As we get closer and closer to the busy summer months, I thought it was a most excellent time to review how the lockers work at Universal Orlando. Unlike at the Walt Disney World Resort, where you can take your bags with you on all of the rides, Universal requires you to check your bags and all of your belongings (yup, even your phone) before you board its roller coasters at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. After all, these are some coasters with capital Cs!!!
The good news is that if you just need a place to stash your gear while you ride, you can use the ride lockers at the locations listed below for FREE! The “free” time is calculated using the ride’s current wait time and the actual duration of the ride (with a generous cushion). After that, each additional half hour is $3 (with a daily max of $20). (Important note: Not all lockers at Universal are free. There are rental lockers both inside and just outside both Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios that charge a fee.)
Ride lockers are located in Universal Studios at:
Ride lockers are located in Islands of Adventure at:
While the lockers aren’t terribly complicate, the locker kiosks can be very picky! If you find the kiosk screen is not advancing with your touch, try using your fingernail instead of your finger.
Lightly place your finger on the scanner. Do not press too hard, or the kiosk is not likely to accept it.
Be sure to remember your locker number, because you will have to enter it again when you’re done riding.
Once you come back to the kiosk, you’ll enter the 4-digit locker number and then again place your finger on the scanner.
If you have any problems, look for a locker attendant, who should be stationed nearby.
That’s it! Now, who’s ready for a roller coaster?