I’ve mentioned once or twice that I only go to Universal Studios when it’s not crowded. And, that’s why I haven’t been to Universal in awhile, and why I rarely go in the summer. So, how do I know when it’s not crowded? I use a crowd calendar.
The best time to go to the park is when it is a ghost town. This is because on most of the rides, waits will be minimal. The calendar estimates the wait times for this designation to be between 5 and 15 minutes.
Unfortunately, this does not include any weekends or holidays when most people are off work, and kids are off of school.
Hey, It’s All Right
‘Hey, It’s All Right’ is the second description you will see on the crowd calendar. And, they recommend not getting an express pass for these day. I disagree.
Now, granted, I’m allergic to wait times for rides either way. I get claustrophobic and anxious, and I’ve found that it’s just not for me. Now, if you cannot afford an express pass or are not available on a ghost town day, then this is the next best option.
Yup, It’s Packed
The third description you’ll find is ‘Yup, It’s Packed’. To be honest, I haven’t seen much difference between this one and ‘Hey, It’s All Right’ when I go first thing in the morning, but I’ve only gone on one day that it was supposed to be packed–Christmas Eve 2021. If you’ll recall, it rained that day. Rainy days are less crowded.
Forget About It
Finally, ‘forget about it’ is the final description. This is the most crowded days at the park, and days you want to try to avoid if you have the option.