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Tips to Maximize Universal Studios Hollywood's Front of Line Pass

by Leap on May 18, 2016 394 Los Angeles

Universal Studios Hollywood Front of the Line Pass - EntranceThe popularity of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood has everyone wondering if they need Front of Line passes to enjoy their day at the park.  And the answer really depends on when you are going. You really do not need Front of Line passes on weekdays and even some weekends in the off season, but you could be miserable without a pass on other days such as peak summer days (mid-June to mid-August) and school breaks (such as Spring Break or December holiday time).

The Frog Family jumped on the opportunity to buy some Universal Studios Hollywood Front of the Line Passes last summer, and it toadally made our day. Even though the pass costs more than a normal ticket, the benefits are well worth it. Universal Studios Hollywood sells the Front of Line passes to only 10 percent of the guests, so the benefits remain great.

Universal Studios Hollywood Front of the Line Pass - Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Buying a Front of the Line pass is just one of the ways to manage time at Universal Studios Hollywood. On peak days in the afternoon the lines can reach up to one to two hours—three hours for Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. But if you are wearing a Front of the Line pass you literally walk — or in our case hop — right onto rides without even having to wait. That is what sets Front of the Line passes apart from say, Disney’s FastPass, which reduces your wait time but does not send you straight to the front of the line.

Tips for Managing Universal Studios Hollywood Front of the Line Pass

Enhance your show experience.

Universal Studios Hollywood Front of the Line Pass - Animal Actors

The Universal Studios Hollywood Front of the Line pass is good for some times of certain shows. It gets you priority seating and includes some special meet-and-greets or up close and personal experiences following shows after the rest of the audience exits. Check the show schedule to find out which shows offer this benefit when you visit. Lily and Tad really enjoyed meeting some of the animals (including a famous owl from Harry Potter movies) after the Animal Actor’s Stage show due to our passes.

Consider sharing passes.

Universal Studios Hollywood Front of the Line Pass - Dino Play Area

The passes come attached to a lanyard that hangs around your neck, so you can move them from one family member to another. In our family, different family members enjoy different kinds of rides. Recognizing our different interests (and heights) allowed us to save money on the Front of the Line Pass by purchasing just two passes for a family of four. Tad and I are all about thrills and action, opting for Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Flight of the Hippogriff, The Simpsons, Jurassic Park, The Mummy and Transformers, while Lily and Mommy Frog are into the Minions, Shrek 4-D, meeting characters and seeing shows. If you get motion sick like Mommy Frog sometimes does, you might buy just your older kids a Front of Line pass and opt out of the pass and thrill rides for yourself.

We found that two family members could use the pass for the action rides, while two different family members could use the passes at other times for the gentler experiences. We took advantage of the Studio Tour first thing in the morning with no wait. When we exited the Studio Tour, we were able to get a jump on some rides as a family before the crowds built up. We all enjoyed the Minions and Simpsons rides together in the morning (not using passes), then saved the Front of Line for those rides again later. Later in the day, while Tad and I got our thrills in the lower lot, Mommy Frog entertained Lily in the Jurassic Park Dinoplay kid area and met a Velociraptor. While Tad and I used the passes to do Harry Potter rides, Mommy Frog and Lily played in Super Silly Fun Land and met minions and then met us for shopping and eating in the Wizarding World. While they used the passes to go on their rides, Tad tested his skills at playing games.

If you have both smaller children and older children with different interests, you might be able to share passes. Plus, with Front of Line, it makes going on a ride a very short experience; so family members or friends who are not going on the ride have a surprisingly short wait for their riders to come back.

Use Front of the Line only during long wait times.

Universal Studios Hollywood Front of the Line Pass - Despicable Me Minion Mayhem

The Universal Studios Hollywood Front of the Line Pass can only be used one time per ride. If you know your froglets want to ride the Minion Mayhem ride twice, choose your pass usage wisely. We rode Minion Mayhem early in the day when the wait was under 15 minutes without scanning our passes. Then Mommy Frog and Lily rode again later by utilizing Front of the Line when the wait was over an hour.

Plan ahead.

Universal Studios limits the amount of Front of the Line Passes sold each day to 10 percent, so if you are concerned about crowds, buy in advance. It’s a gamble, but if you wait until you are in the park to decide the lines are not for you, it could be too late to buy a pass. The good part of limiting pass sales is that it means you truly go to the front of the line and get a better value experience when you use the pass.

Save money by visiting off peak. The pass can help make your day much more enjoyable if you are visiting during a peak time, but if you purchase a front of the line pass during a nonpeak time, you can save money. Some other affordable time-saving tips include arriving early (certain tickets through Universal allow access to the park one hour before park opening), utilizing child switch, and finding out which lines have a single rider option.

Upgrade in the park.

If you are really not sure if a Front of Line Pass is for you, or you already have your ticket or an annual pass, you can take a chance on upgrading to Front of Line in the Park. They often sell out by noon, and the price can vary (even throughout the day!). For an uncrowded weekday in May, the price to upgrade to Front of Line is about $74, but that price is higher in the summer. And if the park becomes more crowded than expected, they will raise the price AND sell out faster. So the more you need the pass, the harder it is to acquire in the park!

Universal Studios Hollywood Front of the Line Pass - Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2015 - Front of Line Pass

Buy Front of Line for Horror Nights or special events

Buy Front of the Line for special events such as Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights. Horror Nights draws scary huge crowds, and some of the most popular attractions can have waits that last two to four hours! We have been there without the pass and it is frustrating. We have also been there with the pass and we were able to hop through every maze, ride and the Terror Tram, so that pass was well worth it. They limit Front of the Line passes, which sell out early, so if you plan to attend Horror Nights make sure to buy early and be sure to get a Front of the Line pass for each member in your party.

The Front of the Line pass at Universal Studios Hollywood is a great way to help you manage your time in the park, and make sure that you have enough time to experience everything in the park at least once. With the time saving that comes with the pass, you can hit your favorite attractions a second time. It also frees up your time so you can relax and enjoy the sights of the parks, take photos, meet characters, enjoy your meals, shop for treats, and explore Universal City Walk. Buying the pass buys peace of mind because you know you can get it all in, and that equals good family value.

 

Did you know the Frog Family offers discount tickets to Southern California attractions? You'll find discounts on Universal Studios Hollywood tickets as well as more tickets for Universal and other Los Angeles and San Diego attractions.

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Dec 9, 2017 at 7:07 p.m. Maca Says...

Hi there team

I just notice front of line passes have turned into express passes any difference? Cheers ????????

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Dec 1, 2017 at 7:59 a.m. Liv Says...

Hey, I have friends from Nebraska coming to visit and see Harry Potter World on December 28th. The front of line passes are SO expensive, I am panicking. IS there any way to get a discounted price for them on 12/28/17? I know we probably need them on that day but I can't afford one.

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Dec 6, 2017 at 2:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

You can hop over to our Universal Studios Hollywood tickets to find discounted prices.

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Nov 30, 2017 at 3:01 a.m. Kim yeargan Says...

Hello I will be at Universal Studios on December 9 and 10th do you recommend me getting a front of the line pass I have an annual pass ?

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Dec 5, 2017 at 11:15 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kim,

A Front of the line pass always cuts your waiting time down, but according to our crowd calendar, those are moderate crowd days. It's not totally necessary, but could still help.

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Nov 21, 2017 at 7:13 a.m. Romeo Y Anacan Says...

we are going to Universal Studios on 11/26/17 Sunday, is FOL recommended?

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Nov 21, 2017 at 11:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

According to our crowd calendar, that date is a yellow day, meaning it will have moderate crowd levels. If you can purchase FOL, then we still recommend it. It'll make your time there more flexible and cut your wait time down.

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Nov 21, 2017 at 7:12 a.m. Romeo Y Anacan Says...

Thing of Going to Universal 11/29/17. FOL recommended?

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Nov 16, 2017 at 1:33 a.m. Joseph Says...

Planning to visit Universal Studios tomorrow ie (11/16/17) doi need to get FOL?

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Nov 15, 2017 at 2:58 p.m. Bryan Says...

Hello: we are 3 adults and one 12-year old and are planning on visiting the Universal Studios next week (Nov 20 thru Nov 24). What day do you recommend we go, and will we need FOL passes? Finally, how much should we expect to pay for the FOL passes? Thank you very much for any input you may be able to provide. Happy holidays!

Bryan.

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Nov 15, 2017 at 11:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bryan,

Since it's Thanksgiving week during that time, you can expect the parks to be pretty busy. The earlier in the week you go, the less crowded it'll be. You can check out expected crowd levels on our crowd calendar. FOL passes can certainly help cut your wait down.

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Nov 8, 2017 at 9:57 p.m. Susan Says...

What will the crowds be like on 1/5/18 (Fri) and/or 1/6/18 (Sat). Do you recommend FOL for one/both of those days for a family of 6 adults?

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Nov 14, 2017 at 1:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Susan,

According to our crowd calendar, those are dates are red, meaning they are high crowd days. For a family of 6 adults, you'll want to experience as much as you can, so the FOL will definitely help beat the waits.

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Nov 7, 2017 at 1:29 a.m. Maca Says...

Hi my family 2 adults, 15 and 13 year old boys will be traveling from NewZealand on Wednesday April the 11th 2018.... To front of line pass or not? Cheers :)

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Nov 7, 2017 at 8:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maca,

Looking at our Los Angeles Crowd Calendar, we're forecasting heavy crowds on Apr. 11 at Universal Studios Hollywood. If you can afford the added expense, we recommend FOL.

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Nov 4, 2017 at 8:12 p.m. Kristi Says...

We are planning on a trip to LA the week of March 25th and would like to visit Universal Studios (I know that's an extremely busy week). How far in advance would you recommend we buy the FOL passes?

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Nov 5, 2017 at 3:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristi,

We recommend purchasing them as soon as you can.

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Nov 4, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Degeh48 Says...

We are an older...70`s ( but young at heart) group of 4. We are doing Disney to celebrate a 70th and 75th birthday. We want to do a day at universal. Either Dec 8 or 9. A couple of us have bad knees so the idea of using fol badges is tempting. But, of course, being retired makes us budget concious. Any recommendations?

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Nov 5, 2017 at 3:14 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

Looking at our Crowd Calendar, we're forecasting average crowds during your visit. You should be fine without FOL.

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Oct 30, 2017 at 9:45 p.m. Audrey Says...

We are planning on going to the studios tomorrow (Tuesday 31th).

Do you think we need a FOL?

Thanks

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Oct 30, 2017 at 8:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Audrey,

Looking at our Crowd Calendar, we're forecasting high crowds. If you can afford the added expense, we recommend FOL.

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Oct 25, 2017 at 4:44 p.m. Kevin Says...

Hello, do you think we need a FOL pass if we mainly want to see Harry Potter World attractions and ride some of the more tame rides? We're trying to decide between Sun, Nov, 12 and Dec. 26. Thanks.

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Oct 25, 2017 at 12:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kevin,

Looking at our Crowd Calendar, Nov. 12 would be the best time to visit without FOL. If you arrive before the park opens and stay up to closing time, you should be able to experience the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and other attraction. Use single rider often!

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Sep 29, 2017 at 7:58 p.m. Lisa Says...

My 12 year old son and I are planning to go to Universal Hollywood Mon Oct 9.

1) Do you recommend FOL passes?

2) Can we arrive and go in 1 hour early, or will we be turned away?

Thanks!

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Oct 1, 2017 at 8:54 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa,

Looking at our Crowd Calendar, we're forecasting High Crowds that day. If you can afford it, we recommend FOL. You may purchase discount tickets through us, but they are not valid for the one-hour early entry provided when you purchase directly through Universal.

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Sep 22, 2017 at 4:52 p.m. Satish A Says...

We are going to Universal Studios LA on Oct 24th Tuesday. We have a kid who is 3 years 10 Months and ~40 inch tall.

