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Universal Studios Hollywood: Is it worth it?

From James Corfield
Posted October 16, 2013 at 10:10 PM
Me and my girlfriend are headed to Universal Hollywood on 22 October. Has any got any insider knowledge into whether the front of line is worth the extra cash?! We just dont know. We only have one day and obviously want to get it all done.


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From Mike Rhodes
Posted October 17, 2013 at 5:14 AM
Can't comment directly on Universal Hollywood, but we've been Universal Orlando twice around late Sept and early October. Certainly when we visited the standard queues were short - average wait only 5-10 mins with just a few rides (Shrek for one) maybe up to 20 mins. In fact, waits in IOA were so short we had finished the park by around 3pm. So based on that, I wouldn't purchase the 'front of line' We did go weekdays - not sure if that makes any difference - or if later in October is any busier, or if crowd numbers have different patterns in Hollywood!

From Russell Meyer
Posted October 17, 2013 at 6:33 AM
Are you going to HHN? If so, FOTL might be worth it, but if not, I probably would only buy it after gauging the crowd levels after arriving.

From AJ Hummel
Posted October 17, 2013 at 11:12 AM
No! Except for holiday weekends and Halloween Horror Nights, a front of the line pass is not worth the premium price at Universal Studios Hollywood.

According to the park's website, the park is open from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. on the day of your visit. As it is a weekday, that is more than enough time to do everything. Universal Studios Hollywood has less than a dozen attractions, only five of which are rides, and on off-season weekdays you shouldn't have any line longer than 30 minutes. Even during the summer, I've found it isn't too difficult to do everything at the park in about 6 hours or so, and I've often done all but the scheduled shows in 3-4 hours. Just get there at opening and do the lower lot attractions first and you'll probably have all the rides done by lunch, leaving just shows and any re-rides you want to do for the rest of the day.

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