It's very important to check the Theme Park Hours schedule for the day that you plan on visiting. The touring plan assumes moderate to high crowds at the park when lines are expected to be long.
Universal Express is an all-day pass that allows you to skip the regular lines – and use a special Express Pass line – at select Universal attractions.
We always recommend getting to the turnstiles 45 minutes prior to park opening (and 30-minutes before Early Park Admission). This has long been known as ‘rope-drop’.
We recommend visiting the top rides first
- Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
- Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
- Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
I recommend saving Universal shows for the afternoon and evening. This includes: Bourne Stuntacular, Horror and Make-up Show, Shrek 4-D, Animal Actors on Location, and Fear Factor Live.
The best itinerary for Universal Studios Orlando includes eating at a themed restaurant, such as the Leaky Cauldron in Diagon Alley. Also, be sure to try a Butterbeer!