Buying Universal Florida Residents Tickets

If you are a Florida resident, then you can get special discounts on standard day tickets as well as annual passes by buying a Florida Residents ticket.

Universal Studios Florida® operate two theme parks in Orlando, Universal Studios Florida and the new roller-coaster park, Islands of Adventure plus the music and entertainment venue, Universal CityWalk®.

Universal Studios used to sell just one or two day tickets which admitted you to either Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure or both. From January 2010 they started selling their “U Select” pass which gave you the choice of a single park or both parks for either one, two, three, four or seven days admission. This is similar to Disney’s “Magic Your Way” ticket system.

In 2011 the seven day ticket was dropped and replaced by a “length of stay” 14 day ticket for UK visitors only.

Florida Residents tickets only offer the one, two or three day ticket options plus special deals around major events like Mardi Gras and the Holiday season.

The “base ticket” gives you access to one park per day whilst the “park-to-park” option allows you to hop between the two parks on any given day, like Disney’s “hopper” add-on.

In 2016, Universal introduced a fourth annual pass called the Seasonal Pass with more restrictions than the cheaper Power Pass.

All passes give you discounts on regular Universal theme park tickets, Blue Man Group tickets and on-site hotels.

Universal single and multi-park ticket options are:

If you buy at least a two day ticket, then you also get up to 14 consecutive calendar days of access to the paid venues at Universal CityWalk (excluding the AMC Universal Cineplex 20 and the Blue Man Group Show).

Like most of the Florida theme parks, anyone aged 10 or over on the day of their first entry to the theme parks is classed as an adult and will have to buy an adult ticket.

Children between the ages of 3 and 9 are classed as children and may purchase a child ticket.

Children under the age of 3 are admitted for free.

Universal Single and Multi-Park Florida Residents 2017 ticket prices

These prices are the standard ticket prices you would expect to pay at the gate (unless stated otherwise). Prices do not include local taxes and tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

All prices are subject to change and you should check with Universal for the latest prices.

Universal Multiple Day “Single Park per Day” Ticket Adult Child
Standard single park per day admission to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Valid for multiple visits. All days must be used within 14 days of first visit.
Includes 14 consecutive calendar days of admission to the paid entertainment venues of Universal CityWalk. Save $20 by purchasing online.
See table below for prices See table below for prices
Universal Multiple Day “Park-to-Park” Ticket Adult Child
Standard park to park admission to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Valid for multiple visits. All days must be used within 14 days of first visit.
Includes 14 consecutive calendar days of admission to the paid entertainment venues of Universal CityWalk. Save $20 by purchasing online.
See table below for prices See table below for prices
Two Park Seasonal Annual Pass to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure Adult Child
Park to park admission to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure for a whole year. Blackout dates apply.
$259.99
plus tax
$259.99
plus tax
2017 blackout dates to both parks are April 8 to 22, June 10 to August 13 and December 21 to 31. Universal Studios Florida is also blacked out on concert dates.
Three Park Seasonal Annual Pass to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay Adult Child
Park to park admission to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay for a whole year. Blackout dates apply.
$358.99
plus tax
$358.99
plus tax
2017 blackout dates to both parks are April 8 to 22, June 10 to August 13 and December 21 to 31. Universal Studios Florida is also blacked out on concert dates. Volcano Bay is blacked out July 1 to 31.
Two Park Power Annual Pass to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure Adult Child
Park to park admission to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure for a whole year. Blackout dates apply.
Includes free admission to selected special events like Mardi Gras and 50% discount on self-parking.
$319.99
plus tax
$319.99
plus tax
2017 blackout dates to both parks are April 8 to 22 and December 21 to 31.
Two Park Power Annual Pass to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay Adult Child
Park to park admission to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay for a whole year. Blackout dates apply.
Includes free admission to selected special events like Mardi Gras and 50% discount on self-parking.
$418.99
plus tax
$418.99
plus tax
2017 blackout dates to both parks are April 8 to 22 and December 21 to 31. Volcano Bay is blacked out July 1 to 31.
Two Park Preferred Annual Pass to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure Adult Child
Park to park admission to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure for a whole year with no blackout dates.
Includes free self parking, free admission to selected special events like Mardi Gras, early park admission with some restrictions and discounted food and merchandise.
$349.99
plus tax
$349.99
plus tax
No blackout dates
Two Park Preferred Annual Pass to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay Adult Child
Park to park admission to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay for a whole year with no blackout dates (except Volcano Bay).
Includes free self parking, free admission to selected special events like Mardi Gras, early park admission with some restrictions and discounted food and merchandise.
$448.99
plus tax
$448.99
plus tax
Volcano Bay is blacked out July 1 to 31.
Two Park Premier Annual Pass to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure Adult Child
Park to park admission to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure for a whole year with no blackout dates.
Includes free valet and preferred parking, Universal Express after 4 p.m., free admission to selected special events like Mardi Gras, early park admission, one free admission to Halloween Horror Nights on selected dates, free Universal CityWalk access) and discounted food and merchandise.
$489.99
plus tax
$489.99
plus tax
Two Park Premier Annual Pass to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay Adult Child
Park to park admission to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay for a whole year with no blackout dates (except Volcano Bay).
Includes free valet and preferred parking, Universal Express after 4 p.m., free admission to selected special events like Mardi Gras, early park admission, one free admission to Halloween Horror Nights on selected dates, free Universal CityWalk access) and discounted food and merchandise.
$638.99
plus tax
$638.99
plus tax

The following table shows the respective prices for both “single park per day” and “park-to-park” admission for one, two, three or four day tickets.

Universal offer up to a $50 discount for Florida residents when buying online (except for the single day tickets).

Days One Park per Day Multi Park per Day
 AdultChildAdultChild
2$149.99
plus tax
$140.99
plus tax
$189.99
plus tax
$180.99
plus tax
3$159.99
plus tax
$150.99
plus tax
$199.99
plus tax
$190.99
plus tax

Volcano Bay

Universal has now released prices for single day admission to Volcano Bay as well as a multi-day ticket including Volcano Bay, valid from May 25, 2017.

The following table shows the respective prices for both “single park per day” and “park-to-park” admission for two, three, four or five day tickets. Volcano Bay is not available on the 2 day “single park per day” ticket.

Days One Park per Day Multi Park per Day
 AdultChildAdultChild
2N/AN/A$229.99
plus tax
$220.99
plus tax
3$199.99
plus tax
$190.99
plus tax
$239.99
plus tax
$230.99
plus tax
4$269.99
plus tax
$259.99
plus tax
$324.99
plus tax
$314.99
plus tax
5$279.99
plus tax
$269.99
plus tax
$334.99
plus tax
$324.99
plus tax

Alternatives

If you plan on visiting other theme parks in Central Florida, then you should also check out the special deals with the Orlando FlexTickets which give you either a 14 consecutive days 5 park or 6 park ticket to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, SeaWorld, Aquatica and Wet ’n Wild plus Busch Gardens (6 park ticket only) for less than the individual ticket prices.

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