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Hell Week Wait Times

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by UNIrd, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. Mad Dog

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    9:00 PM Friday evening and Forbidden Journey is listed at 120 minutes. I've checked apx. half a dozen times today and I haven't seen it at under 120 minutes at any time I checked.
     
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    Note to self, do not attend Universal parks during hell week.
     
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    Journey has a really high capacity. So I'm not sure if it is really the long of a wait, overstatement by ops (they'd rather over than under), or if there's a tech issue that is slowing down loading (some vehicles can't be used or if the elevator died they have to do ADA stops every other hour).
     
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    Yeah, that should be the rule for everyone on here. A black out pass is a better value, at least for locals.
     
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    What were the other rides like while FJ was that long a queue?
     
  6. Mad Dog

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    The high temperature was in the 50's so the water rides were dead, of course. Kong was in the vicinity of 2 to 3 hours most of the day and averaged 118 minutes for the day
    Hulk was often over 2 hrs. and averaged 86 minutes
    Spider Man was often over 2 hrs. and averaged 104 minutes
    Despicable Me hit 3 hrs. and averaged 129 minutes.
    Gringotts averaged 115 minutes
    Mummy averaged 72 minutes
    Transformers averaged 104 minutes
    Lines were still real long when I checked them at 9 PM yesterday evening.
     
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    They all got really short at IOA around 9:30 as people went to USF for the fireworks. That's when I showed up. ;)
     
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    A HAPPY NEW YEAR to all the OU faithful. May 2017 bring good health, prosperity and happiness to all of you and your loved ones. :cheers:
     
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    Magic Kingdom has been in Phase B for a bit - since 11:45.
     
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    Hogsmede was very very close to going into standby yesterday and FJ queue was at greeter at one point and the extended queue was set up across the JP bridge but they never used it
     
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    And, unless I'm mistaken this is the first phased close of MK since last year at this time.
     
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    Waits were much more manageable on the last day of the year -- Kong was only at a 60 throughout the majority of the day, and dropped off to a 15 minute wait around 7 until park close at 11.

    It's finally over guys, peak is done!
     
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    Universal Hollywood is breaking records, even after Hell week; with the park selling out and having these wait times..

    UPPER LOT
    Studio Tour (last tram: 9:30)
    - 110 min
    The Walking Dead Attraction - 40 min
    Simpsons - 75 min
    Despicable Me - 80 min
    WaterWorld - 1:20 PM
    Special Effects Show - 2:30 PM
    Animal Actors - 1:00 PM
    Shrek 4D - 50 min

    THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER™ (UPPER LOT)
    Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™
    - 235 min
    Flight of the Hippogriff™ - 80 min

    LOWER LOT
    Transformers
    - 110 min
    Jurassic Park - 45 min
    Revenge of the Mummy - 90 min
    Last updated 12:30 PM
     
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    Hmm, delayed response?

    Or did the removal of 3D really make Potter that much better?
     
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    Lol. Yes, this is the "less is more" effect.
     
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    I mean, USH isn't known for being all that packed for past NYE celebrations, no?
     
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    Nah, must be a Potter effect. I mean the ride DID get up to 4 hour waits.

     
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    Do they even do any fireworks?
     
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    Would this be due to all the people down in that area for the bowl games?
     
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    Knowing SoCal locals the gas is probably expensive or there is construction on the road to Vegas.

    You can infer my eye roll with that statement. Being a longtime Orlando local it was a bit of a culture shock to see how SoCal natives view leisure. Theme parks are things to do in the afternoon after work for a few hours and by golly, bring a good book to read at a table or knitting needles. Cuz it's a "park." (Again, eye roll.)

    But vacation?!? Omfg Becky! VEGAS!!! And the world ends there. There is nothing past vegas. The east coast does not exist.

    It's very bizarre.
     

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