In order to cover all the rides,

* Should I take FOL pass as its less crowded day?

* Will my kid be permitted on all the rides?

* Myself, my wife and kid is going. If my kid is not permitted on some of the rides, we will have to wait in the queue twice for myself and my wife to cover all the rides. so should we take FOL?

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Sep 22, 2017 at 3:18 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Satish,

You should be fine without FOL on that day.

We have a blog post that lists the height requirements for each ride. If they can't ride, the child switch program allows your party to stick together.

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Sep 6, 2017 at 6:51 p.m. Charlotte Brown Says...

Hello! We will be going to Universal Studios Hollywood on September 30. Should we get a FOL pass? Thanks!

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Sep 6, 2017 at 3:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Charlotte,

Looking at our Crowd Calendar, we're forecasting average crowds at Universal Studios Hollywood on Sep. 30. You should be fine without FOL!

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Sep 4, 2017 at 11:53 a.m. sam Says...

We are planning to visit universal studios Hollywood on the 21st Sept. Do you think we would need the front of line passes?

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Sep 5, 2017 at 10:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sam,

Looking at our Crowd Calendar, we're forecasting average crowds at USH that day. You should be fine without the front of line passes.

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Aug 29, 2017 at 12:45 a.m. Manish Says...

Hi,

We will be visiting Universal Studios Hollywood on the 8th evening (Halloween Night), and then on the 10th & 11th. I have already decided on getting a FOL for Halloween night. Do I need to get one for 10th or 11th as well, considering it's the long weekend on the 9th, or will we be fine without it ? What kind of average wait times are we talking about without the FOL pass on the 10th / 11th ?

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Aug 29, 2017 at 11:01 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Manish,

It is hard to predict wait times, due to crowds, weather and if any mazes/houses are temporarily closed. You should be fine without FOL on the 10th or 11th, but know that the Frequent Fear Pass — basically an HHN season pass — may have more guests visiting this year. This will increase lines for regular wait times.

If you can afford it, HHN with FOL is always the best way to go.

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Aug 30, 2017 at 2:17 a.m. MANISH SHARMA Says...

Sorry, my earlier comment was not clear. I am purchasing FOL for HHN on the 8th evening. On 10th & 11th I intend to visit the park during the day for the normal rides. Do I need a FOL pass for those dates during the day ?

Also, is there a way to buy a FOL with a 2 day pass combo (i.e. FOL for 1 day & 2nd day normal) ? Right now I have to buy a FOL ticket and a 1 day ticket separately if I want to go to the park for 2 days, which turns out to be much more expensive than a 2 day pass.

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Aug 30, 2017 at 9 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

Okay. Gotcha. Looking at our Los Angeles Crowd Calendar, we're forecasting average crowds during the 10th and 11th. You should be fine without FOL during the day.

There is no 2-Day Combo ticket with FOL.

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Aug 15, 2017 at 2:55 p.m. Karla Says...

Hi there -

Planning on going August 23rd or 24th. Is FOL worth it at this time? Not sure how busy it is at this time of year

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Aug 15, 2017 at 1:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karla,

Peeking at our Los Angeles Crowd Calendar, we're forecasting average crowds on those days. You should be good to go without FOL.

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Aug 14, 2017 at 1:28 a.m. James Says...

My wife and I are planning to go on New Years Day 2018, does that day usually need a FOL? Also do you know when they put them on sale for then? Can't seem to sort out how to see 2018

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Aug 14, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi James,

Looking at our Crowd Calendar, we are expecting Heavy Crowds on New Year's Day at Universal Studios Hollywood. We're selling PEAK Universal Studios Hollywood tickets with Front of Line right now. Check them out here.

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Aug 5, 2017 at 4:03 p.m. Aaron Says...

Hi there

Do the disability access pass and the FOL pass do the same thing? We will be traveling with one member in our group of three that cannot be in the sun for long. I'm nervous that they may give us trouble with the DAP and I don't want to risk them selling out of FOL passes we are going on June 9th. Do you think we should just bit the bullet and buy the FOL passes just to be safe?

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Aug 7, 2017 at 8:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Aaron,

They do not do the same thing. Then GAP pass may have you waiting in a shaded area, as opposed to the FOL, which will send you into the line, which may not be shaded. If you do not feel as though you will get the GAP, then go with FOL.

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Jul 27, 2017 at 8:33 p.m. Annette Says...

Hi, we will be visiting Universal Hollywood on Sunday Oct 8th. Would you recommend a front of line pass or would we be fine without? We are a family of 4 adults and 2 Children. Thank you.

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Jul 27, 2017 at 4:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Annette,

A FOL pass would certainly help, especially since the park tends to be busier during this time due to Halloween Horror Nights.

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Jul 20, 2017 at 6:43 p.m. Eric Says...

We are going to USH August 2. There are 2 adults and 4 kids (5, 4, 2 and 2). If we only get 3 FOL passes, would we still get priority seating for shows? Do we need FOL for shows (including Shrek)?

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Jul 17, 2017 at 5:37 a.m. Stacy Says...

we are considering going tomorrow afternoon. should we get front of the line passes?

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Jul 17, 2017 at 12:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stacy,

According to our Crowd Calendar, tomorrow is a red day, so you could greatly benefit from the Front of the Line passes!

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Jul 14, 2017 at 6:39 p.m. Nicole Hunter Says...

Do you think we would need a Front of the Line pass on Monday July 24?

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Jul 14, 2017 at 2:11 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicole,

Our crowd calendar shows July 24 as a red day, so the park will be very crowded. Purchasing a Front of the Line pass certainly would help cut down your wait for attractions!

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Jun 12, 2017 at 7:31 p.m. Adi Says...

Hi, We are intending to visit Universal in LA on 4th July, 2017.

Do you recommend Front of Line Pass for this time of year.

Thanks.

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Jun 12, 2017 at 3:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Adi,

Yes, we recommend Front of Line on the 4th of July. It is a big holiday and people love to spend it in a theme park.

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Jun 24, 2017 at 7:16 p.m. Marcie Douglas Says...

Hi there-

Can you get free front of the line passes for the day of and after if u stay at a universal hotel like you can in Orlando? Thanks

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Jun 26, 2017 at 7:18 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marcie,

There is no equivalent for that program in Hollywood since there are no on-site hotels.

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Jun 4, 2017 at 10:45 p.m. Lizette garcia Says...

When can I purchase tickets for horror nights?

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Jun 5, 2017 at 1:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lizette,

Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood tickets are not available yet. Keep checking our blog. We'll post when we know.

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Jun 2, 2017 at 5:50 p.m. Kush Says...

Hi,

Planning to go on June 23. Should i buy front of the line pass or just general will be fine?

Thank you for the help

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Jun 2, 2017 at 1:40 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

Looking at our Crowd Calendar, we're forecasting heavy crowds on that day. If you can afford the extra expense, we recommend FOL.

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May 28, 2017 at 4:06 a.m. Sue Says...

Hi, We are intending to visit Universal in LA on Friday 25 th August, 2017,

Do you recommend Front of Line Pass for this time of year, or has the summer vacation come to a close eliminating large crowds. We wish to prepurchase our tickets and your help would be invaluable in helping us decide on which way to go.

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May 28, 2017 at 7:37 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sue,

Looking at our August Crowd Calendar, we're forecasting average crowds on the 25th. You should be good to go without FOL.

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May 28, 2017 at 7:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sue,

Looking at our August Crowd Calendar, we're forecasting average crowds on the 25th. You should be good to go without FOL.

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May 23, 2017 at 4:36 a.m. Rachel Says...

How about June 15th, 2017? Or what would be the best time to go between June 15 and June 19th?

I am mainly interested in doing/seeing all the Harry Potter stuff...would the FOL pass be good?

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May 23, 2017 at 7:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rachel,

We're forecasting heavy crowds on all of those days. You may not need FOL if you're mainly interested in Harry Potter. Flight of the Hippogriff usually has short waits if you do it within the first hour of park opening. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey has a single rider option.

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May 23, 2017 at 3:57 a.m. Paul Says...

going with family of 6 ( three teens, and one 8 year old). Firday June 2nd. Think I will benefit from the front of line ticket. We do not like to wait in lines for too long

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May 23, 2017 at 7:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Paul,

We're forecasting average crowds Friday, June 2. You should be fine without FOL. It's possible to upgrade when you're there in case it's too crowded for your liking.

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May 22, 2017 at 5:50 p.m. Rose Says...

Hi, my family will be going to USH on Friday July 7th. Do you recommend getting FOL passes? Does it get crowed on Fridays too? Thank you

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May 22, 2017 at 1:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rose,

On our crowd calendar, we're forecasting heavy crowds July 7th. We recommend FOL on that day.

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May 24, 2017 at 4:07 p.m. Rose Says...

Thank you, I will look into getting FOL passes. Can you please tell me what FOL passes cost for July? Just so I'm prepared. thanks

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May 24, 2017 at 3:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rose,

This is the Universal Studios Hollywood ticket and FOL pass that is valid during July.

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May 19, 2017 at 8:45 p.m. DIEGO Says...

Hello my wife and I will go to Universal Studios Hollywood on June 6th, you think it will be necessary to buy the Front of the Line passes?

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May 22, 2017 at 7:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Diego,

On our June Crowd Calendar, we're forecasting average crowds on June 6th. Know that that week begins Summer Break for many schools, so that could end up being a busy day. We recommend holding off on FOL until you're at the park. If you arrive and it's really busy, then get FOL.

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Apr 25, 2017 at 11:44 a.m. Ruth Says...

Great Blog!! We are planning to go on 12th June, so will purchase FOL passes. There will be 3 adults and 1 toddler (age 3), do you have recommendations on how to use the FOL passes so that we don't have to ride alone (i.e. 2 go through while one stays with 3yo, then 1 go alone)or is this unavoidable? Is there a parent switch option? What would you recommend with this group?

Thanks.

Ruth

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Apr 25, 2017 at 8:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ruth,

There is no parent switch option, only child switch. If everyone has FOL, consider this - Adult A waits with Child as Adult B and C go on the ride. Then, adult A goes on with adult B/C as the other one waits with the Child. FOL will make this faster. It's not ideal, but riding with a friend is always fun.

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Apr 21, 2017 at 9:34 a.m. Lotta Andreasson Says...

Hi,

We are going to US this summer july the 7:th. Me and my husband and our two daughters of 12 and 14 years old. The 14-year old and my husband and I like to go on all the rides but our 12 year old is sometimes too scared so I don´t know if she will try all the rollercoasters...

My question is do you think we should get In front of the line tickets for all of us?

Thank you in advance.

Kind regards

Lotta Andreasson

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Apr 22, 2017 at 9:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

By rollercoasters, do you mean thrill rides? Universal Studios Hollywood as one roller coaster, and it's very tame. It will be very crowded on July 7, so FOL will save everyone some time bu purchasing it. You may not need it if your thrill-seekers can us the single rider line on select attractions.

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Apr 17, 2017 at 8:40 p.m. Pamela Says...

planning to go visit California in June and go to universal on June 11 or 12. is it worth buying FOL on that day. we were deciding if doing two days at park or one but than buy FOL...or better do two and not buy FOL.....see it is 199 on that day for FOL... better to do park on a monday than sunday? traveling with my adult kids. also how do we get the early entry to park? is that only with certain hotels? thanks

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Apr 17, 2017 at 5:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Pamela,

Early Entry is available by staying at a preferred Universal Studios Hotel.

Looking at our crowd calendar, June 11 and 12 will feature high crowds. By arriving early, staying through park closing, and using FOL, you should see everything in one day.

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Apr 13, 2017 at 6:38 p.m. Kristin Says...

Hi there,

Planning on visiting the park on Saturday August 26th or Sunday August 27th. What day would be less crowded? & Do you think FOL passes are needed.

