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Best Times to Visit Universal Studios Hollywood in 2022 and 2023

by Leap on May 1, 2022 633 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 not only what to expect when visiting Universal Studios Hollywood, but also, when to plan your trip. And, action!

When to Visit Universal Studios Hollywood in 2022 and 2023

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First things first: It's important to note that Universal Studios Hollywood has some important health and safety guidelines in place, which you can read all about in our full reopening post.

While there is no reservation system in place at Universal Studios Hollywood, tickets are date-based, effectively limiting capacity each day through the number of tickets sold. That means it's more important than ever to purchase your tickets ahead of time so that your preferred dates aren't sold out. And one other piece of advice: During our recent trips, Express Passes have become more useful than ever in maximizing our time at the parks. Much like admission, it's best to purchase your Express Passes in advance (they can sell out, and more so, the advance, online price is usually the lowest).

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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!)

How Locals Influence the Best Times to Visit Universal Studios Hollywood in 2022 and 2023

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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 2022 and 2023 aren't necessarily the same ones at Universal Orlando. The biggest difference is 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. A lot of passholders visit on Saturdays, so that may influence you to visit during the week if you can.

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While the regional passholders have a large influence on crowds, it's not all doom and gloom. Many passholders have blackout 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.

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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).

Expected Busiest Days at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2022

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  • Jan. 1-9, 2022
  • MLK Jr. Day - Jan. 14-17, 2022
  • Presidents' Day - Feb. 18-21, 2022
  • Spring break and Easter - March 12 to April 18, 2022 (elevated crowds March 5 to April 24, 2022)
  • Weekends and Grad Nite dates in May
  • June 4 - Aug. 21, 2022
  • The week of Thanksgiving - Nov. 19-28, 2022
  • Christmas week through the second week of the New Year - Dec. 17, 2022 - Jan. 8, 2023

Expected Busiest Days at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2023

  • Jan. 1-8, 2023
  • MLK Jr. Day - Jan. 13-16, 2023
  • Presidents Day - Feb. 17-20, 2023
  • Spring break and Easter - March 10 to April 16, 2023 (elevated crowds March 4 to April 21, 2023)
  • Weekends and Grad Nite dates in May
  • June 3 - Aug. 21, 2023
  • Oct. 1-14, 2022
  • The week of Thanksgiving - Nov. 20-26, 2023
  • Christmas week through the second week of the New Year - Dec. 18, 2023 - Jan. 7, 2024

*The fall of Easter impacts Universal crowds in the spring. Some school districts base their spring break around Easter; others do not. When Easter falls earlier in the season, March or early April, it has the effect of making a more intense, but shorter spring break season. When Easter falls later, as it does in 2022, the effect is a longer but less intense spring break season. Many California universities consistently have spring break at the end of March, which can affect crowds then. That being said, spring break is pretty spread out, so it's generally not nearly as busy as Christmas or summer.

Other Dates That Might See Higher Crowds

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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 the comments below!

  • Labor Day - Sept. 5, 2022, and Sept. 4, 2023
  • Yom Kippur (when it falls on a weekday) - Oct. 5, 2022, and Sept. 24, 2023
  • Columbus Day (elevated crowds that week) - Oct. 10, 2022, and Oct. 9, 2023
  • Utah and Arizona fall breaks from late September through mid-October
  • Veterans Day (and Veterans Day Observed) -  Nov. 11
  • Memorial Day - May 30, 2022, and May 29, 2023

Best Times to Visit Universal Studios Hollywood in 2022

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  • Weekdays in January (minus the week of New Year's Day and the days around MLK Day)
  • Weekdays in February (minus the days around Presidents' Day)
  • The first few days in March (until March 5, 2022)
  • April 25-29, 2022
  • Weekdays in May
  • Weekends during the last two weeks of August
  • The first half of September; Tuesdays through Thursdays for the remainder of September and the second half of October
  • Mondays through Thursdays in November (minus the week of Thanksgiving)
  • Mondays through Thursdays during the first half of December, although the weekends are not too crowded and offer more holiday entertainment to enjoy

Best Time to Visit Universal Studios Hollywood in 2023

  • Weekdays in January (minus the week of New Year's Day and the days around MLK Day)
  • Weekdays in February (minus the days around Presidents Day)
  • The first few days in March (until March 3, 2023)
  • April 21-28, 2023
  • Weekdays in May
  • Weekends during the last two weeks of August
  • The first half of September; Tuesdays through Thursdays for the remainder of September and the second half of October
  • Mondays through Thursdays in November (minus the week of Thanksgiving)
  • Mondays through Thursdays during the first half of December, although the weekends are not too crowded and have more holiday entertainment to enjoy.

