When we booked our trip to Japan, one of the many places which was placed high on my list to visit is Universal Studios Japan. I have been wanting to visit this theme park since finding out that the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has opened. I am a Potterhead, you know. 😛
We went there in November, and according to the blogs that I have read before the trip, it’s the off-season that time of the year. We were relieved and happy. But guess what, it didn’t seem like it was the off-season — at least by the standards I was expecting. It was so crowded, and almost all the rides’ waiting time is at least 90 minutes. Patience is a must! We were able to enjoy only a few rides, but we were able to ride the most popular ones with the help of our express passes. I really recommend buying one since it looks like the park is crowded all-year round.
Anyway, let me share with you how our visit went. And since this is a photo diary, I will let the pictures do the talking!
Warning: Lots of photos ahead!
And that’s it! We enjoyed our visit even though we were able to ride only the rides on our express passes. The queues are really insane. And also because of the rain, some rides were closed. The Japanese really love their theme parks, and rightfully so. I think 80% of the visitors in the park were locals, and most of them are students in their uniforms! I read that Japanese schools send their students to theme parks for school trips. Cool, no?
My favourite obviously is the Wizarding World. I still cannot believe I have already visited the place. As cliché as it sounds, this experience has ticked off one item in my bucket list!
We have visited the park in November 2016, and since then, they have added a lot of new attractions. There’s a Minion Park already!!! I think it’s time for us to go back, don’t you think?!