Thanks in advance! :)

Kristin

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Apr 13, 2017 at 3:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

Looking at our August Crowd Calendar, we're forecasting average crowds. You should be able to manage the park either day without FOL.

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Apr 13, 2017 at 10:19 a.m. Nancy Says...

Hi

We plan to go to Universal Studio Hollywood one day on May 29 this year (Monday), do we need FOL pass to save our time for waiting?

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Apr 14, 2017 at 4:46 p.m. Robyn McKee Says...

We are planning to go to both Universal parks in Orlando for 4 days May 25-28, 2017 (Thursday - Sunday of Memorial Day weekend). Should we get Front of the Line passes?

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Apr 14, 2017 at 9:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Robyn,

Universal Orlando Resort has Universal Express, which is different than FOL. Read about that here.

As for those days in May, we are expecting High Crowds. We recommend Universal Express on those days.

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Apr 13, 2017 at 8:15 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nancy,

Since May 29 is Memorial Day, and we're forecasting Heavy Crowds, we recommend Front of Line that day.

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Apr 8, 2017 at 12:52 p.m. sharon Says...

We are considering the LA go card which does not give us early entry. We were thinking of going June 18th (Fathers day) or June 19th. Should we purchase the FOL pass? Also, I was wondering if the LA go pass is worth it even if it does save money since we lose the hour for early entry?

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Apr 9, 2017 at 6:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sharon,

If you make the most use out of the LA Go Pass and visit all the attractions, the savings is worth missing out on early entry. As for FOL, if you can afford the extra expense, it will let you experience your favorite attractions multiple times.

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Mar 29, 2017 at 4:29 a.m. Em Says...

Is it possible on this site or directly from Universal to purchase online a 2-day general admission pass and THEN also add online an FOL pass for one of those days?

Thanks!

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Mar 29, 2017 at 1:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Em,

You can purchase a 2-Day Universal Studios Hollywood ticket through us and then upgrade to FOL at the gate.

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Mar 25, 2017 at 7:29 a.m. Cherisse Says...

Hi there, I really like your tips. thanks for sharing them. I am visiting Universal Studios with a 2 yr old and 7 yr old. Do you think we need Front of Line pass for 21st April 2017? I am just worried that my 2 yr old probably won't be able to ride with us so one of the adults may need a Front of Line so we can do a swap quicker. Any tips?

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Mar 26, 2017 at 8:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

We're forecasting average crowds on Friday, April 21. You may not need FOL, especially if your little one isn't tall enough for the big rides. You could do well by using Single Rider at select attractions and switching off with the person waiting with your little one.

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Mar 26, 2017 at 8:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

We're forecasting average crowds on Friday, April 21. You may not need FOL, especially if your little one isn't tall enough for the big rides. You could do well by using Single Rider at select attractions and switching off with the person waiting with your little one.

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Mar 23, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Tracy Says...

Husband, two college age sons and I going on May 19. See that it is average wait time on your crowd chart. I had knee replacement surgery in Feb. and can walk a lot, but wonder if average wait times will hamper my energy. Only have the one day to visit. Any idea of wait times? I am aware I can rent wheelchairs, just thought that would be so cumbersome keeping track of it when getting on and off rides.

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Mar 23, 2017 at 1:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tracey,

Exact wait times are hard to forecast due to crowds, popularity and if other attractions are closed or under refurbishment. Hot days will send everyone into air conditioned rides or to get soaked on Jurassic Park.

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Mar 13, 2017 at 4:11 p.m. Lee Says...

Hi,

I have pre-purchased the 2 day passes for universal hollywood for 2 adults, 2 children. We will be visiting 21 and 22 April.

Can I pre purchase front of line passes for those days without getting admission tickets (which I already have)? Or, do I need to get the front of line on the day?

Thanks

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Mar 13, 2017 at 1:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lee,

You can pre-purchase them online or day-of at the park.

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Mar 12, 2017 at 8:59 p.m. Sam Says...

Hello,

My friend and I are going to Universal on Wednesday March 15th. Do you think we need FOL passes in order to get everything done in one day considering the Walking Dead has just opened? Thank you so much

Sam

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Mar 13, 2017 at 7:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sam,

We're forecasting heavy crowds at Universal Studios Hollywood this week due to Spring Break. If you can afford the extra expense, then we recommend FOL passes.

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Mar 2, 2017 at 4:34 p.m. DD Says...

Hi,

My husband and I are planning to go on Monday, March 6, 2017. I see on the crowd calendar it's rated at 4/10, which says it's "average crowd." If we don't purchase the FOL passes, what are typically ride wait times like? Are the extra attractions worth spending the extra money?

Thanks!

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Mar 2, 2017 at 1:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi DD,

It's hard to forecast wait times. They depend on things like crowd size, time-of-day, weather and if other attractions are closed. You are visiting on a slow time of year. The FOL passes will defiantly help with whatever waits there are and can help you do more things multiple times. You can always purchase the park when you get there in case the wait times are too much for you.

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Feb 12, 2017 at 1:59 p.m. Helen Says...

Hello,

We are two adults going to universal in California on Sunday 7th May. Will we need FOL passes?

Thanks

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Feb 12, 2017 at 9:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Helen,

We're expecting average crowds at Universal Studios Hollywood on that day. Check out our Crowd Calendar. If you can afford FOL passes, then it will definitely help you, regardless of crowd levels.

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Feb 7, 2017 at 6:48 a.m. Somu Says...

Hi, We're planning to visit Universal Studios Hollywood on July 26 or 27th 2017. Are FOL tickets required? How much would they cost at that time and when would they be available online?

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Feb 7, 2017 at 8:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Somu,

If you can afford the extra charge, then FOL passes are definitely recommended, since you're visiting on peak days. We're currently selling PEAK FOL Passes right now on our site! https://www.undercovertourist.com/los-angeles/

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Feb 9, 2017 at 7:42 p.m. Somu Says...

Thanks a ton!

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Jan 16, 2017 at 4:09 a.m. Paul Says...

Hello,

Me and my wife plan to go on sunday February 12. Never gone on a sunday so I don´t know if FOL is necessary?

Thanks!

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Jan 16, 2017 at 6:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Paul,

Generally, the weekends are busier than weekdays. Our Crowd Calendar shows that day with average crowds. You can always purchase the pass the day you're there if you feel you need it.

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Jan 11, 2017 at 3:50 a.m. Lori Says...

Hello,

Our family (3 of us) are looking at going at the end of March 2017, listed as peak time. We are thinking of getting the FOL passes, looking at sharing 2 passes, but wondering about the studio tour part (jaws, psycho house etc.). Do the FOL passes appply to this as well? Also, if I pre book the FOL passes on line what if we need to change the date we selected (not sure if it will be Sunday 26 or Monday 27)?

Thx

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Jan 13, 2017 at 2:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lori,

We sell discounted FOL passes that don't require you to select a date. Check out our NON PEAK - Universal Studios Hollywood Front of the Line Ticket which can use any day in March.

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Jan 1, 2017 at 2:50 p.m. Stephen Says...

Hi there, would you still recommend a FOL pass in mid Jan 2017 or a normal pass will do?

Thanks!

Stephen

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Jan 1, 2017 at 1:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stephen,

If you're going on a weekend, then the Universal Express Pass would be a good thing to have. Also, MLK weekend is also projected to be busy. Weekdays are forecasting to be low to average crowds in Mid-January.

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Jan 2, 2017 at 9:07 a.m. Stephen Yap Says...

Yeah, MLK will be observed on 16th Jan which is a Mon. I guess I'll need FOL pass on that day then.

Thanks for the info!

Stephen

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Dec 17, 2016 at 10:12 a.m. Shawna Says...

My family of 5 will be going the first week of January 2017. My youngest (1 year old) is unable to ride most of the main attractions. I was planning on buying front of the line passes. Do I need to buy 4 FOL passes or should I just buy 3 and use child swap? I wasn't sure if they would let me in to the child swap area if I didn't have my own FOL pass. Thank you!

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Dec 27, 2016 at 11:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shawna,

Great question. We have not tried that. We guess you would need your own FOL, but it may be worth trying your way in the morning and if it does not work out, upgrading in the park. Let us know how it goes.

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Dec 17, 2016 at 5:45 a.m. Amol Deshpande Says...

I am going there on 27 Dec with my family. Do I need a front of the line ticket?

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Dec 20, 2016 at 10:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amol,

Yes, we would recommend your purchase Front of the Line passes.

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Dec 10, 2016 at 3:28 p.m. Tricia Says...

Hi Leap,

I'm going to universal Hollywood in March 2017. Likely the 19th or 20th. I know that is during spring break time, but it is also listed as non-peak time for Universal Studios. So I'm confused. Should I get front of line passes? If I wait and buy them in the park will they be likely sold out already?

Thanks for your advice.

Tricia

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Dec 21, 2016 at 1:12 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tricia,

It's always possible that the Front of the Line ticket will sell out—regardless of crowd size. If you can afford them, they are a great tool for letting you experience shows and attractions multiple times!

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Nov 23, 2016 at 10:17 p.m. JK Says...

Planning to go on Dec 21/22. If I have Go Los Angeles E-Card, is it easy to upgrade the ticket to Front of the Line at the Park?

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Nov 28, 2016 at 1:18 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi JK,

If you mean the Go Los Angeles Multi Attraction Pass, yes, you would just use it for entry to the park and then head to guest services to upgrade it.

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Nov 16, 2016 at 4:44 p.m. karen james Says...

Hi , we are travelling in from the Uk, in August 2017, we can only spend 1 day in Universal, probably Friday 25th, will we need FOL passes for 4 of us? When do the prices come out and should we prebook. Thanks in advance

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Nov 28, 2016 at 1:32 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen,

You can go ahead and purchase these from us now at a discount. Here is the direct link.

We would recommend it at this time.

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Nov 13, 2016 at 3:09 p.m. Christina L Says...

We are planning on going Friday, December 16. Do you think the fast pass will be necessary?

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Nov 16, 2016 at 11:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christina,

We would recommend it if it's within budget.

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Nov 12, 2016 at 8:34 a.m. Wona Says...

Hi, I plan to go to Universal for one day only, Sat Nov 18 (weekend before Thanksgiving). I'll have 2 kids with me, ages 10 & 12. If FOL recommended? Would it be an option to get FOL for just the kids? Am thinking if we get there early and hit the rides before lines get long, then use the kids' FOL passes to do favorite rides again in the afternoon. Or is that too optimistic? :) Thank you!

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Nov 16, 2016 at 11:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Wona,

Sounds like a good plan to arrive early. Being that some schools are off for the week, we recommend FOL pass. You can buy passes for just the kids. We have done exactly what you are proposing and it has worked well for us to ride without using the pass when the lines are short and then using the pass to ride again later in the day.

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Nov 12, 2016 at 7:02 a.m. Kepa Says...

We are a family of four from New Zealand, children 13 and 10 years, thinking of Universal Studios Sunday 13 November. Will we need front of line passes? Thanks for your help.

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Nov 15, 2016 at 3:37 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kepa,

Sorry for the delay! What did you end up doing?

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Nov 7, 2016 at 3:18 a.m. Renee Says...

Hi, we are coming February 5-8 timeframe and will do Universal for one day. Would you recommend FOL passes for that timeframe and which day is best: Mon/Tues/wed? Also, do you offer any hotel packages that sell these FOL passes as a package and get early access?

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Nov 14, 2016 at 9:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Renee,

You can probably get by without FOL at that time, but it is a nice thing to have. We do not currently sell hotel packages.

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Nov 6, 2016 at 7:38 p.m. Karen Says...

If we purchase front of the line passes for Christmas Day are the waits still crazy and is the park unmanageable?

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Nov 8, 2016 at 1:54 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen,

There would still be higher waits on Christmas Day, but they would be much more manageable with the Front of Line pass.

