Universal Studios Park Plan


Universal Studios Park Plan

Get whisked away into a world of blockbuster entertainment, adventure, and excitement at Universal Studios Orlando! There are plenty of things to see and do, from Diagon Alley at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, to encountering mischievous Minions and Ogres. Universal Studios has the perfect mix of thrill rides like Rip Ride Rockit, to classics such as E.T. and Men in Black Alien Attack.

Our team members at The Park Prodigy have put together this itinerary for you to get the most out of your day no matter if you have Universal Express passes or not! We have learned that the most imprortant things to do to make the most out of your time in the parks is to A) arrive early and B) stay late when possible. We recommend arriving 30 minutes ahead of park opening which will allow you to take advantage of lower wait times on some of the most popular attractions.

Universal Studios Park Plan With Early Admission

Transformers Ride Universal Studios

This custom Universal Studios Itinerary also takes into account that you will have Universal Early Admission which is included with all Park Prodigy tickets! Be sure to check out the Universal Orlando website to confirm which day Early Park Admission will be held at Universal Studios during your trip!

This park plan should ideally be used during low or moderate crowds at the parks, however it has been optimized to also help families planning during heavily crowded days. The projected wait times below are from an 8/10 crowd level day on our Universal Orlando Crowd Calendar. This Universal Studios itinerary does NOT include a midday break and we find it to be best suited for families with older children and young teens. Be sure to check out the Universal Orlando height restrictions for all rides if you’re visiting with small children.

Please note that this Universal Studios Itinerary does not include a trip on the Hogwarts Express, but you can simply mix and match which rides work best for you!

Universal Studios Attraction Priority List

Attraction Priority List Special Entertainment
Visit within First Hour
  • Universal’s Superstar Parade
1) Harry Potter and the Escape from
2) Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
3) Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
4) Revenge of the Mummy
5) Shrek
Visit within First 2 Hours or Last 2 Hours
2)The Simpsons Ride
1) MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack
7) E.T. Adventure Ride

Universal Studios in One Day With Early Park Admission

E.T. Adventure Universal Studios Rides

Hour 1 – Approx 8:00 AM

  • Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts – 15 Minutes
  • Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem – 15 Minutes

Hour 2 – Approx 9:00 AM

  • Men in Black Alien Attack- 15 Minutes
  • The Simpson Ride – 25 Minutes

Hour 3 – Approx 10:00 AM

  • Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit – 45 Minutes

Hour 4 – Approx 11:00 AM

  • Shrek 4-D – 45 Minutes

Hour 5 – Approx 12:00 PM

  • Lunch – 60 Minutes

Hour 6 – Approx 1:00 PM

  • Transformers: The Ride-3D – 35 Minutes
  • E.T. Adventure – 25 Minutes

Hour 7 – Approx 2:00 PM

  • Revenge of the Mummy – 45 Minutes

Hour 8- Approx 3:00 PM

  • Race through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon – 30 Minutes

Rest of the Day 

  • Hogwarts Express: King’s Cross Station
  • Fast & Furious – Supercharged
  • Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster
  • A Day in the Park with Barney
  • The Blues Brothers Show
  • The Bourne Stuntacular
  • Universal’s Superstar Parade