Universal Orlando Resort is now the most expensive theme park in America. This week, Universal raised the price of a one-day, one-park ticket to $88 before tax. That’s $3 higher than a similar ticket at Walt Disney World. Other tickets for Universal’s theme parks also went up in price. There is some good news though. People who buy their tickets online will still get a discount, and Florida residents are still rewarded with some great summer deals.
First, here are the current ticket prices for Universal (these do not include tax):
- SINGLE PARK
1-day: $88 adult, $82 child
2-day: $119.99 adult ($60 per day), $109.99 child ($55 per day)
3-day: $135.99 adult ($46 per day), $123.99 child ($42 per day)
4-day: $145.99 adult ($37 per day), $132.99 child ($34 per day)
1-day: $123 adult, $117 child
2-day: $139.99 adult ($70 per day), $129.99 child ($65 per day)
3-day: $152.99 adult ($51 per day), $140.99 child ($47 per day)
4-day: $159.99 adult ($40 per day), $146.99 child ($37 per day)
Now for a couple of Universal’s Florida resident deals. The 3 Extra Month offer offers just that, now through August 31, when you purchase a two-park annual pass, you’ll get three additional months. They are also offering Summer Vacation Packages which start at $95 per adult. You must book the package now through August 31 and travel prior to December 20, 2012. Upgrades are available, but the basic offer sounds pretty good and includes:
- 3-night hotel accommodations at a nearby Universal Partner Hotel
- 2-day base ticket to Universal Orlando theme parks
- One-day admission to Wet ‘n Wild Orlando waterpark – located just minutes away from Universal Orlando – featuring an all-new family water play area, Blastaway Beach, scheduled to open in June
- Access to live entertainment at Universal CityWalk
- Early park admission to experience The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and, for a limited time, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man (valid for travel through June 30).
So while Universal Orlando Resort may be the most expensive theme park, they are at least attempting to make it financially easier on some of their guests. Unfortunately, Disney and the other theme parks usually follow suit, so expect an announcement in the very near future with their price increases. They may not make the announcement ahead of time, so buy your tickets now, if you’re planning on visiting soon. Here at Capone’s Dinner & Show, we too must increase our ticket price to keep up with the ever-increasing gas and food costs, but more on that in my next post.
Enjoy Orlando’s theme parks and remember, after a day at the park, our gang is here to welcome you with open arms (and a few Tommy Guns), great food (delicious buffet) and loads of comedy before, during and after our show.
Last Updated on January 19, 2018