Universal, Islands of Adventure Experience First Weekday At Capacity

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It is the first day of Thanksgiving week and Orlando’s theme parks are already beginning to feel the influx of holiday visitors!

We at Inside the Magic have confirmation that Universal Orlando Resort’s theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, are already at capacity for the day. This is the first weekday to experience this flood since reopening.

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The Inside the Magic team wants to remind our readers that unlike the Walt Disney World Resort, which has elected to manage its limited capacity through a Park Pass reservation system, Universal Orlando has been operating on a first-come-first-serve basis. They are shutting the parks off once they hit capacity.

In order for would-be guests to stay informed with proper expectations, Universal has created a capacity hotline which you can call to confirm if there is any room left in the theme parks. That number is (407)-817-8317.

Universal has had issues with hitting maximum capacity constantly during the weekends, going so far as to literally ask its ticketholders and passholders to visit during the week rather than the weekend. But this is the first time since Labor Day that such massive crowds have descended on the parks on a Monday.

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This news also follows a story about Walt Disney World which reported that it is nearly booked for Thanksgiving and its limited capacity is already booked over 75% for the holiday season.

Read More: Encouraging News From WDW: Parks 77% Booked For Holidays

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