This year has thrown us all for a loop to say the least! Originally, we had planned to go to Universal during spring break. Due to everything that was going on that didn’t happen. After Universal Orlando reopened, my husband and myself patiently watched and waited until we felt it was safe for our family to go to. We watched videos, read trip reports, and followed what was happening in Florida very closely. All while taking elderberry and extra vitamin C to help build up our immunity. As time went on we became more and more confident in what we where hearing and seeing. We decided to go the end of August 2020. These are the top 5 things I did right and would recommend anyone traveling to Universal Orlando do.
- Use disposable masks and bring extra with you daily. With Florida heat we knew it wouldn’t take long for a mask to get soaked with sweat. Then add in masks falling on the ground accidentally, flying off on rides, or getting wet on rides. We brought 3 per person per day inside a Ziploc bag in my purse.
- Bring your own hand sanitizer that is inside a small container with you daily. I used the handi holder it clips on for easy access. I clipped it to the lanyard with my park ticket around my neck. I was able to quickly squirt some in my family’s hands while walking, or waiting in lines.
- Stay at a premium hotel that gives you free express pass, water taxi privileges, and it’s own security check. With express pass you walk on most rides. If you do have to wait its not more than 15 minutes. This keep us from waiting inside buildings with lines for long periods. Before you board the water taxi you go thru a security check. Both of which are in the open air outdoors. Most of the time there was no wait at for the security check or water taxi. It was a quick 5 minute ride either way.
- Bring quick breakfast food options with you and eat in your hotel room. Not only does this save about $12.00 a day per person off the cost of food. It also gives you about an extra hour a day since you aren’t ordering, and waiting on food in a restaurant.
- Eat your meals during non traditional meal times. During typical meal times often the most popular restaurants have lines and our packed. Example lunch was between 10 am and 11 AM, and dinner between 3 – 4 PM or after 7 PM.