- 14 Aug
With over 10.2 million visitors in 2017 alone, Universal Studios Orlando is one of the most popular destinations in the world. That also means it is bound to be extremely busy and crowded more often than not.
Therefore, being prepared and organized for your trip can make all the difference between a fantastic trip and a disappointing one.
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Don’t feel overwhelmed yet; we’ve brought together a list of guidelines which are bound to help you make the most of your time at Universal Studios!
Water Hydration Backpack
A day at Universal Studios is a day with lots of physical exercise. You’re definitely going to need a lot of water to stay hydrated.
Avoid overpaying for water, looking for and waiting at refreshment stands by taking water hydration backpacks along with you. The backpacks can hold several gallons of water so it should last you well throughout the day, especially when you’re waiting in those long lines for rides.
Download Universal Studio’s Free Wait Times App
This is an extremely useful app that lets you look up the waiting time for all the rides at Universal Studios. Based on this, you can plan your time strategically so you’re not running around between rides looking for the one with the shortest queue. The app is constantly updated so it’s always accurate.
Get In Line Super Early For Your Favorite Ride
The earlier you start, the lesser time you spend waiting in lines. Most people are headed toward Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts in the morning to avoid increasing lines. So if you’re a Potterhead and think the time stated on your Wait Times app is worth your while, get there as early as possible.
Since most people have the same idea, there’s comparatively less waiting for other attractions. Some of the rides worth trying out during this time in the morning include The Incredible Hulk Coaster, Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and Hollywood Rip Ride RockIt. All of these rides have incredibly long lines during the day.
Sunblock And Sunglasses Are Your Best Friends
The sun is quite intense during the day and there aren’t many options for shade, especially when you’re waiting in line for rides. Make sure you cover yourself up in lots of sunblock to avoid any sunburn. Also bring along a pair of sunglasses to make sure the sun doesn’t restrict your vision while you’re out exploring the park.
Wear Your Most Comfortable Outfit
Make sure you’re geared up for all the physical exertion at Universal Studios in your most comfortable clothing. Shoes, especially, need to be paid extra attention to. Wear sneakers to stay comfortable and dry throughout the day. Flip flops can get uncomfortable after long periods of walking, are extremely during rides and a nightmare on rainy days.
Stock Up On Snacks
Take advantage of the fact that Universal Studios allows food and drinks from outside. Carry a backpack with all your essentials and throw in some of your favorite things to munch on. Snacks at the park are quite over priced so this is quite an economically friendly option.
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