15 minutes | Aug 21st 2020

What to Pack for Universal Studios Orlando and Islands of Adventure Vacation (Episode 73)

Do you know where to start when getting your Universal Orlando packing list together?

I receive a lot of questions about what to bring to Universal Orlando Resort. Many theme park travelers want to know what basic Universal essentials are needed for a day at the parks and for the best vacation.

**Can I bring a backpack to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure?

You absolutely can as long as you do not pack any prohibited items. To prevent any embarrassment at the security checkpoints, I’ve listed the items you are able to take with you inside of the Universal Orlando parks.

Please keep in mind that Universal is very strict on what it allows you to bring.

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

**How should I pack if I’m going to Universal with children?

If you’re not traveling alone to Universal, then you’ll need to think about the needs of your child or kid that is with you. You’ll want to have:

  • A change of clothing
  • Water
  • Autograph book
  • Cheaper souvenirs purchased before trip
  • Snacks
  • Hats
  • Sunscreen

**Can you bring bags on rides at Universal Orlando?

On most thrill rides at Universal you are not allowed to bring your bag or any loose articles.

There are lockers provided for free for you in front of the rides that require you to place your items inside of them.

**Packing for a trip to Universal Orlando is not always an easy feat.

Whether you intend to be at Universal for a few days, you should be prepared not only for moody teenagers, but the Florida weather.

In order for you to do this, you need to step up your packing game.

A lot of people find it difficult to prepare adequately for such trips, but with this ultimate Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios packing checklist and tips, you’ll be ready to start your EPIC adventure in no time!

Get your full packing list here: https://www.themeparkhipster.com/universal-orlando-packing-list-essentials/