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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth Perry

7 Things to Pack for Visiting Universal Orlando Now

Visiting Universal Orlando is a little different these days, but the lands of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, and Marvel Super Hero island are still ready to welcome you! Here are some updated tips on what to pack for your adventure.

Face Coverings

As part of the resort’s safety measures, everyone is required to wear a face-covering during their visit. Keep in mind that it must be secured with ear loops or around your head, must be at least 2 layers, and must be secured under your chin (no open bandanas). Be sure to check out all the requirements before you go.

Hand Sanitizer

Universal has hand sanitizer available throughout the parks, but bring your own so that you’ll always have it available, especiallly if you don’t care for the foam kind that many of the theme park dispensers carry.

Cooling Towel or Wipes

A cooling towel is always a good idea in Orlando’s hot weather, but it’s even more useful now with face covering requirements. Have a cooling towel or other face wipes available to clean away sweat from wearing face coverings.


The tickets you’ll use to enter the parks are paper, so I recommend having them in a lanyard to protect them and to have them handy without needing to dig through your bag or wallet. You’ll need your tickets out throughout the day for opening ride lockers, plus you’ll also need your resort room key handy for early admission or showing Express Pass, if applicable.

Portable Water Bottle

Staying hydrated at the theme parks is very important, especially with face covering requirements. Bring your own portable water bottle to fill up at water fountains, and be sure to take breaks often in the parks’ U-Rest Areas to rest and hydrate.

Laundry Detergent

If you’re using reusable face coverings during your visit, bring some laundry detergent with you to wash face coverings in your hotel room.

Neck Pouch or Fanny Pack

If you want to avoid putting your items into ride lockers in order to ride some attractions, leave the larger bag and bring a neck pouch or fanny pack with 3-pronged closure, which can be brought onto most rides. Just keep in mind there are a couple rides that don’t allow any loose items at all.

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