Have Camera, Will Travel
- Oct 28, 2006
They do allow fanny packs, but you still need to go through the metal detectors for certain rides. Just guessing that they would make you put a cell phone in a locker even with a fanny pack. Just because someone has a fanny pack doesn't mean that they wouldn't pull out a cell phone during a ride. Even when you have your park pass on a lanyard, you are asked to put it under your shirt. Again, this isn't all rides at Universal, it tends to be those that are high speed or ones that invert you.
OK, so my plan is to spend pretty much the entire day at the 2 Harry Potter lands, so if those are the only 2 with metal detectors, I should be fine. I'm seriously considering buying the fanny pack that @nemofans recommended just to be on the safe side. I use a small point and shoot which would fit in that just fine.Only Rip Ride Rockit and Hulk have metal detectors and you can't bring your phone even if it is secured. For all of the other rides you'll be okay with your phone in a fanny pack if it's small. I didn't carry a bag at all, but I always tucked my phone into a pocket with a button or zipper and it was fine. I think you are going to love the new Hagrid coaster. It is my new favorite ride.
I'm definitely looking forward to the new Hagrid coaster!