PHOTO REPORT: Universal Orlando Resort 3/7/21 (Crazy Weekend Crowds, Long Lines, VelociCoaster Illuminated, and More)
Welcome to an extremely busy Sunday here at the Universal Orlando Resort. Although the parks did not hit capacity today, it was very crowded and a lot crazier than we had anticipated. The bad weather yesterday seemed to hold off the crowds, but today the sun is shining and everyone is ready to visit the parks.
Even as we made our way through CityWalk, we spotted tons of people out playing mini golf.
Outside the NBC Sports Grill and Brew, there’s a pop up bar for The Players where you can grab a cocktail and enter for a chance to win these limited edition glasses.
We went to the park late in the afternoon and were very surprised to find such large crowds. The Mardi Gras floats and beads are a big hit with guests! Yesterday was so slow compared to today, but Spring Break is right around the corner, so we’re prepared for things to get worse.
There’s a lot of people out enjoying a Sunday afternoon in the parks.
Since it’s a busy day, additional food carts can be found around the park. There are usually quick options from these carts, so lines generally move quickly, even if they’re long.
Mardi Gras food booth lines are long, so just be prepared. Most of the lines move very quickly, though.
Attraction wait times were high around the park, so today would be a great time to have an Express Pass! Be sure to bring your patience if you’ll be visiting over the next few weeks.
We get the feeling some of these wait times are a little inflated, though. Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts had a 250 minute wait posted towards the end of the day, which would mean you wouldn’t even get on the ride until long after park close.
When we got to Jurassic Park, Baby Sierra was hanging out at the entrance of Raptor Encounter. She’s a cutie!
Jurassic World VelociCoaster looks even better at night! Look at all those curves. It’s going to be even more exciting to ride this after dark. Check out more photos of VelociCoaster at night in our post here.
Thanks for joining us around the parks today. Be sure to stay tuned to WDWNT and Universal Parks News Today for all the latest updates!