Universal Orlando Hits Capacity 10 Minutes After Opening

Visitors ride the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster at Universal Studios theme park on the first day of reopening from the coronavirus pandemic, on June 5, 2020, in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Gregg Newton / AFP) (Photo by GREGG NEWTON/AFP via Getty Images)
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Universal Orlando theme park hit its capacity ten minutes after opening despite being in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic this season.

The resort and theme park has hit capacity several times before noon this holiday season.

“By the time we walked up to Islands of Adventure, which is supposed to open at 8 a.m. We walked up at about 8:15 or 8:20, and they were already at capacity, and we could not get in,” Lisa Nathan, who is visiting the theme park with her family from Michigan, told WOFL.

“As far as you could see, there were people in a standby line. It was unbelievable,” Nathan added.

The theme park tweeted that it hit capacity at both of their parks by 8:10 a.m. on Wednesday. It said it anticipates reopening later in the afternoon.

Traffic cameras also captured huge lines snaking outside the parking garage at one of the parks on Wednesday at 7:30 a.m.

Some parkgoers appeared to have been let in early, as lines for the Spider-Man attraction at Universal’s Islands of Adventure were already long by 7:50 a.m.

At Universal Studios, the other theme park in the resort, lines were just as lengthy.

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