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Universal Studios Hollywood Tips to Maximize Your Time

by Leap on March 13, 2024 588 Los Angeles

Maximize Your Time at Universal Studios Hollywood - PinterestDo you love movies? If so, Universal Studios Hollywood is for you! The magic of movie-making comes to life at the park, which combines the quintessential Hollywood movie experience with frogtastic theme park attractions and shows. Universal Studios Hollywood is one of our Frog Family favorites, especially Tad's! The Studio Tour includes the exciting finale of Fast and Furious: Supercharged. Other action-packed attractions include The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, DreamWorks Theatre Featuring Kung Fu Panda, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash! Now, you can also visit the popular Super Nintendo World, which features the attraction Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge.

Maximize your time and get the most out of your visit with our Universal Studios Hollywood tips, so are you ready for action? Let's hop to it!

21 Universal Studios Hollywood Tips to Maximize Your Time

1. Buy Your Tickets in Advance

You'll always save time and money when you buy your Universal Studios Hollywood tickets in advance. Why wait in a long line at the ticket booth when you can purchase tickets from your couch? Plus, the park can sell out on peak days around holidays and summer, so you want to plan ahead and get your tickets early.

2. Pick the Best Times to Visit

Universal Studios Hollywood Tips to Maximize Your Time - Studio Tour Entrance

While any day you can head to Universal Studios Hollywood is a great day, some days are better than others! You'll find the waits are lowest in the fall, winter and spring (except spring break). Avoid the days around the holidays and times when children are out of school. Weekdays are often less crowded than weekends. Hop over to our Los Angeles Crowd Calendar to check out crowd predictions, as well as our guide to the best times to visit Universal Studios Hollywood. Another thing to consider is park hours. Check the park hours before your visit. When park hours are short (say, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.), you'll especially want to arrive early to fit everything in before the park closes.

3. Consider the Universal Express Pass During the Busiest Times

If you are planning to visit around the holidays, spring break or summer, consider purchasing Universal Express passes. With it, you will get one-time priority access to most rides, shows and attractions. (Mario Kart: Bowser's Challenge is not included on Universal Express. However, Universal Express does include one-time per day reservation-free access to the land when reservations are needed.) Now that's the way to maximize your time at Universal Studios Hollywood!

With the Universal Express Pass, you should have no problem seeing most attractions, even on super busy days. The park limits the number of Universal Express passes it sells, and the price can fluctuate at the park depending on the season and demand. Buying Universal Studios Hollywood Universal Express passes in advance is a must if you cannot arrive in the morning to purchase them at the gate.

You can upgrade your ticket inside the park. Or, you may want to plan ahead by purchasing Universal Express in advance. If one-time priority access is not enough, you may be able to upgrade in-park to Unlimited Universal Express. Yes, it’s more expensive, but it could come in handy if you are visiting on a busy day and you want to ride again and again and again.

Both the Express and Unlimited Express Passes allow for one-time (per day) entry into Super Nintendo World without reservations.

4. Arrive Ahead of Park Opening (or Purchase Early Access)

Maximize Your Time at Universal Studios Hollywood - Universal Studios Hollywood Entrance

We frogs have a saying ... the early frog gets the flies! When you arrive ahead of park opening, you will have the opportunity to experience the rides with the very lowest waits of the entire day. This is one of our top Universal Studios Hollywood tips!

If you are at the park entrance 30 minutes early, you just might get in early (depending on the day). Not all attractions may be open, but it gives you a great head start on your day. Head to the Lower Lot ASAP, to knock out those rides early in the day as they generally form long lines later. Mario Kart forms a line pretty quickly once the park officially opens. The other Lower Lot rides have very short lines for the first hour of park opening. The Lower Lot is restricted to people with Early Access until the park officially opens.

Universal Studios Hollywood Tips to Maximize Your Time - Early Access Sign

If Super Nintendo World is important to you, purchase Early Access to enjoy an hour in Super Nintendo World before the park officially opens. No matter where you buy your tickets, you can purchase Early Access directly from Universal. Hop over to our post on Early Access tips for Super Nintendo World to read all about it. Universal lets the Early Access guests in even earlier than stated so that they have time to get to the Lower Lot. After your Early Access hour is up, complete all the other Lower Lot rides with short waits.

5. Allow at Least 30 to 60 Minutes for Parking and Security

Parking opens two hours before park opening (one hour before Early Access). Give yourself enough time to park, walk to security and get through the metal detectors. Most general parking is sent to the farthest parking structures. Those lots will have you walking through Universal CityWalk (about 10 to 15 minutes) to get to the security screening area. You can upgrade to Preferred parking and park at the Frankenstein structure (and sometimes even closer to the front gate). The Frankenstein structure is very close to the park exit for that quick getaway at the end of the night. You can also upgrade to Front Gate parking, which puts you right next to security. That saves time but costs more money. If you plan to shop and eat in CityWalk anyway, then regular parking makes the most sense.

You want to arrive 30 to 45 minutes before Early Access to allow time to walk to the Lower Lot. The gates open early for Early Access to give you time to make your way to the Lower Lot.

6. Eat Breakfast Before You Arrive

Maximize Your Time at Universal Studios Hollywood - Hilton Breakfast

To maximize your time experiencing the rides, shows and entertainment, we suggest you eat breakfast before you head to the park! We give two thumbs up to the buffet at Universal Hilton, which includes a variety of cheeses, cold cuts, fresh fruit, muffins, a doughnut bar, dim sum, pork dumplings, eggs, bacon and even Nutella! Wandering through Universal CityWalk, your breakfast options include Starbucks, Subway, Jamba Juice and Voodoo Doughnut. If you've skipped breakfast, The Three Broomsticks serves an English breakfast in the Wizarding World, and Jurassic Café in the Lower Lot has breakfast items as well. While Toadstool Café does not serve breakfast food, you might want to join the waitlist to dine in the mid to late morning for the shortest wait.

