Universal Studios Japan Wonderland is a large section of the park for families with younger children aged up to around 10 years old. Universal Wonderland has three main sub-sections: Snoopy Studios, Sesame Street Fun World, and Helly Kitty Fashion Avenue.
We only had time for a quick explore as there are over 30 types of entertainment in this area alone including rides, street performances and interactions with the characters. If you have younger children, you could easily spend half a day in this area of the park alone.
Be aware that the wait time for some of the rides can be quite long. As I’m writing this article, I checked the wait times for some Universal Wonderland rides using the USJ Alert app and these were some of the wait times: The Flying Snoopy (70 minutes), Snoopy’s Great Race (80 min), Elmo’s Go Go Skateboard (55 min), and Elmo’s Bubble Bubble (90 min).
If you will be visiting Universal Wonderland, make sure to use the Yoyakunori reservation system which is like the Disney Fast Pass system and is only used in Universal Wonderland. You just go to the ticket machine near the entrance to each ride with your Studio Passes, select the time and take the Yoyakunori ticket. When your reservation time comes, go to the ride’s special entrance for people with Yoyakunori tickets.
Here are photos of some of the rides in Universal Wonderlands.
Elmo’s Go-Go Skateboard
The only ride that we tried out was Elmo’s Go-Go Skateboard. Our ten year old described it as a pretty mild experience with some fairly gentle up-and-down and sideways movements.
The Flying Snoopy
Hello Kitty’s Cupcake Dream
Big Bird’s Big Top Circus
Elmo’s Little Drive
This ride is mainly for 3 to 5 year olds. There is a similar ride in Universal Wonderland called “Sesame’s Big Drive” for elementary school children.
Moppy’s Balloon Trip
In addition to the rides shown above, there are a couple of additional rides we don’t have photos for. The first of these rides is Snoopy’s Great Race which is a small, indoor rollercoaster. The second ride is called Elmo’s Bubble Bubble.
Other Universal Wonderland Attractions
In addition to the rides in Universal Wonderland, there are plenty of other attractions and experiences for families with young children to enjoy.
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