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Nov 14, 2016 at 4:28 p.m. karen Says...

How long do you estimate the waits on Christmas Day with a front of the line pass for the more popular attractions?

Thank you

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Nov 16, 2016 at 11:04 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen,

If you have a Front of Line pass you will have minimal wait. Front of Line takes you literally right to the front of the line.

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Nov 13, 2016 at 12:29 p.m. karen Says...

About how long for the more popular attractions? Would you expect 15 minutes or more like an hour with the front of the line pass on Christmas day?

Thank you,

Karen

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Nov 16, 2016 at 11:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen,

If you have FOL you should not have to wait very long. A limited number of Front of Line tickets are sold each day.

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Nov 16, 2016 at 11:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen,

If you have FOL you should not have to wait very long. A limited number of Front of Line tickets are sold each day.

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Nov 5, 2016 at 3:27 a.m. Michelle Says...

Hi,

So we are planning on a trip to Universal Studios Holywood on 30th December. Do you think that front of line passes are worth it for us at that time? Thank you.

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Nov 8, 2016 at 1:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

Yes, we think they are worth it at this time.

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Nov 3, 2016 at 3:38 p.m. billy Says...

We will be there either December 29th or 30th. Guessing we will need a front of the line pass to see the park in a full day. Any reason to wait for front of the line discount or will it only get worse? Is either of those 2 days better?

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Nov 8, 2016 at 2:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Billy,

We recommend the Front of Line pass for those days. I would go ahead and book as soon as you are certain, because those passes likely will sell out.

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Nov 2, 2016 at 2:13 a.m. Edgar Says...

If I purchase a front line ticket for HHN, can I use it to take a friend with me to the actual front of the line?

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Nov 8, 2016 at 2:12 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Edgar,

I am confused by your question, but I don't think so.

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Oct 31, 2016 at 3:53 a.m. jeni frank Says...

HI,

We are planning on coming November 10th ( thursday) with a baby, 5 year old and 7 year old We only want to do harry potter at the hollywood location. Is this doable in one day and do we need front of the line passes? How long is the typical wait for a ride during this time. Also, if I buy online, do we get to enter the park an hour earlier? Thanks so much!

Jeni

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Nov 3, 2016 at 2:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jeni,

You don't need a Front of Line pass as this time. We hope you'll consider purchasing your discount tickets through us!

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Oct 29, 2016 at 8:19 p.m. Allyson egbert Says...

What do you request for the day before Thanksgiving for a family of 7....all over 17?

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Nov 3, 2016 at 2:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

I would consider Front of Line passes if you can afford them.

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Oct 28, 2016 at 1:22 p.m. allyson Says...

Thank you for your blog!

We are a family of seven...all older than 17.m9stly interested in Harry Potter. We want to go the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. What's your opinion ilon FOL passes then?

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Nov 3, 2016 at 1:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Allyson,

I would recommend Front of the Line for that date.

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Oct 28, 2016 at 1:16 p.m. Ashley Says...

Hey Froggles,

We are looking at visiting Universal Hollywood on 7/27 & 7/28 2017 (Thurs / Fri), Am I able to purchase a 2 day pass but upgrade one day to FOL and use the second day as a standard guest ?

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Nov 4, 2016 at 10:08 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ashley,

Yes, you can do that, but you would need to upgrade inside the park. Keep in mind that that Universal only sells a limited number of Front of Line passes, so it could sell out. If you wanted to do that, we recommend doing it first thing when the park opens.

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Oct 24, 2016 at 10:23 p.m. Sarah Says...

Hey

Im going 1st May alone so i dont really want to be queing much at all but i am wanting 2 days there, can you buy the 2 day pass with the FOL or is that something you have to buy on top when you get there?

Sarah

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Oct 25, 2016 at 2:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah,

There is no two day Front of Line pass currently offered; only the one day. For early May weekdays, you will not likely need the Front of Line, especially if you are doing two days.

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Oct 18, 2016 at 12:59 p.m. Jarrad McPhee Says...

Hey,

Just wondering if a front of line pass will be necessary from January 16 till January 20. I know January 16 will be Martin Luther King Day so I expect that to be busy but not sure on the others.

Thanks

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Oct 21, 2016 at 10:01 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jarrad,

I would recommend if you go on the Monday. On the other days, no.

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Oct 5, 2016 at 6:53 a.m. Rebecca Says...

Hi there,

thanks for such an informative post, we are going to visit on Thursday 17th November 2016, would you recommend front of line passes on this day?

thanks :)

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Oct 12, 2016 at 10:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rebecca,

You will probably be fine without FOL that day, but it is nice to have.

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Sep 29, 2016 at 8:15 p.m. PJ Says...

Hi,

Planning on taking a friend from Australia & her 4 yr old daughter to Universal Studios Hollywood on Friday Oct 7th - do you think we will need FOL Passes on that date?

Thanks in advance!

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Oct 3, 2016 at 10:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi PJ,

No, I don't think you will need it.

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Sep 27, 2016 at 8 a.m. Yi Says...

Hi,

I plan to visit Universal Studios Hollywood on December 25th, is that day crowded? Will you recommend me to buy the FOL pass? I plan go there 1 hour before opening time.

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Sep 27, 2016 at 8 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Yi,

Yes! We would highly recommend the Front of Line Pass for this date.

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Sep 26, 2016 at 6:45 p.m. Cat Says...

Hello,

We are family of four planning to go on Thursday October 13th. Will we need front of line pass? Can we see everything with the shortened hours for the Halloween event?

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Oct 12, 2016 at 10:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cat,

You should be fine. Arrive early.

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Sep 26, 2016 at 6:16 p.m. Kent Says...

Hi,

We plan to visit Wednesday Oct 26th. Do you think we will need FOL passes?

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Oct 7, 2016 at 3:09 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kent,

While they are always nice to have, we don't think you'll need them on this date.

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Sep 24, 2016 at 8:02 a.m. Katie Says...

Hello! We are visiting USH on November 25 and purchased the FOL passes for our family. I am wondering if it is worth it to upgrade to VIP with a 8yo an 9yo to utilize the unlimited FOL access to all rides?

Also, can you please explain the Wand Parring. My children are very much into HP (finally!).

Thanks so much!!!

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Oct 12, 2016 at 10:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katie,

The Wand Pairing takes a group of people into the Wand Maker’s shop at Ollivanders. The Wand Maker will randomly choose a Hogwarts age child/teen/young adult and have them do some spells with wands to find the right wand for them. Then they can purchase the wand in the shop. The whole audience goes into the shop and can do their own wand shopping. We have a post on this, and each show is slightly different with different spells!

The VIP experience is very special and highly recommended. People love getting to walk around the backlot and FOL and all the food that comes with it.

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Sep 20, 2016 at 10:33 a.m. Louise Says...

We will be visiting some time between 31 December and 3 January. Which would be the best day to visit? Is one day enough? Our children are 12 & 14.

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Sep 21, 2016 at 10:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Louise,

All of these dates will be very busy, but the 2nd and 3rd should be ever so slightly less crowded. If you can afford it, we highly recommend Front of Line passes.

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Sep 17, 2016 at 3:08 a.m. Louise Says...

Hi, we are a family of 4 visiting SoCal including Anaheim, San Diego & LA from Australia from 26 Dec - 4 Jan. With our first 3 nights in Anaheim to see Disneyland & CAP, and then overnight in San Diego to visit LEGOLAND and the Zoo, we'll have 31 Dec - 3 Jan in LA and want to visit Universal Studios in that time. Is a 1 day pass enough time to see it all? Which of those days would you recommend we visit? And I imagine a front of line pass would be definitely necessary at that time? Are there 2-day front of line pass options? thanks

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Sep 26, 2016 at 9:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Louise,

We do recommend the Front of Line pass during that busy Holiday time. With a FOL pass, you should be able to do it all in one day. Universal does not offer 2-day FOL passes, so we recommend one full day with FOL, and if you want to add an extra day then purchase a non-FOL for the other day.

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Sep 11, 2016 at 8:47 p.m. Jacqueline Says...

Hi, we are visiting December 27th. Should we upgrade to the front of line pass, thank you

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Sep 12, 2016 at 10:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jacqueline,

Yes, this is a good time to upgrade to the Front of the Line pass.

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Sep 7, 2016 at 4:57 a.m. Angie Castello Says...

Hi, family of 3 here going on Monday Dec 12th. Do you think we'll need front line passes? If no, how long is the typical wait in line on that day?

Thanks!

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Sep 14, 2016 at 2:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angie,

You should not need it at this time, and waits should be very minimal.

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Sep 1, 2016 at 2:28 p.m. Armin Says...

Hi!

We are visiting L.A. in October. We have planed to visit the Studios on Monday the 3rd. Do you think it is neccessary to buy a front of line ticket? When yes do you think we should buy it already?

Thx o7

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Sep 14, 2016 at 2:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Armin,

I don't think it's absolutely necessary for this date, although they are always nice to have.

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Sep 1, 2016 at 1:29 p.m. Tim Says...

What day is the best day to visit universal in LA the first week of october? Monday, tuesday, or wednesday? And i guess we dont need a FOL right? Thanks so far from Holland!

Tim

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Sep 14, 2016 at 3:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tim,

You should be OK on any of these dates without the pass, although they are always nice to have!

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Aug 31, 2016 at 9:52 p.m. Tim Says...

Hello from Holland! First of all; respect for replying everyone here. We visit LA the first week of october, i guess we dont need a FOL? But what day is the best to go? Mo, tue or wed? Thanks! Tim

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Sep 14, 2016 at 2:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tim,

All of those days should be pretty good the first week of October. Enjoy your time!!

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Aug 31, 2016 at 7:07 p.m. Barb Says...

We are going for the day Sep 18. We will only have 6-7 (9:30 to 4:30) hours in the park. Would it be a good investment, since we have such a limited time. It will be our first time there.

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Sep 14, 2016 at 2:54 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Barb,

You should be able to see and do a lot during this time, but probably not everything, especially since it will be the weekend.

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Aug 27, 2016 at 8:21 p.m. Claudia Says...

I am traveling the first week of December which I think is low season but I am not sure...I was won regular tickets and was curious if I should upgrade to front of the line tickets. If not, what are some of the basic average wait times for the popular rides?

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Sep 14, 2016 at 2:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Claudia,

If you go during a weekday, you should be fine without the upgrade.

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Aug 23, 2016 at 8:41 p.m. Lynelle Says...

Hi We are travelling in early March next year and was wondering if we should upgrade to the front of line pass thank you

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Aug 24, 2016 at 12:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lynelle,

At this point, if it's the first week or two, you probably won't need it, especially if it's a weekday.

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Aug 22, 2016 at 3:20 p.m. Matt Says...

Same sort of question - coming to LA next week - Tues, August 30th. Big Harry Potter fans. It's a past summer peak weekday - do you recommend FOL?

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Aug 24, 2016 at 1:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Matt,

No, you should not need it.

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Aug 22, 2016 at 2:13 a.m. Ebony Says...

We are visiting universal orlandp august 26 monday,we are so so confused about getting the pass. What would be the time difference if I didn't have the pass. Do you think we could do both parks in 1 day without the pass?

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Aug 22, 2016 at 8:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ebony,

Here is the post you are looking for:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/blog/universal-express-pass/

I think you could experience many of the popular attractions in one day without the pass, especially since there will be fewer crowds than the peak of summer, but definitely not all of them.

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Aug 14, 2016 at 9:27 a.m. Henry Says...

Hi Frog Family!

We're visiting LA in late November with the option of doing Universal on a Sunday or a week day- will we need the extra weekend hours? 10am-5pm on a weekday seems pretty short! Would love to know your thoughts on which day we should go and if we need Front of Line :)

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Aug 16, 2016 at 1:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

If it's not the week of Thanksgiving, you should be fine without the Front of Line pass. A week day would be better.