7. Bring Your Own Water or Purchase Souvenir Cups

Universal Studios Hollywood Tips to Maximize Your Time - Filling bottle with water

By bringing your own water, not only will you save time waiting in lines, but you'll also save money. While Universal Studios Hollywood isn't as lenient as the Disneyland Resort about bringing in outside food, you can bring water bottles (maximum 2 liters), baby food, small snacks, fruits and vegetables into the park. You can bring items required for medical purposes and special dietary needs. Small, soft-sided, insulated bags are OK, but you will need to leave coolers and food purchased from outside locations (minus the above exceptions) at home. Note that Universal Studios Hollywood does not even allow water or any food brought in for Halloween Horror Nights.

If you are concerned about meeting your dietary needs in the park, you can consult the Dietary Food Guide for hints on how to find gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free and peanut-free foods in the park. All the restaurant menus are now on the Universal Studios Hollywood app.

Universal Studios Hollywood Tips to Maximize Your Time - Souvenir bottle

If you want to save money on soda, you can purchase souvenir cups that work at the Coca-Cola Freestyle machines. You can purchase a souvenir cup for $19 (or two for $17 each) at participating locations. You'll get access to 100 drink choices and unlimited refills (one pour every 10 minutes) the day you purchase it. If you are returning, you can purchase an extra day of refills for $12. You can use these cups at Universal Orlando too!

8. Utilize Package Pickup

Universal Studios Hollywood Tips to Maximize Your Time - Package Pickup sign

Don’t want those bags of souvenirs slowing you down? Don’t worry about it! Any purchases made (including packaged treats such as those adorable Honeydukes bakery items!) can be held at the front of the park for you. Just ask the team member who is ringing you up to utilize package pickup. They will send your items to be held inside the Universal Store nearest the entrance to the park, and even make sure they all end up together if you purchase from multiple places.

9. Schedule Your Day Around the Shows

Maximize Your Time at Universal Studios Hollywood - Waterworld

WaterWorld is the biggest show in the park. Arrive early if you want to see it.

The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle takes place during certain seasons, such as select nights of spring break and summer. You can catch smaller acts in the Wizarding World such as the Triwizard Spirit Rally. During the Christmas season, catch the Holiday Frog Choir along with The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle and Grinchmas shows.

We schedule our day around the shows we want to see. Since the rides run continuously, but the shows do not, it's best to schedule your day around the show schedule. Universal Studios Hollywood publishes a show schedule in its official app (look for shows on the map filter and tap them to get the next available times that day). There are also show and wait time boards located around the park.

Shows normally begin in the late morning, so if you arrive at or before park opening, this gives you plenty of time to experience The Wizarding World and Lower Lot attractions (which have much shorter wait times early in the day) before the shows start. The shows offer some much-needed rest for your tired flippers in the afternoon.

10. Plan Your Visits to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Super Nintendo World

Universal Studios Hollywood Tips to Maximize Your Time - Super Nintendo World during Early Access

The two most popular lands are the Wizarding World and Super Nintendo World. Super Nintendo World is least crowded during Early Access and later in the day. Early Access gives you access to the land an hour before the park opens. This is a huge time saver for several reasons. Firstly, all the games and challenges have short lines in this hour but long times later in the day. Secondly, Mario Kart does not accept Universal Express. (Ride early or late. The ride offers Single Rider.)

If you purchase Early Access to visit Super Nintendo World, leave the land once the park opens to experience other Lower Lot rides with short wait times. Then head to Hogsmeade to ride the Wizarding World rides — Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and Flight of the Hippogriff. Go ride other attractions, and return to Hogsmeade later in the day for meals and shopping when the wait times in the rest of the park peak. Since it is centrally located in the Upper Lot, you can come and go with ease.

Both of the rides in the Wizarding World accept Universal Express passes, but the Ollivanders wand-pairing demonstration does not. The line for Ollivanders is the longest in the morning after opening. The line drops off significantly in the late afternoon and evening, so it is better to wait.

During the recent visits, we have found that the Wizarding World and Super Nintendo World have shorter wait times in the late afternoon and early evening. So if you arrive after opening, save your visits for these rides toward the end of your day.

11. Hit the Lower Lot in the Morning

Maximize Your Time at Universal Studios Hollywood - Transformers

If you arrive at park opening, you also should have no problem hitting the Lower Lot rides with very few people and minimum waits. Everyone will be heading to Super Nintendo World, so park opening is the time to hit the other Lower Lot rides. We have put together a Universal Studios Hollywood Park Plan so that you can prioritize rides, shows and attractions. Hit the Lower Lot ASAP for the shortest wait times of the day.

Maximize Your Time at Universal Studios Hollywood - Indominus rex emerges on Jurassic World

There's now an Indominus rex animatronic as part of Jurassic World — The Ride. That means you should try to hop on the ride as early as you can to experience this new ending. It's so realistic!

Super Nintendo World, located to the left of Transformers: The Ride in the Lower Lot, may require a Virtual Line time slot (or a special ticket) to enter during peak times. Most of the time you can walk right in. It gets busy right at park opening, so watch wait times in the app to return later. We recommend later in the day. Hop over to our post on accessing Super Nintendo World for more details.

12. Reduce Time on the StarWay

The elevators that connect the Upper Lot and the Lower Lot are very loooonnnnngggggg and can very well take 10 minutes each way (or more during peak times). Avoid multiple trips at all costs by doing everything in the Lower Lot once! We recommend hitting the Lower Lot first (as soon as it opens in the morning) because the lines are shortest there in the morning. They peak in the afternoon. Try to time your reservation to visit Super Nintendo World for the time you'll be in the Lower Lot. If you have Universal Express, you do not need a reservation to enter the land (when needed) one time per day.

