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Disney’s Biggest Rival Turns Into “Ghost Town”

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Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Japan, Universal Studios Singapore, Universal Studios Beijing, and Universal Orlando are all theme parks that bring joy worldwide.

Universal Orlando Resort is a popular theme park located in Orlando, Florida. Known for its thrilling rides, immersive attractions, and beloved characters from movies and television, Universal Orlando offers guests a unique and exciting experience. The resort has multiple theme parks, a water park called Volcano Bay, hotels, and dining and entertainment options, such as Universal Citywalk, making it a premier destination for tourists and locals.

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Universal Orlando is in the process of building a third theme park called Epic Universe, which will open in 2025. Universal Orlando is also making changes in one of its different parks. Universal Studios Florida recently opened the all-new Minion Land. Minion Land feautres Bake My Day, Villian Con Minion Blast, Pop-A-Nana, and much more. Universal Studios is also building a new DreamWorks land, featuring Sherk, Trolls, Kung Fu Panda, and more.

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Universal Studios Florida is a theme park brings the magic of the movies to life, offering guests the opportunity to step into the worlds of their favorite films and TV shows. This park features a mix of rides, shows, and attractions that are based on popular franchises like Harry Potter, Transformers, The Simpsons, and Despicable Me. One of the standout attractions is Diagon Alley, a highly detailed section of the park dedicated to the Harry Potter series.

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Universal’s Islands of Adventure is divided into distinct islands, each with its own unique theme and attractions. Guests can explore and immerse themself in lands such as Marvel Super Hero Island, Jurassic Park, Toon Lagoon, and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Hogsmeade. Universal Islands of Adventure includes attractions such as The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk Coaster, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and Jurassic Park River Adventure.

With all these different thrilling attractions, Universal Orlando is a popular tourist location. During holidays and other times of the year, Universal Orlando may see an influx of guests. In a social media post, One Universal guest talks about how the parks are empty, and they see low wait times for popular attractions.

Dayum that’s the lowest I’ve personally ever seen. 🤔where everyone at😅
by u/Cactusgirl94 in UniversalOrlando

Other guests comment saying schools are back in, and the heat is a reason why wait times are so low. Universal Orlando is also gearing up for Universal Holloween Horror Nights, which will likely mean an increase in crowds very soon.

What do you think of the empty parks?

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.