If you will be visiting Universal Studios, you need to
be prepared. Arriving at the park unprepared can
literally ruin your vacation! Follow these tips to help
you get the most out of your Universal Studios Tour
It will be very hot. Make sure that you dress in
cotton clothing that is cool. You should strongly
consider bringing a change of clothing, so you can
change into dry clothes after the rides that soak
you, or if your clothes get too sweaty. If you will be
there during the evening hours, bring warmer
clothes 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 are well broken in. Bring an extra pair of
shoes to change into if yours get wet.
Make sure that you bring earplugs. There is a lot of
noise at Universal Studios, and some of the
attractions are deafening. Also bring 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.
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
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!