13. Use the Single Rider Lines

Maximize Your Time at Universal Studios Hollywood - Single Riders Line

If you don't mind splitting up your party on a ride, the Single Rider lines are the fastest way to get on a ride without having a Universal Express Pass. You can't beat a free way to skip the line! It's one of our top tips to maximize time at Universal Studios Hollywood. There are minimum Universal Studios height requirements for tadpoles to ride without an adult, so make sure they measure up first.

Universal Studios Hollywood Tips to Maximize Your Time - Single Rider Pass

Attractions with Single Rider lines: 

  • Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
  • Revenge of the Mummy - The Ride
  • Transformers: The Ride 3D
  • Jurassic World - The Ride
  • Mario Kart: Bowser's Challenge

Single Rider is subject to availability. Ask a team member about it. The line may close when it gets too long. At some rides, such as Revenge of the Mummy, the team member may offer you a pass to use for Single Rider.

14. Be Strategic About Your Studio Tour

Maximize Your Time at Universal Studios Hollywood - Studio Tour

The Studio Tour closes about an hour or two before the rest of Universal Studios Hollywood closes, so check the last tram departure and wait times so you don't miss out.

The Studio Tour is what makes Universal Studios Hollywood, well, Universal Studios Hollywood. You will go down to the Backlot where you will visit some of the most famous backdrops in movie-making history! The Bates Motel, Wisteria Lane from "Desperate Housewives" and Town Square from "Back To The Future," just to name a few. You might even see some filming taking place! King Kong 3D and Fast and Furious make the tour an exciting ride, as well.

We recommend it in the late morning, afternoon or early evening when waits for other attractions are high, temperatures begin to rise and your legs could use an hour of rest.

If you purchase the Early Access ticket for Super Nintendo World, you get one-time Express use for the Studio Tour (valid if used before 11 a.m.).

15. Have Lunch During Off-peak Times

Universal Studios Hollywood Tips to Maximize Your Time - Food from Three Broomsticks

You'll save the most time at Universal Studios Hollywood if you dine outside of peak meal times. Know that there are no table-service restaurants within the park and you won't be able to make reservations in advance. If you are looking for a sit-down restaurant, there are plenty of options at CityWalk next door.

If you are a "Harry Potter" fan (OK, even if you aren't), we find the most relaxing and delicious meal in the park to be at The Three Broomsticks. Grab an early lunch or early dinner and eat like a wizard in a replica of an iconic "Harry Potter" setting. Wizarding alcoholic beverages are available for purchase in Hog's Head Pub.

Hop over to our yummiest guide to Universal Studios Hollywood restaurants for more choices. Also, many restaurants now offer a mobile ordering service through the Universal Studios Hollywood app. You can sit and wait for food instead of standing in line.

Universal Studios Hollywood Tips to Maximize Your Time - Toadstool Cafe entrance

Toadstool Café is the hottest meal ticket in the park right now. You have to join the wait list or queue (also known as making a reservation) that same day in the morning about the time that Early Access opens. You can do this from your home, hotel room or car, using this link: Book a Reservation for Toadstool Cafe at SNW (zomatobook.com). To join, you do not have to be on-site, however, you can also scan QR codes to join in the park. And we recommend you join as soon as you can because it fills quickly. If you miss the morning sign-ups, more times are released about 2 p.m. We recommend dining early or late. It can take longer to order and receive food at peak mealtimes. Eat an early lunch to save time.

16. Don't Want to Worry About Anything? Purchase the VIP Experience

Maximize Your Time at Universal Studios Hollywood - VIP Tour

With the Universal Studios Hollywood VIP Experience ticket, you will enjoy a six- to eight-hour personal, guided tour of the park. This includes valet parking, light snacks and refreshments in the private VIP lounge, exclusive Backlot access, unlimited priority access (with Unlimited Universal Express) to all of the rides (including Mario Kart!) and shows (with a guide to get you the best seats) and a gourmet meal in the private VIP dining room.

Universal Studios Hollywood Tips to Maximize Your Time - People on Mario Kart

You'll take a trolley down to the Backlot and visit working sound stages, Universal's sound department and prop warehouse and other areas not open to the general public. The order on the itinerary can vary per day, but you will eat about three hours into your tour. There is limited availability, so book in advance. Children must be at least 5 years old.

17. Take Advantage of Child Switch

If any of your children cannot ride, an adult can wait with the child in the attraction’s Child Switch room. When the rest of the party returns, you can switch and take a companion with you. We have more tips for entertaining small children at Universal Studios Hollywood if you are bringing a little tadpole with you.

18. Make the Best of Ride Breakdowns

Sometimes a ride experiences technical difficulties. If you're on the ride when this happens and team members need to have you exit (or delay you on the ride before it starts operating again), they will generally try to keep you hoppy with some consolation prizes. These may include a treat. We have gotten packets of Jelly Belly jellybeans. They may also tell you a secret code to come back and ride again (once the attraction reopens) without having to wait. Remember this word or snap a picture of it, just in case you froget it.

And the best prize of all is a single-use Universal Express Pass. (It is good for any ride except Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.) But be smart: They only give one pass per party (each pass admits up to five people). When team members ask how many people are in your party, you might divide into smaller groups — especially if you are planning to split up or head to different rides. So one family of five could technically be five parties of one. You might decide to share rides together after all by jumping in on a family member’s pass or decide to split up because you enjoy different rides. If things go wrong, we frogs always try to make the best of it. The benefits of breaking down can mean less time standing in line.

19. Take a Midday Break

In a perfect world, you could arrive before park opening and stay until the very end. That way, you could take advantage of the shortest lines and most comfortable temperatures at the end of the day. But that is easier said than done. All of the walking, heat (especially in summer) and missed nap times take their toll. If your hotel is nearby, consider leaving at midday to escape the crowds and heat. Be sure to hold onto your ticket and get a hand stamp when you exit. Relax in a hotel pool or darkened hotel room to recharge for the evening. This is only recommended for days with longer park hours. Otherwise, you might miss out on experiencing everything.

