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Last Updated on: December 3, 2017
IMPORTANT NOTE ON PARK HOURS:
Universal does not provide notifications when it alters its park hours after initial publication. This can happen once, twice, or several times a month as crowd projections shift.
Our recommendation is to check the Official Universal Hollywood hours website a day or two before your visit to confirm park hours. Note that on occasion, Universal will extend park hours during its operating day to accommodate larger-than-expected crowds; keep an ear open for park announcements.
All one day tickets and annual passes purchased through the Official Universal Studios Hollywood receive early park admission into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter one hour prior to posted park hours.
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Crowd Calendar Legend
Universal Studios Hollywood is jam-packed and may hit capacity. Expect massive crowds and multi-hour waits for major attractions. The park may extend operating hours. Universal Express Passes or the VIP Experience is strongly recommended and may sell out. On very busy days, the park usually stay open until at least 10 PM and as early as 8AM. (Need a touring plan?)
Expect large crowds and hour plus waits for major attractions. Universal Express Passes or the VIP Experience is preferable but not necessary with proper planning; lines will be manageable in the morning and evening. The park is usually open as late as 9PM and as early as 9AM on busy days. (Need a touring plan?)
The park is somewhat busy. Expect decent crowds long lines between 30 and 60 minutes at the height of the day. Universal will often temporarily close attractions for refurbishment during lengthier slow-to-moderate periods. Universal Express Passes or the VIP Experience are not necessary. The park is usually open as late as 7PM and as early as 9AM on moderate days. (Need a touring plan?)
Expect smaller crowds and manageable lines. Most attractions will have waits of 30 minutes or less. Universal will often temporarily close attractions for refurbishment during lengthier slow-to-moderate periods. Also keep in mind attractions may run at reduced capacity and shows will schedule fewer performances. Universal Express Passes or the VIP Experience are not necessary. The park is usually open as late as 6PM and as early as 10AM on slow days.
Park hours will be listed below the crowd prediction.
Special events or holidays will be listed below park hours.
NOTE FROM CALIFORNIA INFORMER: We do apologize that our 2018 crowd calendar hasn’t been available since January 2018. We are currently in-progress to get a brand new crowd calendar system. You are more than welcome to send us a tweet to @CaliInformer or send us a direct message on our Facebook page if you are wondering what the crowds might be like on the date(s) of your visit! Thank you for your understanding!
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