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When Do Marvel Rides Lines Get Long - Sat Dec 18?

Universal Orlando: Do we still need to get there at opening to avoid long lines for the popular Marvel Rides?

From Jeff Crist
Posted December 8, 2010 at 8:40 PM
I see Universal opens at 8 AM on Saturday Dec 18. We have already decided we will wait until about 8 PM at night to do Potter's Wizarding World when things have died down. Do we still need to get there at opening to avoid long lines for the popular Marvel Rides? Or do most people go to Potter than move to Marvel so Marvel doesn't start getting long lines until later in the morning 10 or 11?

Getting up at 6:30-7 to get ready to be to the park by 8 (staying about 10 min away) is pretty harsh for on vacation (especially considering it will be 3 hours earlier West Coast time where we are from.) But we've done it before to avoid the lines. Was hoping we could just go later and stay until closing and still avoid the lines.

Of course I imagine if it is like Disneyland most the local crowd (especially the teeny boppers) does just that -- wakes up later and stays until closing.

From Hermione Potter
Posted December 9, 2010 at 6:42 PM
Most everyone heads to Potter first, but because some people get into the park as early as 7am, by the time to average joe gets let in at 9am there are already lots of people in marvel. :(

From Eric Malone
Posted December 12, 2010 at 5:10 PM
I've noticed in most cases, the lines are short even at 9 AM. Spider-Man is pretty much almost, if not still, a walk-on, and Hulk typically has a short line, short enough that if you don't mind a slight wait, you can get into front row, which is an exciting experience.

But, yes, most people do indeed head to Potterland by the time the park opens, so you've got about 'til eleven or noon to fit in whatever you need to in Marvel, which I think you'd be able to squeeze in a few rides on Hulk and Spidey in about an hour with some luck.

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