Universal Orlando Resort theme parks have hit capacity today, Monday, March 29. Here’s what you need to know before your visit.
Universal Orlando Resort is currently open, with both theme parks and their water park, Volcano Bay, available for Guests to enjoy.
Universal, unlike Walt Disney World, does not require an advance online reservation to enter the theme parks. Guests wanting to visit a Universal theme park only need to have valid theme park admission and enter the park before they hit their current capacity limit.
Universal took to Twitter to share that both Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure have both reached capacity:
Today, March 29th at 11:35 am, Universal Studios Florida & Islands of Adventure have reached capacity. We anticipate reopening later this afternoon. For updates, please call our capacity hotline: 407-817-8317
Today, March 29th at 11:35 am, Universal Studios Florida & Islands of Adventure have reached capacity. We anticipate reopening later this afternoon. For updates, please call our capacity hotline: 407-817-8317 pic.twitter.com/ubAO2IbaJG
— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) March 29, 2021
Currently Volcano Bay and Universal’s CityWalk are both still open to Guests.
If you were planning on heading to Universal today do not worry, you can still enter the theme parks if you are a Universal Resort Guest. All you need to do is have a valid hotel room key from a Universal resort hotel for each adult in your party and you will be welcomed into the parks, despite the fact that they reached capacity.
While we have seen Universal hit capacity on the weekends, a Monday is not typically a busy day at Universal theme parks. Given that it is still spring break week for many families around the United States it is not surprising that weekdays are more crowded not that school is out.
Universal is currently operating under a modified capacity limit at their theme parks. We do not yet know if Universal will decide to raise capacity since many days recently have reached the maximum allowable capacity at this time.
Universal has not made any announcements regarding this and there are many safety factors to consider when raising theme park capacity amid the ongoing pandemic.
If you have plans to visit Universal Orlando Resort be sure to get there early as the parks have been reaching capacity a lot recently.
Remember, even if the parks hit capacity, you can still enjoy Universal CityWalk. CityWalk offers many dining and retail locations that you can enjoy if you cannot get into the parks. Of course on a rare occasion CityWalk can also hit capacity, but that is not typical.
Do you have a Universal vacation planned soon? Let us know how you feel about the crowds in the comments.