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Re: Universal Studios Japan (USJ) Discussion Thread

Postby Garet » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:45 am

cwonderland wrote:Anyone confirm if Flying Dino actually has a single rider line now? I’d love to get on it more than my solitary EP turn and not have to wait 3hrs…too naïve?


It's always had one, although I've heard it gets packed too to the point where you'll only save 20-30 mins off the normal wait. So if the line was 3 hours expect to wait over 2 hours even for single rider.

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Re: Universal Studios Japan (USJ) Discussion Thread

Postby Itachi » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:14 am

Garet wrote:
cwonderland wrote:Anyone confirm if Flying Dino actually has a single rider line now? I’d love to get on it more than my solitary EP turn and not have to wait 3hrs…too naïve?


It's always had one, although I've heard it gets packed too to the point where you'll only save 20-30 mins off the normal wait. So if the line was 3 hours expect to wait over 2 hours even for single rider.


When I was in the park in July 2016, I went to the ride straight after park opening. I managed to get two rides in less than 30 minutes via the single rider queue while the main queue was already over an hour. Later on, I got another ride with a queue of approximately 45 minutes while the main queue was well over 2 hours, maybe even 3. It is difficult to estimate since, in my experience on that day, Universal Japan often tends to show a wait time on the signs far longer than the actual wait time, but the single riders line should spare you some time.

Of course this is only my experience, maybe I was just lucky. On the same day though, I waited almost one hour in the single riders queue for Hollywood Dream, a little under the main queue wait time.

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Re: Universal Studios Japan (USJ) Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:32 am

Also, be prepared, that single rider lines work a little different if you are a westerner (and possibly if you're asian as well!).

We have noticed that the ride ops will ask the group you would be paired with if it's 'ok' for a single rider to ride with them. I've never seen the polite Japanese say no, but I'm sure it does happen. The single rider concept definitely doesn't seem to work as well in Japan as it does in the US.

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Re: Universal Studios Japan (USJ) Discussion Thread

Postby vistaway » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:27 am

cwonderland wrote:Anyone know if they’ll be sold out by then and if I should try and get EPs sooner?


Yes, they probably will. When I was there, all EPs other than the least-popular ride combination were sold out an hour before park opening. I got mine online a few weeks in advance (there are a few legit authorized sellers, such as Klook or Voyagin).

Dino had a single rider line when I was there, but as Garet mentioned, the quoted wait is not much less than the normal queue. Dino single rider was still nearly 3 hours when I was there. But I did find that USJ over-quotes their wait times. Still, single rider is not a magic bullet to skip queues there.

However, May 10 and 11 are forecast to be super-quiet days according to http://www15.plala.or.jp/gcap/usj/. So you should be able to get everything done in your plan with just an EP-4, I think.

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Re: Universal Studios Japan (USJ) Discussion Thread

Postby cookiex » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:13 am

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Re: Universal Studios Japan (USJ) Discussion Thread

Postby TheCoasterKid211 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:30 pm

Ooh, pretty. :wtf:

So, is this gonna be an actual structure for the section, or is it temporary? I know some parks that make a big deal out of breaking ground for a new thing, so is this it?
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Re: Universal Studios Japan (USJ) Discussion Thread

Postby Bubba » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:37 pm

TheCoasterKid211 wrote:Ooh, pretty. :wtf:

So, is this gonna be an actual structure for the section, or is it temporary? I know some parks that make a big deal out of breaking ground for a new thing, so is this it?

Considering it is taking the exact structure as a stage would, I think it's temporary. Are they doing another announcement soon? I'm sure someone can elaborate.

Edit: It's a stage taking place in one of their parking lots.

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Re: Universal Studios Japan (USJ) Discussion Thread

Postby Ccron10 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:55 pm

I'm going to the park in late September and I have a question or two. I plan on leaving Tokyo in the morning and getting down later Sunday morning/ early afternoon and spend the rest of the day at the park and do a full day at the park on Monday. Would Express be necessary?
Also, I am looking at hotels and the Park Front Hotel with the Art Deco theming looks pretty good, but are there any other hotels in the area that I should look at?

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Re: Universal Studios Japan (USJ) Discussion Thread

Postby ragerunner2 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:13 am

cookiex wrote:Construction on Super Nintendo World begins

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Looks like a stage for a major announcement event.

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Re: Universal Studios Japan (USJ) Discussion Thread

Postby cookiex » Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:48 am



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