If you don’t want to leave the park, Kung Fu Panda is air-conditioned, making it a great choice for cooling off and escaping the sun. Use this time to meet the characters. The tadpoles will enjoy splashing in the Wet Zone area at Super Silly Fun Land, which has over 80 water play features. Parents can sit in the shade and cool off in the mist while watching the kids.

Another fun option is heading out to Universal CityWalk. This themed mall offers familiar and unique shopping, dining and entertainment. Tad loves Dark Horse Comics for all of his comic book needs. Lily is into the whole "silly socks" thing, so The Los Angeles Sock Market is her haven. For dinner, the tadpoles are fans of Johnny Rockets. Leap and I prefer Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville (#finstotheleft) or Antojitos. The whole Frog Family is excited that the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen is now open! We usually visit CityWalk after we've left the park for the night because CityWalk is open later than the theme park.

Something to consider during or after your day of movie theme park thrills is catching a movie at the Universal Cinema AMC Theater. A dark, air-conditioned theater can be a welcome oasis for tired bodies and a fun way to close down a day. Bring your Universal Studios Parking ticket to the theater Box Office for a parking rebate.

20. Do Your Souvenir Shopping When the Attraction Lines Are Long

Lines in the stores can get crowded at the end of the night, especially the ones closer to the exit. With package pickup, you can do your shopping when lines are shortest (typically in the middle of the day) and send your goodies to wait for your retrieval! Our favorite froggy tradition is sending a Giant Lard Lad Simpson’s doughnut or some chocolate frogs to the package pickup and eating the goodies at the end of our night for dessert!

21. Download the Universal Studios Hollywood App

Universal Studios Hollywood Tips to Maximize Your Time - Lady with app

The Universal Studios Hollywood app is your best guide in the park for quickly finding upcoming shows, checking wait times and locating restaurants (and menus) or shops. It also guides you through Universal CityWalk. The park offers free Wi-Fi. You can always ask a team member if you can't find a show time, such as the Wizarding World performances, since not every show is listed.

You may also use the Universal Studios Hollywood app to get a Virtual Line Pass when offered. Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash sometimes offers a Virtual Line during busy times. That allows you to enjoy the rest of the park instead of standing in a long line!

You have to be physically in the park to get a pass. You can also join the Virtual Line for Secret Life of Pets near the ride at kiosks that look like subway ticket machines (toadally awesome feature, BTW). Also, you can join the Virtual Line from the ticket machine as it is not linked to your park ticket, although these kiosks are usually not in service.

Universal Studios Hollywood Tips to Maximize Your Time - super nintendo world

To ride Mario Kart: Bowser's Challenge in Super Nintendo World, you'll need to have access to the land when the reservation system is in place. People who have a Universal Express ticket get one-time access to enter the land without a reservation. Most days you can just walk right in though.

22. Set up the Mobile App Before Your Visit

While at home, download the latest version of the Universal Studios Hollywood app. You can link your park tickets, although Early Access tickets will not show up in the app. Bring those QR codes with you, either printed or on your device. If you plan to use mobile mrder, you can add a payment option. You'll save time and frustration if you manage all this at home before your visit.

Speaking of mobile order, this is a new feature in the app. You can skip the food lines for select restaurants and order food in advance. You can modify the pick-up time if you get held up somewhere else. This allows you to spend more time having fun or relaxing at a table until your food is ready.

Have a Universal Studios Hollywood tip we didn't mention or a question? Share it in the comments below! Don't froget — we offer a Universal Studios Hollywood Park Plan to maximize your time! 

Related: Toadally Magical Guide to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood

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Aug 9, 2018 at 3:51 p.m. Charlene Says...

Hello. We are going to Universal Studios Hollywood next week. Do you think it will be less crowded on Wednesday the 15th or on Friday the 17th?

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Aug 9, 2018 at 2:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Charlene,

Wednesday will probably be the less crowded one!

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Aug 8, 2018 at 5:47 p.m. Angela Says...

Hi, your blog has been helping me plan for my California trip. it is so helpful. I was hoping to go to universal for halloween Sept 28. Never been to universal. is it better to get day/night combo ticket, or if i can afford buy whole day and night ticket? not too interested in the shows but defiently want to see tour.

Thanks

Angela

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Aug 9, 2018 at 10:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angela,

It depends on the days you're looking at going. If you can afford it, then we definitely say buy a whole day ticket and then a Halloween Horror Nights ticket so you can enjoy everything at your own leisure!

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Aug 1, 2018 at 4:02 a.m. Candace Says...

Hi. None of us are into Harry Potter. Is it worth the $500 for the four of us to go to Universal Studios?? Thanks.

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Aug 1, 2018 at 9:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Candace!

Don't worry, there is still a TON to do at Universal Studios Hollywood outside of Harry Potter. We love it!

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Jul 31, 2018 at 8:34 p.m. Irit Says...

We are planning to visit Universal studios on Saturday, Sept. 22nd or Sunday, Sept 23rd. Which one is less busy? Do you recommend purchasing the fast pass at these dates?

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Jul 31, 2018 at 4:15 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Irit,

Sundays are usually less busy. We don't think an Express Pass is totally necessary, but they are always nice to have!

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Jul 30, 2018 at 9:21 p.m. Thomas Says...

Hi there,

would like to visit Uninversal Studios Hollywood during the Columbus Day week on the 10th and/or 11th of October and am not so sure about the "elevated crowds". I have checked the calender (5/10 and 4/10). Still ... is an express ticket or a two day ticket the better choice. To bad that one can not combine these two options.

Many thanks for your help!

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Jul 30, 2018 at 4:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Thomas!

