If you’ve never been to Universal Orlando®
Resort before — and especially if you’ve
never been to Orlando — you may have dozens of
questions about your upcoming trip. Just as no two families
are the same, no two vacation experiences are the same,
but we’ve prepared some general suggestions to
help your family prepare for your visit.
Tips for Traveling with Small Child
As fun as it is visiting the theme parks with small
children, it can be quite a challenge as well. If you
have questions or concerns about traveling with young
kids, here is some helpful information:
- You’ll find diaper changing stations in many
of the men’s and ladies’ restrooms in
both Universal Orlando theme parks.
- There is a nursing station located at Guest Services
near the entrance of each park.
- Remember to bring snacks such as fruit, raisins,
crackers, or small containers of dry cereal for the
little ones to munch on when they get hungry or cranky.
- You can rent a single or double stroller when you
enter the theme parks. You are permitted to bring
your own stroller into the parks as well.
- Be sure to take plenty of breaks and get your children
out of the sun periodically. And don’t forget
plenty of sunscreen!
- There is no admission fee for children under 3
years of age. You’ll find a number of unique
children’s play areas in both theme parks, including
If I Ran the ZooTM, Me Ship the OliveSM
and Camp Jurassic® in Islands of Adventure,
and Fievel’s Playland® and Curious
George Goes to TownSM in Woody Woodpecker’s
KidZone® at Universal Studios®.
Some of these attractions include fountains and water
play, and your children may get quite wet. Bringing
bathing suites and/or a change of clothing is a good
idea. If you don’t want to carry them around
all day, there are rental lockers throughout the theme
- Be sure you pick a meeting place to gather at if
your children become lost or separated from you (Guest
Services at the front of the parks is a good place),
and make sure they know how to get there.
- Your children should also be carrying contact information
including a name and phone number should they become
lost in the park.
- If your kids are too small or unwilling to go on
a particular ride you want to experience, you can
take advantage of our “child swap” program.
Each ride and attraction has a child swap area where
one member of your party can wait with the little
ones while the rest of your party rides. Then as soon
as they get off the ride, they can swap places and
stay with the kids while the adults who sat out get
their opportunity to enjoy the ride.
- Each of the three Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando
Resort have a supervised children’s activity
center where kids can be dropped off in a safe, monitored
environment while mom and dad enjoy a few hours out.
The activity centers are open every evening and offer
movies, games, arts & crafts, computer games and
more for kids ages 4 - 14. There is a fee and advance
reservations are suggested.