When traveling with a large number of people one of the most important things is to make the most out of your time so that you get to experience everything there is in the amount of time you have to do it. Now my goal was to do EVERYTHING is 3 days. These are some tips that helped us accomplish our goal.
1. Pick the best time to visit Universal Studios Orlando
While any day you can head to Universal Studios Orlando is a great day, some days are better than others! You’ll find the waits are lowest in the fall, winter and spring. Avoid the days around the holidays and times when children are out of school. Weekdays are often less crowded than weekends. I found the online crowd calendars to be very helpful when planning hope you do too.
2. Buy your tickets in advance
You’ll save time and money when you purchase your tickets ahead of time. If you book a package deal (which is what we did) you can save even more and not to mention it is just so convenient. If you are a Harry Potter fan you most definitely want to stay at a Universal hotel. Why you may ask well? Read more about it on #4.
3. Consider the Front of Line pass during the busiest times
I recommend getting this. Even though when we went they was not a huge crowd it was a great time saver to just be able to go to the front of the line. Now, if you are planning to visit during the summer or during the holiday’s I would definitely consider purchasing this pass. Remember, this is a great way to maximize your time at Universal Orlando! This is a great option even if you visit then the crowds aren’t huge.
4. Take advantage of the Early Admission
If you are staying at a Universal hotel you get to be one of the few who get to take advantage of the 1 hour early admission. For the best deals on on site hotels I would recommend looking at the Universal website for deals. The best thing about this is you get to make payments! Check out how to make the most of the 1 hour early entrance on my post. When you arrive ahead of park opening, you will be one of the very first people inside the park and will have the opportunity to experience the rides with the very lowest waits of the entire day. We strongly recommend that the first thing you do in the morning is ride the Wizarding World rides such asHarry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and Flight of the Hippogriff. After you have done this we recommend that you circle back to Hogsmeade later in the day. Both of the rides in the Wizarding World accept Front of Line passes.
5. Map your day
Now, I am one of those people who walks around with the map and pen in hand. I mark off every ride we’ve done and circle all the show times we want to attend. I do this for two reasons:
1. to make sure we don’t anything
2. so that we can make all the shows. Now this is important because shows are only done a few times a day. Since, Universal Studios does not publish a show schedule on their website, it’s important for you to look at them when you get to the park so that you can plan your day.
6. Have lunch during off-peak times
You’ll save the most time at Universal Studios if you dine outside of peak meal times that way you avoid the lunch rush.
7. Take advantage of Child Switch.
If any of your children cannot ride a ride, an adult can wait with the child in the attraction’s Child Switch room. When the rest of the party returns, you can switch.