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Best Times to Visit Universal Studios Hollywood

by Leap on October 2, 2018 392 Los Angeles

You long-time frog fans know Tad as our official frog family videographer. While he toadally enjoys making ride videos for our YouTube channel, he really has set his sights on becoming the next Spielberg. For him, it doesn't get any better than Universal Studios Hollywood. It's a thrill for him to be "on location" inside the theme park that just so hoppens to be where "Back to the Future" and "Psycho" were filmed. And we know he's not the only one who's excited to visit! With the addition of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and more family-friendly attractions, this theme park/working studio sure is more hopping than ever.

Whether you have a filmmaker in your family or you're just a bunch of fun seekers, it helps to know the least crowded time to visit. Lucky for you, we've got the best dates to visit Universal Studios Hollywood for 2018 and 2019 if you're planning a trip!

When to Visit Universal Studios Hollywood

Best Times To Visit Universal Studios Hollywood 2018 and 2019 - Main Entrance

Our Los Angeles Crowd Calendar is the best tool to help you get a day-by-day look at expected crowds a full year in advance. If your particular dates are not listed, jump down to the comments below and ask. We frogs will be hoppy to answer. We've got a similar post devoted to the best and worst times to visit Disneyland if you hoppen to be planning visits to both. (Now, if only we could predict travel times on those SoCal highways ... that would be something!)

Best Times to Visit Universal Studios Hollywood in 2018 and 2019 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Harry Potter has unsurprisingly created a spike in interest and attendance at Universal Studios Hollywood. It has also fueled interest in of one of our most popular posts — when to use the Universal Express Ticket (formerly known as the Front of Line Pass) . His West Coast arrival draws Potter fans who can't make the trip to Orlando. The locals love him too. We're expecting this surge (or... lighting bolt?) of interest in Universal Studios Hollywood to continue over the next few years. And there are always whispers of Wizarding additions. Aparecium!

How Locals Influence the Best Times to visit Universal Studios Hollywood in 2018 and 2019

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If you’re used to visiting Universal Orlando Resort rather than the Hollywood original, know that there are some differences. The best times to visit Universal Studios Hollywood in 2018 and 2019 aren't necessarily the same ones at Universal Orlando. The biggest difference are the locals. Universal Orlando has locals, but not nearly as many as those in the Los Angeles regional area. More and more of these locals are annual passholders, who think nothing of popping in for a pint of Butterbeer after the end of a long week.

While the regional passholders have a large influence on crowds, it's not all doom and gloom. Many passholders have blockout times during the times most popular with tourists — mostly summer, spring break and the holidays, but also a few weekends here and there. Looking at Universal's Silver Annual Pass available days calendar gives you a fairly good idea of the very busiest dates of the year. This is because these are the times when most of the passholders are not allowed to enter. From the second half of June through early August, the Silver Annual Passholders are blocked from entering the park entirely. That's a sure sign that there will be tourists!

Worst Times to Visit Universal Studios Hollywood in 2018

Best Times to Visit Universal Studios Hollywood in 2018 and 2019 - Studio Tour

Now let's hop into the key topic at hand — the dates of the best and worst times for crowds at Universal Studios Hollywood. We'll start with the bad news first (depending on how you look at it).

  • Around Christmas through the second week of the New Year - Dec. 22, 2017-Jan. 6, 2018
  • MLK Jr. Day Weekend - Jan. 12-15, 2018
  • President's Day - Feb. 16-19, 2018
  • Spring Break and Easter - March 10 - April 15, 2018
  • Memorial Day Weekend - May 25-28, 2018
  • June 9-Aug. 11, 2018
  • Veteran's Day Weekend - Nov. 10-12, 2018;
  • Thanksgiving week - Nov. 17-24, 2018
  • Around Christmas through the second week of the New Year - Dec. 21, 2018-Jan. 5, 2019

Worst Times to Visit Universal Studios Hollywood in 2019

  • Around Christmas through the second week of the New Year - Dec. 21, 2018-Jan. 5, 2019
  • MLK Jr. Day Weekend - Jan. 18-21, 2019
  • President's Day - Feb. 15-18, 2019
  • Spring Break and Easter - March 18-April 23, 2019
  • Memorial Day Weekend - May 24-27, 2019
  • June 7-Aug. 12, 2019
  • Veteran's Day Weekend - Nov. 9-11, 2019
  • Thanksgiving week - Nov. 16-23, 2019
  • Around Christmas through the second week of the New Year - Dec. 21, 2019-Jan. 5 , 2020

Other Dates That Might See Higher Crowds

Best Times to Visit Universal Studios Hollywood - Master Po

We've pulled together other days that see higher crowds, but not as high as the absolute worst days. Some of the dates listed are isolated, with the days around them generally fine. These dates do bring in more locals. Anyone out there in La-La-Land aware of other dates that are popular with locals? Share in comments below!

  • Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Celebration - May 11-12, 2018
  • Opening of Dreamworks Theatre featuring Kung Fu Panda - June 15, 2018
  • Labor Day - Sept. 3, 2018; Sept. 2, 2019
  • Columbus Day (elevated crowds that entire week) - Oct. 8, 2018; Oct. 14, 2019

Best Times to Visit Universal Studios Hollywood in 2018 and 2019

Best Times to Visit Universal Studios Hollywood in 2018 and 2019 - Studio Tour

  • Weekdays in January (minus the week of New Year's Day and the days around MLK Day )
  • Weekdays in February (minus the days around President's Day)
  • The first few days in March (until March 4, 2018 and March 11, 2019)
  • The second half of April in 2018
  • Weekdays in May (Minus Memorial Day Weekend)
  • Mondays through Fridays the last two weeks of August
  • The first half of September (except Labor Day weekend); Mondays through Thursdays for the remainder of September and October (except nights with Halloween Horror Nights or Columbus Day week)
  • Mondays through Thursdays in November (minus the week of Thanksgiving)
  • Mondays through Thursdays during the first half of December

So there you have it — the best and worst times to visit Universal Studios Hollywood! If you can't avoid visiting during a busy time, don't sweat it! We have a ton more hopful tips and resources to help you save time waiting in line and plan a great trip.

Related: Tips to Maximize Your Time at Universal Studios Hollywood

Related: Tips for Maximizing the Universal Studios Hollywood Express Pass

Keep hopping!

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Sep 25, 2018 at 10:57 p.m. Tamara Says...

Hi, I’m visiting Nov 6th-9th, what are the crowds looking like for this time? Thanks

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Sep 25, 2018 at 11:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tamara!

You can check out our Crowd Calendar for details on how busy we expect the parks to be!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 25, 2018 at 6:55 p.m. jennifer Says...

I'm going Oct 19th - first timers over here yikes! will it be busy?

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Sep 25, 2018 at 11:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer!

You can check out our Crowd Calendar for details on how busy we expect the parks to be!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 23, 2018 at 9:58 p.m. Judy Brunson Says...

We are planning to come to Universal Studio's the 26th of September- Typically how are the crowds on a Wednesday?

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Sep 25, 2018 at 11:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Judy!

You can check out our Crowd Calendar for details on how busy we expect the parks to be!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 22, 2018 at 4:57 a.m. Racheal Says...

Hello. I’m planning on taking my family on October 6, 2018. Do you think the park will be busy that day?

Thank you

Racheal

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Sep 25, 2018 at 11:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Racheal!

You can check out our Crowd Calendar for details on how busy we expect the parks to be!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 19, 2018 at 11:51 p.m. Alyssa Says...

Hi, I plan on going Friday October 12, will it be busy that day? I am debating to get the front of the line passes

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Sep 20, 2018 at 3:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alyssa!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts mild crowds, so front of line passes are not a necessity.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 18, 2018 at 1:54 p.m. Shawn Says...

Hi there. We are planning on visiting Universal the week of feb 18 2019. How busy is it usually st that time?

Thanks

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Sep 19, 2018 at 8:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shawn!

You can check out our Crowd Calendar for what to expect in February.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 17, 2018 at 3:27 p.m. penny Says...

going last weekend of oct, 2018. will we be able to see everything with a day pass and will we need the early part since it will be during halloween

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Sep 17, 2018 at 3:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Penny!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts the park being moderately busy. You should still be able to accomplish most the park has to offer, but can always splurge on Express to play it safe.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 16, 2018 at 4:06 p.m. Shawn Says...