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Aug 11, 2016 at 10:34 p.m. Joshua Says...

We purchased FOL pass for Aug 24th, 2016 and was wondering if there was any info we can receive to better utilize the pass and perhaps have a game plan created for our trip?

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Aug 17, 2016 at 12:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Joshua,

The FOL pass definitely makes it easier to enjoy your day with less stress in planning. You can only use the FOL pass one time for each attraction, so if you think you will want to ride a ride twice, you can choose to wait in a short morning line without scanning the pass and save the pass to ride again when there are longer lines. (You can also use single rider lines for certain rides after you have used your pass for the ride.) You can use your pass to get decent seats in a FOL section at a show. Be sure to check the show schedule that day when you enter the park for special show times with meet and greets for FOL Pass Holders. We enjoyed getting to meet some Animal Actors after a show. We like to do the 1-hour Studio Tour in the afternoon when our legs are tired. We also like to see the shows in the afternoon. There is no FOL for the Wand Pairing at Ollivanders, so wither do it first thing or wait until later in the day. If the line is long in the morning be aware that it gets much shorter in the later afternoon and evening. You never need to wait more than 30 minutes. If the line is over 30 minutes check back later.

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Aug 10, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. Chris Says...

G'Day!

We will be a party of 3 from Australia hoping to go on 5th of Sept. Do you think we will need FOL passes? Someone said it might be a public holiday? Will this it crazy busy in the park?

Cheers!

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Aug 17, 2016 at 12:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chris,

This is a holiday for us. Although not one of the busiest holidays for theme parks, you should consider Front of Line passes for this day.

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Aug 9, 2016 at 8:59 a.m. Jay Says...

Hello I'm from Hawaii and will be going there on May 20th 2017. Do you think we should purchase the fast pass? There will be 5 of us. 3 kids 2 adults.

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Aug 9, 2016 at 12:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jay,

While it will be a Saturday, I don't think it will be absolutely necessary at this time of year.

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Aug 8, 2016 at 4:11 a.m. Ivonn Says...

I'm planning to go to universal studios on September 17, would i need to purchase a fast pass?

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Aug 8, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ivonn,

No, you should not need it, although it's always nice to have.

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Aug 1, 2016 at 11:53 a.m. Wendy Says...

Hi, my husband, our daughter, (2yo) granddaughter and I want to visit Disneyland and Universal Hollywood in January next year on our way home to Australia. While it probably won't be overly busy when we're there--Jan 11 to 16--we think it'd be easier to have FOL tickets for Universal so we can take turns amusing the munchkin. Also, we'll probs visit Universal on Saturday. Do you have any idea when the FOL tix for January are released? Thanks

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Aug 16, 2016 at 12:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Wendy,

I would suggest checking back here in October.

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Jul 30, 2016 at 2:14 p.m. Scott Says...

My wife and plan to go on a Sunday in August, and I'm probably going to get the FOL passes. Here's my question. Do you completely bypass the queue areas? The rides are awesome, but they put almost as much work and entertainment into the queue areas also. Will we see any of that if we use FOL?

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Aug 9, 2016 at 12:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Scott,

You will not be disappointed with the FOL pass, which also takes you through themed queue areas. They are usually exactly the same but may be slightly abbreviated.

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Jul 25, 2016 at 9:54 p.m. tanya Says...

Hi,

we are planning to spend 2 days in Universal Studios Hollywood August 18 and 19. Do you think we need the FOL passes? Also, do you know if the official Universal Studios hotels offer it for free if you stay on their property?

thank you!

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Aug 3, 2016 at 1:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tanya,

If you arrive early and have two days to spend, you can probably get it all done in two days without FOL, but FOL does help. It will still be crowded. As far as we know, the preferred hotels do not offer FOL, but they do allow early entry one hour before the park officially opens.

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Jul 25, 2016 at 3:17 a.m. Monica Says...

I am putting together my daughter and her husbands trip to Universal Studios for the first time. Their trip will be for October 1st and 2nd. Will they need a FOL pass and you have a military discounts.

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Jul 25, 2016 at 8:15 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Monica,

I don't think you will need it at this time.

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Jul 21, 2016 at 7:58 p.m. Sophie Says...

Hi we are looking to go to universal 17/18 Aug - is this a busy time? Would a FOL pass be recommended? Thx

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Aug 3, 2016 at 1:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sophie,

It will still have summer crowds, so we recommend Front of Line. If you have two days to spend at the park, you can probably get by without it.

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Jul 21, 2016 at 4 p.m. Heather Says...

Are there fast passes available for the walking dead attraction?

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Aug 2, 2016 at 1:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather,

Universal does not offer Fastpass (this is at Disneyland). It is included with the Front of Line pass, but you likely would not need it for this.

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Jul 21, 2016 at 2:54 a.m. Lisa Says...

Hi,

Great and helpful post thanks! My boyfriend are I are planning to go Saturday August 27 before we fly back to Australia late that evening. Do you think the pass would be busy that day and that we should get a front of line pass?

Thanks!

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Jul 21, 2016 at 7:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa,

I don't think you'll absolutely need the passes at this time.

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Jul 20, 2016 at 1:17 p.m. Christoph Says...

We're a Family of 5 Kids 10, 14, 15 and will visit August 16th, 17th or 18th. Any recommendation on FOL passes in General and a weekday?

Thanks

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Aug 3, 2016 at 1:44 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christoph,

Some of the local schools start that week, but many people will still be on vacation, so it will still have summer crowds. If you can afford Front of Line, then we recommend it. If not, we recommend arriving early and staying late to get it all done. The afternoon lines are the longest, so get your must-dos done early and take advantage of single rider lines.

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Jul 19, 2016 at 3:55 p.m. Jose Says...

Hello,

My girlfriend and I are planning on doing 2 parks on Oct 8th. Universal/island of Adventure in Orlando. Do you think front of the line passes are recommended or we will be fine withouth them on this date?

Thanks,

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Jul 19, 2016 at 11:20 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jose,

This post is for Universal Studios Hollywood. You can find more information on Universal Orlando's Express Pass here: https://www.undercovertourist.com/blog/universal-express-pass/

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Jul 19, 2016 at 11:32 a.m. Dani Says...

Hi,

We will be visiting USH on saturday October 8. Would you recommend a FOL ticket?

Also wondering if we would need to purchase a FOL ticket for our 3 year old. She isn't tall enough to ride anything really? Are the names on the passes? Would we be able to give her pass to my son so he is able to have a second turn on rides she is too small for? If she doesn't have a pass would she be able to sit with us in vip seating for shows?

Thanks for your help!

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Aug 2, 2016 at 1:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dani,

We don't think they will be absolutely necessary at this time, and definitely don't recommend it for your 3-year-old. You could use the child swap for her. She would be able to sit with you at the shows.

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Jul 15, 2016 at 10:27 a.m. Fran2110 Says...

Hy.

We are going to visit Universal Stuidos LA on August 25th (thursday). Do we need to get the front of lines pass?

Thanks

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Jul 18, 2016 at 12:37 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Fran,

I don't think you will absolutely need it on this day, but it's always nice to have :)

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Jul 14, 2016 at 5:36 p.m. jack.weston@hotmail.co.uk Says...

Hi, I am planning to go to Universal on a Thursday in mid-September with my partner, do you think FOL passes will be required then?

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Jul 18, 2016 at 12:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

No, I don't think you will absolutely need them at this time.

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Jul 13, 2016 at 9:21 p.m. Jimmy Says...

Hi, 2 of us will be visiting on Thursday 8th September, do you think a FOL pass is needed? What will the average queue times be? What will the weather be like? How much is a coke? How many people attended the studios in 2011? What is the highest point in the park? What year was it established? Thanks a million :)

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Jul 18, 2016 at 12:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jimmy,

You should not need a pass for this day ;)

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Jul 13, 2016 at 3:26 a.m. Colby Says...

We are in town, bought FOL tickets for tomorrow, and are excited to see the Walking Dead.... however, there has only been one question on it, and it was UNDECIDED? Do FOL passes work for a single time through the attraction?

Thanks,

Colby

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Jul 13, 2016 at 6:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Colby,

Yes, the FOL passes work on a single visit through the attractions.

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Jul 8, 2016 at 9:31 a.m. diana Says...

Hi,

I am planning on going to Universal end of August, so slightly past peak season. The week I am planning to go to the park is week of August 22. Would you suggest Front of Line for this week? We mostly want to see Harry Potter World. Also, worried about booking a specific day, if it rains, etc. What is the park like in the rain and I assume if you purchase a specific day you are 100% bound and what is the financial benefit for specific day? Look forward to your thoughts and thanks in advance!

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Jul 11, 2016 at 2:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Diana,

I don't think it is absolutely necessary this week, especially if you go during the week. Unfortunately, there are no rain checks on the Front of Line pass.

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Jul 5, 2016 at 1:59 a.m. AB Says...

We plan to visit, Saturday July 30th. Family of four, 2 adults, 12 year old and 8 year old, dad likes the roller coasters and all rides, kids will like harry potter, jurassic park and mild to medium rides. Should we get FOL, if so, think we should get just 1-2 passes or all 4?

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Jul 18, 2016 at 10:20 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi AB,

Having two front of Line passes shared amongst family members with different interests can help you to avoid waits, especially when used later morning to early afternoon. Save rides the whole family wants to go on for early morning and then evening.

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Jul 4, 2016 at 5:02 a.m. Cristina Says...

Hello there,

My boyfriend and I are planning on taking a small trip to LA (Sep 20-24)focusing more on Disneyland. We are planning on visiting Universal Studio on Friday, do you think that I should purchase FOL tickets? Or regular admission? I just worry that Friday is sometimes still considered weekend.

Thanks a bunch!

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Jul 11, 2016 at 1:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cristina,

I don't think you absolutely need them at this time, but they are always nice to have.

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Jul 3, 2016 at 1:40 p.m. Stuart Says...

Hi do you advise Front of Line for Monday 8/29 - thanks

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Jul 11, 2016 at 1:44 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stuart,

Yes, we'd recommend the Front of Line pass if you can afford it.

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Jul 1, 2016 at 6:33 p.m. Clarisse Says...

Hello,

If I have the front of line ticket on a thursday in july, how many hours will it get until I visited all the parks ( or the biggest things to do) ? Can I only buy regular tickets or I will miss some time ? Thanks !

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Jul 18, 2016 at 10:18 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Clarisse,

There is only one park at Universal Hollywood. If you have Front of Line you should be able to see everything in the park without a problem. The Front of Line Pass is good all day. You might not be able to get it all done with a regular ticket. If you do not get Front of Line, arrive early and plan to stay late.

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Jun 30, 2016 at 4:46 a.m. Leeann Henry Says...

Hello,

We are going on August 15th and have purchased the FOL tickets. Does the ticket include early entry into the park? Thanks!

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Jul 11, 2016 at 1:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Leeann,

This does not include early entry.

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Jun 28, 2016 at 8:29 p.m. Helen Says...

I'm going 7/27/16 midweek peak season. Do you suggest the pass? It's bit out of my budget but also trying to have a good time. Thanks!

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Jul 11, 2016 at 1:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Helen,

It's a busy time, but if it's out of budget, get to the park ahead of its opening. Ride Harry Potter and Forbidden Journey first thing, then head to the Lower Lot attractions. You'll get those out of the way during the lowest wait times.

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Jun 28, 2016 at 3:20 a.m. Paulita Says...

We are planning to visit USH on a weekday during 18 July to 1 August. We are 2 adults and 1 child (11 years). Do we need to get the FOL pass?

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Jul 11, 2016 at 1:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Paulita,

It would be nice to have during this time if you can afford it.

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Jun 26, 2016 at 4:48 p.m. Nancy Says...

Hi! We are going the second week of July. Would you recommend a front of the line pass. Would it make a difference if we went on a Sunday vs a Tuesday? Thank you!

