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When to Hop on Universal Studios Hollywood Express Pass

by Leap on January 9, 2020 661 Los Angeles

A note from Leap: Universal Studios Hollywood closed temporarily in March to control the spread of COVID-19. Hop over to our What to Expect When the California Theme Parks Reopen post, which we will continue to update with the latest news and dates.

Universal Studios Hollywood Universal Express Ticket - Pinterest What could be better than a day mingling with Minions in the morning, experiencing behind-the-scenes movie magic in the afternoon, followed by the wonders of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in the evening? The only thing we can think of would be to do all of that without waiting! With the Universal Studios Hollywood Express Pass (formerly known as the Universal Studios Hollywood Front of Line Pass), you can breeze through all of your favorites with priority access. Having this gem is just one part of a fun day here!

The Frog Family jumped at the opportunity to use the Universal Studios Hollywood Express Pass last summer, and it toadally made our day. Even though these tickets cost more than regular admission, the benefits are well worth it. The park limits the number of Universal Studios Hollywood Express passes sold each day, so the awesome perks are always maintained. This post will explain all of the Universal Studios Hollywood Express Pass benefits!

It's important to note that a Universal Studios Hollywood Express Pass is a full ticket that includes admission to Universal Studios Hollywood, plus one-time access to each ride, show and attraction, which is different than the add-on passes sold in the Orlando parks. You present the paper ticket (about the size of a credit card that you receive upon park entry) to be scanned at each ride. There is also an add-on option at Universal Studios Hollywood — more on that further below.

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Do You Need Universal Studios Hollywood Express Passes?

We get lots of people asking if they really need Universal Studios Hollywood Express passes to enjoy their day at the park. And the answer really depends on when you are going. You don't usually need Universal Studios Hollywood Express Pass on weekdays and even some weekends in the off-season, but you'll sure thank your lucky stars for having it on peak summer days and school holidays. Even though the lines are shorter in the off-season, the park hours are shorter, too, so shaving off wait times with Universal Express can still come in handy if you want to squeeze it all in during less crowded times. (Need help deciding when to visit? Check out this post on the best and worst times to go to Universal Studios Hollywood.)

Universal Studios Hollywood Universal Express — Peak Vs. Non-Peak?

Universal Studios Hollywood sells a peakmid-peak, and non-peak version of the Universal Express Pass. What we like about this is that you can buy the non-peak (lower cost) or mid-peak (middle priced) option during some of the busy times of the year. For example, the non-peak Universal Express is valid all of February, March, October and November (when the holiday celebrations are underway). Plus, the non-peak Express Pass is also good most of January, half of April, most of May, most of September and the first half of December (before the holidays). Non-peak might happen to fall during your spring break! We like using Express Pass even during non-peak times because the theme park may have shorter hours. It's a lot easier to fit everything in before the park closes at 6:00 p.m. with Express passes.

The non-peak Express Pass can be used on the following dates:

2020: July 1-31, Aug. 1-31, Sept. 1-30, Oct. 1-31, Nov. 1-30 and Dec. 1-18.

2021: Jan. 2-31, Feb. 1-28, March 1-18, April 19-30, May 1-30, Sept. 7-30, Oct. 1-31, Nov. 1-30 and

Dec. 1-10.

2022: Jan. 6-31, Feb. 1-28 and March1-31.

The mid-peak Express Pass is required on the following dates:

2021: March 19-31, April 1-18, May 31, June 1-18, Aug. 18-31, Sept. 1-6 and Dec. 11-17.

If you are not yet certain when you are going, you'll want to opt for the peak ticket — it is valid any time!

The peak Express Pass, also known as the anytime ticket, is required on the following dates:

2020: Dec. 19-31.

2021: Jan. 1, June 10-30, July 1-31, Aug. 1-17 and Dec. 18-31.

2022: Jan. 1-5.

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When to Hop on Universal Studios Hollywood Express Pass - Hogsmeade Entrance

Even though Universal Studios Hollywood Express Pass costs more than a normal ticket, the benefits can toadally make the expense well worth it. (Psst ... We sell these prized tickets at a discount!) Using the Universal Express Pass is just one of the ways to maximize your time at Universal Studios Hollywood. On peak days in the afternoon, the lines can reach up to two hours long for big draws such as Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. But if you have a Universal Express Pass, you literally walk — or in our case, hop — right onto rides without even having to wait. That is what sets Universal Express passes apart from say, Disney’s FASTPASS, which reduces your wait time, but does not send you straight to the front of the line.

Universal Studios Hollywood Universal Express Tips

Enhance your show experience.

When to Hop on Universal Studios Hollywood Express Pass - Animal Actors

The Universal Studios Hollywood Express Pass gets you one-time priority access to each show. It gets you priority seating. It may include some special meet-and-greets or up close and personal experiences following shows after the rest of the audience exits. Lily and Tad really enjoyed meeting some of the animals after the Animal Actors Stage show. (That includes a famous owl from the Harry Potter movies!)

Consider buying Universal Express strategically.