Hi there. We are planning on visiting Universal the week of Oct 7-12. What would the crowds be like and best days to visit the park.

Thank you

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Sep 17, 2018 at 3:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shawn!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts moderate to busy crowds this week. We can't predict the lines (as they depend on a variety of factors) but Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be your best bets.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 11, 2018 at 7:59 p.m. Stacy k Says...

We will be Visiting on Oct 17th.Will that be a low crowd day?

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Sep 12, 2018 at 12:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stacy!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts low-moderate crowds. Great time to visit :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 9, 2018 at 12:27 p.m. Meire Says...

Hello. I plan to go in the first week of December. Could you please let me know if on Monday all the shows and rides are working normally? I heard some of them close for maintenance.

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Sep 11, 2018 at 6:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Meire!

We don't believe there are any scheduled refurbishments at this time, but recommend looking at the Universal website closer to your trip.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 6, 2018 at 3:10 p.m. HORACE REDFORD Says...

Which day is better to visit Universal Hollywood September 9th or September 10th

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Sep 6, 2018 at 3:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Our Crowd Calendar that September 10 will be slightly less busy.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 6, 2018 at 9:09 a.m. Vanessa Says...

Trying to decide whether a one day pass on sep 28 will be enough for our family 2 adults 2 kids, 8 and 11. We would like to ride and see everything, but 10am-6pm seems very short. We are considering a 2 day pass but would not be able to get there til 2pm on thurs 27th ( then the whole day fri 28th). We cant make a decision!!

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Sep 6, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vanessa!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts that September 28 will be moderate for crowds. You should be able to accomplish everything you want to within that day. Check out our tips to maximize your time.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 3, 2018 at 2:39 p.m. Melissa Maguire Says...

Hi. I am planning to take mykids to Universal Studios for the first time on Sat, Sept 29-Sun, Sept 30 or Sunday, Sept 30- Monday October 1? Which days are better for less crowds?

Also, is there Halloween events going on that will scare my kids when they walk around?

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Sep 5, 2018 at 8:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts Monday October 1 will be the least busy. There are some spooky Halloween props out but nothing too scary.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 1, 2018 at 9:32 a.m. Júlio Says...

Hi there!

Whats the best day, Oct 27 or 28?

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Sep 5, 2018 at 8:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts that the 28th will be slightly less busy.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 30, 2018 at 7:06 p.m. LISA VILLA Says...

Hello , I am planning a trip to universal from Sept 1-3rd, how busy will it be? Thanks.

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Aug 31, 2018 at 3:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts crowds on the heavier side.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 28, 2018 at 2:39 a.m. Janie Says...

Hi there! We’ll be in LA on Oct 7-8 (Columbus Day weekend). I see that there may be slightly elevated crowds. Do you think there will be any difference between going Sunday (the 7th) vs Columbus Day? We generally avoid theme parks on the weekend, but in this case will Columbus Day be just as bad? (I’d rather go Sunday, because it works better for our schedule). Thanks for all the great tips!

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Aug 28, 2018 at 4:40 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Janie!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts that the park will be just about equally busy on both days, so go whichever day works best for you!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 28, 2018 at 4:40 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Janie!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts that the park will be just about equally busy on both days, so go whichever day works best for you!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 26, 2018 at 11:54 p.m. Jenifer Gilbert Says...

Traveling 12/18 thru 12/20/18. On calendar says crowd to be high. Express pass recommended even though they are weekday versus the week before Christmas. Thank you.

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Aug 23, 2018 at 9:52 p.m. bum Says...

hello

i will be universal studio hollywood in sep.27.'18

do you think i need express ticket for my family ... with 7 and 12 year old girl

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Aug 25, 2018 at 2:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Our Crowd Calendar park will be low to moderately busy. We don't think you need Express passes.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 20, 2018 at 4:48 p.m. Kathy Giesy Says...

Is Sun 8/26/18 a good day to visit Universal Studios

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Aug 22, 2018 at 11:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kathy!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts it will be a moderate day for crowds.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 19, 2018 at 9:48 p.m. Adrian Says...

Will the week of Aug 27-Sept 1 be a good time to visit Universal Studios Hollywood?

