Getting Ready for Your Universal Orlando Trip – Go Informed Podcast Episode 006 0


Episode 6: Universal Orlando – Getting Ready

Ten tips to help you get ready for Universal Orlando

In today’s episode of the 7 Days to a Better Universal Orlando Vacation series I share ten tips to help you get ready for your Universal Orlando vacation.

Tip #1: Get informed. Get a guide book, read online posts, check out Pinterest.

Tip #2: Start training for your trip. And get some good walking shoes.

Tip #3: Buy your park tickets before you go.

Tip #4: Load park apps to your phone and try them out.

Tip #5: Know the park hours and which park has early admission.

Tip #6: Check out a crowd calendar.

Tip #7: Know what to expect from the weather.

Tip #8: Have a plan.

Tip #9: Things to buy before you go.

Tip #10: Things to bring.

Extra credit: Watch the movies and read the Harry Potter books.

Resources mentioned in this episode

33 Things to Know Before You Visit Universal Orlando

The Universal Guidebook I recommend: The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando

My Universal Orlando Pinterest board

Official Universal Orlando park tickets page

Eight Essential Apps for Your Universal Orlando Trip

Universal Orlando park hours information

Universal Orlando early admission schedule Universal Orlando crowd calendar

Weather at Universal Orlando: 5 Cool Tips for the Heat and Rain

Theme Park Rainy Day Tips: Xtreme Edition

Things to buy: PonchosAntibacterial wipes

Universal Orlando Movies and TV Shows and the Rides They Inspired

The Harry Potter books

The Harry Potter books – audio version  (FREE with Audible Trial!)

Tomorrow’s episode, Day 7 of 7 Days to a Better Universal Orlando Vacation, is all about what to expect on your first day in the Universal Orlando parks. Click here to listen now.


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