Something to keep in mind if you visit weekends in September and October is Halloween Horror Nights. This separately ticketed event takes place after park hours on select nights. If you visit during the day those days, you'll see more crowds coming in starting at 2 p.m. The parks may close earlier than usual by about 6 pm. Hop over to our guide to Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood to learn more.

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

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Aug 18, 2019 at 9:32 p.m. KRISTIN BOSBY Says...

Hi! We are planning on visiting next weekend 8/24-8/25 we will have a 10 year old with us would you suggest express passes?

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Aug 20, 2019 at 9:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristin!

According to our Crowd Calendar, those days should be 7/10, so we'd spring for Express Passes if you're able.

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Aug 17, 2019 at 4:37 p.m. Christina Says...

Hi! We are heading to LA on August 23rd and our plan was go to Universal on Monday Aug 26th. I just noticed that you mention to go on WEEKENDS for the second half of August!

Why is this? Would lines be better if we went on the Sunday instead?

It looks like ticket prices are higher on the weekends so I just assumed it would be more crowded.

Let me know! Thanks :)

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Aug 21, 2019 at 11:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christina,

Thanks for the catch! The weekends would be more crowded, but they still should not be too bad as more families start focusing on going back to school.

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Aug 14, 2019 at 11:30 p.m. Jody Says...

Do you know the estimated operating hours for March 2020?

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Aug 19, 2019 at 10:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jody!

Hours are not posted just yet and can vary by day, but expect the park to open about 9-10 a.m. and close about 6-7 p.m.

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Aug 12, 2019 at 9:54 p.m. Patty Says...

I want to go to Universal on Friday Sept 27, 2019. with a group of 10.. How soon or late should I order our tickets ?

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Aug 13, 2019 at 1:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Patty!

We'd hop on it sooner than later, especially if you're hoping to add Express Passes. If nothing else, it'll save you some time in line at the ticket booth later :)

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Aug 11, 2019 at 9:05 p.m. Ilce Bonnett Says...

The website doesn’t state hours for the month of February yet do you have an idea of when the park would open/close in February 2020 based on past years?

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Aug 14, 2019 at 10:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ilce!

It may vary per day, with weekends being open later than weekdays, but expect shorter hours. It could be open 10-6 during a non-holiday period.

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Aug 7, 2019 at 4:06 p.m. Melinda Says...

How do we know what is peak, non peak, etc. for purchasing tickets???

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Aug 7, 2019 at 1:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melinda!

This pricing generally corresponds with holidays and crowds. If you're purchasing through Universal, you'll see a calendar with pricing listed on each day. If you're purchasing through Undercover Tourist, click on the ticket you'd like to see and the small box will expand with date restrictions for each category. Let us know if you have any further questions - hoppy to help!

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Aug 5, 2019 at 9:41 p.m. Saum Rao Says...

We're trying to decide between 8/25 and 8/26 to visit Universal Hollywood. The kids (8 and 10) are not so much into rides but do want to see Harry Potter World and do the studio tour. Would any of those days work, or would a weekday be preferable to a weekend? Thanks!

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Aug 6, 2019 at 1:46 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Saum!

Both of those days are forecast to be a 7/10 in terms of crowds, according to our Crowd Calendar, though generally weekdays are slightly less crowded than weekends (especially since kiddos are largely back in school by then!) Either day should be just fine for your fam.

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Aug 4, 2019 at 6:39 a.m. Misty Adams Says...

Hello! Were visiting universal studios hollywood this october! It will be our first time but were doing the VIP tour. Can you give us any tips for making the most of the trip? Also planning on going to the museum of natural history, walk of fame, etc. hoping to make the most of our time there. Really love the articles. Thanks!

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Aug 5, 2019 at 3:12 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Misty!

We're so glad you hopped by - thanks for reading! At Universal, arrive early and try to visit on a day that does not have Hollywood Horror Nights so you’ll have the longest day possible. You might add a beach day (near the Santa Monica Pier) to your journey as October can still be quite warm.

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Jul 28, 2019 at 9 p.m. Daniel Says...

Hi everyone

I am planning a California Park trip in late January to early February 2020. I will visit the parks mainly Monday through Friday to avoid the queues as much as possible.

