A Universal spokesperson emailed us, "The parking structures at Universal CityWalk are currently closed as parking has reached capacity. Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk remain open to all guests accessing the property via public transportation, pedestrian walkways and taxis. We expect the parking structures to open later this afternoon. Due to popular demand, Universal Studios Hollywood has extended hours to 10pm on Thursday, June 25 and Friday, June 26 and will open at 8am on Friday, June 26. The Studio Tour, however, will open at 7am to accommodate guests for the all-new 'Fast & Furious-Supercharged' thrill ride."
Today was the heavily-promoted first day for the new Fast & Furious Supercharged encounter on the park's Studio Tour ride. Fast & Furious is Universal Studios' highest-grossing franchise of all time, with the latest installment earning more than $1.5 billion in global box office so far this year.
Universal will open its version of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter next spring, the largest project so far in its billion-dollar-plus "Evolution" makeover of the property. Part of that development is two massive new parking garages on the east side of Universal Studios Boulevard, on the far end of CityWalk from the theme park. Those garages will be completed later this year.
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In terms of potter, there is currently construction going on in the surrounding are for parking & traffic (It was reported that the Barham exit will be closing & traffic will be rerouted)
So there are plans in place, but I'm sure they weren't expecting these sort of traffic issues this early.
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