Even without an Express pass, you could tackle most of the park on a 4/10 or 5/10 level crowd day. It just depends on how much time you have to spare. If you want to leisurely enjoy the park, we would opt for a 2-day ticket. If you'd rather knock it out in one day and spend the second day elsewhere, the express ticket is the best option for you.

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Jul 30, 2018 at 9:14 p.m. SarahF Says...

Hello, thanks for all the useful info. I’m staying in Anaheim, and hoping to get an Uber after reading horror stories about star line tours. Do you know roughly how much this might be? I’m in the UK so hard to guesstimate. Thanks :)

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Jul 31, 2018 at 12:09 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah,

Depending on the time of day, it usually runs from $20 to $40.

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Jul 14, 2018 at 6:33 p.m. flon Says...

We will be going to Universal studios next week (wednesday or sometime friday). I am guessing saturday will be crazy busy.

But what is the waterpark like? Can adults go on as well? Our main reason for going is the Simpsons. While I've read here that harry potter is busy, is the simpsons just as equally busy?

thanks

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Jul 17, 2018 at 5:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Flon!

We wouldn't anticipate the Simpsons to be nearly as busy as Harry Potter. The water area is definitely more kid-centric!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 3, 2018 at 5:45 p.m. Vincent Says...

I think one thing you should mention is that the Lower Lot rides actually do not open until 1 hr after the general opening of the park. So if the park opens at 9am, early park access is 8am, but lower lot rides start at 10am. So hopefully folks can get their fill of Harry Potter and any Upper Lot rides then start heading down to the Lower Lot by 930am/945am.

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Jun 15, 2018 at 5:20 a.m. Sandi Says...

We will be at Universal Studios the 4th week in July. Is it better to do a 2-day general admission or a 1-day express?

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Jun 15, 2018 at 10:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sandi!

These are both great options! Check out our Crowd Calendar for details on how busy we anticipate the parks being. We would lean towards two days so you have some more time to enjoy the park environment in addition to riding attractions.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 14, 2018 at 2:27 a.m. Tien Tran Says...

Hi,

We plan to visit on Monday the 2nd of July . My wife & I will buy General Admission in advance. Is that a crowed day.

Please advise . Thanks

Please me your advise .

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Jun 13, 2018 at 10:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Yes, our Crowd Calendar predicts it will be rather busy. Check out our tips to maximize your team!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 8, 2018 at 9:31 a.m. Rachel Says...

Hi! We will be visiting Universal Studios in Hollywood for one day during the first week of October. Your crowd calendar predicts moderate crowds that week. We are a family of six (kids aged 10 - 15). We are thinking of buying standard passes to save money, but can you give us an idea of how long wait times for the popular rides may be on a "moderate" day?

Also, if we arrive and find that the queues are horrendous, are we able to upgrade our tickets to express tickets at the park? We plan to buy tickets online in advance.

Thanks so much,

Rachel

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Jun 12, 2018 at 10:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rachel,

You should be fine visiting in October, especially if you go on a week day. Yes, you can upgrade in the parks, but we don’t think you’ll find you need to!

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Jun 4, 2018 at 6:09 p.m. SJSJSJ Says...

Is there any reason to wear or bring swimsuits to the Universal Hollywood park? We'll be there mid-June.

Early hours begins at 8am. What time would you recommend arriving to front gates?

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Jun 6, 2018 at 11:18 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Children would enjoy having their swimsuits to splash in the play areas, but we don't think there's any need for adults. Changing areas are available. We recommend arriving by around 7:30!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 30, 2018 at 6:52 a.m. Maria Says...

We are a family of 6 including 2 teens and 2 grand parents planning to visit on June 9.

Worth getting VIP experience ? Will the elderly get bored?

Shall we need to arrive earlier for the scheduled time?

Do we just show them the e- tickets that s all?

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Jun 1, 2018 at 6:09 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria!

The VIP experience is quite pricey, but has been worth it in our experience. It's super cool and includes some food and unlimited front of line access, so you can definitely see the most in a day plus extra stuff with the VIP tour. We believe you receive valet parking so arrive maybe 20-30 minutes early to get through security.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 24, 2018 at 10:30 p.m. Ilana Says...

We will be visiting universal studios on 6.14.2018. Would it help to buy 1 universal express for the family or do we need to buy express pass for evetybody? What if we just buy it for the kids (ages 10 and 13, so pretty independent)? Thank you!

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May 25, 2018 at 8:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Anyone in your party who wishes to utilize Express pass will need one of their own. If you won't be tackling many of the big rides, purchasing only for your kids sounds like a great way to save money.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 20, 2018 at 9:56 p.m. Renee Roberts Says...

If I am reading this right about both universal parks in Orlando, to see all the Harry Potter exhibits & rides we would need tickets to both parks? Is that right? So we would need the 2 n 1 park tickets for a day? We will be there on May 24th, will we also need the fast pass tickets?

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May 22, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Renee,

Yes, to see both Hogsmeade (Universal's Islands of Adventure) and Diagon Alley (Universal Studios Florida), you'll need a 2-park ticket. In order to experience the Hogwarts Express (the train that takes you from Hogsmeade to Diagon Alley), you'll need a park-to-park ticket so you can visit both parks on the same day. Hope this helps!

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May 12, 2018 at 9:15 p.m. Katie Says...

visiting Monday June 4th are schools out already? How crowded woill it be and what are the avg wait times?

Thanks!

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May 17, 2018 at 10:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katie!

You can check out our Crowd Calendar for details, but it looks like June 4 is the first day of summer break at most schools, so it will be pretty busy. We would recommend considering purchasing Express passes.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 9, 2018 at 7:44 p.m. Sohil Vakharia Says...

Hi,

I am in a group of 4 and visiting on 22nd may. DO you adivse buying the express pass?