While it's always great to spend time together as a family, your whole family might not need to purchase Universal Studios Hollywood Express tickets. If your family is only interested in rides, but you have some younger children who won't meet the height requirements (or might be too frightened for the big rides), you probably don't need to purchase Express for them. Or, if you are prone to motion sickness like Flora, you might buy just your older kids an Express Pass and opt out of the pass and thrill rides for yourself. With the much shorter waits thanks to the Universal Studios Hollywood Express passes, the family will be reunited in no time!

One of the season pass options includes Express access. The Platinum Season Pass comes with one-time per day Express access to each ride, attraction and seated show.

Use Universal Studios Hollywood Universal Express only during long wait times.

When to Hop on Universal Studios Hollywood Express Pass - Despicable Me Minion Mayhem

The Universal Studios Hollywood Express Pass can only be used one time per ride. If you know your froglets want to ride Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem twice, choose your ticket 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 Universal Express when the wait was over an hour.

Plan ahead.

When to Hop on Universal Studios Hollywood Express Pass - Flight of the Hippogriff

Universal Studios Hollywood limits the amount of Express passes sold each day, so if you are concerned about crowds, buy in advance (plus, you'll save money since we sell them at a discount). 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. The good part of limiting pass sales is that it means you truly go to the front of the line. Plus, you'll get a better value experience when you use the pass.

Save money by visiting at "off-peak" times. The pass can help make your day much more enjoyable if you are visiting during a peak time. But if you purchase the Universal Studios Hollywood Express non-peak ticket, you can save money. Some other affordable time-saving tips include the following:

  • Arriving at park opening.
  • Staying until park closing.
  • Utilizing Child Switch.
  • Using Single Rider for rides such as The Mummy, Transformers, Juarassic World — The Ride, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and Flight of the Hippogriff.
  • Using the Virtual Line (via the free Universal Studios Hollywood app) for Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash (opening March 27, 2020).

Upgrade in the park.

If you are really not sure if a Universal Studios Hollywood Express Pass is for you, or you already have your ticket or an annual pass without Express access, you can take a chance on upgrading in the park. Express tickets can sell out on crowded days. On a summer day, we noticed that it was up to $130 to upgrade to a Universal Express ticket for one-time use for each ride. No matter how you bought your park ticket, you can purchase an upgrade in the park. The cost to upgrade is the same for everyone.

The price may vary — even throughout the day! If you are finding higher waits in the afternoon, on some days Universal may drop the price after 3:30 p.m. So definitely check back if you want to upgrade in the afternoon. You can't count on it being available, but it's worth looking into. You can purchase and upgrade in the Upper Lot at the Box Office or at a kiosk at the bottom of the escalator in the Lower Lot.

The Lower Lot kiosk may have a much shorter line.

Upgrade to Unlimited Universal Express.

If one-time access is simply not enough, there is an Unlimited Universal Express option. Unlimited Universal Express is available in the park. You can upgrade a Universal Express ticket, a regular park ticket or a season pass (subject to availability). If you already have a Universal Express ticket, the cost to upgrade to Unlimited Universal Express is $30-40. Peak days will be pricier than non-peak days, and they will sell out much faster on peak days. If you have a regular park ticket, it can cost about $110-$170 to upgrade to Unlimited Universal Express. Prices can vary, depending on the day. We recommend purchasing discount Universal Express tickets in advance (through Undercover Tourist, of course!) to lock in express access, and then if you decide you want even more access, you can inquire about Unlimited Universal Express early in the day inside the park.

Consider bringing a lanyard.

When to Hop on Universal Studios Hollywood Express Pass - Universal Express Ticket

The old Front of Line tickets were given to guests as a lanyard worn around the neck. The current Universal Express tickets are paper tickets about the dimensions of a credit card. You have to pull it out each time you need to have it scanned for rides or shows. It can be cumbersome to always pull it out of pockets and backpacks. If you have a lanyard with a clear pocket, bring it along for quick, almost hands-free scanning. Universal Studios sells souvenir lanyards in the park if you don’t have one.

Buy Universal Express for Horror Nights or special events.

Buy Universal Express for special events such as Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights. Horror Nights draws scary huge crowds. 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 were able to hop through every maze and ride. The pass was well worth it! It's really the only way to do Halloween Horror Nights.

These Universal Express passes are limited, and they will sell out early. If you plan to attend Horror Nights, make sure to buy early and be sure to get a Universal Express Pass for each member in your party. And remember to bring a lanyard to simplify your night. Otherwise  you need to pull the Universal Express ticket out in the dark for scanning at each maze. The only way to get Unlimited Universal Express at Halloween Horror Nights is to purchase the R.I.P. Tour.

The Universal Studios Hollywood Express Pass is a great way to help you manage your day. The Express Pass will allow you to experience everything in the park at least once. With the time savings that comes with the pass, you can hit your favorite attractions a second time. It also allows you to relax and enjoy more of the sights, take photos, see shows, meet characters, enjoy your meals, calmly sip Butterbeer, shop for treats and explore Universal CityWalk. Buying the Universal Studios Hollywood Express Pass buys peace of mind. That way, you know you can get it all in, and that equals a 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.

Related: The Best Times to Visit Universal Studios Hollywood

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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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