Are you looking to maximise your trip and time in the parks? Using the Universal Studios Orlando Crowd Calendar will go a long way into helping you make the most of your trip and make sure you have a great time.
With over 20 million visitors visiting the wonderful Universal Studios Orlando each year there is no surprise that crowding becomes an issue. While many people will go in the school holidays, that only allocates a small percentage of the year.
Not to mention that everyone in the world has different holidays, time off and different school calendars. With that in mind here is the 2020-2021 Universal Studios Crowd Calendar.
Universal Studios Orlando Crowd Calendar Key
I decided to create a quick key so for anyone who is visiting for the first time can quickly see which park is which on the Universal Studios crowd calendar below.
The Universal Studios Orlando crowd calendar can be used in conjunction with the Walt Disney World Orlando crowd calendar to optimize the best days to spend at which parks.
Pro Tip: The park’s closing times can often change and stay open for an extra hour or two.
This isn’t often decided until the week or day of. Most weekends the times will be extended up until 9 pm.
The best way to know the new closing time is to listen for an announcement or to simply ask a Universal Team Member.
Alternatively, if you plan to stay on-site at either Universal Studios or Walt Disney World you can get to use the extra magic hours or early access to the parks. This would give you more time and be able to get on more rides.
Busy and Very Busy times are due to high crowd numbers, this is mostly caused by school holidays in the UK, the USA and the rest of the world at the same time.
Spring break is usually in March which bumps up the numbers then, then there are school holidays for both the USA and the UK from June to August.
Other times of the year such as December can be busier due to people spending Christmas at the parks, also events such as Halloween Horror Nights and Independence Day on the 4th of July.
These are all events the USA has that can considerably bump up crowd numbers over those dates and times.
You can also get an Express Pass to cut down wait times in conjunction with your standard ticket. The express pass is a great way to hit the big rides and cut down on wait times.
Meaning you can get to see more, do more and go on more rides. It is great to use in Busy and Very Busy time periods as this will help free up time in your day.
Universal Studios is a great family-friendly attraction, along with plenty to see there is plenty to do for all ages. Universal also has a great nightlife scene that features bars, restaurants and more things to do over at CityWalk.
There is also an amazing range of on-site hotels to explore, stay at and dine at while you are at Universal Studios.
Universal Studios Orlando Events
Universal Studios like any theme park’s hole annual events. Some take place throughout the day and some are special for evenings. If you visit in March/April time you will also see that many will be visiting for Spring Break.
It is also popular for schools and colleges to come for Graduation parties and celebrations.
Here is a list of the events and dates for 2020;
Mardi Gras – Every Night 1 February – 2 April 2020
Halloween Horror Nights – Select Nights 10 Sept. – 1 Nov 2020
You’ve Never Had a Holiday Like This – November – December
Best Party This Year. And Next. – 31st December at Universal Citywalk
That is everything for our Universal Studios Orlando crowd calendar. I hope this has been useful for planning your next trip to Orlando. If you have any tips or tricks to make for a better holiday let us know in the comments.