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Aug 21, 2018 at 11:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Adrian!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts the park will be smooth sailing most of that week.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 19, 2018 at 6 p.m. Debbie Says...

We are planning a trip 9/7. If we get regular tickets and it is real crowdid can we upgrade to express there at the park?

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Aug 21, 2018 at 11:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Debbie!

Yes you can, as availability allows.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Aug 15, 2018 at 3:47 p.m. Alex Says...

Hi, I would like to know if September 20 is a good day to visit universal studio even if there is Halloween night? :)

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Aug 15, 2018 at 5:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alex!

Yes! Our Crowd Calendar predicts that September 20 won't be very busy at all :)

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Aug 14, 2018 at 2:52 p.m. Michael Holt Says...

How busy do you expect it to be on Sunday, September 16th and Monday, September 17th?

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Aug 14, 2018 at 11:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michael!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts moderate crowds on these days.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Aug 13, 2018 at 6:27 a.m. Paul Clarke Says...

We are going on the 21st of September and we're not interested in the Harry Potter things. I assume this is where most of the people end up? Your calendar gives it a 5/10, so we'll be ok to just wander around without too much issue?

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Aug 14, 2018 at 11:20 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Paul!

Absolutely! A 5/10 on the Crowd Calendar means moderate crowds, so you should still be able to easily tackle everything you want to do. Just be sure to arrive early!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 13, 2018 at 3:04 a.m. Kristin Syre Says...

We are trying to decide to go on Sunday, August 19th or another day that week. The only reason we are considering Sunday is because it's a 14-hour day rather than a 9-hour day. Thoughts?

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Aug 14, 2018 at 11:21 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristin!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts that August 19 is a great time to visit!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Aug 5, 2018 at 3:16 a.m. Sally H Says...

Hi there. We want to visit Universal Studios on Monday 3rd September 2018. I think we’ll need an express pass. Do I buy a peak or off peak pass from your website? The calendar on universal website has an in between price, so I’m not sure what one matches your site.

Thanks!

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Aug 6, 2018 at 2:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sally!

When you click on "Ticket details" on our discounted Universal Studios Hollywood tickets, you will be able to see on what dates they are valid. :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 4, 2018 at 1:50 p.m. Asia Says...

This is very helpful thanks! We are thinking of going in August - the 29th and 30th on the crowd calendar show lowest crowds. Are we just expecting it slow for those two days and then busy again?

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Aug 6, 2018 at 2:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Crowds will pick up following those dates since it is Labor Day Weekend.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 2, 2018 at 8:21 p.m. Irit Says...

Hi,

We are planning to visit on Saturday Sept. 22nd or Sunday, Sept. 23rd. Which one is expected to be less crowded ? Do we need the express pass at these days?

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Aug 3, 2018 at 12:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Irit,

Sundays are usually less crowded than Saturdays, but it looks like they'll be about equal (according to our Crowd Calendar). The crowd rating is a 6/10, so Universal Express Pass isn't completely necessary, but it definitely helps!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Aug 2, 2018 at 7:36 p.m. Jenny Says...

Was planning on going August 11th 2018 before my son starts back at school. This is listed under your "worst dates" Considering this would you recommend getting the Universal Express? Is it going to be worth it for double the cost of the General Admission?

Thank you!

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Aug 3, 2018 at 11:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenny,

Yes, we would recommend getting Universal Express for that day! It'll definitely help cut your wait times down.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Aug 2, 2018 at 3:39 p.m. daniel Says...

Planning to visit universal Hollywood 8/15 or 8/16. Is there big difference in crowd going Wed or Thursday?

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Aug 2, 2018 at 1:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Daniel,

According to our Crowd Calendar, there isn't really a difference between the two. Choose whichever one works best for you!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Aug 2, 2018 at 12:25 p.m. Arthur Says...

We would like to go on monday august 20. Having doubts if we order the fastpass. Anyone has an advice?

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Aug 2, 2018 at 1:51 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Arthur,

The Universal Express Pass always helps skip the lines, but it looks like Aug. 20 is predicted to be a moderately crowded day (according to our Crowd Calendar). You could probably get by without an Express Pass, but it's entirely up to you!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Aug 1, 2018 at 7:49 p.m. ANISA Says...

