Ah, the memories of yesteryear, when a trip to Universal Studios involved the studio tour featuring Battlestar Galactica, the parting of the Red Sea, and that oh-so-scary Jaws moment, along with a few Wild West shoot-em-up live performances. How times have changed–with only Jaws remaining and new exciting worlds like the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Jurassic World, Minion Land, and the newest entrant–Super Nintendo World. It appears visitors can’t get enough of Mario, Luigi, and Bowser, as visits to the park have been steadily increasing since the land featuring our favorite plumbers opened on Feb 17, 2023.
Compared to a year ago, 2023 has seen an uptick in visitors.
The past 5 months have also exceeded pre-COVID visitation trends.
Looking at Universal Studios visitation over the past 4 years, we see that post-Covid, October 2021 and October 2022 see some of the highest peaks, coinciding with Halloween Horror Nights. This bodes well for Universal’s plan to open a year-round horror-themed amusement park in Las Vegas.