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Jul 11, 2016 at 1:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nancy,

Sorry for the delay, but your comment was in our spam filter. What did you decide to do and how did it work out?

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Jun 23, 2016 at 6:34 a.m. T-rex Says...

How does a front of the line pass work if you buy it online and have an e-pass? do they give you a lanyard at the gate or something?

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Jul 11, 2016 at 1:15 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

You would exchange the printed email (or show mobile confirmation number) for a lanyard in the park.

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Jun 21, 2016 at 6:49 p.m. Deb T Says...

Hi, My husband and I will be visiting Disneyland and Universal the first week in October. He's disabled and we're staying at the DIsneyland Hotel. We'll be buying Front of the Line Passes. Couple questions: 1) with his walker, will he have any trouble parking his walker while we ride an attraction/ride? 2) Do you recommend driving from Disney, taking a bus/tour, or taking a taxi?

Thank you!

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Jul 14, 2016 at 9:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Deb,

All of the attractions should have areas where he can park his walker (much like where you can store strollers, wheelchairs, etc.) Having your own car is always more convenient, but you’ll have to deal with parking. Good news is the parks offer trams from the parking lot to the park. If you don’t want to rent your own car, then it’s really up to you on how you want to travel! Disneyland’s bus and trams are all serviced by vehicles that can accommodate wheelchairs, walkers, strollers, EVCs, etc.

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Jun 21, 2016 at 5:17 p.m. John Says...

We are going to Universal on Thursday, July 21. Do you think it is worth paying double the cost to skip the line once. We really want to see Harry Potter, but do we need the Front Of Line to enjoy it?

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Jul 11, 2016 at 8:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi John,

I don't think you absolutely have to. What we recommend is you arrive ahead of opening. Visit Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey once you get in, then head to the Lower Lot attractions for the lowest waits. You can then go back to the Wizarding World and explore later in the afternoon.

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Jun 20, 2016 at 4:15 p.m. Angelica F Says...

Hello! We are planning on going to universal in July or August with our 3 month old. Would we use front of the line and child swap? Or would one wait outside the ride with baby while the other person goes on using front of the line?

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Jul 18, 2016 at 10:14 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angelica,

Yes, you can use front of the Line and Child swap. They have Child Swap rooms inside the ride where you can wait, or you could just wait outside if you prefer, since you have Front of Line.

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Jun 13, 2016 at 5:38 p.m. JohnE Says...

I am assuming a FOL pass is ideal for dates the week of July 11-15. Do you know when those will be released for sale. I currently only see up to June 17 value. Thanks.

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Jul 5, 2016 at 1:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi John,

This ticket is available:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/los-angeles/universal-studios-hollywood-front-of-the-line-peak-pass-ticket/

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Jun 13, 2016 at 3:35 a.m. Jesse Rockarst Says...

Hi and Sorry! My last post I forgot to mention the date was in August.

Hi! My family of 4 will be going to the park sometime between the 20th-23rd. In your thoughts would Front Of The Line Passes be worth while? Thanks!!

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Jul 5, 2016 at 1:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jesse,

They are always nice to have, but you shouldn't need them, especially if you go on a weekday.

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Jun 13, 2016 at 3:32 a.m. Jesse Rockarts Says...

Hi!

My family of 4 will be going to the park sometime between the 20th-23rd. In your thoughts would Front Of The Line Passes be worth while?

Thanks!!

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Jul 11, 2016 at 8:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jesse,

So sorry for the delay, but your comment ended up in our spam filter. What did you decide?

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Jun 11, 2016 at 4:55 a.m. Veronique Says...

Hello, very useful article! Thank you.

We plan on going as a family of 4 on October 21 (not at all interested in horror nights), with 2 kids of 8 and 10. Is 1 day enough? With/without FOTL? We could also go longer but that would be around Thanksgiving or early April 2017... Any advice (Crowd, $, weather)? Best deals? Thank you!

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Jul 5, 2016 at 12:51 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Veronique,

Yes, you can do it in a day, especially on a weekday such as Oct. 21.

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Jun 6, 2016 at 4:25 p.m. JD Says...

Hi--If I buy a regular admission ticket and then decide to upgrade to FOTL while in the park (early morning), does the cost typically end up being the same as if I purchased a FOTL ticket in the first place? Plan to spend Friday, 6/24 there. Thanks much!

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Jun 6, 2016 at 12:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi JD,

The cost can increase based on crowds, and it can also sell out. For that day, I would consider purchasing in advance. We are offering these tickets now at a discount.

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Jun 4, 2016 at 12:21 p.m. Rebecca Says...

Hi! We have a group of 7 adults coming 3rd October......do you think we need front of line passes?? Thanks, Bec

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Jun 17, 2016 at 4:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rebecca,

I don't think you will absolutely need it at this time.

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Jun 4, 2016 at 4:44 a.m. Felicia Says...

Will the FOL pass work for the Upcoming Walking Dead ride/walk? We are planning a trip to USH July 6.

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Jun 17, 2016 at 4:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Felicia,

This hasn't yet been decided.

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Jun 3, 2016 at 11:02 p.m. Martine Says...

Hi,

Do you know when ticket sales start for January 2017?

Do we need FOL for Jan 10th? It's a weekday

Thanks!

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Jun 17, 2016 at 4:14 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Martine,

You should not need a Front of Line pass for this time.

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Jun 3, 2016 at 5:17 p.m. Michael P. Says...

Hello there!

We're going to be at Universal Hollywood in mid June. Even though it's a mid weekday, do you think we need FOP?

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Jun 17, 2016 at 4:12 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michael,

You might not. Check out this post: https://www.undercovertourist.com/blog/summer-crowds-universal-studios-hollywood/

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Jun 1, 2016 at 3:27 a.m. Jacinda Says...

Hi FrogBlog

We are a family of 7 visiting Universal in July 2016 from Australia. I can't see anywhere that a family can share the Front of Line Pass? Do they have photo's or anything? We too have age ranges from 9-20 years. Would it be safe just to buy 3-4 fast passes and 3-4 general passes?

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Jun 3, 2016 at 3:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jacinda,

The FOL pass is a lanyard that anyone can wear. There are no photos. It is only good for one time use at each attraction. So you can share the pass, but you cannot use the same pass on the same ride twice. It will only work for you if the sharers do not want to go on the same ride. You can also take advantage of single rider lines to shorten your waits.

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Jun 1, 2016 at 1:35 a.m. Georgina Says...

Hi there!

My partner and I are visiting mid July and we are definitely going to purchase front of line passes, my question is will we need two days to see all of universal and Harry Potter world or is it likely that we can experience it all in one day?

Thanks!

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Jun 2, 2016 at 3:44 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Georgina,

If you are purchasing Front of Line passes, one day should be good—just make sure to get there early!

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May 30, 2016 at 6:10 p.m. AK Says...

10 of us are planning to go to Universal Studios Hollywood on Friday, October 14th. Would it be a good idea to get Front of Line passes for this date? Also, when are Horror Nights? Thanks!

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Jun 3, 2016 at 3:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi AK,

You do not need a FOL pass during the day in October, but they are HIGHLY recommended for Horror Nights. This event is every weekend from the end of September through Halloween. Horror Nights require a separate ticket. The regular park will close early that night and then Horror nights will begin. Horror night guests have a wrist band that identifies that they can stay in the park after closing.

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May 30, 2016 at 12:48 p.m. Beatriz Says...

Hi,we are going to Universal at June 8 th or 9 th ,just one day ,Park to park , we are 4 adults and we should like to know If we should purchase front Of the line tickets ,thanks

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Jun 5, 2016 at 3:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Beatriz,

I think you mean Universal Express since you are talking about Universal Orlando with the Park-to-Park tickets. We have a post dedicated to this, but to answer your question you may want to consider it.

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May 30, 2016 at 6:49 a.m. novi Says...

Hi,

I will be visiting Universal studios Hollywood on 3rd July. Can the pass and ticket use to re-enter the park on the day? Thank you.

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Jun 3, 2016 at 3:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Novi,

Yes, but be sure to bring your ticket back with you and inquire at the exit whether you need a hand stamp.

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May 28, 2016 at 2:12 p.m. Barbara Says...

Our family of 6 (2 adults 4 kids 16,14,9,7) purchased 1 day park to park tickets for 6/9. I have been told the wait times w/o fast passes are crazy. But to buy them it's costing 109.00 + taxes for each of us. I'm having a hard time deciding if this is worth as purchasing them. Yes this trip is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity but money is also a factor. I haven't been able to find any kind of discounts for purchasing fast passes. Can you please give me your advice as to whether or not to purchase the fast pass and if there's any way to save money?

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Jun 2, 2016 at 3:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Barbara,

It's going to be busy, but we would only recommend if it's within budget. Universal doesn't offer FastPass; the Front of Line is the Universal equivalent. You'll find more tips to maximize your time in the park here.

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May 28, 2016 at 10:16 a.m. Roisin Says...

I'm going on June 16th or 17th (Thursday or Friday think!!). Would you recommend the front of line for this time? It's my first time being there by the way ????

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Jun 2, 2016 at 2:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Roisin,

This is peak time, so you may want to consider it.

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May 26, 2016 at 6:16 a.m. Stella Says...

We are planning to visit USH this Memorial Day weekend, specifically 5/29 - no kids, just 2 adults young at heart! Would you recommend the Front Line Pass for this date? My assumption is it will be very crowded this weekend, but what a difference in cost between the Front Line pass vs General pass. Appreciate any feedback you can provide!

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Jun 2, 2016 at 1:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stella,

So sorry for the delay in getting back to you. What did you end up doing and how were crowds?

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May 26, 2016 at 3:35 a.m. K Mills Says...

Hi,

We are planning to visit on Sunday, November 6, 2016. Is it worth it to purchase the FOL pass during this time? I think this is off peak, but the price doesn't seem to reflect that. Thanks for your help.

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Jun 2, 2016 at 1:18 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

You should be OK without them at this time, although they are always nice to have.

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May 26, 2016 at 2:58 a.m. Karen Champion Says...

I realize I am very LATE asking but our trip is a quick one day, June 3rd - a Thursday. Would you recommend a FOL pass? I am assuming more yes than no?

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May 31, 2016 at 8:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen,

I think you are OK without it during this time, although it's always nice to have.

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May 25, 2016 at 10:36 a.m. Main Says...

Hi, I'm going to USH on Thursday June 8, 2016. Is this considered peak summer season already? Do you recommend a FOL pass? Thanks.

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May 31, 2016 at 5:27 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Main,

Yes, it is considered peak summer season. If you can afford it, we would recommend a Front of the Line pass.

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May 24, 2016 at 1:32 a.m. Maria Hernandez Says...

I'm planning on going the first days of June maybe the 3-7 though those days on a weekday maybe Tuesday do you think we need the front of the line pass ?

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May 31, 2016 at 3:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria,

They are always nice to have if you can afford them, but I don't think you will absolutely need them at this time.

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May 23, 2016 at 10:40 p.m. Marianne Says...

Hello,

I will go with son 10 and 2 of his friends also 10 on the 14th June. Do you think we will need FOL tickets?

Thanks

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May 31, 2016 at 3:12 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marianne,

It will be crowded. If you can afford them, we'd say consider them.

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May 23, 2016 at 8:30 p.m. Deanna Says...

A bit random. But does anyone know the price of the front of the line tickets were last year for HHN? Trying to get an idea of how much I need to save for this year

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May 31, 2016 at 3:09 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Deanna,

It was around $129 last year.

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May 23, 2016 at 9:54 a.m. Rachael Morales Says...

