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Best and Quiet Rest Areas in Universal

David Kern

Newcomer
May 21, 2019
4
Harrisburg, PA
Hey there, My husband and I are going to Universal this December. My husband has some anxiety issues with crowds. Ive been going to WDW for years and know of all the spots there to make things work for him to have breaks away from the crowds. We are planning to go Dec 9-14, which has crowd level 2-3, so that way the crowds are low.

Question: Where in the parks at Universal are some of the best resting spots to get away from crowds?
 

Joe

aka TestTrack321
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Moderator
Feb 15, 2012
12,587
Pittsburgh, PA
Hey there, My husband and I are going to Universal this December. My husband has some anxiety issues with crowds. Ive been going to WDW for years and know of all the spots there to make things work for him to have breaks away from the crowds. We are planning to go Dec 9-14, which has crowd level 2-3, so that way the crowds are low.

Question: Where in the parks at Universal are some of the best resting spots to get away from crowds?
Good news is there will be very few people there. Here's some places I recommend in the parks to escape to:
  • Central Park by the lagoon in USF
  • Pathways along the lagoon in IOA (behind Mythos, across from Spider-man, and behind Popeye)
  • CityWalk is usually less crowded in the afternoon too, this is within walking distance to the parks
 

Ultimate17

Rookie
Jan 20, 2010
120
Lake Mary, FL
Areas by the lagoon at IOA near the port of entry are awesome as well. You get some noise from the Hulk coaster, but not many people, if any.
Tables outside of Lombards near London waterfront are great and typically the tables by the water near Duff bar in Springfield are quiet.
 

David Kern

Newcomer
May 21, 2019
4
Harrisburg, PA
Thanks guys for these tips! In the same area of my original question, are the smoking areas easy to find? My husband and I both smoke and that would be good for him to have a place to take a break as well.
 

Stryker

Member
Feb 22, 2018
614
So Cal
Yeah, I thought about that but I got over it when I realized I paid the same money as they did with the same rights of access. As long as you aren't staring or approaching someone's kids there should not be an issue.
For the record, I'm not accusing you of making any ill-advised comment. I guess I was just thinking out loud. It just made me think of SeaWorld's policy of "No adults without kids, no kids without adults" policy. Not sure if that's still a thing, but it was at one point. It was at least for SeaWorld San Diego.

I agree that as long as you don't draw any attention to yourself by staring or approaching kids, there shouldn't be an issue.
 

JoeCamel

Premium Member
May 20, 2015
5,475
Upper Lower
For the record, I'm not accusing you of making any ill-advised comment. I guess I was just thinking out loud. It just made me think of SeaWorld's policy of "No adults without kids, no kids without adults" policy. Not sure if that's still a thing, but it was at one point. It was at least for SeaWorld San Diego.

I agree that as long as you don't draw any attention to yourself by staring or approaching kids, there shouldn't be an issue.
Well I wouldn't crawl into the ballpit....