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Wait times for Universal Studios Florida

Universal Orlando: What are the relative wait times for each attraction, versus the others in the park?

From Robert Niles
Posted November 15, 2011 at 12:15 PM
Thanks for your help on this project. We've done the four Disney World theme parks and Universal's Islands of Adventure. Here's the last park I'm doing this for (for now, at least) - Universal Studios Florida.

Remember, we're looking for average wait times relative to the other rides and shows in the park. For show with assigned start times, we're comparing the time you need to arrive early in order to get seats for your whole party versus the average wait time for other rides in the park.

Here's the first draft. Revisions in the comments, please. Thanks!

Production Central
Shrek 4-D - Average
Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit - Longer

New York
Twister… Ride it Out - Shorter
Revenge of the Mummy - Longer

San Francisco/Amity
Disaster! - Shorter Average
Jaws - Average

World Expo
Men in Black Alien Attack - Average
The Simpsons Ride - Average Longer

Woody Woodpecker KidZone
Animal Actors on Location - Shorter
A Day in the Park with Barney - Average
Woody Woodpecker's Nuthouse Coaster - Average
ET Adventure - Shorter

Hollywood
Universal Orlando's Horror Make-up Show - Shorter
Terminator 2: 3-D - Shorter


Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.

From Skipper Adam
Posted November 15, 2011 at 12:28 PM
Disaster needs to be average.

From Andy Milito
Posted November 15, 2011 at 5:24 PM
Last time I was at Jaws, the wait was 5 minutes. Maybe change it to shorter? I don't know though, haven't been to Universal in a month or two.

From Tony Duda
Posted November 15, 2011 at 9:11 PM
Disaster always seems like I'm waiting 2 shows before I get in- the group in the first room , and the people in line in front of me, and then the people around me goes in.

I've seen Simpsons have short lines but then they close the top row and only run the bottom and middle row so the line waits stay longer.

From Giovanny Cruz
Posted November 21, 2011 at 5:45 PM
I think Jaws its shorter.I say I think because I never ride Jaws never I hate that ride.I dont even look at the time of Jaws because I'm not interested in the ride.

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