Also, I will buy express tickets where possible.

I'm just not sure how much time I have to count for the parks.

I thought: Disneyland 3 days, Universal Studios 2 days, Six Flags MM 2 days, Knott's 1 day. Is that ok or too much? As a comparison in Orlando I did the same in 2018 and I had 4 1/2 days for WDW and 2 1/2 days for Universal Studios Orlando (with unlimited express pass) and it was almost too much. I'm less interested in the shows, mainly at the rides.

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Jul 29, 2019 at 1:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Daniel!

Three days at Disneyland sounds great. You can probably get by with one day at each of the other parks, especially if you get Universal Express at Universal Studios and mostly care about rides.

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Jul 27, 2019 at 10:20 a.m. Nathalie Urban Says...

Thank you for this detailed best dates information!!!

I just wonder: How about the weekdays in the last 2 weeks of August? Do you think the weekends are better than a Tuesday?? In Universal Hollywood!

Thank you so much in advance...

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Jul 29, 2019 at 1:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nathalie!

Weekdays are definitely better than weekends! You can check out specific details on our Crowd Calendar, though the last Wednesday of the month will be your best bet :) Enjoy!

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Jul 17, 2019 at 12:19 a.m. Alex Says...

April 20 - 30 May 1. 2020. Are good days?

May i ask the reason? Thank you.

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Jul 16, 2019 at 8:43 a.m. emma Says...

How has everyone found Christmas eve @ universal?

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Jul 16, 2019 at 4:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Emma!

That whole week tends to be pretty busy, from what we've experienced - I'm sure some of the others in the Frog Pond will weigh in, too!

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Jun 28, 2019 at 9:26 p.m. tania Says...

We will be visiting Universal Studios Hollywood on 1 January 2020, is it very busy and how long are the ride lines? This is unfortunately the only day we have before flying back to South Africa, so any advice is appreciated.

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Jul 1, 2019 at 11:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tania!

Holidays are usually busy at theme parks, and crowds can vary from year to year. Our advice is to arrive early. Since many people sty up late on Dec 31, the morning should be significantly less crowded.

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Jun 28, 2019 at 7:45 p.m. Esther Says...

Hi, my family is planing on going either July 6th or the 7th which day would be better to go.

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Jul 1, 2019 at 8:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Esther!

Both days are slated to be very crowded, according to our Crowd Calendar, so we'd suggest picking what works best for your family (and springing for Express Passes if you're able!) Have a great time!

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Jun 26, 2019 at 5:16 p.m. Sierra McZeal Says...

My family & I are planning a trip July 19-26 which days would be better to visit universal? Thanks

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Jun 26, 2019 at 4:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sierra!

According to our Crowd Calendar, all of those days are slated to be equally busy. We'd recommend choosing the dates that work best with your family and springing for Express Passes if you're able. Have a frogtastic trip!

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Jun 24, 2019 at 12:43 a.m. sophie Says...

my family and i are going to universal studios october 23, 2019 and i was wondering what crowds would be like ? is that a good time to go ?

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Jun 26, 2019 at 3:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sophie!

October 23 is slated to be a 6/10, according to our Crowd Calendar, so crowds should be fairly manageable. Enjoy!

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Jun 21, 2019 at 7:17 p.m. Elizabeth Says...

HI. If I can only go to Universal Hollywood July 21-23, is there a better day to go (Sunday, Monday or Tuesday)?

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Jun 25, 2019 at 11:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elizabeth,

These dates will all be close. We recommend you pick the best date for you.

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Jun 21, 2019 at 5:52 a.m. Pankaj Says...

Hi,

We (3 adults and 2 kids - 10 and 5) are planning to visit Universal Hollywood on 8/29. The crowd calendar shows 5/10. What does the mean though? Will there be not many people at all and so express pass won't be worth it? Or better to still get it considering we are going with kids. Thanks

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Jun 25, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

You likely will not need Express for these dates as medium crowds are expected.

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Jun 16, 2019 at 3:49 p.m. Jason Says...

Guess Friday, November 1 is better than Sunday, November 3 this year?

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Jun 19, 2019 at 6:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jason,

They are both great days to visit Universal Studios. One thing to watch for is the Halloween Horror Nights schedule, which may extend into that weekend and affect park hours and crowd levels. In 2018, some of those dates were added once Hollywood Horror Nights was underway. We will be updating our Halloween Horror Nights Survival Guide throughout the summer and Halloween season.

