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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

More than 100 minutes wait for several of the rides - good that I had a book to read. We will probably skip this next time we visit Osaka.

Thank Ernesto L
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Each rides on average need to wait for at least 2 hours. Do go to Jurassic Park, Harry Pottrt, Jaws and Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, these places were the most fun to go.

**Do buy tickets online otherwise you will find yourself queuing for hours to buy the tickers. **

Thank Eileen T
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

I visited USJ with my wife and children (daughter 13 & son 9), I pre bought the tickets via the Klook website which was simple enough.

My son has ADHD so we were able to get a guest support pass which allows the user and family to reserve a place at the chosen ride, the reservation will be calculated by using the current time + current queue time. The only problem with this is that only 1 reservation can be made at a time, which is good as there is no queuing which any parent with a child that has ADHD knows is very difficult time, but bad as you can’t book in a number rides in advanced so you will still only be able to go on a handful of rides with plenty of time to do other things whilst waiting for the time slot.

In hindsight I wish that i had purchased the express passes as every ride had on average a 2 hour queue or wait and even the single rider queue wasn’t much quicker.

All in all we had a fab day, the staff are very friendly and the place is exceptionally lean and tidy.

1  Thank AndyA_Travels
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

we booked our tickets via a preferred 3rd-party ticket site for USJ VIP tickets (which we were led to believe would allow us into the park at least 30 mins to 1 hour before it opens) and from there, we had planned (following the suggestions of a travel blog) to be very specific and hit the big rides before the line starts.

unfortunately for us, USJ opened OUR doors the same time as they opened the main gates. worse of all, they let KIDS (school groups i think) in FIRST!!! so imagine our disappointment when we finally were let out of the holding room (it was on the side of the main gates); we were literally running helter skelter with EVERYONE ELSE!

not a good start!

in the end, the main ride i wanted to go on was the Harry Potter, and it had technical difficulties (but we were not informed until after 1 hour of lining up). what a WASTE OF TIME!! they gave us an express pass to use at any other ride, but express pass does not mean you jump the queue, it just means you wait slightly less. After we left Harry Potter World, where we spent about 2 hours, the rides around USJ were a minimum of 240 minutes.. SIGHHHHHHH

we paid extra for VIP tickets; i would have just gotten to USJ super early and waited at the main gates like everyone else. it made no difference.

Thank JoandraC
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

You definitely need to get a priority (express) pass before you go. The crowds are legendary and places like Harry Potter World had a three hour long queue. The express pass cuts this down but you still queue for some time.
There is still length to see and do (my grandson spent ages in an indoor area where they had large balloons fir the kids to hit in the air and chase).
We went early in the misguided assumption that no one else would. Didn’t work.
Getting food between 11.30 and 2 p.m. was a trial but after that all stalls became accessible. The Amity village (Jaws) was the quietest place and food easier to get.
There are plenty of clean toilets and lots of rest areas.
The roller coaster looked to be spectacular, but again, the queue was humongous.
An interesting way to spend 5 to 6 hours for a family.

1  Thank Brianturkey
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