Thanks

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May 10, 2018 at 10:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sohil,

According to our Crowd Calendar, crowds will be moderate. If you can swing it, Express Passes help you skip the lines!

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May 7, 2018 at 2:06 p.m. Nadine Viljoen Says...

We will be going in mid December 2018. Is this a

busy time of year?

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May 8, 2018 at 9:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nadine!

The holidays are such a fun time at the parks, and we predict mid-December will only have moderate crowds. Enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 5, 2018 at 6:31 a.m. Dani Says...

Great site and info! We are taking our son for his 13th birthday. Is there an express 2 day pass? We are heading to Universal Hollywood for two days, but would love the express pass for one of those days.

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May 8, 2018 at 10:18 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dani,

If you're wanting the Express Pass for one day, then we recommend purchasing a 1-Day General Admission ticket and a Universal Express 1-Day pass for the day!

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Apr 30, 2018 at 1:54 a.m. MK Says...

Are there ways for handicapped people to get around? My family member would not be able to do all the walking.

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Apr 30, 2018 at 11:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi MK!

You may be eligible for a guest assistance pass - we recommend visiting guest services upon arrival to see if any accommodations can be made for you. Wheelchairs are also available!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 24, 2018 at 10:04 p.m. Kara Says...

We will be at the park on 5/18. We have already purchased our 1 day tickets but do you think we would need the Universal Express to maximize our day?

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Apr 26, 2018 at 10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kara!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts it will only be moderately busy on May 18th, so we don't recommend splurging on the Express pass. You should be able to accomplish everything you want without it! However, feel free to go for it if you want to truly maximize your time.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 20, 2018 at 6:04 p.m. Kelly B Says...

My family of 5 are coming to Universal the 2nd week of July. I can't decide if it's necessary to get the hopper or the regular ticket and if 2 days is enough. It seems the Express ticket is worth the cost. Looking for any advice. TIA

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Apr 24, 2018 at 10:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly,

Will you be visiting Universal Orlando or Universal Studios Hollywood? If you're visiting the one in Orlando, the Park-to-Park ticket (which allows you to hop back and forth between the parks in the same day) is always worth it to us. You can split your time up between the two parks and you can experience the Hogwarts Express (a necessity if anyone in your party is a huge Harry Potter fan!). You'll be visiting during a pretty busy time of year for the parks, so the Express pass would definitely be worth your time if you can swing it. Hope you have a great trip!

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Apr 19, 2018 at 1:57 a.m. Damian Says...

Hi there have a question. We are goin on may 16 and i was woandering if universal studios Hollywood still has the AYCE program?

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Apr 19, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Damian!

Unfortunately, the All You Can Eat food pass was discontinued. But don't let that stop you from enjoying all of the yummy dining options in the park!

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Apr 17, 2018 at 5:53 p.m. Bonnie Says...

Hello!

My kids made their own wands at a Harry Potter birthday party. Will they be allowed to bring them into the park?

Thanks for all the great info!

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Apr 17, 2018 at 2:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bonnie,

Yes, they can bring their own wands with them!

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Apr 17, 2018 at 4:30 a.m. Sharon Says...

Hi! Thanks for all the great tips! We are planning a trip to Universal Studios in mid-June. How far in advance should we purchase our (online) tickets?

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Apr 17, 2018 at 7:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sharon!

You can purchase your tickets (discounted on our site, might I add!) at any time. We like to hop on tickets ASAP just to have another step of trip planning complete and less to worry about as the trip nears!

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Apr 11, 2018 at 10:55 a.m. Caroline Says...

Please advise if bags are permitted onto all rides. if not, what provisions are in place if there not a person in the party to look after them.

thank you

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Apr 12, 2018 at 9:14 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Caroline!

On all rides that don't allow you to bring bags, complimentary lockers are offered. :)

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Apr 9, 2018 at 9:59 p.m. Savanah Says...

This article was very helpful! If I am planning on going during November 21 to 25, how busy would it most likely be?

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Apr 9, 2018 at 11:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Savanah!

You can check out our Crowd Calendar for deets, but holidays such as Thanksgiving are always pretty crazy at the parks. This article is the perfect place to start to maximize your time! Let us know if you have any questions.

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Apr 5, 2018 at 5:26 a.m. Phil Says...

April 13th... would you recommend front of line pass? Or the regular would be ok?

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Apr 5, 2018 at 7:14 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Phil!

As spring break season is still underway, crowds will be at a level 7/10. A Front of Line pass isn't necessary, but would be hugely helpful in making the most of your day.

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Mar 31, 2018 at 10:16 a.m. Tracey Says...

Awesome tips. Was wondering tho...can we take in outside food? e.g sandwiches,snacks,drinks,etc?

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

Hi Tracey!

Yes, you can - and this is a great way to save money.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 14, 2018 at 6:12 p.m. kara pa Says...

Hi, if we park general parking do they have shuttle service since walking distance to main gate for 20 min. and we have kids, don't want to get tired already

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Jul 18, 2018 at 11:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kara!

There is not a shuttle, but you can pay $10 more for preferred parking with a shorter walk.

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Jul 14, 2018 at 5:52 p.m. kaural patel Says...

hi, i thought only snacks allowed. sandwiches ok?

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Jul 17, 2018 at 5:18 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Yes, sandwiches are okay!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 29, 2018 at 2:25 p.m. candy Says...

Anyone know how much express passes cost onsite this week. I know it depends on crowd so just trying to get average cost of regular express and unlimited. Not sure if i want to buy ahead of time or not...

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Mar 24, 2018 at 9:27 p.m. Alyse Says...

Hello, I'm wondering which day would be the better day to go: May 19 or May 21? Both of the days have average crowds but May 19 is on a Saturday with a time of 9am-9pm while May 21 is on a Monday from 9am-6pm.