We (4 adults) are thinking of visiting for two days - either Sep. 6 & 7, or Sep. 14 & 15. I have a few questions : 1. What hotel is best? Onsite, to walk there, or further to drive and park? 2. What ticket is best for two days - a one day, then another one day with Fol, OR a season pass plus with an Fol upgrade for a day. 3. Is the Walking Dead open, and have you seen it? Sorry for so much! Thank you, sincerely

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Jun 3, 2016 at 3:33 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rachael,

We have not visited all of the hotels, but the Sheraton Universal is within walking distance and has a fabulous buffet breakfast. Parking at Universal takes time, costs $18 to $35 and can include a long walk through City Walk if you do not choose preferred options, so if you can walk from your hotel, that is a bonus. Walking Dead opens July 4—we can't wait to see it! You can probably do the whole park in one day without a FOL in September.

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May 22, 2016 at 2:43 p.m. Cindy Says...

We are visiting Universal Hollywood Oct. 3 to 7 for one day on one of those dates. Will FOL be necessary? Thank you.

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May 31, 2016 at 2:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cindy,

No, it should not be necessary at this time, although it is always nice to have ;)

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May 21, 2016 at 6:40 a.m. Sushant Says...

Hi we are visiting from May 29 2016 and confused for purchase of front of the line trickets. Please advice us.

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May 31, 2016 at 2:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sushant,

So sorry for the delay in getting back to you. What did you end up doing?

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May 17, 2016 at 3:58 p.m. Joyce armstrong Says...

Hi we are visiting from June 21 - June 28 and would like to know if we should purchase front of the line trickets. There will be 4 adults and 2 children, so we would be grateful if you could give your best advice on how many to purchase, as we will not all be going on the same rides. Thank you for your help.

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May 17, 2016 at 2:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Joyce,

Yes, you might consider purchasing them, but that would also depend on how many days you were spending. If you wanted to do more than one day, I don't think you need a FOL of pass.

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May 24, 2016 at 3:37 a.m. Ron Hall Says...

I am taking a trip 3 adults two kids mid june for 7 days will i need a front of line pass

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May 31, 2016 at 3:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ron,

If you can afford it, this is a good time to consider them.

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May 15, 2016 at 7:44 p.m. Rob S Says...

Would my almost 6 yr old son and I need FOL passes? We have two families going to Universal on a weekday after July 4th. The wives and youngest ones are going to Legoland, and the husbands and older ones are going to Universal. My son, to his dismay, will probably not be tall enough for Harry Potter (hes about 46 in), but loves any ride he's tall enough for.

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May 30, 2016 at 8:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rob,

Yes, I would consider Front of Line passes for this time.

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May 15, 2016 at 4:23 p.m. Gaurav Says...

We are planning to visit USH with my parents and our 2 yr old on May 26th. Do you think we would need the FOL ? We are planning to start our day early so as to avoid any longer queues especially at the Harry Potter ride.

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May 16, 2016 at 10:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gaurav,

I don't think you'll need it at this time.

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May 14, 2016 at 3:50 p.m. MONIQUE Says...

Hi, thanks for taking your time to reply to these. I'm going Friday, May 27th and we are really considering front of the line passes. I didn't realize it was a one-time use for each ride! I also see that Universal Studios Hollywood is offering packages where you can enter the park an hour earlier, with booking a hotel. I don't know if I should do that vs the front of line pass. We are really going for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Your input is appreciated.

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May 20, 2016 at 9:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Monique,

Getting in the park early is always great, but with Front of Line, you will be able to do everything in the park and then some even if you arrive at regular park opening. If you want to ride twice, either ride without activating your pass the first time if waits are 15 to 20 minutes or less and then use the pass when lines surge later morning, or you can use the single rider lines after you have used your pass. Here's a tip: The Lower Lot rides usually have no lines in the morning.

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May 12, 2016 at 11:28 p.m. Sapphire Twyman Says...

Hi there,

We are going to universal studios on June the 1st should we get front of the line passes?

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May 16, 2016 at 11:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sapphire,

I don't think it's absolutely necessary on this day, but you could if you want to avoid any major waits.

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May 11, 2016 at 1:23 a.m. Helen Says...

Hi,

I'm planning to visit USH on May 31st. It's the day after Memorial Day. Is it still crowded the day after and do you recommend FOL for that day?

Helen

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May 17, 2016 at 3:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Helen,

It shouldn't be too bad. You might be able to not purchase it. We suggest saving the Wizarding World for the afternoon, as it has been more crowded in the mornings.

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May 9, 2016 at 4:06 p.m. Jason Says...

We'll be heading to USH on Tuesday May 24 or Wed May 25. How long might the lines take for Minions, Simpsons, Harry Potter and the likes? Feeling like it should be fine without the passes but may be our only visit being that we live in Santa Cruz and don't make it south too often. Any tips or advice is much appreciated! Hop along now..cheers!

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May 20, 2016 at 9:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jason,

You should be fine without the passes as you are going weekdays and school is still in session in SoCal. We were there on a weekday in May and the lines were not too bad. The longest we saw Harry Potter was 45 minutes. It surges after park opening and then drops off. It could be more. The employee said the wait drops off an hour before closing.

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May 9, 2016 at 4:04 p.m. Shelly K Says...

Hello

My family and I will be visiting Universal Studios Hollywood on May 14th (Harry Potter World is on a visit list).do you think we will need three FOL pass?

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May 16, 2016 at 1:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shelly,

So sorry for the delay. What did you end up doing?

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May 9, 2016 at 3:53 a.m. SK Says...

We are visiting USH on July 12th and will be getting FOL passes. Do you know if we can upgrade to annual passes after?

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May 20, 2016 at 9:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi SK,

Definitely, but you have to do it at the Box Office in the park before you leave for the day. Be aware the Box Office does close one hour before the park closes, so be sure to upgrade before that time.

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May 8, 2016 at 12:07 p.m. Katrin Siedl Says...

Hi my boyfriend and I are going on a 3week-westcoast trip, we'll be in LA vom 13-16th of June. We want to see as much as possible but all the tickets and entry fees are really expensive, so i was wondering if you would recommend a FOL Pass for us for this time in June? we are planning to have 1 day at Universal Studios, is there a weekday when it is less crowded from your experience?

Thank you already and kind regards vom Vienna, Austria :)

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May 9, 2016 at 1:52 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katrin,

They are expecting large crowds at Universal this summer due to the opening of Harry Potter, so we do recommend a Front of Line pass if it is in your budget. That being said, those dates are blocked out from some of the annual pass holders, and those many blockout dates seem to be helping in controlling crowds so far. The summer is still a big unknown—those dates also happen to fall right around when many local school gets out—so it is hard to predict. So far, the opening of Harry Potter added so much more area to the park that they are finding that all the extra people are spread out without increasing lines in other areas of the park. Any of those days should be pretty good, but we are guessing that the earlier in the week you go, the better. Let us know how it goes.

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Aug 3, 2016 at 12:21 a.m. Kathy Says...

Hi...planning on USH either 9/10 or 9/11. Which day is better Saturday or Sunday and would FOL pass be necessary? Much thanks!

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Aug 9, 2016 at 9:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kathy,

Sunday is probably better, and if you arrive early and plan a full day, you should be able to get by without a FOL pass.

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Aug 16, 2016 at 4:54 a.m. Shubhy Says...

Will we need front of line tickets this coming Saturday?general passes will do right? Please help.

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Aug 17, 2016 at 12:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

You can always buy general passes and decide early in the day if you want to upgrade to FOL passes at the Box Office, but they do sell out by late morning/early afternoon, especially if it is busy. The more you need them, the faster they sell out. The only way to guarantee price and availability is to buy in advance. Summer is starting to wrap up around here, so it should not be as bad as crowds in July. Be sure to arrive as early as you can.

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Apr 28, 2016 at 2:31 p.m. Jan Hadley Says...

We are going to Universal in October and hope to visit on Monday the 10th do you think we would need front of line passes for this day.

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May 2, 2016 at 12:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jan,

You should not need it at this time.

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Apr 26, 2016 at 8:56 p.m. Donna Says...

is ONE Front of Line pass good for your entire party or does each person need one? I cannot seem to find that answer anywhere

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May 9, 2016 at 1:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Donna,

Each person who wants to go on the ride needs to have a Front of Line Pass. The only way you would not each need one is if you have people who want to use it for different rides than other people. Each pass is good for one turn on a ride so technically it cannot be reused for a ride. All of the rides in the lower lot (and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey) do offer single rider lines for free.

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Apr 26, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. SF Says...

I am planning on going to USH in around July 20th or 21st. Front of the line passes for four of us will be over $900. Is it worth it? We only have one day there. Also, any suggestions on getting there from the Disney resort area? Grayline bus?

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Apr 27, 2016 at 1:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi SF,

Front of the Line passes for four people do add up. If you can get there early in the morning, you can get by without the Front of Line Passes. There are very short waits in the morning and no waits at all in the Lower Lot in the morning hours. Another way to beat the lines is to use single rider lines if you are OK with riding in separate vehicles.

If you have various ages and interests in your group, you might try getting just two front of line passes and sharing the lanyards. If, say, a younger child really wants to ride Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, and an older child is more interested in Revenge of the Mummy, then they might be able to share a Front of Line pass. But if you all want to do everything, that won't work. The good news is that you are going mid-week, and that is better than the weekend. We are hearing reports that they are offering timed entry to the Wizarding World, and that (along with many blackout dates for the annual passholders) is actually keeping the wait times down in the park.

A quick online search of bus tours from Anaheim to Universal Studios shows that it will be about $120 for a family of four to get to Universal Studios and probably would not get you there until late morning when crowds start to surge. You might save money by renting a car, getting there early, and forgoing the Front of Line. If you choose to take a bus you are best served to get a Front of Line if you want to see and do it all.

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Apr 25, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Alyson Welch Says...

We have an annual pass and will be going USH on June 4 and June 6 2016. Do you know the cost to upgrade to FOL for 1 day? Would you recommend the upgrade, and if so for one or both dates?

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Apr 27, 2016 at 1:18 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alyson,

If you are going to be at USH for two days, you can definitely get by without getting a FOL Pass. We recommend arriving before park opening. The price for an upgrade can vary based on expected crowds, but it is similar to the cost between a regular ticket and a FOL ticket. If you were going to upgrade one day, upgrade the Saturday. The Monday should be less crowded.

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Apr 22, 2016 at 7:08 a.m. Donna Says...

Hi, we are going to be in universal studios in the peak time August. There are 9 of us including three children 3, 4 and 7. We want to get the front of line pass but can we get them for The youngest kids? Is it worth it for them?

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Apr 27, 2016 at 1:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Donna,

You can probably get by without getting them for the youngest kids. Most of the rides with long lines have height requirements. They can enjoy water play and Super Silly Fun Land and shows without Front of Line passes. You can try using Front of Line combined with child switch for the taller group members. The nice part about some members of your party having Front of Line is that the younger kids will not have long waits while the others in the group go on big rides. The only place that you might run into issues is the tram tour. You can always try the Front of Line for the tram to see if it works (knowing only three of you have Front of Line), and if they don't let the little ones skip the line then you will have to wait in line. Knowing that, you might want to hit that early in the day and save the passes for the rides when the lines are long because you literally walk right on with the pass. You do not need the pass for the shows and can probably get by with priority seating with some people having passes but not all. Let's just say it worked for us!

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Apr 22, 2016 at 5:23 a.m. Odessa Says...

Hi, I am taking my family to Universal on Friday, May 13th. With the opening of Harry Potter and it being a Friday, would you recommend the FOL pass?

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Apr 25, 2016 at 2:32 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Odessa,

I don't think you will need it on this date, but it's always nice to have if you can swing it.

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Apr 18, 2016 at 6:31 p.m. Javier Says...

I'm going to go on May 19 with my gf I want to so bad get the front of the line tickets because the lines are horrible but two of them are almost $400. Considering it's a weekday is it still worth it ?? Please help.

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Apr 25, 2016 at 2:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Javier,

I don't think this is an absolute necessity at this time, although the Front of Line passes are always nice to have.

