LINES will help you save time and money during your Universal Orlando trip. Because we’re independent travel writers, we can tell you what Universal can’t, from actual waits in line, to which park will be less crowded every day of your trip. LINES features include: -Both Universal’s currently posted wait time at every attraction and how long you’ll REALLY wait in line, based on our experience and that of thousands of families on the same ride. -New “Ride Now” and “Wait to Ride” recommendations to show whether waits are going up or down at your favorite rides. -Customized step-by-step touring plans for both Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure parks, including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter areas. You tell LINES which rides you want to see, and LINES will create a step-by-step itinerary showing when to go to each ride to avoid long lines. You can even change your plans while you’re in the park! -A Crowd Calendar showing you how busy each park will be over the next ten days. -Universal’s official app doesn’t show you the waits for many attractions or character greetings. LINES has wait times for more rides, shows, and character greetings than even Universal’s own app. -Ask questions and get fast answers from our online community of 120,000 theme park experts. -Menus and prices for every restaurant, kiosk, food stand, and cart in all of Universal Orlando Resort – more than 4,500 things to eat! Every menu is searchable – you can find every steak in Islands of Adventure or throughout the parks, CityWalk, and the official Universal Orlando Resort Hotels! Our theme park trip planning tools have been featured in USA Today, the New York Times, FOX News and dozens of other newspapers, magazines, television and radio shows. Since 1986, we’ve helped more than 3 million families plan their vacations. Note: Some LINES features, such as the crowd calendar and wait times, require an in-app subscription purchase to access. Other LINES features, such as customized touring plans, menus, and viewing chat forums, are completely free. Your in-app subscription includes 365 days of access to TouringPlans.com, the Web’s most popular subscription-based site for theme park trip planning.
These apps are very helpful for pre-planning and then when you are in the parks. Great updates for actual wait time. It is great to see a list of rides and you can mark off as you’ve done each. I also love to just browse through the app for dining suggestions and see what’s new. Well worth the price.
This app has more accurate wait times than Disney’s app. We spent two days at Disney and this app was our best friend, allowing us to spend the most time riding the rides we wanted to and skipping as much waiting as we could. We can’t wait to try it at Universal today!
As always, the UOR Lines app does not receive the love that the WDW app does. It STILL has not been updated to fit the iPhone 11 Pro Max size screen and looks extremely awkward on those devices.
This app/website would be better if we could combine the plans with WDW and US. Now, you have to switch pages in order to view plans for the different parks.
third time ive purchased this app and couldnt imagine going to a park without it. totally worth the money as it will save you hours in the park even if you dont use it to plan your day. i wish that the forecasts were higher on the page and there was a one sentence description of each ride (in addition to the review).
Tried this app a few years ago in California and it was good. However, this time around in Florida the wait time indicators were not accurate in my experience compared to the free Disney or Universal apps. The crowd calendar information appeared to be way off as well. Not recommended.
We are sitting in Rose and Crown during a downpour at 8:47 pm and pulled up the app to review our day. Everyone has the same comment you see as this review’s title. Combine this app with The Unofficial Guide and the book/app combination will pay for itself several times over.
... we did everything we wanted to at Universal Florida. Using the Unofficial Guide book to understand the parks and the Lines app to track the parks before your visit allows you to plan according to the flow of the park. When in the parks use this along with the Universal app and you will have a great time. The Lines ride times were very similar to The Universal app, but Lines gives you forecasting suggestions to wait or ride anytime. Plus you can mark the rides completed and re evaluate your touring plan.
I decided to try this app on a whim and have not regretted it for a moment. As someone who has almost no paid apps, a $7 purchase was a stretch, but I now strongly recommend this app to anyone I know going to universal. The wait times are accurate (and includes single rider wait times), and maybe the most useful feature (that official Universal apps don’t offer) is the wait time “forecast” for later in the day (ex. “30 minute wait for Spider-Man right now; will be shorter after 5pm”) which is super useful for planning what you want to ride next and whether a longer wait is worthwhile. It’s important to note: I am NOT a theme park “hacker” who is trying to maximize every single minute of every visit. I just like to enjoy the parks at my own pace and I still find this app very useful for guiding my visit.
I have used this app at Disney World and Universal. I love that we can put in what rides we want to go on and how many times we want to ride them and then the app optimizes a plan for us. I love that it adjusts based on crowd levels, so we have an accurate plan. I love that it gives us a sense of what is possible and what is really not possible. I love that I can customize the plan and save multiple versions of the same day. I love that, mid-day, we can change our plans, and spend 5 minutes running scenarios through the app to see which order gets us the most optimized day. I love that it allows the flexibility to choose walking speeds so we can adjust for when my husband is taking the kids around or my elderly parents (or my disabled self) are joining the fun. This app has left us feeling that we got the absolute most out of our vacation, so it has contributed to our overall satisfaction and relaxation.