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Can You Bring Food and Drinks Into Universal Studios Orlando?

Every theme park has its own rules of what you can or can't bring, and it can get a little overwhelming trying to figure it out while also trying to plan your vacation.

On this page, we will explain exactly what items you can and can't bring into Universal Studios Orlando, and what affordable options to consider before bringing certain items into the park.

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    Can You Bring Food and Drinks Into Universal Studios Orlando?

    Guests can bring outside food and drinks into Universal Studios Orlando, with a few restrictions. Guests can bring bottled water, snacks, food required for medical purposes and special dietary needs, baby food & formula, and certain-sized soft-sided insulated bags.

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    However, guests are not able to bring anything that contains glass, alcohol, hard-sided coolers, or any food that requires any heating or cooling.

    According to Universal Orlando, the items below are acceptable and prohibited at the park.

    Items Allowed to Bring Into Universal Orlando

    • Bottled Water (maximum 2 liters)
    • Small snacks that do not require heating
    • Any food required for medical purposes and medically indicated nutritional supplements
    • Any food required for special dietary needs
    • Baby food/baby formula
    • Soft-sided insulated bags no larger than 8.5" wide x 6" high x 6" deep
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      Items Prohibited From Bringing Into Universal Orlando

      • Glassware or glass containers
      • Open containers or drinks containing alcohol
      • Hard-sided coolers
      • Soft-sided coolers larger than 8.5" wide x 6" high x 6" deep
      • Picnic lunches and/or any food that requires heating or refrigeration; folding chairs

        Know About the Refillable Water Stations in the Park

        Experienced visitors will bring their water bottles into the park and refill their water bottles throughout the day at any Freestyle station.

        Our go-to choice for reliable water bottles when we visit Universal is the XACIOA 32 oz water bottle.

         Some of the notable benefits with this bottle include:

        • 100% leakproof
        • Doesn't have the chemical smell most water bottles come with,
        • And there are motivational messages on the side to track your progress and to remind you to stay hydrated

        Additionally, it's cost-effective as you won't have to purchase a water bottle at the park.

        Cups of Water Are Available Throughout the Park

        Free cups of water are also offered throughout the park, you'll just have to ask for it at certain locations including:

        • Full Service Restaurants
        • Counter Service Locations
        • Starbucks

        Consider Investing in Universal's Refillable Cup Option

        You should know that Universal Orlando offers a refillable Coca-Cola Freestyle Cup, which allows you to have free refills of your cup throughout the entire day of your visit.

        Available at most food and drink stands for a one-time price of $17.99, this cup grants you access to unlimited refills from any Freestyle Machine every 7 minutes.


        Universal Studios Retro Marquee Coca-Cola Freestyle Tumbler cup

        You are also able to purchase a unique Universal Studios Retro Marquee Coca-Cola Freestyle Tumbler bottle directly from the Universal site.

        Universal Studios Retro Marquee Coca-Cola Freestyle Tumbler bottle is a refillable 24 oz cup that can be filled with all Coca-Cola products at the park.

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