Universal front of line pass - necessary in October?

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  1. Piglet99645

    Piglet99645 DIS Veteran

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    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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  3. BensDaddy

    BensDaddy Graduate of Goofy's Flight School

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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.
     
  4. lcasa

    lcasa DIS Veteran

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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.
     
  5. StageTek

    StageTek It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

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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.
     
  6. Piglet99645

    Piglet99645 DIS Veteran

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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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  7. razza1987

    razza1987 Mouseketeer

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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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  8. BensDaddy

    BensDaddy Graduate of Goofy's Flight School

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    I went ahead and reserved the front of line passes. It's only money. They'll print more.
     
  9. greenkai3000

    greenkai3000 Mouseketeer

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    How about the 2nd weekend in December? What are crowds like? Is school out in L.A. then? What rides should we do first? :cool2: thanks!:grouphug:
     
  10. StageTek

    StageTek It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

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    Quite low.
     
  11. tinkerbelt

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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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