Universal Orlando Packing List
Updated: Aug 10
Resorts reservations are made and tickets are purchased. What should you pack for your Universal Orlando trip?
· Go to Party City or a similar store and get a lanyard. Also invest in a badge holder. You can use this to carry your tickets and hotel key/express pass in. You can also get a cell phone holder. Both these options will keep your tickets dry and give you easy access to them.
2. Fanny Pack:
· I always try to bring as little as possible in the parks. Many of the rides require items be stored in a locker prior to riding. By having a fanny pack you may be able to bypass the lockers and get on the ride a few minutes faster. What can you put in your fanny packs? I recommend snacks.
3. Two pairs of good sneakers:
· While sandals are cute to wear, make sure they offer enough support. Instead of sandals, I wear sneakers. (sometimes even with a dress, gasp!). Theme parks in general have you walking around a lot (as a side note it is fun see how many steps you get in a theme park day vs a typical day at home). Be sure take two great pair of sneakers. By having two pair, you can change them out each day.
4. Water shoes:
· If you plan to visit Volcano Bay or check out the many water rides wear shoes that can get wet. They will dry much faster than a typical sneaker.
· I recommend investing in a good socks. I wear Thoros walking distance socks.
6. Sun protection: Hat and sunscreen
· Yes, even in the winter months, you can get a sunburn. Bring a hat or visor to help shield the sun and bring sunscreen with you. Make sure to put the sunscreen on throughout the day
· It can rain in Florida. While you can buy a poncho at the resort, head to Walmart or the Dollar Store and get rain ponchos there. Bonus: put on a poncho while experiencing the water rides to limit how wet you get.
8. Cell phone charger
· Bring a portable charger with you.
9. Cooling towel
· If you are heat sensitive, consider getting a cooling towel
10. Themed clothes (optional)
· If your family loves to have themed clothes there are lots of options. From a Hogwarth’s robe to Dr. Suess’s Thing 1 and Thing 2 shirts, there are themed shirts for you.
· In the winter months it can get chilly in the morning. Dress in layers. We like to wear a shirt sleeve shirt with a fleece (depending on the temperature)
12. Photo ID, credit card, and a copy of your reservation confirmation
· More information will be sent in your tip sheet prior to travel
13. Refillable water bottle
· Staying hydrated is import when you are walking in the theme parks. You can bring a refillable water bottle. If you don’t want to carry it around, you can also ask for free water at the dining locations.
· Check the current safety and transportation guides lines to see if masks are required (on the airplane, Uber rides, etc.)
15. Sling bag
· If you are going to spend time at the pool or Volcano Bay, bring a sling bag to store goggles, your phone, etc.
· Talk to your doctor about which medications to bring.