice respite from the busy Spring season which now seems to be finally complete.

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, April 17, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
3
6

Sunday was the only day of last week when the Universal Crowd Calendar missed a prediction by more than two index levels. At Universal Studios it was rides like Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit at 33 minutes (predicted 24) and Transformers: The Ride-3D at 29 (23) that helped pushed the crowd level higher. At Islands of Adventure the prediction was spot-on at a level ‘4’.

Islands of Adventure
4
4

Monday, April 18, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
4

Monday’s crowds were a little lighter at both parks. Neither park reached a crowd level above ‘4’ meaning that wait times were below average at most attractions. Popular attractions still had significant wait times however such as Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem at 51 minutes and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey at 46.

Islands of Adventure
4
3

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
3
4

Tuesday’s crowds were pleasantly light once again, even though Universal Studios was one point higher than predicted. Average wait times show manageable crowds at both parks like 18 minutes at The Simpsons Ride and 9 minutes at Dragon Challenge.

Islands of Adventure
4
2

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
3
4

Wednesday’s wait times matched the crowd levels we saw on Monday with Universal Studios one step higher than its sister park. The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man averaged 25 minutes.

Islands of Adventure
4
3

Thursday, April 21, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
4
4

Same crowd levels again on Thursday and similar wait times as well. The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man averaged 27 minutes and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey averaged 32.

Islands of Adventure
4
3

Friday, April 22, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
3
5

Friday’s wait times were similar to what we saw all week but some averages were slightly higher, enough to push the Universal Studios crowd level to a ‘5’, the highest level since Sunday. Wait times were very manageable at both parks.

Islands of Adventure
3
3

Saturday, April 23, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
5
7

Saturday saw a bump in attendance, mainly focussed at Universal Studios. There we saw wait times a couple points higher on our scale than what we saw at Islands of Adventure. The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man averaged 34 minutes while Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit averaged 51 minutes.

Islands of Adventure
4
4
What to Expect This Week
April 24 to 30, 2016

Universal Orlando has been a good resort to visit throughout April in terms of crowds. We expect that to continue this week and next week as we head into May.

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 April 29, 2016

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