PHOTO REPORT: Universal Orlando Resort 7/2/20 (New UOAP Buttons, Holiday Weekend Crowds, New Face Masks, VelociCoaster Updates, and More)

We’re gearing up for a busy holiday weekend here at Universal Orlando! The weather is beautiful and the crowds are out. Our first stop of the morning is to the Passholder Lounge for the new Bourne Stuntacular UOAP button.

UOAP Universal Orlando Passholder Button The Bourne Stuntacular
UOAP Button Universal Passholder Bourne Stuntacular

The button is available while supplies last, so make sure you grab one while you can. The show seems to be popular and is consistently drawing crowds throughout the day, so we expect these will be gone quickly.

Bourne Stuntacular Queue Entrance
Bourne Stuntacular line
Bourne Stuntacular line

Guests wait patiently for the chance to see the show, and luckily, the queue is in the shade, for the most part. Once the queue begins to wrap back around into the street, you’ll be directly in the sun. Try to get there early if you hope to catch a show.

Revenge of the Mummy

Due to a fire alarm in the building, Revenge of the Mummy was temporarily down. The Team Members were doing an excellent job of social distancing while waiting for the all clear to go back in the building. Show them how it’s done, guys!

Transformers Meet and Greet

It’s much more crowded around the park this afternoon than it’s been all week.

King's Cross Entrance
King's Cross Wait Time Sign

Around the middle of the day, many people start to travel from one park to the other. King’s Cross Station was a 60 minute wait.

San Francisco Universal Studios Florida

We’ve enjoyed the quiet, peaceful park for the last few weeks, but the crowds are starting to pick up ahead of the holiday weekend.

Lots of people hanging on benches in the shade. The July heat is here in full force.

Fast and Furious Supercharged

People are even considering riding Fast & Furious Supercharged.

Diagon Alley
Diagon Alley

It’s busy in Diagon Alley as usual, but a quick rain shower sends people running for cover.

Crowds in sugar plums

With the rain coming down, people begin to crowd small shops for shelter, which makes it very difficult to social distance. This might be one of the biggest issues we see heading into the summer.

Face Masks Universal

Even more new face masks have arrived. With the latest Gryffindor mask and Fluffy Unicorn mask, there’s quite a variety to choose from.

Honeydukes Tins of Candy

Honeydukes has some sweet deals, including 2 tins of candy for $15.

Hogsmeade Station Hogwarts Express Station Master
Hogwarts Express Station Master

The station master is out and greeting guests in Hogsmeade.

Marvel Super Hero Islands

Another issue we might see heading into the summer is a lot of people lingering about when the outdoor rides are down due to bad weather. We noticed clusters of people near the entrance of Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, waiting for the ride to reopen. Over in Marvel, guests are either riding The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man or just hanging around hoping for The Incredible Hulk Coaster or Doctor Doom’s Fearfall to reopen. When the rides are closed, the crowds start to form.

VelociCoaster is taking over, quietly growing behind tiny construction walls. This towering coaster track is getting closer and closer to completion every day! We can also see more structures rising up around the track. It’s exciting to see it happening before our eyes. Check out for our latest update for more!

A Walrus Named Rolf Topiary

A walrus named Rolf! We’ve always loved that wonderful Rolf.

The Adventure Lives on Islands of Adventure Exit

Thanks for joining us today at Universal Orlando. We’ll be back again soon, but until then, the adventure lives on. Stay tuned to Universal Parks News Today for all the latest from Universal Parks around the world!