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How to enjoy 12 different USJ attractions in one day

Date Published: Last Update:2014/07/03 Travel & View point , , , , , ,

Line-up problem
For many people, the most annoying problem in USJ would be that it is too crowded.
There will be a long, long queue at every ride, and you usually have to wait for more than 1 hour, even a few hours for popular attractions.
That means you probably will have to spend your more time lining up than actual time you’ll spend at the attraction.
Also,your turn comes only 4 to 6 times in a day at most.

In spite of this, I was able to enjoy these attractions in one day.

  1. Limited event “Monster Hunter”
  2. Sesame Street 4-D Movie Magic
  3. Space Fantasy – The Ride
  4. Terminator 2:3-DR
  5. The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man – The Ride 4K3D
  6. WaterWorld
  7. Jurassic Park – The Ride
  8. Back To The Futurer – The Ride
  9. Backdraft
  10. Hollywood Dream – The Ride
  11. JAWS
  12. Magical Starlight Parade

Twelve in total!
How did I do that?

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JAWS

Money talks
Purchase a special ticket!
There are certain passes to buy you time.

  • Express Pass Booklet 7 (for 5,040yen,tax included. No discount for children.)
  • Express Pass Booklet 4 (for 3,290yen,tax included. No discount for children.)
  • Happy KIDS PASS (for 2,940yen,tax included)

This information is valid only until July 14th, 2014.
(The price and available passes are subject to change.
Usually it changes twice a year when main attractions are replaced with new ones.)

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Express Booklet 4

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Sesame Street –Elmo–

 

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Happy KIDS PASS–Name tag–

About “Happy KIDS PASS”
You can’t find any info about this pass on the Official English website.
If you are going with a child aged 11 or below, or 12 whose birthday is on April 1st or earlier (in Japan, he/she is considered as an elementary school kid), this is the best choice.
With this pass, up to 2 adults (aged 12,whose birthday is on April 2nd,and older) can take the “EXPRESS” way as guardians of the qualified child.
Only 2,940yen(tax included) for 3 people in total!
what a great buy!!

 

To buy or not to buy
I suppose you want to enjoy attractions as many as possible in a day especially when you come all the way to visit USJ from overseas.
In that case, these passes are worth buying.

Save more time
Next thing to do after you get your pass is to make a priority list of attractions.
Do you remember the tips in my previous post?
Be there at USJ as early as possible before the opening time, and go to the attractions that you can’t use your pass first.
When people start to form long lines everywhere, then use your pass.

Conclusion
Buy a pass, in advance if possible!!
Unless you have time and money enough to visit USJ again and again, this is the best way to save your time.

The Booklet / Happy KIDS Pass allows you to dramatically shorten the waiting time at certain attractions.
You will be in a different line from a looooong queue, and after 10 to 15 minutes wait, it will be your turn!
Now that would feel like using magic to skip time.

Enjoy USJ!
Hope you find my tips helpful.

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I had fun with my family in USJ all day long.
It was tiring, but we had a really good time.
We all hope we can go back there very soon!

Elmo

Elmo–a steamed curry bun–

 

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