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Apr 17, 2016 at 5:28 a.m. Arsh Says...

Hi,

I am going to Universal Studios Hollywood on 24th May (Tuesday). Online crowd predictor indicates that its packed. I am going with my family (total 4 ppl). We don't intend to go to lower lot. Should I go for Front of line pass?

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Apr 25, 2016 at 1:40 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Arsh,

By Universal's own calendar, this is not the busiest time to visit. I don't think it's a necessity, although it is always nice to have.

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Apr 15, 2016 at 12:07 p.m. Lilly Says...

Hi, we are visiting Universal Studio Hollywood in the second week of September. Do you recommend we but Front of the line passes. Thanks in advance.

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Apr 25, 2016 at 1:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lilly,

You should not need it at this time.

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Apr 15, 2016 at 11:44 a.m. Bea Says...

Hi! We are planning a trip mid-May, do you recommend we get FOL passes? Thanks!

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May 2, 2016 at 12:27 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bea,

I don't think you will need it, but ultimately it's up to you.

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Apr 13, 2016 at 7:14 a.m. EJ Says...

Hello. We're planning to visit on April 29, Fri. Do you think purchasing FOL tickets are needed ? My husband is a Harry Potter fan. Thank you !

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Apr 14, 2016 at 3:12 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi EJ,

I don't think you will. Regular admission that day is value, based on expected crowds. But do keep in mind with it being brand new, there will be more crowds.

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Apr 12, 2016 at 11:32 p.m. Lara Says...

Hi, We are a family of 2 adults 3 kids going to Universal Hollywood on Friday, 30 September. FOL passes work out at US$550 more for our family for the day than the General Admission passes. We are also going to Orlando after this and have two days at Universal Orlando with express passes (that come from staying at our Universal hotel so we can skip the queues there). Our main priorities at Universal Hollywood are to see the things we can't see in Orlando such as the Backlot tour and the Harry Potter ride (which I understand is a better 3D experience than Orlando) and anything else that is different. Do you think we should pay the extra for the FOL passes?

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Apr 25, 2016 at 12:54 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lara,

Wow! What a trip!! During this time, you should not need the Front of Line passes. We hope you'll consider purchasing your tickets for both parks from us!!

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Apr 10, 2016 at 3:40 p.m. L Says...

our family is going end of June thru the beginning of July what do you recommend?

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Apr 10, 2016 at 6:25 a.m. Lori Marshall Says...

Hello!

We are a family of four from Australia and we are in LA and would like to visit USH on Sunday September 18.

Would a front of line pass be advisable, or should we pre-purchase and see on the day?

Many thanks!!

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Apr 25, 2016 at 12:27 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lori,

You should not really need the pass at this time, although it's always nice to have.

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Apr 9, 2016 at 5:53 p.m. Neha Says...

Hi, 6 of us are going on May 28 to May 30 (Long weekend). Should we take FRONT OF LINE passes? Because I assume both regular & front of line will have long queues so is there really an advantage for paying premium? The prices have been jacked up to 239$ for the long weekend!

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Apr 25, 2016 at 12:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Neha,

If you can afford it, the Front of Line passes make sense during this time. If you can't do that, we highly recommend you arrive at least an hour in advance of opening (oftentimes the parks open even earlier than official opening during busy times), and hit the priority rides first. With the opening of the Wizarding World, this area will be crazy. We recommend either using the single-rider line for Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey or riding this one first thing.

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Apr 8, 2016 at 3:53 a.m. Brad Kendzora Says...

Can you add front of the line to an annual pass?

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Apr 25, 2016 at 11:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brad,

There are a limited number of Front of Line passes available to pass holders. Early in the day, you can purchase them in the park. The fee can vary depending on how much of a peak time it is.

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Apr 7, 2016 at 6:14 p.m. Brian Says...

Hello! Thanks for the tips! I'm visiting on Monday, May 9th and wondering if my wife and I should get FOL passes. Just worried about crowds with Harry Potter opening.

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Apr 7, 2016 at 1:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brian,

This is considered non-peak time, so I don't think you need the passes.

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Apr 7, 2016 at 2:32 a.m. Lynn Says...

I don't see where I can purchase front of line passes for USH on your site...just general admission or VIP. Am I looking at it wrong?

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Apr 7, 2016 at 1:15 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lynn,

We are not currently offering these tickets, but hope to again soon.

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Apr 3, 2016 at 8:06 p.m. Yvette Says...

We are coming down to California for SDCC. Thought to make the most of this one time trip and go to Disney and Warner Brother. Any recommendations for places to stay. Are they close enough to stay at one place and attend both? Also are there opportunities to meet/see stars more during certain days of the week. Lastly, is there a train or bus service that may take us from San Diego to These places?

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Apr 25, 2016 at 11:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Yvette,

Disneyland and Warner Bros are about 60 to 90 minutes apart depending on rush hour traffic. You could definitely stay by one and visit the other one day unless you think you want to spend several days in each area. If you want to spend a few days in LA and a few days at Disneyland, you might want to split up the trip by staying in two places.(There is not a great place to stay in the middle of both.) Then you might want to spend a few days in LA and a few near Disney. But if you were just visiting each for one day, you can stay in one place.

Television shows and movies are usually filmed Monday through Friday, so your chances of seeing a live set are better during the week. You might see the sets from afar, but it is not likely that you will be meeting stars. You never know though. If you get lucky you might catch a glimpse. Warner Bros has a great Harry Potter and film museum on the property. Keep in mind that it is not an amusement park like Universal Studios.

Disneyland is about 90 minutes from San Diego by car. There is a train that can take you from San Diego to a transportation center in Anaheim, where you can catch a bus to Disneyland. If you have a large family, it may be cheaper to drive to Disneyland and park for $18. The train can also take you up to Los Angeles, but then you would have to find transportation to Warner Bros. perhaps Uber or a cab? Unfortunately there is not an easy or affordable public transportation system in California. The area is dependent on automobiles.

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Apr 1, 2016 at 10:25 a.m. Danielle Says...

Hi

I know it hasn't officially opened yet, but would we be better with a VIP or a front of line pass during the first week of December? We mainly want to do the Harry Potter part and Simpsons and Minions.

Thanks

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Apr 25, 2016 at 11:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Danielle,

The VIP is much more money and involves food and more behind the scenes tour of the Backlot. It also allows you to skip lines, but if you mostly care about Minions, Simpsons and Harry Potter, then the Front of Line pass will save you a lot of money over VIP. If you are traveling during the week, then a regular ticket may be fine. If you are visiting on a weekend, then the Front of Line Pass is worth it. Also, it is possible that Grinchmas may be going on too! Be sure to check out our post from the first weekend in December of last year.

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Mar 31, 2016 at 4:41 a.m. Lauren Says...

Hi,

I am going to Universal Hollywood on April 9th for the Harry Potter Opening!! I can not be more excited. I have actually never been to Universal, so I don't know much about the park. I know it will be packed so I was wondering if you have any tips? Also I was wondering if you think the front of the line pass will be worth the $239 prices tag? And do you know if that pass will include the Harry Potter rides? Thank you for all the tips so far!! Hopefully I will hear from you!

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Apr 7, 2016 at 2:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lauren,

So sorry for the delay, but your comment ended up in our spam filter. Please let us know how it was. Did you get the FOL pass? I think it would be worth it, especially for the next few days, and it does include Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ...

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Mar 30, 2016 at 7:29 p.m. Steve Says...

Going to universal in July, considering vip vs front of line pass, what do you think? Also, is the pass good for harry potter attractions? Thanks for your help.

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Mar 30, 2016 at 3:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Steve,

I think it's a good idea if you can afford it. It will include Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

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Mar 22, 2016 at 5:46 p.m. Tina Nicole Morales Says...

Hi,

I'm planning a trip there in late May on a Tuesday or Wednesday, would you recommend a FOL pass? And can you really only use the FOL pass once on certain rides? If so which ones?

Thanks,

Tina

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Mar 30, 2016 at 4:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tina,

I don't think you would need, need it in May, but you might want it ;) It includes one-time access to all rides, shows and attractions.

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Mar 21, 2016 at 10:01 p.m. Anne Says...

Hello there! We will be at Universal in October, during the Halloween nights. Is the front of the line pass only for a the special Halloween rides and mazes, or is it also for every attraction in the park?

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Mar 30, 2016 at 10:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anne,

The Horror Nights Front of Line Pass is good for one time use on every maze, ride and the Terror Tram. We highly recommend the Front of Line for Horror Nights, because lines can average over 100 minutes each for the mazes. With the Front of Line you will walk right in and will easily be able to do every maze and attraction in the park.

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Mar 21, 2016 at 9:04 a.m. Thos Says...

Hi,

We are in LA from the 8th of may until the 12th.

We are free to choose our day to go at universal studio.

There is something that i don't understand on this website : https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/crowd-calendar/may-2016/#calendar

There are colors for crowd ok but there are two colors, one for the day and one for the park, which one should i pay more attention ?

For example the 10th of may is yellow (4/10) but Universal Studios Florida® is green

And finally to conclude, do we need front of line pass for this period (10th or 11th refering to the website)?

Thanks in advance !

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Mar 28, 2016 at 10:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

This is a great time to visit. The more important number is the overall day level and helps to decide when to visit. Once you've decided on dates (as you have), then you can dial in the best days to visit each parks. You definitely don't need Express Passes for this day. (Universal Studios Florida offers Express Passes rather than the Front of Line pass at Universal Studios Hollywood).

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Mar 19, 2016 at 3:47 p.m. Brian Says...

We are going Saturday, March 26. Do you recommend a Front Line Pass?

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Mar 30, 2016 at 10:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brian,

Sorry for the delay. How was it and what did you end up doing?

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Mar 18, 2016 at 12:14 a.m. Jen Says...

Do we carry our paper tickets with us throughout the parK? Should we get a lanyard or something?

thx!

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Mar 30, 2016 at 10:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jen,

The Front of Line Pass is a lanyard. So convenient! They will give it to you when you enter the park and you can wear it all day.

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Jun 9, 2016 at 1:54 a.m. GG Says...

I called your office today and she said we would need to scan our tickets at every line for front of the line at universal studios Hollywood. Is this correct?

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Jul 18, 2016 at 10:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

The Front of Line pass is a lanyard you wear around your neck. They will give it to you when you enter the park gate. They will scan it at each ride, because it is good for one-time use at each ride or attraction.

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Mar 12, 2016 at 6:23 a.m. Dee Says...

We are going on a Monday in early April, 2016. Would you recommend front of line pass? Is it generally a busy period?

Thanks

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Mar 16, 2016 at 3:11 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dee,

I don't think you will need it if it's April:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/crowd-calendar/april-2016/#calendar

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Jan 14, 2017 at 1:36 p.m. Nancy Says...

The New York ride opens at that time (early April). Do you think that will have a big impact on the crowds?

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Jan 16, 2017 at 7:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nancy,

Whenever a new attraction opens, it's very common for it to have long lines during first few months of operation. It's hard to say if overall crowds will be impacted. Locals may visit just to check out the new attraction!

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Oct 1, 2016 at 3:49 a.m. Loren Says...

How about in November like the 17th

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Oct 11, 2016 at 11:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Loren,

We don't think you'll need it at this time.

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Jan 10, 2016 at 5:01 p.m. Eddie Williams Says...

Hello, When will the April Front Line Pass be available for April 2016 ? Thank You

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Jan 19, 2016 at 10:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Eddie,

They are up! You can see all Universal Studios Hollywood ticket options here:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/los-angeles/

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Oct 13, 2016 at 8:24 p.m. pedro arana Says...

me and my family will be going November 4th should I get front of the line passes? also my daughter is 5 can she go in most of the rides ?

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Oct 21, 2016 at 10:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

You should not need the pass at this time. As for your daughter, it really depends on her height, but she should be able to go on many of them.

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