Universal Studios in Orlando offers non-stop fun for visitors to this Florida vacation hot-spot. With more than a dozen rides and attractions, the Universal Studios theme park has something for everyone. To get the most out of your visit, consider these top tips for spending the day at Universal Studios.
Stay On-site at a Universal Studios Theme Hotel
When you stay on-site at one of the amazing theme hotels, you’re immersed in the whole Universal Studios vacation experience plus you can walk to the theme park. There are multiple benefits staying in a Universal Studios theme hotel including early admission into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, priority seating at restaurants within the Universal Studios theme park and more.
Don’t Miss the Superstar Parade
Universal’s Superstar Parade is a must-see! The daily, interactive parade features favorite spectacular floats, entertainers and characters like the cast of Despicable Me, SpongeBob SquarePants, and even a drum line led by E.B. from Hop. The parade makes regular stops at Mel’s Drive In and Battery Park so you can meet and greet your favorite characters.
Visit Diagon Alley After Lunch
Located at the far end of the park, Diagon Alley in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter between Disaster and Fear Factor Live, is one of the most popular attractions. Many visitors to Universal Studios head straight to this attraction when entering the park first in the morning. To avoid the morning rush, plan your visit to Diagon Alley after lunch, when the crowds often are lighter.
Plan to Enjoy Signature Snacks
Universal Studios teems with mouthwatering, unique treats that you can’t find at any other theme park. Plan on indulging in a few (or all of them) during your visit. Enjoy a butterbeer in Diagon Alley, a Krusty burger and Lard Lad giant donut in Springfield (home of the Simpsons), or the chocolate guava cake from Café La Bamba on Sunset Boulevard. Adults even can try a real Duff Beer in Springfield.
Other top tips for your Universal Studios visit include taking time for character meet-and-greets, catching the Horror Make-up Show and enjoying some people-watching while relaxing in Central Park.