Universal Studios: What to Do and Not to Do

I challenged myself to write ten Yelp reviews a day… until I have no more reviews to write. The suggestions are based on your activity history and I’ve stumbled upon a time that I decided to check-in to everything that I went to at Universal one day. Well, it’s a lot of rides and food stands, etc. and it got me into thinking, why don’t we give some tips for Universal because… everything is good if you play your cards right. BUT it can be one tough day if you don’t make the right moves.

Here are some tips to make the most out of your visit.


1. Get an annual pass. Why? Because it’s only a few dollars more than a single day pass and there’s a really good chance you’ll be coming back, especially if you’re in Southern California. You’ll be saving nearly $100 if you come twice.

2. Get there early. How early? Right when it opens early. Actually, get there an hour before it opens. Why? Because the Wizarding World opens early. Run to the Wizarding World, grab a Butterbeer, ride the Forbidden Journey and Flight of the Hippogriff, and go wand shopping before it gets packed.


3. Don’t miss the studio tour. It’s the best part of the park. After you take care of the Wizarding World, be ready to run over to the Studio Tour and get on the first bus. Once you’re done with both of those by 10, you can start chipping away at the other rides, and save time for….

4. Waterworld. It’s a must. If you take care of the other rides earlier in the day, you can just relax at the shows for the second half of the day when your legs are tired from stairs and standing. Just remember to sit in the top row. Otherwise, you’re going to get soaked.

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5. Don’t sit in the front left for Jurassic Park. Well, if you want to get soaked, you can. If you want to stay dry sit as far away from the Front Left as possible. They also have ponchos, but they don’t do all that much if you’re in that seat.

6. Either eat at the Three Broomsticks or City Walk. The rest of the food in the park is not meal worthy, but the snacks are okay. Three Broomsticks might have a long line, but it’s the only real food experience you’ll have.

Again, if you’ve been to Universal enough, you know how to get everything done in one day without any major issues. These are just some of our hacks to make the most out of your trip. Because having fun is all a part of being hungry and fit!

4 Responses to "Universal Studios: What to Do and Not to Do"

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  1. http://theenglishprofessoratlarge.com

    April 15, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Excellent tips. Thank you.

    • hungryandfit

      April 16, 2017 at 9:23 pm

      Happy to help!

  2. Kai

    April 16, 2017 at 10:09 am

    I can vouch, these are solid tips!

    • hungryandfit

      April 16, 2017 at 9:23 pm