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Jun 13, 2019 at 1:41 a.m. Benjamin Says...

I have a one day pass good until the 26th of this month. I know June is usually a busy month but what day would be best to go?

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Jun 19, 2019 at 6:32 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Benjamin,

Any day will be good to go. As long as you arrive early and follow our Tips to Maximize Time at Universal Studios, you'll have a great time.

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Jun 12, 2019 at 4:07 p.m. BRANDON CHAD Says...

HELLO MY WIFE AND I WILL BE TRAVELING TO UNIVERSAL HOLLYWOOD ON 8/26/2019 WHICH IS A MONDAY. SHOULD WE GET THE EXPRESS PASS FOR THIS DATE.

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Jun 12, 2019 at 2:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brandon!

According to our Crowd Calendar, this day will be a 7/10, so it's entirely up to you! If you're able, we'd recommend springing for it (we love skipping the lines).

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Jun 11, 2019 at 1:01 p.m. Erica Vogt Says...

We are going to La on Thursday 8/15. We plan to buy express tickets for universal. What day do you recommend -Fri8/16, Sat 8/17 or Sun 8/18.

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Jun 12, 2019 at 2:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Erica!

According to our Crowd Calendar, each of these dates have about the same crowds (8/10,) so we'd choose whichever day works best with your plans.

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Jun 11, 2019 at 1:22 a.m. Thandi Says...

Hi, We are traveling with a kid (8Yr) on 22nd June... do u recommend we buy express pass or general ticket the park is open from 9 to 10PM we can go late in day if it helps

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Jun 12, 2019 at 7:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Thandi!

That day is slated to be a 10/10 in terms of crowds, according to our Crowd Calendar, so we'd spring for the Express Pass if you're able.

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Jun 10, 2019 at 2:46 p.m. Lee Says...

Hi, we are trying to decide between either Nov. 11th (Veterans Day) or Nov. 16th (a Saturday). The crowd calendar actually indicates the Saturday would be better. Does Veterans Day get pretty packed? Which day would be better? Thanks

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Jun 12, 2019 at 8:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lee,

Both of those dates shouldn't be too bad. I would pick the one that works better for you and your family.

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May 24, 2019 at 11:48 p.m. Haydn Miller Says...

Hi, we are going to Universal on the 18th June, its not the best according to your calendar but we don't have a choice. Does the Universal Express Ticket apply to everything in the park or just the rides. My wife an I will go but are not interested in the rides so were going to get normal tickets and then the Express for our 2 kids. But we want to do the studio tours so would the kids jump to the front and we'd have to wait? Thanks Haydn

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May 28, 2019 at 1:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Haydn!

We toadally understand - sometimes, the best time to go is just when you're able! The Universal Studios Hollywood Express Pass is a full ticket that includes admission to Universal Studios Hollywood, plus one-time access to each ride, show and attraction - which sounds like it'd be exactly what you're looking for! Enjoy!

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May 20, 2019 at 11:03 p.m. Leanne Says...

Do you think it would be less crowded 6/8/19 or 6/9/19

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May 24, 2019 at 8:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Leanne!

They will probably be about equal. We hoppen to like Sunday mornings in the theme parks right when they open!

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May 20, 2019 at 12:18 a.m. tt Says...

hello,

we have the choice of either going to universal studios hollywood on august 31 or sept 1. the crowd calendar has them both at 8/10 - is one day generally less busy?

also, do they sell out of the express passes online? if we chose to wait until the day of to upgrade to an express pass would that be too late?

Thanks.

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May 24, 2019 at 8:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Being that it is a holiday weekend, both days could be busy. Universal may run out of Express passes in the park that day if demand is high enough. We recommend taking advantage of savings and guaranteeing availability by purchasing in advance.

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May 7, 2019 at 1:17 p.m. aaron ufberg Says...

Hi- we are planning on going to Universal Hollywood on Christmas 2019- I know it will be packed, but I was going to get the express passes. What will it be like?even on a day like that, do you pretty much go right in the front of the line for your one time ride?is it worth doing

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May 13, 2019 at 2:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Aaron!

The Express Pass is definitely worth doing at a peak crowd time like that. You will save a lot of time vs. waiting in lines. Express Pass sales are limited, so you should have very short to no wait. Have a frogtastic time!

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May 3, 2019 at 4:31 p.m. Crys Says...