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Mar 27, 2018 at 1:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alyse,

Mondays are usually always less crowded than a weekend day!

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Mar 9, 2018 at 1:32 a.m. Anthony Says...

Hello, I saw the crowd calendar and am aware that this weekend is a busy one, however Saturday is predicted to have a lot of rain.

On busy days, does rainfall cause the crowds to be lower than they usually would be?

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Mar 9, 2018 at 2:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anthony!

Our Crowd Calendar just shows what the weather has been historically, so don't let this worry you! However, you are correct - crowds do die down a bit during rainy weather.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 6, 2018 at 3:30 a.m. Janna Says...

I know that the week of March 11th is one of the busier times you mentioned. However, that is our spring break and the only week we will be in town. What day of that week would be the best day to go?

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Mar 6, 2018 at 12:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Janna!

Feel free to check out our Crowd Calendar for details on the predicted crowds and weather that week!

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Mar 3, 2018 at 10:16 p.m. Katie Says...

Hello! We bought front of line tickets for March 12th. What time should we plan to get there?

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Mar 5, 2018 at 9:14 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katie!

That's toad-ally up to you. We recommend arriving at park open for a full day of fun :)

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Feb 26, 2018 at 6:19 p.m. Maria Says...

I don’t see anything about strollers? Not rentals but if you bring in your own stroller are there designed areas to leave a stroller while you visit the lower lot? Or even while waiting in line

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Mar 6, 2018 at 12:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria,

There are well-marked, designated stroller park areas outside each attraction. You could park your stroller in one of them before going to the lower lot if you do not want to fold up the stroller and take it with you down the escalator.

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Feb 22, 2018 at 6:53 a.m. Andy Says...

Hello,

Thanks for all the wonderful tips. I have a question on tip #1. What does "you definitely want to take advantage of this guaranteed entry and early admission." mean? Just buying the ticket online gives you that extra hour? Thanks!

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Feb 22, 2018 at 12:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andy,

If you purchase a ticket online in advance from Universal Studios Hollywood, then you'll receive early admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (one hour before the theme park officially opens)!

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Mar 21, 2018 at 12:03 p.m. Corey Nieman Says...

Through your site I purchased a buy 2 get 2 set of passes for our family of 5 which gives us admission to the 2 main parks...excluding the waterpark. I totally missed that I could get into the Harry Potter Attractions and hour early until reading this thread. How does that work if the rest of the park is not open that early? Where/how would we enter to gain that early access? Are there other attractions that allow early access as well? Thanks. - Corey

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Mar 29, 2018 at 10:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Corey,

You'll still enter the park through its main entrance, but there are ropes, team members and signs to guide you to the Wizarding World. However, are you going to Universal Orlando or Universal Studios Hollywood? If you're hopping over to Universal Orlando, then to gain early park admission, you'll need to be staying at one of the on-site hotels! If you're going to Universal Studios Hollywood, then your ticket is valid for early entry if you bought it online beforehand. Hope this helps!

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Feb 25, 2018 at 5:47 a.m. Andy Says...

Thanks for your response. Does one get the extra hour even with the tickets purchased using the link from your site or does it have to be Universal Studios site? Thanks!

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Mar 5, 2018 at 1:44 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andy!

You will get the extra hour with tickets purchased online only from Universal Studios Hollywood!

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Feb 18, 2018 at 5:36 a.m. Jonathan Says...

Hi there,

My wife and I are bringing our 2 daughters for a Single Day Admission on Wednesday, 02/21, but the youngest will not meet the height requirement for some of the rides. I’m wondering if we need to upgrade 3 of our passes to Express passes to get to the front of the line, or only 2 if the non-riding adult can wait with our youngest and do a child switch? In other words, not sure if the Child Switch can be used in conjunction with the Front of the Line

passes?

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Apr 5, 2018 at 1:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jonathan!

Sorry for the late reply! Hopefully, you were able to figure it out and enjoyed your trip.

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Feb 16, 2018 at 9:50 a.m. Eddie Says...

Hi!

I was wondering on 3 day weekends where a lot of people get Monday off, such as the one coming up, what day is usually less crowded, Saturday or Sunday?

I've debated both with my wife but would love to know your opinion.

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Feb 16, 2018 at 8:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Eddie!

You can always check our Crowd Calendar for questions (or debates) like this! Unfortunately, all three days are pretty hectic. Generally Sunday is the most crowded because this is when locals tend to visit.

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Feb 16, 2018 at 10:34 p.m. Ediie Says...

Thanks so much.

Keep up the awesome work.

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Feb 16, 2018 at 8:27 a.m. Nancy Says...

Hi! What will happen if I decided not be on time for the early admission? Still can use my ticket for the regular open time?

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Feb 16, 2018 at 8:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nancy!

Yes, you can! No worries. But we certainly do recommend arriving for early admission to make the most of your park time :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 13, 2018 at 5:33 p.m. Elle Says...

Hi there, great blog!

I'm visiting March 2 2018 from Yukon, Canada.

So I want to see all the rides but I'm basically petrified of any drops (think splash mountain kind but on any scale lol) and i hate roller coasters. I wish i could do them.. but I can't handle them :( what can you tell me about which rides I should avoid? Hopefully not harry potter... im so excited for that. Hoping to do jurassic park too :) Appreciate any info you can give me, thanks so much!!! :)

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Feb 15, 2018 at 4:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elle,

Not many rides here have drops. There are simulator rides (like Transformers: The Ride 3D and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey) that might simulate drops! Jurassic Park does have quite a big drop at the end, but it's a blast. You should be able to experience pretty much everything! Have a great trip!

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Feb 12, 2018 at 7:05 a.m. John Says...

Hi Noah,

I visited Universal Studios back in 2013, and I remember that when visiting after 2pm, we were able to get a discount on the Fast Pass (I think it was only $20 above the normal ticket price).

