Visiting Universal Studios Orlando With a Baby

I just returned from a four-day trip to Universal Orlando with my baby (6 months old) and learned a lot in the process. Universal Orlando is typically designed for tweens, teens, and young adults. As a result, there is limited information about visiting the theme park with a baby.

I, therefore, wanted to use my experience to help other parents plan a trip to Universal Orlando and know what to expect.

Can You Take a Baby to Universal Studios Orlando?

Babies can visit Universal Studios in Orlando, as the theme park has no age restrictions. However, babies and toddlers will not be tall enough to go on most rides at Universal Orlando.

Are Babies Free at Universal Studios Orlando?

There are few rides toddlers can go on at Universal Orlando. As such, children under the age of 3 can visit the Universal Orlando theme parks for free with a paying adult.

What Can Babies Do at Universal Studios Orlando?

There is little for babies to do at Universal Orlando. Instead, many experiences will likely depend on the child’s age and development. Some things to consider researching based on your child(ren) include;

  • Character Meet & Greets
  • Hogwarts Express
  • Suess Landing
  • Splash Pads at Volcano Bay

Can You Take Strollers to Universal Studios?

Strollers (or pushchairs) are permitted at Universal Orlando. You can bring your stroller to the theme park, hire one while in Orlando, or even hire one in person at the theme park.

If you are traveling with a baby, I would not recommend hiring a stroller at the Universal theme parks. These strollers are made from hard plastic, offer limited restraint, and are low to the ground. Instead, they are better suited to toddlers and small children.

You must collapse your stroller while on public transit between the Universal Resort Hotels and CityWalk. This is for health and safety reasons and applies whether the baby is asleep in the stroller.

Can You Bring a Stroller Wagon to Universal Studios?

There are no restrictions on the size of the stroller you can bring to Universal. As such, stroller wagons are permitted at Universal Orlando.

Are There Baby Care Centres at Universal Studios Orlando?

There are Baby Care Centres inside both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. However, these rooms are not signposted. Instead, you’ll find them inside the First Aid Center – which is signposted across the parks.

The Baby Care Centers at Universal Orlando are not as comprehensive and comfortable as those at Walt Disney World. But they are also significantly less popular.

Can You Bring Baby Bottles and Baby Food to Universal Studios?

Universal Studios has strict policies on what you can and can not bring with you. However, they are very accommodating of babies and young children.

As such, you can bring baby food, bottles, and medicines to Universal Studios Orlando. Even if these are in glass containers, despite no glass being permitted. However, these items will still need to be scanned by the X-ray machines at CityWalk before you enter the resort.

Where to Buy Baby Food at Universal Orlando

The only place we found selling baby food (purée) inside Universal Orlando is Starbucks. However, like all the food prices at Universal Studios, these pouches are costly. As such, I recommend bringing some with you instead.

Does Universal Studios Orlando Have Child-Swap?

Universal Orlando does have a child-swap service. Child-swap means that one parent or guardian can wait with the smaller children while the other goes on the ride (with or without older children). Then, the parents swap without waiting in a queue for the ride again.

Parents waiting in the child-swap area will do so in a family room, which often has a TV and air-conditioning. However, due to limited space, strollers are not permitted inside the child-swap rooms.

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