Visiting Universal Studios with kids

Universal Studios

It is commonly perceived that Universal Orlando Resort’s attractions are largely geared towards teenagers and adults rather than children. However, while it is true that you would need to select your rides carefully when trying to discern where to take your little ones at the resort, it still offers an impressive breadth of choice for children aged 9 or younger.

Here are some steps that you can take to ensure that your family trip to Universal Studios is as hitch-free as possible.

Look out for Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone

Researching different rides and activities to see which would be suitable for your child can be arduous; for that reason, it’s reassuring that the park has a whole section, called Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone, that is specifically aimed at catering to particularly young visitors.

Here, the rides, shows and even toilet rooms are intended to be kid-friendly. Nonetheless, if you arrive at Universal Studios early in the day, check your map in case KidZone doesn’t open until slightly later, Orlando Informer advises.

Take account of height restrictions

If you still want to look for child-friendly attractions outside KidZone, you should know before you even enter the resort which rides have height restrictions that would rule them out for you and your little ones. Height restrictions apply to 21 of the rides at Universal Orlando Resort.

Wet, wet, wet… no, not the ’80s and ’90s boy band

How enthusiastic is your child about getting wet? Whether they are worried or excited about the idea, you should keep this in mind, as some of the resort’s rides can be especially forthcoming with that wet stuff we call water. Good examples of these rides include Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges and Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls.

You might also get wet on Jurassic Park River Adventure; however, this would depend on where you sit, The Joys of Boys says. Besides, it might feel more like a single splash than anything more.

Get your ride photos conveniently saved to a card

You can do this through buying a Photo Connect card, to which all of your ride photos can then be saved. You can later print the card at a time convenient to you. Imagine being able to check out – and laugh at – those photos after taking them back to an Orlando hotel booked through Ocean Florida, a tour operator with which you could also book flights for Florida holidays.


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