PHOTOS & VIDEOS: Here’s What Holiday Crowds Are Like at Universal Orlando

It’s Christmas break for many travelers, and that means that the theme parks are packed!

Merry Christmas from Universal Orlando!

We’ve already shared some details of the crowds at Disney World, but it’s also the holiday season in Universal Orlandoand hoards of people want to celebrate there as well! Want the proof? We’re here today and we’ve got photo evidence of the crowds.

Monday, December 20th

At Universal’s Islands of Adventure, things are hoppin’ on the Monday before Christmas! As we headed through Seuss Landing on our way to Hogsmeade, we started to realize just how busy today will be.

Crowds in Seuss Landing

But at least we’ve got some WHOliday entertainment to keep us busy!

It wasn’t much different in The Lost Continent area either. Here’s where the line for Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure begins.

The line starts way back here!

Seriously, look at all those people!

This is bonkers.

But the real panic happens when you get to Hogsmeade! The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is typically the busiest part of the parks, but today it was on a new level.


It was basically shoulder-to-shoulder, so pack your patient pants if you’re visiting in the next few days.

It may take a minute to get anywhere.

You’ll want to budget a little extra time for waiting in line, including waits at gift shops and restaurants during this busy season. This will likely continue for the next few weeks!

Wednesday, December 22nd

On Wednesday, we made our way back to Universal Orlando to see what the crowds looked like. On the moving platforms leading to the entrance of City Walk and the parks, there were quite a few guests, but still some pockets of space.

Not Too Bad

As we walked into City Walk, we could see plenty of guests all around!

Plenty of Guests

In Universal Orlando, there were some places with LOTS of empty space.


But the area comprising part of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter was (unsurprisingly) busy!

More Crowds Here

If you’re heading to this popular place, be prepared to face more crowds and lines.

More Crowds

We saw lines in some shops and other areas.


Though some spaces in the park weren’t as bad.

Not So Bad

In Islands of Adventure, it was more of the same. Popular spots like the Wizarding World of Harry Potter…

Some More Crowds

…and the Marvel Super Hero Island area were more crowded.


Spots next to large, popular rides had more crowds, as did some walkways and paths around the park.

More Crowds Here

But there was more elbow room in other places.

More Space!

We’ll keep you updated with crowds in the theme parks for the next few weeks, so stay tuned to AllEars. We’ve got you covered with the latest!

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Have you ever been to Universal Orlando when it was this busy? Tell us in the comments!

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