When visiting Universal Studios, you need to be prepared. Arriving at the park unprepared can literally ruin your holiday! Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your Universal Studios Tour adventure.
It will be very hot. Make sure that you dress in cool summer cotton clothing. You should strongly consider taking a change of cloths, so you can change into dry clothes after the rides that soak you, or if your clothes get too sweaty. If there during the evening hours, take something warmer to change into. Do not wear new shoes! There is a lot of walking involved, and you won’t last one hour in brand new shoes. Wear an old pair that is well broken in. Take along an extra pair of shoes to change into if yours get wet.
Make sure you pack some earplugs. There is a lot of noise at Universal Studios, and some of the attractions are deafening. Also do not forget sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats to help protect you from the sun. Use a backpack or a fanny pack to carry your belongings in – there are also lockers available through guest services if you need a safe dry place to store your things.
Make sure that you take the Universal Studio Tour early in the day. The park will remain open several hours after the tour has closed for the day. Designate a meeting place with everyone in your party, in case you get separated. Make sure that everyone in your party has a map, and that they know how to read it!
Leave small babies and toddlers with a sitter. They will not enjoy Universal Studios, and they will make sure that you don’t enjoy it either if you bring them. Consider purchasing VIP passes which will allow you to move to the front of the lines for the attractions. This is a huge time saver, and will keep you from wasting valuable time and getting bored standing around.
You might want to avoid eating inside the park if you can. It is very expensive, and the food is much cheaper right outside the gates in City Walk. Also save your shopping for the end of the day, so you don’t have to carry packages around with you. Universal Studios Tours does have a package delivery service, which will allow you to pick up your purchases at the end of the day near the exit, in case you find a souvenir that simply won’t wait until closing time.
Most importantly, see and do as much as possible, and have fun! Universal Studios has been entertaining us for years, and entertainment is what Universal Studios Tours is all about, so enjoy!