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Love is Universal Merchandise, Minion Popcorn Bucket Back in Stock, Low Crowds, and More: Universal Orlando Resort Photo Report 4/16/22

Greetings from the Universal Orlando Resort! It’s a beautiful Saturday, and we’re excited to be here, so let’s get going and head over to Islands of Adventure first.

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We stopped to take in the beauty of Islands of Adventure and spotted the most adorable baby duckling hanging out near the submarine.

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Theme park ducks are a gift. We get so much joy watching them in the parks.

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Spooky! Poseidon’s Fury is quite foggy first thing in the morning. It might not smell like HHN around here, but it’s still fun to play in the fog.

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There was a rough start to the day here at Islands of Adventure, with Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure and VelociCoaster experiencing delays.

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Over at Universal Studios Florida, we were surprised to find such low crowds for a holiday weekend.

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Wait times around the park were surprisingly low. Transformers was only at a 40-minute wait, and Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem was only 45 minutes.

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Beautiful weather and low crowds make the best combination.

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The Minion popcorn bucket has been restocked. They seem to sell out quickly, so make sure you grab one if you have a chance!

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What did we do to deserve such a perfect day in the parks?

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Only a 35-minute wait for the Hogwarts Express in the middle of the day? That’s almost unheard of on a Saturday.

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A brand new “Love is Universal” collection has rolled out across the resort. You can see our complete guide with prices here.

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Thanks for joining us around the parks today. It’s been a busy day, but we’re getting out of here. Stay tuned for more updates from the Universal Orlando Resort and beyond!

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