LOOKING AT NOVEMBER 2019 THANKSGIVING IS ON THE 28.....SO DO YOU THINK •Thanksgiving week - Nov. 16-23, 2019 WILL STILL BE THE MOST CROWDED?

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Aug 6, 2018 at 2:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anisa!

Thanksgiving week can almost always be anticipated to be the most crowded week of the month.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Aug 1, 2018 at 5:59 p.m. wes Says...

We may go to Universal Hollywood on 12/31 and 1/1. What kind of wait times would we be looking at?

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Aug 1, 2018 at 1:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Wes!

We are unable to predict wait times (as these depend on a variety of unpredictable factors) but our Crowd Calendar estimates high crowds on both of these days. We recommend hopping on an Express Pass for your visit.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 31, 2018 at 4 p.m. Kevin Says...

Hello, what does the crowd predictor say about Monday 8/13?

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Jul 31, 2018 at 12:14 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kevin,

You can hop over to the Crowd Calendar and take a look! It looks like that day is predicted to be moderately crowded (6/10).

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 31, 2018 at 6:29 p.m. kevin Says...

Would you suggest an express pass is needed to see everything.

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Jul 31, 2018 at 4:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kevin,

It all depends on when you plan on visiting the park. Express Passes always help you skip the lines and avoid long waits, but they aren't completely necessary at certain times to see and do everything.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 30, 2018 at 12:39 a.m. Tami Says...

In September how busy is a sunday compared with a monday. Say Sept 9th vs the 10th? And it's one day enough for teens or should I plan on 2? Thanks for any advice

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Jul 30, 2018 at 9:39 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tami!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts that the 10th will be a bit less busy! Since you can move much quicker with teens than little ones, we think one day will be enough for you.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 28, 2018 at 7:44 p.m. Gigi Says...

Hi. When does the park in Hollywood decorate for Christmas?

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Jul 31, 2018 at 12:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gigi,

They are decorated for the start of Grinchmas, which usually begins the first weekend of December.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 27, 2018 at 11:25 p.m. beth Says...

If we go to Universal Studios on a 3/10 day, do you think we need the Express Passes? Thank you.

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Jul 30, 2018 at 10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Beth!

While Express passes always help in minimizing wait times and maximizing your experience, we certainly wouldn't find them necessary on an anticipated 3/10 day.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Aug 16, 2018 at 9:08 p.m. Beth Says...

Thanks for all the information you give out on this website. It's incredibly helpful!

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Jul 27, 2018 at 12:23 a.m. Michael Ybarra Says...

How will the wait for the rides be if we visit Universal Studios on October 10?

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Jul 30, 2018 at 8:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michael!

We can't predict the wait times as those depend on a variety of factors, but our Crowd Calendar predicts a 5/10 in terms of how busy the park will be, which isn't too bad!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 26, 2018 at 7:25 p.m. cassy Says...

hi me and my family are going on saturday july 28th do you know more or less what the wait times are usually for the harry potter forbidden ride and for the back lot tour tram is?

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Jul 30, 2018 at 8:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cassy!

We aren't able to estimate wait times for you since there are a variety of factors at hand, but our Crowd Calendar does predict that the park will be quite busy.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 25, 2018 at 3:18 p.m. nousheen eslambolchi Says...

Hi, can you please tell me how crowded universal studios in LA will be tomorrow (july 26 and july 27)? The price of express is high and we want to know if it'll save us a lot of time on week day...

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Jul 25, 2018 at 10:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nousheen!

Our Crowd Calendar shows that the parks will be pretty busy tomorrow, so we definitely think the Express pass would save you a good amount of time.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 22, 2018 at 1:57 a.m. Susan Says...

If we have one day to spend in a park on either Sunday, July 29 or Monday, July 30, 2018 which park do you think would be the best choice for 21 year olds? Is one park busier this time of year than the other? Thank you!

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Jul 23, 2018 at 2:52 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Susan!

Universal Studios Hollywood (in California) only has one park. You may be thinking of Universal Orlando Resort in Florida, which has Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida to choose from. We recommend having your group take a look at the rides in each park to decide what is the best fit for them ... both are awesome choices for adults!

Keep hopping!

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Jul 21, 2018 at 1:24 p.m. Noelle Smithies Says...

