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4 Tips for a Fun Family Day at Universal Orlando

Family vacations are the best!  But, we all know that it takes some planning and organizing to keep everyone in the family-old and young-happy throughout the adventure.  Here are 4 ways to improve your family’s day when visiting  Universal Orlando.

4)  Refillable Cups and Buckets

In my family we have learned that feeling “hangry” is a real thing.  So being prepared with drinks and snacks is a must!  By purchasing a refillable Coca-Cola Freestyle Cup ($14.99) you can have water or soda all day long.  Machines are located throughout the parks so you’ll never go thirsty.  Popcorn Buckets are also available for $5.99 and refills can be purchased for $1.29.

3)  My Universal Photos Package

I love vacation pictures.  Especially pictures that include my kids interacting with their favorite characters or my family riding an attraction.  My Universal Photos Package allows guests to have those precious pictures, while still experiencing the moment with your little ones.  You don’t have to search for your phone or camera only to realize later you have taken a blurry picture.  A one-day photo pass is $69.99 and gives you unlimited digital downloads of photos from your rides and character meet-and-greets.

My Universal Photos
Bring home all of your memories with a My Universal Photos Package.

2)  Express Pass

Waiting in lines is hard for even the oldest of guests.  The Universal Express Pass allows guests to skip the lines at most attractions at Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.  While the Express Pass can be purchased separately, guests staying at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel or Loews Royal Pacific Resort receive Free Universal Express Unlimited, included in their stay.

Your kids will love their stay in a Despicable Me Kids’ Suite at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. Plus, a stay here gives you Free Universal Express Unlimited!

1) Park-to-Park Tickets

Flexibility can be important on a family vacation.  A Park-to-Park ticket gives families the freedom to visit each of the three theme parks as they choose.  Plus, if you have a Harry Potter fan in the family, having the Park-to-Park ticket is a must!  In order to board the Hogwarts Express and travel to both lands of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter guests must have a Park-to-Park ticket.

Hogwarts Express
With a Park-to-Park Ticket guests can explore all The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has to offer.


If you are ready to explore Universal Orlando, contact Jennifer Reed at Pixie Dust & Pirate Hooks.

Click here to request a quote.

From the moment you contact us, we begin creating magic! Bring all of your hopes, dreams and wishes to us and we can create a vacation perfectly fit for your family. We are the experts. Let us handle everything for you so you can focus on your family!

Photo Courtesy:  Universal Orlando Resort


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