Do you know if they offer discounts on the Express Pass for visitors after 2pm?

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Feb 13, 2018 at 9:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi John!

We have heard that something similar is offered on select days if you visit the ticket counter, but prices have increased.

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Feb 11, 2018 at 2:16 a.m. Indy Says...

Hi there,

Am planning a trip for my family. We were wanting to book the VIP experience but wondered what happens if we have early park access to the Wizarding world of Harry Potter. Does the VIP tour start early or does it begin at normal operating times?

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Feb 8, 2018 at 12:19 a.m. Nora Says...

Hi we will be going to Universal Studios Hollywood on Friday the 23rd and would like to know if we are able to take sandwiches and chips inside the park? Thanks!

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Feb 8, 2018 at 9:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nora!

Yes you are, no worries!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 2, 2018 at 11:42 p.m. Emily Says...

Hello, we are planning on getting express passes for our visit this month, crowd level is 6/10. Two questions. If we enter at 10am and have express passes, will we be okay? I keep reading that some rides don't have express passes, but that's for Orlando...and I'm not finding info about Hollywood. I know the recommendation is to do forbidden journey first and then go do other rides and come back to WWoHP, but I am wondering if we can get away with doing all the HP in the afternoon/eve. I usually follow a somewhat strict plan, and I don't know how relaxed I can be. Thank you!

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Feb 6, 2018 at 11:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Emily,

Yes, Express Passes will definitely help you experience everything you'd like, especially on moderately crowded day. The passes will allow you to follow your own plan and do things how you want, so your plan sounds fine.

Keep hopping!

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Feb 2, 2018 at 9:36 p.m. Sarah Says...

Hi. We are going to Universal Hollywood on March 13th (a Tues.). We are planning to do the 1-hour early entry time at Harry Potter, which right now on the calendar shows to be 8:00. My question is--does the lower lot often not open until an hour after official park opening (9:00 on this day)? So, possibly not opening until 10:00? How/when/where could I find out if the lower lot has a delayed opening time? Thanks!

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Feb 7, 2018 at 2:27 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah!

If you have early entry for Wizarding World at 8 AM, then the other attractions in the park (including the lower lot) will open at 9AM, when the rest of the park opens.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 29, 2018 at 7:31 p.m. Ellen Says...

We are heading to LA for presidents day weekend and are looking to go to Universal on the Saturday 17th. would we get it all done in one day there? looks like the opening hours are longest on that Saturday. Our flight arrives in at LAX early morning 7:45. Would you recommend flyaway bus & red line to get there (don't really want to drive). any other suggestions please? Thanks in advance

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Feb 1, 2018 at 12:11 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ellen,

We would take a ride share (like Lyft or Uber) from the airport for the easiest travel (especially assuming you will have bags) or take the Flyaway bus to Union Station and take a Lyft from there. It will be the fastest way. You can take the flyaway bus from LAX to Union Station, but for some reason, we are not seeing the red line rail option from there—just bus options that day. Maybe because it’s the weekend. A 90-minute bus ride after another bus ride wouldn't be too fun! If you look at airport shuttles.com, as well, you should be able to find a shared ride from the airport for less.

As for crowds, since it is a holiday weekend, the only way to get it all done is to arrive early and get Universal Express (formerly Front of Line). The hours on Sunday are also 9-9, same as Saturday. We recommend arriving to LA, doing something else that day, getting some good sleep that night and then arriving before park opening on Sunday, full of energy and ready to go! If you are set on Saturday, having a ride arranged to drive you there from the airport is the fastest and easiest route. Expect it to take an hour to get to Universal. Saturday traffic can be generally lighter than weekday traffic, but the 101 ALWAYS has traffic (which is the freeway that takes you from LA to Universal). Hope this helps!

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Jan 26, 2018 at 9:50 p.m. Renie Says...

Hi, We are planning on visiting February 17, or the 18th ( Saturday or Sunday) 2018. Do you expect the park will be quite crowded with it being Presidents Day weekend? Would we be better off trying to go a non holiday weekend or that Friday?

Thanks! :)

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Jan 29, 2018 at 2:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Renie!

Great question :) As our Crowd Calendar shows, holiday weekends are always quite a bit more crowded. If you have the flexibility, we would definitely recommend visiting a different weekend.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 26, 2018 at 9:13 p.m. Dawn Aulisio Says...

Hi, I love the tips thank you. We have a party of 3 and will be going mid March for granddaughters birthday. I will be renting a wheelchair due to bad knee. In the past (20 years ago) we were able to have much shorter lines due to the wheelchair. This will be a peak time, so do you think with the wheelchair we could skip the FOL pass? Thanks

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Jan 29, 2018 at 2:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dawn!

You should definitely swing by Guest Relations to speak with a Cast Member and see what accommodations could be made for you. You can always call ahead to see if you will be eligible as well.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 23, 2018 at 6:48 p.m. Kelly Says...

Hello,

I purchased tickets online for tomorrow, 1/23/18, and was wondering if they included early admission or if that was only included if I booked one of the hotels as well? Thanks!

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Jan 23, 2018 at 8:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly,

Early admission is only available to those staying on site at Universal.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 23, 2018 at 8:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly,

Early admission is only available to those staying on site at Universal.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 1, 2018 at 2:45 p.m. Amber Says...

I am taking my 10 yr old daughter on the 2nd with the main purpose of enjoying all the Harry Potter fun. We have general one day passes purchased - what time would you recommend we arrive and is it worth upgrading to front of the line for the most out of the day? She’s waited 7 months for this ????

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Jan 2, 2018 at 11:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amber,

Yes, it would be worth upgrading to the Express Pass. Our Los Angeles Crowd Calendar predicts it to be a busy time at the parks. To experience everything and then some, it would definitely help cut down wait times, especially if you're only visiting one day.

Keep hopping!

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