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Anaheim to Universal on a Sunday

Mount Gambier...
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Anaheim to Universal on a Sunday

We are a family of 4 travelling from Howard Johnson to Universal in July on a Sunday. What is the best mode of transport? We want to be at the park as long as we possibly can.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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1. Re: Anaheim to Universal on a Sunday

I would suggest you consider renting a car for the day, or taking an Uber back and forth. Both would allow you to come and go as you please on your own time table. It should be around $60 one way for Uber.

Keep in mind, though weekends are often the busiest at Theme Parks so you may want to look at something like the "Is it Packed" site for Universal Crowd predictions to see what the best day may be to visit.

isitpacked.com/crowd-calendars/…

Mount Gambier...
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2. Re: Anaheim to Universal on a Sunday

Thanks Happytotrip. we have front of line tickets booked already for that day. But would still like to be there when park opens and closes.

Mount Gambier...
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3. Re: Anaheim to Universal on a Sunday

We have looked at car rental but because the park opens at 8am on that day we would need to hire the car the day before and then return the following day. Are there any hire places in Anaheim that hire out cars from 6am and returs 11pm?

Anaheim, California
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4. Re: Anaheim to Universal on a Sunday

Rent a car or take a rideshare (Lyft or Uber). The train schedule on weekends is horrible.

Santa Monica...
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5. Re: Anaheim to Universal on a Sunday

Lyft there. After Universal, consider visiting the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Griffith Observatory, have dinner there, Lyft to Anaheim after this mini-Hollywood visit. Next time, carve out a few days for LA, we have a massive amount of cheap and free family fun.

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Here is the Lyft fare calculator: https://www.lyftcalculator.com/

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6. Re: Anaheim to Universal on a Sunday

I dont know of any car rental places that would offer a late return on the same day, as they wont be open that late so you would likely have to return the car the next morning. Even then in July, hours at Universal on Sundays looks to be 8 or 9am start time, and most rental car places wont be open early enough likely to get you to Universal by Park opening time or before that so you can park and actually get inside the Park. I think something like Uber or Lyft is going to be the best option for you, but up to what you may want to do.

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