Packing list

5 packing list tips for Universal Orlando™

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From children to adults, everyone will have a good time at Universal Orlando™. A trip to Universal Orlando™ is a full-immersion experience complete with character sightings! Rent a Casiola vacation home near the park to spend time with your family or friends and enjoy the many interesting and thrilling rides and top attractions. Do you know where to begin when making your Universal Orlando™ packing list? Many guests want to know what fundamental Universal necessities are required for a successful day at the parks and a memorable trip.

1. Can I bring a backpack to Universal Studios™ and Islands of Adventure™?

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Universal Studios

You are welcome to do so as long as you do not bring any prohibited items with you. It is a great way to keep all of your belongings together. Universal will let you bring one but bear in mind that it will be searched at the security checkpoint, so don’t try to conceal anything prohibited. It’s also possible to store it in a locker supplied by Universal Studios™.

Acceptable items:

  • Bottled water
  • Small snacks that do not require heating
  • Any food required for medical purposes and medically indicated nutritional supplements
  • Food required for special dietary needs
  • Baby food/baby formula
  • Soft-sided insulated bags no larger than 8.5″ wide x 6″ high x 6″ deep

Prohibited items:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Picnic lunches
  • Food that requires heating or refrigeration
  • Glass containers
  • Hard-sided coolers
  • Soft-sided coolers larger than 8.5″ wide x 6″ high x 6″ deep
  • Suitcases and bags with wheels
  • Folding chairs
  • Clothing with offensive language or content
  • Clothing that represents someone as emergency personnel
  • Weapons of any kind

2. Can I bring bags on Universal Orlando’s rides?

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Universal Studios

You are not permitted to carry your bag or any loose items onto the majority of Universal’s thrill rides. You may use the free lockers located in front of the rides to store your belongings.

3. What should I wear at Islands of Adventure™ or Universal Studios™?

You always want to pack comfortable items such as shorts, leggings, a t-shirt, a hat, and sunglasses are all terrific selections. Remember that you’ll be doing a lot of walking, so think about bringing comfy shoes to avoid problems like blisters, muscular soreness, and foot pain. Florida’s humidity is more than most people assume. As a consequence, a plain t-shirt is maybe a little overdone. You may need to carry a variety of lightweight outfits to combat the heat and humidity. Because of the extreme heat, if you plan on visiting Universal Orlando™ between June and late September, you will almost surely need to change your shirt.

4. What should I bring to Universal Orlando™ in summertime?

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Universal Studios

Make sure you’re dressed for the heat and humidity if it’s summer. The weather in Florida may be very hot. Wear ball caps to keep the sun out of your family’s eyes and protect their heads from sunburn. You are allowed to carry up to 2 liters of bottled water into Universal Studios™. Make sure to take advantage of this to keep your family hydrated while avoiding the high water rates.

  • Water
  • Lightweight clothing
  • Water Mist Fan
  • Cooling Towel
  • A Hat and sunglasses
  • Travel size deodorant

5. Going to Universal Studios™ with kids, what to pack?

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Universal Studios

If you’re visiting Universal Studios™ with children, you’ll want to keep in mind their needs. A stroller is always useful because it can hold the majority of your belongings as you walk. At Universal Studios™, you’ll be walking a lot, and your small children won’t be able to keep up. By the end of the day, their feet will be hurting, and dad will have to carry them the rest of the park. You’ll thank us at the end of the day if you bring the stroller.

The weather in Florida may be changeable. It’s bright one minute and then a rainstorm appears out of nowhere the next. Even if the forecast predicts a bright day, bring a rain poncho along just in case.

You’ll need the following items:

  • A change of clothing
  • Rain ponchos
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Hats
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses

You could find yourself washing your laundry if you’re staying in a luxurious Casiola vacation home. As a result, you should add some laundry soap and bags to your shopping list.

Buy your Universal Studios™ tickets in advance

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Universal Studios

Remember to buy your park tickets in advance. The tickets may be printed or saved to your phone for simple access once you arrive at the park gates.

Vacation homes near Universal Orlando™ Resort

We have several vacation homes in Central Florida. Most of them are located around Walt Disney World®, in Kissimmee and Davenport to the south. If you’re planning a trip to Universal Studios™ and want to rent a vacation home, the nearest and easiest place to go is Vista Cay, which has all of the facilities of a resort while still having all of the conveniences of home. At Vista Cay Resort, you’ll be in the heart of the action, only minutes from Orlando’s greatest amusement parks, shopping, and entertainment. Vista Cay is conveniently located near Universal Studios – 12 minutes (4.4 miles / 7 km).

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