Heading to UOR for our family’s first visit to Universal in about 2 weeks! A little nervous since I don’t know the ropes yet and hoping I don’t miss any key planning so I am posting for any tips and advice you may have I have posted on chat and received great advice and figured I would come over here for a lengthy post.
Some info on us:
We are a family of six, me, DH, DD (19), DS (17), DD (15) and DD (14). We are staying at HRH so we have EP - I am hoping that helps since it will be crowded and hot. We have cooling towels from a previous July Disney trip but they didn’t work that well. Anyone have a favorite cooling towel or cooling device you recommend? We probably will just leave the parks during the afternoon for a swim at the resort but just incase we tough it out.
We just purchased annual passes with the current promotion I am so excited we are passholders! Hoping we can make the most of the APs! Is there a separate passholder entrance? I saw that there was one in May but I believe that was temporary. Also read about the special dishes just for AP holders so looking forward to trying them!
We have 4 nights and plan to hit the parks on arrival and departure day so I think we should have time to do everything. My DS will be turning 18 during our trip! Excited to celebrate a milestone birthday in the parks!
I have ADRs at the following -
-Confisco Grille - arrival day- figured we should eat in the parks so we can just jump right on the rides!
-Hard Rock Cafe
Lunch will be QS - hoping to try Green Eggs & Ham, Central Park Crepes and maybe 3 Broomsticks but afraid it may be too busy
I still need to grab park bags, lanyards and collapsible cups so if you have any you recommend, please share! I did see the thread about purchasing the lanyards from Universal and the plastic card covers from Amazon so we will most likely be doing that. Also will be grabbing ponchos before we go.
Also looking for good waterproof sandals for the family. I am thinking Crocs and Reefs but if you have a favorite, I’d love to hear!
Okay, I think I have rambled enough
Thank you for any tips and advice you can share!!