Welcome to Theme Park Insider! Join the community or log in
Theme Park Insider
Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email Newsletter

Universal Hollywood over Thanksgiving weekend

Universal Studios Hollywood: To get or not to get...front of the line pass

From Lisa Asselin
Posted September 29, 2012 at 1:45 PM
Hi All,
Looking for some help - I will be going to universal studios in Hollywood on the day after Thanksgiving (Friday). I am trying to decide if I should get the front of the line pass. Is this usually a busy day there?
Thanks!!
Lisa


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

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted September 29, 2012 at 8:12 PM
I'd wait to see what kind of crowds are there that day. Then buy in the park if neccasacery.

From Barbara Sims
Posted October 2, 2012 at 9:04 AM
I went the Sat after Thanksgiving last yr as soon as it opened and it was pretty dead. I was able to do everything in 3 hrs and it only started to get busy when I left which was about 1:00.

From AJ Hummel
Posted October 2, 2012 at 10:02 AM
Definitely wait until you arrive and judge the crowds. I don't know how busy the park will be, but since USH is mostly shows crowds don't matter too much. When I visit, I'm typically able to do everything in 2/3 of a day (even during busy periods). Just get there at opening and do the Lower Lot rides as early as possible (especially Transformers), and you'll probably be able to finish everything by mid/late afternoon without it. The pass isn't worth the price in my opinion since it's only good for once per ride and Mummy, Jurassic Park, and Transformers all have single rider lines that are rarely longer than 20 minutes. If you refuse to split up your group, everything has a 60+ minute wait and the shows are all filling to capacity, it might be worth it, but otherwise don't bother.

From Jay R.
Posted October 2, 2012 at 1:36 PM
Yeah, I agree with the above post, you can always upgrade on the day of your trip, but even with non summer "crowds" (using the term loosely), you most likely will not need a front of the line pass.

Like AJ said, just do the lower lot first & you'll be set!

Enjoy your trip!

This discussion has been archived, and is not accepting additional responses.

Stories from a Theme Park Insider

Stories from a Theme Park Insider

What's it like to work in a theme park? Stories from a Theme Park Insider takes you inside the famous tunnels and backstage at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom for a look at how theme parks really work, sharing the funny moments and embarrassments that can happen when your job is someone else's vacation.
Order now: Kindle | iBooks | Paperback | Kindle (UK)