PHOTOS: Check Out the Holiday Weekend Crowds at Universal Orlando!

It’s another holiday weekend, and you know what the means: we’re on crowd watch in the parks! 

Toy Story Land crowds

Ever since Universal and Disney World reopened last year, we’ve been super interested in the varying crowds on holidays. Sometimes, we were shocked to see the parks so quiet, while other holidays were seemingly at capacity. Now it’s time to check in on how things are looking at Universal Orlando for Memorial Day weekend!

Memorial Day weekend kicks off the unofficial start of summer, which for many people means summer travel and vacation. And for many of those people, Florida’s theme parks are synonymous with summer vacation. 

A Little Busier Here

But how would the early summer crowds look in Universal this year? Especially during a time when restrictions are rapidly being lifted, airports are filling back up, and things have looked more normal? 

Face Mask Sign

Universal recently changed its mask policy to allow fully vaccinated guests to not wear their face masks, and earlier, we gave you a peek at what that looks like. So let’s see how this affected the crowds!

In general, we found that Universal was less busy than we first thought. 

Memorial Day weekend crowds aren’t too bad

Don’t get us wrong, there were a lot of people! 

Holiday weekend crowds

But most of the congestion was simply bottlenecking in areas that are naturally crowded anyway. 

Memorial Day weekend crowds

Once we were out and about in the parks, things quickly dispersed. 

Where did everyone go?

Most ride lines were pretty chill! Distancing is different in Universal right now, and they recently removed social distancing language from the guidelines.

Not too bad

Except for Transformers, apparently. 

Transformers was poppin’!

The bypass between Universal and Islands of Adventure also looked like one of the busier areas, but it really wasn’t too bad. 

Crowds were mostly in bottlenecked areas

All in all, it seems people are feeling comfortable flocking back to Universal (and removing their face masks), but it’s not exactly the tidal wave that we expected for Memorial Day weekend!

Happy Memorial Day weekend!

We’ll continue to keep you updated on crowds in the parks as summer travel season ramps up, so stay tuned!

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