It depends on the type of Express you have. If you get the standard Express, that only allows you one time through the Express line on each attraction, or if you have the unlimited Express (like what you get with staying at one of the deluxe Universal resorts) you can go through all of the Express lines as many times as you want.
If you don't have early entry, go to the park that doesn't have early entry first! Usually Hogsmeade has early entry. In that case you'd go to Diagon first, be there before the park opens so you're some of the first to get in when it does. And do Gringotts first. That'll be the shortest the line will be until the end of the day. After the ride I enjoy the area. Shopping, butterbeer ice cream, Ollivanders, etc. then take the train over to the other land and hope the line has died down during lunch hour.Hmmm. First trip in August, and staying at CBBR. Wasn't too worried about express passes, partially because I have a *huge* HP fan and they didn't do express anyway.
I still don't think the express is in our budget. Any tips for non-expressers at the on-site-non-express-hotel? (Very new to Universal, and figuring this all out bit by bit. So.Much.Information.)
It appears you still have to walk the main tunnel but none of the switchbacks. Merge point is before the stairs up.We tend to use Express (when we have it) as a means to shorten walks. Does Express do something like cut out the Kings Cross walk (or whatever the London station is called)?
The problem with the castle tour was always that the standby line actually sees more of the castle. You see the major scenes, but to see it all you have to wait in the standby line.I know it won't happen, but I really hope the castle tours get reinstated soon. I like the idea of being able to walk that queue at your own pace. Especially if you're prone to motion sickness or doing a child swap, it's a great way to kill time.
Surely you can just wait in standby and tell the TMs you don't want to actually ride when you get to the loading platform?I know it won't happen, but I really hope the castle tours get reinstated soon. I like the idea of being able to walk that queue at your own pace. Especially if you're prone to motion sickness or doing a child swap, it's a great way to kill time.
We used to keep a box of kittens right at the entrance, so we could drown them whenever we suggested doing so, because the way people reacted when we suggested it was as if we'd done so anyways.Surely you can just wait in standby and tell the TMs you don't want to actually ride when you get to the loading platform?
The official app has them listed as Express accepted:Universal site has yet to update the rides that utilize Express. Are they just slow to update or could this mean something else? I'm going in August (Portofino) so I hope this is not some sort of trial run. Any thoughts? Am I being paranoid?
I've been checking them daily on Touring Plans. FJ seems the same as before. Gringotts appears a bit longer than before. HE is about the same, both ways.How have the wait times been now that Express Pass has been added? Are the standby lines longer? And how long are the express lines?