Hi, I was just looking at your non peak ticket & it says blockout dates apply, can you let me have the blockout dates?

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Jul 23, 2018 at 2:37 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Noelle!

If you click on the "ticket details" underneath the ticket of your choice, you'll find the blockout dates.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 20, 2018 at 12:54 a.m. Katie Says...

Hi! Would it be best to visit tomorrow (Friday) or Saturday? Thanks!

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Jul 20, 2018 at 9 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katie!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts that both days will be similarly (very) busy.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 18, 2018 at 10:51 p.m. Enrique Says...

Hello! We will visit on Monday, August the 13th. Is it a good day for general admission or is it better to have a fastpass ticket? Thanks!

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Jul 19, 2018 at 7:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Enrique!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts a 6/10 rating in terms of crowds, which is slightly above average but nothing too crazy. Splurging on an Express ticket will always help your day go smoother with minimal waiting, but you should have an enjoyable day with a general admission ticket if you use our tips to maximize your time.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 18, 2018 at 3:31 a.m. Kris Says...

Hello! What’s the best day between August 6-10 of this year?!

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Jul 18, 2018 at 10:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kris!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts that all of these dates will be similarly busy, with Friday the 10th being slightly less crowded.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 20, 2018 at 12:39 a.m. Kris Says...

Should we get a fast pass thing? There’s 6-8 of us

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Jul 20, 2018 at 9:20 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kris!

If you're able to splurge, we definitely recommend investing in the express passes. It will save you tons of time waiting in line and help you accomplish more during your visit!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 6, 2018 at 4:31 a.m. thom Says...

So if i buy the uiversal studio express pass, that means i can go to the front of the line for transformers and i can use the pass again for another ride for example the mummy? In other words i can use the express pass more than once for another ride?

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Sep 6, 2018 at 2:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Thom!

Check out our post for all of the details of Universal Express.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 17, 2018 at 6:22 a.m. Isabelle Says...

Hi! I’m planning to take my friend who is visiting LA. We both haven’t been to Universal. Date is July 22 Sunday. I wanna knownif my ticket “anytime” will work that day?

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Jul 17, 2018 at 4:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Isabelle!

Yes! No worries. Your "anytime" ticket is good for any day.

Keep hopping!

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Jul 16, 2018 at 8:12 p.m. Macallan Craig Says...

Hello,

Is there any major difference in going on a Saturday or Sunday? Unfortunately, the only time I can go is Labor Day weekend, so I know crowds will be heavy regardless.

Thank you!

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Jul 17, 2018 at 4:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

You can check our Crowd Calendar for details, but it looks like those days will be similarly busy.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 14, 2018 at 6:26 p.m. Rhonda Mclane Says...

I should have found this website before booking my Thanksgiving Disney/Universal trip :) Too late now, do you recommend a different pass for those days rather than a general entrance? What does the higher value get us?

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Jul 17, 2018 at 5:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rhonda!

No worries! We definitely recommend utilizing MaxPass at Disneyland (this is a relatively small investment for a GREAT value) and considering the Express Passes at Universal Studios Hollywood. This will save you lots of line-waiting time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 12, 2018 at 6:11 p.m. Fernando Says...

Hi! We're a spanish couple visiting LA at September.

We decided to visit Universal Studios on Friday 7th or Saturday 8th. What do you suggest us? Please take into account that on Saturday we will have 2 additional hours for the same ticket price (but with more people, according to your calendar).

Thanks in advance and greetings from Spain!

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Jul 12, 2018 at 1:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Fernando!

Great question. Since our Crowd Calendar doesn't anticipate it being too much busier on Saturday, we would definitely recommend taking advantage of those extra two hours! Please let us know if you have any other questions, and enjoy your trip!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 11, 2018 at 8:56 a.m. Whitney Cochran Says...

Hi! I plan on visiting with my family my birthday weekend. Which is November 3rd...anything I should look forward too? I haven’t been since I was 16 lol I am going on 29

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Jul 11, 2018 at 11:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Whitney!

OMG - how exciting! There will be tons of new experiences for you to explore during your visit. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is definitely a main highlight, but most attractions will be BRAND NEW to you! Check out our tips to maximize your time so you can pack the most fun into your visit.

Hoppy birthday!

Mommy Frog

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