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Universal Studios Hollywood: is the front of line pass worth it?

From susi rosenberg
Posted August 12, 2008 at 9:19 AM
going to universal hollywood on aug 18, a monday.
is it worth paying $119 for the front of the line pass or is the general admission i can get for $64 ok?


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From David Eggert
Posted August 12, 2008 at 10:19 AM
From my experience, I would definitely recommend not getting a Front of the Line pass for USH. There are really only three rides - Jurassic Park, Revenge of the Mummy, and The Simpsons, and the rest is all shows and the Backlot Tour. I've personally never experienced a line there over 30 minutes, most have been around ten, even in the middle of the summer. The Simpsons ride is quite new, however, so its line will likely be longer. The Front of the Line pass does give you priority seating for all the shows, so if you really want front row seats, it might be worth it, but I've always gotten good seats arriving 15-20 minutes before the show.

Rather than buying Front of the Line passes, I'd recommend heading to the park right when it opens and going straight over to the Simpsons ride. Then go see Shrek or Terminator. By the time you've done that, the lower lot should be open (where the other rides are), so head there and go on Jurassic Park and Mummy. While you're down there, do Backdraft and the Special Effects stages. Then return to the main lot and do the Backlot Tour. Finally hit any shows that are left which you still want to see.

Using this strategy, I make it through everything I want to see at the park (Simpsons, JP, Mummy, Backdraft, SFX, Shrek, Waterworld, Terminator, Backlot Tour) easily, usually finishing around 2 in the afternoon, just in time for a late lunch on CityWalk.

From susi rosenberg
Posted August 12, 2008 at 1:11 PM
Thanks so much! You have made my day and saved me lots of dough on something I thought I would need to buy!

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