Crowd Alert! Universal Orlando Has Hit Capacity at BOTH Parks Today!

It’s the most wonderful (and busy) time of the year in Universal Orlando!

Universal’s Christmas Tree

Since the parks have been transformed into holiday must-visit locations with HUGE Macy’s Balloons, entertainment for guests of all ages, and sooo many great snacks, it’s no surprise that Thanksgiving and Christmastime are drawing more crowds!

Thanks to digital news journalist Ashley Carter, we were given the notice that Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure are both currently at capacity during a WEEKDAY today!

When we looked it up on the Universal app, the details were confirmed, which means that NO parks are available to enter right now (because Volcano Bay is closed through next year). Right now, only hotel guests allowed to enter the parks during this time while capacity has been reached.


While we’ve previously seen the parks hit capacity on the weekends, it’s not been super common for Universal to fill up so quickly in the early afternoon on a weekday. However, Thanksgiving Week is most likely a huge factor in why so many guests are visiting the parks for vacation right now.

Shrek Float

Although we aren’t sure if this trend will continue throughout the week, we’ll keep an eye on Universal’s capacity during the holiday season!

Take a full look at our experience during Universal’s Holiday VIP Tour here!

Do you have plans to go to Universal Orlando during the holidays? Let us know in the comments below!

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Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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