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.
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
Ratings and Reviews
Great for both planning and at time of trip
I used the Touring Plans to create our initial to-do lists for each day, but it was uncrowded on our first two days so we didn’t really need them onsite then. The third and fourth days we were in the parks, we still had lots left we wanted to do. Touring Plans made the difference between finishing the things we wanted to do so we didn’t have to miss anything. A bit of a novice at navigating phone apps, I found it a little confusing at times to get the info I wanted, but I eventually got there, and that’s the only reason for four stars instead of five.
Worth the money.
This app helped my family and me a lot. We went to Universal for spring break during Marti Gras, one of their busiest times. We were traveling with a 6-year-old and two special needs teens and had no clue that this would happen when we planned our trip months prior. Once we realized this, we knew that we needed a plan. So through lots of searching, we came across this app, and it was a lifesaver when it came down to knowing which rides would be the best ones to go on at a particular time. This saved us a lot of time. The only thing I had an issue with was the suggestion to get on the train and go to Islands of Adventure, then go back to Universal. ( We had the two park passes). We made our adjustment when it came to that part.
Easily worth the $
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.
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- Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 7.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
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- In-App Purchases
- One Year Subscription $8.99