Tips for Your First Day in the Universal Orlando Parks – Go Informed Podcast Episode 007

Episode 7: Tips for Your First Day in the Universal Orlando Parks

Tips for your first day in the Universal Orlando theme parks.

Today’s episode of the 7 Days to a Better Universal Orlando Vacation series is all about your first day in the theme parks. Topics discussed are how to be prepared, tips to avoid crowds, things you can expect to buy at the park, and some basic theme park touring tips.

Top tip: Be there early. Always try to arrive at least 30 minutes before the park opening time.

Save the shopping for later in the day.

Don’t forget to bring your park ticket! For early admission you’ll also need your room key.

A lanyard is a good way to keep your room key, park ticket, and Express Pass handy. This is a fun thing to buy at the park.

Be sure to allow time to take breaks.

Keep an eye on the weather forecast.

Make sure your phone is fully charged.

Wear shoes that you could run a marathon in.

At Universal you’ll need to put your stuff in a locker before getting on many of the rides.

A parade can block your route – know if the parade is scheduled, and where it goes.

Sometimes you can get a better meal by dining outside the parks – in CityWalk or at one of the hotels.

You can do magic in the Wizarding World if you buy one of the interactive wands.

Consider buying a photo package if you like to get the ride photos.

Have fun!

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

Five Things You Should Do The Night Before to Help You Wake Up Early On Your Theme Park Vacation

Here’s What It’s Like to Be First In Line At Universal Studios Florida (Video)

Eight Essential Apps for Your Universal Orlando Trip

My Universal Photos Package information on

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