Off-Season
Short lines galore on some weekdays
Best time to go
January – February
September – October
Shoulder Season
Avoid peak Spring Break (around Easter)
Okay time to go
March – May
November
Peak Season
Front of Line will save your life
Worst time to go
June – August
December

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  1. 2.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Some rides are packed! Harry Potter 200 mins

  2. 1.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    First week of January is beyond crowded! Don’t even bother if you’re going without Front of Line.

  3. 1.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Super packed

  4. 2.5
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Get Front of Line if you’re going around Christmas. It is very crowded! You’ll be spending most of your day standing in lines without it.

  5. 4.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Just went 9/27. Forecasted to be ghost town and crowds were pretty light. Some rides walk on, other had longer waits- simpsons was 25-30min wait all day. Prices on food in park reasonable- much better then disney ( anywhere is better then disney) and nice choices. Overall experience much better then disney- less crowded, nicer people. Will make this a stop on the way to Knotts Berry Farm, Studio tour – long waits earlier in day, short waits end of day, before close. I went when ghost town. this park does not have alot of space- I would hate to see it when it is packed- would be unbearable.

  6. 2.5
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Harry Potter World has made Universal Studios too crowded! Get Front of Line or you’ll spend all day in long lines.

  7. 4.5
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Front of Line tickets are great, but the VIP pass is even better! No waiting in lines at all! Highly recommend!

  8. 5.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Go on a weekday and enjoy short lines for everything, including Harry Potter World! We didn’t wait longer than 15min for all the rides since it’s the off-season.

  9. 2.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Gotta recommend the VIP over the front of line ticket. We went in front of the front of the line pass holders, a guide pushed the crowds out of our way all day, and we got into the harry potter world for a sneak preview. We didn’t wait even 2 minutes for anything all day, even though the park was packed. The guide said VIP will be the only guaranteed way to get into the harry potter world once it opens for real, since only a certain amount of people can fit in there at any given time and the crowds will be huge for the grand opening. if you’re planning on going anytime between April 7th and and the end of August, invest in the VIP tickets (also came with a free breakfast, lunch, reserved seats at the shows and they actually let us onto real movie sets)

  10. 2.5
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Front of Line Passes are a must for Halloween Horror Nights. The lines for the mazes are 1-2 hours long!

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