Things to Know Before Going to Universal Studios Osaka
Every amusement park has its insider tricks to make your experience easier and more enjoyable. Here are some tips to know before you go to Universal Studios Osaka:
How to Get to Universal Studios Osaka
For the easiest way to get to Universal Studios Osaka, take the train. The JR Osaka Loop Line (and you can use your JR Pass!) has trains that stop right at the Universal City Station. Once there, you will walk through Universal CityWalk to get to the ticket booths and entrance.
Do you really need to buy an Express Pass?
The entrance free inclusive of taxes amounts to 7900 yen ( just over $70 USD). On top of that, you can purchase Express Passes for 3, 4, or 7 popular rides. The price ranges from 4200 to 7600 yen ($38 to $68 USD). The passes place you in shorter lines for select attractions, like The Flying Dinosaur, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and Jurassic Park – The Ride.
You can consider purchasing an Express Pass during holidays and busy weekends. During peak times, waiting in the regular line can last over 2 hours. The Express Pass can cut that time in half.
If you don’t mind riding without your companions, you can skip the cost of the Express Pass entirely and head straight to the Single Ride Line that is available on select popular rides, like The Flying Dinosaur and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. In this line, you practically walk by everyone waiting and standby for an empty seat. For instance, when there are 3 people and you will fill in the 4th seat. The wait times can be even shorter than the Express Pass.
Pictures from a Day at Universal Studios Osaka
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