The enigma of early park admission procedures at Universal Orlando Resort frustrates some guests. They book an on-site hotel thinking that gets them early park admission to all Universal Orlando theme parks. The major problem with that plan is that Universal Orlando does not offer early park admission to all their parks each day.
Add to that, guests become confused with only a small number of attractions being open for early park admission. Guests visiting for a short time face some challenges with utilizing early park admission.
When you combine that with the fact that some of the attractions with longest anticipated wait times may or may be open for early park admission, this creates a good and bad situation.
Well, I bring good news of great joy.
We know the early park admission schedule through the end of June 2022. Islands of Adventure opens every day for early park admission through June 2022.
Also, more good news, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure continues to be scheduled to be open for early park admission. Guests that visited during most of January and all of February 2022 experienced this incredible attraction not opening for early park admission. That changed March 2nd, 2022. The pattern of having Hagrid attraction open for early park admission will continue through all of June 2022. Of course, guests should be aware that this attraction still faces reliability issues. Still, this attraction being scheduled for opening during early park admission every day through June 2022 should bring joy.
So, Islands of Adventure will be open for early park admission every day through June 2022. What about Universal Studios Florida?
We previously knew that Universal Studios Florida would be open for early park admission April 12th through 17th. Based on that being a high crowd level “Spring Break” week, Universal Orlando anticipates need to open both land-based park for early park admission.
However, Universal Studios Florida will not be open for early park admission any day besides those in April. Even on Memorial Day weekend, only Islands of Adventure will be open for early park admission. After April 17th, 2022, the next scheduled time for Universal Studios Florida to be open for early park admission is June 13th. Recently, Universal Orlando posted on their website that Universal Studios Florida will be open for early park admission from June 13-30th.
Okay, let us put this good news and bad news together. Even when Islands of adventure is only park open for early park admission, there still exist reasons to start you day at Universal Studios Florida. However, conventional wisdom still calls for guests with early park admission access to visit top attractions at Islands of Adventure. The early park admission operation at Universal Orlando is a full hour so that can be great news for guests.
Yet, guest visiting when both land-based parks open for early park admission should expect high crowd levels. As they say, pack your patience if you visit April 12-17 or June 13th-30th. We hope this information helps you with your Universal Orlando vacation. Feel free to leave us a comment about how your early park admission experience went if you visit.
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