Editor’s note: January 3, 2017: Surprisingly, Universal Studios Hollywood did not beat January 1’s attendance record despite yesterday’s park closure. The park hosted 44,700 guests versus January 1’s total of 44,858 guests.

January 2, 2017: After setting the record for the highest attended day yesterday with 44,858 guests, Universal Studios Hollywood is poised to break yet another attendance record today after closing the theme park due to capacity around noon.

Universal had been accepting pre-paid tickets and annual passes earlier in the day before restricting all traffic flow into the park at 12:20 PM. Guests who wish to enter the park are now being held at the security checkpoint surrounding the theme park. Traffic in and around the park is understandably heavy, and Universal has begun requesting mandatory overtime from available team members.

Please stay tuned to Inside Universal for more on this and other stories originating from Universal Studios Hollywood.


January 2, 2017 – 3:30 PM: Guests with pre-purchased tickets and annual passes are being admitted into the park.


January 2, 2017 – 2:13 PM: The park is currently closed due to capacity. Please check back for updates.