Hi, I noticed that the annual pass is not blocked for June 2 - 3 2019 but it is listed as a peak day on the calendar. Information I read indicated that crowds are usually worse during the black-out dates. It also indicates that mid June - early August are among the worst days so we are outside that window. Just trying to decide if it is worth it because we are on a budget and that extra 70.00 per person for a family of 5 is questionable. We are planning just a one day visit to the park. Looking for some advise....

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May 6, 2019 at 11:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Crys!

In our past experience, early June is a good time to visit, with peak crowds starting the next week.

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May 2, 2019 at 8:59 p.m. Lori Says...

Hi! Thanks for all of the great info! I'm surprised to see that you have Memorial Day listed as a 5/10 in terms of crowds. With the park being open late that day it seems like a good day to visit- but I would've thought that would be a super crowded day (all other Monday holidays have much higher crowd ratings). Is the holiday factored in to the 5/10 rating? Or, any suggestions/tips from previous experience on that day?? Thank you!!

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May 6, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lori,

I'm sorry to report that is an error and we have adjusted it, but as the holidays go, we don't think this Memorial Day will be too bad.

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Apr 17, 2019 at 7:29 p.m. Annie Says...

It looks like what you’re saying is Easter Sunday is crowded. Is this true? I thought it would be quieter since most people are celebrating at restaurants and going to church.

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Apr 17, 2019 at 2:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Annie,

It is more crowded on holidays such as Easter. Many families that have the days around the holiday end up taking vacations and visiting the park.

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Apr 17, 2019 at 12:33 a.m. christina Says...

I was planning on going april 22,2019 will it be crowded then??

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Apr 17, 2019 at 9:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christina!

According to our Crowd Calendar, that day will be a 7/10 in terms of crowd levels.

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Apr 12, 2019 at 3:01 a.m. pinal Says...

I am planning to visit Universal Studios Hollywood LA on April 23rd 2019, is this crowded day? and is one day good enough for Universal Studios?

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Apr 12, 2019 at 10:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Pinal!

According to our Crowd Calendar, April 23 looks to be a 6/10 in terms of crowds. Universal Studios Hollywood is do-able in a day, especially if you are using Express Pass! Here is our 1 Day Touring Plan.

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Apr 11, 2019 at 2:10 p.m. David Says...

Hi, we want to visit Universal in April the 19th, do you think it is gonna be very crowded?

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Apr 11, 2019 at 4:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi David!

According to our Crowd Calendar, that day is going to be an 8/10. Keep in mind that some school districts may have the day off for Good Friday, as well.

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Apr 9, 2019 at 4:17 p.m. Varun Says...

I'm planning to visit Universal Hollywood on June 7, 2019. Is it better to buy Universal Express ticket. Thank you..

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Apr 9, 2019 at 4:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Varun!

According to our Crowd Calendar, that day will be about an 8/10. We recommend springing for the Express pass if you can.

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Apr 6, 2019 at 7:47 p.m. Steve Says...

Should we buy unlimited passes to skip the lines for all rides for the day on May 20th, or should we just get normal tickets. We don't know what the crowd would be like on that day

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Apr 8, 2019 at 2:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Steve!

Crowds look to be at a 5/10 that day, so it doesn't look to be necessary (but may be nice!)

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Apr 6, 2019 at 5:03 p.m. Valentina Says...

From April 8th to April 11th, Which is the best day to go to Universal Studios? (Less crowded)

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Apr 8, 2019 at 2:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Valentina!

All days look to be about the same in terms of crowds during that timeframe, so we'd suggest picking what works best for your party. Have a frogtastic time!

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Apr 1, 2019 at 3:02 p.m. Leek Says...

Hi,

The article says that the Weekdays in the second half of April 2019 are one of the best times to visit the Universal Studios in LA. But April 24th (and all days of that week) are RED on the calendar. Do you think that this day is highly crowded?

Thank you!

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Apr 9, 2019 at 9:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Leek,

We expect medium crowds for Universal on this day.

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Mar 23, 2019 at 10:07 p.m. Eduardo Mendoza Says...

Hi, we are planning to visit Universal Studios Hollywood on May 29 or 30, would you recommend the express tickets for any of those days? also which of those days do you recommend better to visit?

Thanks!

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Mar 25, 2019 at 10:08 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Eduardo!

The 29th looks to be slightly less busy than the 30th (6/10 vs. 7/10). If you can spring for an Express pass, we always recommend it because it gives you more time to hop around the park rather than waiting in line :)

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Mar 23, 2019 at 2:04 p.m. Shannon Says...

