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7 Vacation Tips for Staying Stress-Free at Universal Orlando Resort

July 7, 2017
Tips for staying stress-free during a vacation at Universal Orlando Resort.

We’ve come to the end of our theme park hacks series. You learned how to avoid crowds, how to save money and how to take advantage of attractions for your next trip to Universal Orlando Resort. Now you probably want to know how to relax. Spending your hard-earned vacation at a theme park doesn’t have to be stressful. Here are some tips for taking it easy.

Stay on property to get free transportation to and from the parks

Water Taxis in Universal CityWalk - michael_carelli
Photo Credit: @michael_carelli

Don’t mess with traffic. Start the day off right with a leisurely ride on a Universal Orlando shuttle bus or water taxi and arrive right at the front gates.

Stay on property and go to the resort for some pool time in the afternoon

Tired of walking? Feeling a little exhausted? Nothing a nap by the pool and a refreshing drink can’t fix!

Plan a day at Universal Volcano Bay

The vibes at Universal Orlando’s new water theme park will always be chill. Grab a Private Cabana or float down the Kopiko Wai Winding River as you indulge in the ultimate forms of relaxation.

Head for indoor attractions to enjoy air conditioning and seating

When your feet are tired and the Florida sun is a little too much, there is plenty to do indoors while you cool off. Try lounging in the lobby of Universal Studios Florida’s Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon or exploring the Discovery Center in Universal Islands of Adventure’s Jurassic Park.

Pack a towel you can wet and put on your neck

You’d be surprised at how much your entire body cools down with this trick.

Use The Official Universal Orlando Resort App to plan your day

Find wait times, ride information and more on this app while exploring on-the-go. You can even reserve a spot in our virtual line experience for the all-new Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Take a photo of your parking spot on your smartphone

Snap a photo of your parking spot when visiting Universal Orlando Resort.

Don’t stress over the prospect of walking for hours at the end of the day in search of your car. Simply keep a record of where it is on your phone. There is also a handy Parking Reminder section of the Universal Orlando Resort App where you can record your spot.

What hacks do you like to use when you visit Universal Orlando Resort? Tell us in the comments below!

See more Universal Orlando vacation hacks:

7 Vacation Hacks for Saving Money at Universal Orlando

7 Vacation Hacks for Getting the Most Out of Universal Orlando Attractions

5 Vacation Hacks for Avoiding Crowds at Universal Orlando

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  • Reply Donna July 9, 2017 at 2:19 am

    A homemade ice cold lemonade drink always helps with cooling off!

  • Reply Pam Arceneaux July 9, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    We just got back from 5 days at the Saffire Falls Resort. We all loved it. My 8 yr old like the resort pool better than Volcano Bay’s Wave pool!!! The staff is amazing and truly want you to enjoy every moment. Can’t wait to go back next year!

    • Reply LeslieF July 11, 2017 at 10:34 pm

      We leave for Universal in a few days and are staying Saphire Falls. Glad to see you loved it!

  • Reply Miller Family of 10 September 16, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Hello! Do anyone have any suggestions on a resort that allow small pets? We have 8 children and want the best resort so a total of 10 and per friendly???

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