Universal also has a Ride Reservations program. You’re given a simple pager device that lists the next available entry at each attraction; the appointments reflect each ride’s current wait time, so essentially, the system gives you a virtual place in line. You schedule visits (only one at any moment) by pressing buttons, and it vibrates when it’s time. That’s $30 to make one reservation per ride or $40 for unlimited re-rides.
Universal also has photographers on hand to take your photo at big moments. Its Photo Connect works a lot like Disney's PhotoPass: You’ll get a claim ticket enabling you to purchase an expensive copy or download unlimited images within 3 days (for $60), but you may always use your own camera instead. You can also check your images as you collect them using an app.
Universal has free in-park Wi-Fi, and its free app, the Official Universal Orlando Resort App, provides wait times, showtimes, maps, and walking directions.
WHAT TO WEAR—Dress small children in bathing suits for a day at Universal Studios because its Kidzone, one of its best sections, will get them soaked. At Islands of Adventure, two of the best adult rides are water-based.
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