What will the crowds be like Tuesday March 26, 2019

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Mar 25, 2019 at 9:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shannon!

According to our Crowd Calendar, crowds will be about a 6/10 on 3/26.

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Mar 22, 2019 at 5:38 p.m. ReGina Says...

I have a season pass (Gold and Silver)....is there somewhere online where I can purchase an Express Pass upgrade for a day? Or how would I go about doing that?

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Mar 25, 2019 at 10:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi ReGina!

If you have a Platinum Annual Pass, you're able to get one-time (per day) express access to each ride, attraction and seated show. All other Pass Members are able to upgrade in-park to a Universal Express ticket for the day at the Universal Box Office.

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Mar 20, 2019 at 7:13 p.m. stephanie Says...

How busy is it expected to be on the weekend of March 23?

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Mar 20, 2019 at 4:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stephanie!

According to our Crowd Calendar, it will be about an 8/10 all weekend.

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Mar 19, 2019 at 11:49 p.m. estella graves Says...

what is the price for express pass at universal studios at the gate compare to buying them on the site?

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Mar 20, 2019 at 4:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Estella!

You can find online prices for the tickets with the Express option here via Universal. The price can vary at the park, and if the crowds are higher than expected, the price goes up. Expect prices to be higher and availability to be lower at the park. We have seen it be $70 to add on in the park, but that may be different when you visit. It can go up as the day goes on, so it’s hard to say for certain.

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Mar 19, 2019 at 8:37 p.m. Lisa Says...

We shall be in Hollywood from July 22 - 26. As it is summer and everyday will be busy which day would you suggest be our best bet to visit Universal Studios and should we purchase the express ticket?

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Mar 20, 2019 at 4:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa!

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday tend to be better days to visit theme parks. You will be very happy with Universal Express during summer crowds and it will make it easier to do everything on your wish list.

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Mar 18, 2019 at 10:06 p.m. Shreya Says...

Planning to visit universal anytime from now to April 7 . Even weekdays are fine with me. Please suggest the best day to visit. Should we go for 2 day general admission or 1 day express pass within this time frame?

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Mar 19, 2019 at 7:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shreya!

With it being spring break season, things will be fairly busy from now until the end of April. We suggest heading on a Tuesday or Wednesday and springing for the Express Pass if you're able. You'll be able to do everything in one day with the Express Pass, which frees up another day to see all that LA has to offer (or to relax by the pool)!

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Mar 18, 2019 at 1:40 a.m. Christina Says...

Hello, We are planning to visit April 8th. Would you recommend a 1 day pass with Express option or 2 day pass?

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Mar 19, 2019 at 7:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christina!

With an Express Pass you should be able to do it all in one day. We recommend one day with Express Pass, and using another day of your vacation to explore Los Angeles and other attractions.

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Mar 16, 2019 at 4:25 p.m. Michele Says...

If you could only pick between 6/3-6/14 or 7//8-7/12 to visit Universal Hollywood which dates would you choose (for a 4 night vacation, 2 days at the park, 1 day at the beach). I'm planning on doing at least one day as express.

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Mar 18, 2019 at 4:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michele!

We expect that June would be a little more manageable in terms of Crowds than July, so that'd be our pick.

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Mar 15, 2019 at 6:01 p.m. Kuulei Says...

Hi. we are going to universal on nov 22 and 23. We've visited before (a couple times) with an express pass for one day and we still felt rushed. We figured a 2 day regular pass would allow us to really enjoy the park better. is there any way we could but a 2 day pass and then upgrade on one day to express?

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Mar 15, 2019 at 3:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kuulei!

You sure can. You have the option to upgrade in-park.

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Mar 15, 2019 at 12:35 p.m. Hayley Says...

Hi there, we are coming over from the UK looking at visiting the park for 1 day between Monday 19th August till Thursday 22nd. Would any day be ok, i notice the weds is slighly busier, is that for any reason? Thank you very much.

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Mar 18, 2019 at 7:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Hayley,

There shouldn't be a huge difference between those dates. I would pick the one that is best for you!

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Mar 11, 2019 at 8:52 a.m. Kristine Says...

Hi. We will be visiting Universal Studios this March 26 and 27. do we need to buy express passes? we already bought regular tickets though.

Yhank youI

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Mar 11, 2019 at 3:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristine!

According to our Crowd Calendar, those days will be about an 8/10. We'd spring for Express Passes if it's in your budget :) You can upgrade at the park.

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