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Universal Orlando Packing Essentials

Universal Orlando Packing Essentials

Universal Orlando Resort Essentials

One of the questions I get a lot is what do I pack in a day bag for Universal Orlando? Many want to know what basic essentials are needed for a fun day.

Let’s check out the Universal Orlando Resort essentials you’ll need for a great trip!

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Universal Studios packing list

1.Small Bag

Harry Potter Hybrid Bag

The Harry Potter Hybrid Bag is a brown faux leather bag with a card holder purse on back. It includes 11 card holders, an I.D. holder, and a fully lined 48″ Chain shoulder strap 7.5″ x 4.5.”

2.Stylish but comfortable clothing

The official ThemeParkHipster T-Shirt

theme park clothing
3.Comfortable shoes

Under Armour Men’s Strive 7 – 2E Training Cross-Trainer Shoe

This shoe is breathable and lightweight with a spacer mesh upper and stitched leather overlays for support & stability. This is the perfect theme park shoe. It also has a urethane welding & webbed lacing to lock down the ball of the foot.

4.Small Snacks

Cookies Chips & Candies Snacks Variety Pack Bulk Sampler Assortment (Care Package 40 Count)

This food care package is put together by the Variety Fun company and great for a day at Universal Studios.

5.Universal Orlando App

Universal Orlando Resort App

Universal Orlando Resort App

With the official Universal Orlando Resort™ App (free download), you can purchase and redeem select theme park tickets, see the latest wait times for rides and attractions, and more. It’s the ultimate must-have to make your trip even more epic.

6.Autograph book and pen

Autograph Book: Celebrity Autograph Book for Adults & Kids, 100 Blank Pages, Starlight Design, Keepsake, Memory Book

The famous autograph book is always a theme park must have for fans of various icons. The inside pages contain 100 blank sheets of high quality white paper suitable for writing in pen or pencil.

7.Photo Spot Checklist

Universal photo checklist

Universal Studios Florida photo checklist

8.Pennies for the Penny Machine

Pressed pennies are a relatively inexpensive souvenir and the machines that create them can be found at many attractions and landmarks around the park.

9.The Solo Theme Park Traveler’s Guide Handbook

This book highlights how to enjoy theme park hopping alone in a simple and easy way. The lighthearted handbook will dispel the myths of going to theme parks alone and will inspire you to create your own solo theme park memories.

The Solo Theme Park Traveler’s Guide will also give a quick breakdown on each of the major theme parks in central Florida: Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, and SeaWorld.


10.Universal Orlando Resort Guidebook

The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando is written by a former Universal Orlando employee. He gives specific information on every ride, show, and restaurant in the resort, including insider details on Harry Potter’s Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley.


11.Theme Park Tickets

Don’t forget to purchase your park tickets from a reputable source prior to your visit. The tickets can be printed out or stored in your mobile device for easy access once at the park gates.

theme park tickets

12.The Universal Orlando Resort Parks Guide Maps

Be sure to download the park maps prior to your visit. It will give you an ideal game plan before you step foot into the Universal gates.

Universal Orlando Resort Map

Universal Orlando Resort Map

13.Interactive Wand

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Professor Dumbledore Interactive Wand

Cast magical spells inside the Wizarding World with this full size recreation of the famous wand from the film series!

14.Wizard Robe

Harry Potter Robe Adult Costume

Because no Wizarding World of Harry Potter trip is complete without the right apparel.


15.Hand Sanitizer

PURELL Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer – Travel Sized Jelly Wrap Portable Sanitizer Bottles, Scented – (1 oz, Pack of 8)

This theme park must have is essential when wanting to prevent any unnecessary germs. The PURELL Winter Season scents includes 4 winter inspired scents with JELLY WRAP carriers. The convenient 1-ounce flip top cap bottle attaches to purses, backpacks, key chains, diaper bags or gym bags.


16.An Appetite for Butterbeer

As you make your way around the Universal Orlando resort, no trip would be complete without trying the staple drink, Butterbeer. You can have it many ways: frozen, warm, and served as ice-cream.

Butterbeer Ice Cream…Mmmm Diagon Alley

These are some of my recommendations that are good if you’re just doing one day or if you’re planning a vacation at the Universal Orlando parks.

Let me know some of your must-haves when you go to Universal Orlando.

Want more theme park tips? Check out the theme park tips page. If you’re thinking about going to Universal Orlando alone, then read the top 18 tips. Are you planning a Universal vacation soon? Read the Universal Orlando Vacation Planning Guide for your next dream trip!

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Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!

NikkyJ

 

NikkyJ
NikkyJ

I’m a writer who loves ALL things amusement park related. I was born and raised in Florida, which attributes to my Theme Park passion. Every since I was a child I had a natural affinity to the parks here that has now spilled over into adulthood. Instead of rushing over to the thrill rides, like I used to, you may find me in the Italy Pavilion at EPCOT enjoying a nice glass of wine and a delightful book!

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