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Old 09-21-2012, 02:49 PM   #1
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Universal front of line pass - necessary in October?

I've never been to Universal Studios.

Considering one or two days in US Hollywood in October, during the week.

Do you think I need to spring for the front of line pass?

My choices for a family of 4 are:

A discounted three day pass through Tickets at Work (we could go a 2nd or 3rd day if we liked it) for $300

or

A one day front of line purchased directly from Universal for $520.

I'm inclined to save the $220....... but looking for input. Thanks!

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I'm curious about this too, although we are going the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Front of the line is really spendy... But I suppose if it is worthwhile, then so be it.
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:40 PM   #3
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I had an AP 3 years ago - and saw a lot of people waste money on those passes. I don't think you'll need one on a weekday in October - and 2 days is PLENTY to see it all even with some lines - there isn't that much as long as you organize according to the entertainment schedule.
Go downstairs first -everyone else heads for the trams right away.
Hours may be short for the Halloween haunt though - so get there at opening.

For thanksgiving time it might be a different story - that's very crowded at DL -unsure about Universal. But it might be possible to add one on after you go inside - would be worth researching.
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I agree with Icasa.

October during the week you will not need front of the line passes. However, Sunday after Thanksgving is CRAZY busy.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:22 PM   #5
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Thanks......

WE ended up opting for Florida in October instead of California....... but nevertheless I always appreciate the helpful responses here!

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I was wondering this same question about early March. anyone know what crowds are like there in March?


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I went ahead and reserved the front of line passes. It's only money. They'll print more.
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Also needing help (Universal)

How about the 2nd weekend in December? What are crowds like? Is school out in L.A. then? What rides should we do first? thanks!
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I was wondering this same question about early March. anyone know what crowds are like there in March?
Quite low.
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Universal generally has really low crowds outside of peak season. It's also a small park, with fewer attractions than Disney or Sea World. You can pretty easily do everything there in one day during off peak season, even on a weekend.
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