Buying Universal Orlando Tickets

Universal Studios Florida® operate two theme parks in Orlando, Universal Studios and the newer 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.

In 2016 Universal introduced “seasonal” pricing for one day tickets purchased at the gate and a five day park option.

If you are a Florida resident, you can often get discounts and special privileges with a Florida residents ticket or you can buy an annual pass.

To make it easier to budget your food bills, there is an “all day” meal deal as well as a character meal.

Universal also offer a number of “VIP” tours for those who want something a little special with a more personal touch and priority access to the main attractions and shows.

If you don’t like the idea of waiting to get onto some of the more popular rides then like Disney, SeaWorld and Busch Gardens, Universal also has a “front-of-line” pass called Universal Express.

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.

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 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 Single Day “Single Park per Day” Ticket - gate purchase Adult Child
Standard single day admission to either Universal Studios Florida or Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Does not include admission to Universal CityWalk venues. Seasonal gate purchase.
from $119.00 to $143.00
plus tax
from $114.00 to $138.00
plus tax
Universal Single Day “Single Park per Day” Ticket - advanced purchase Adult Child
Standard single day admission to either Universal Studios Florida or Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Does not include admission to Universal CityWalk venues. Must be purchased online or in advance.
from $110.00 to $124.00
plus tax
from $105.00 to $119.00
plus tax
Universal Single Day “Park-to-Park” Ticket - gate purchase Adult Child
Standard single day admission to both Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Does not include admission to Universal CityWalk venues. Seasonal gate purchase.
from $169.00 to $183.00
plus tax
from $164.00 to $178.00
plus tax
Universal Single Day “Park-to-Park” Ticket - advanced purchase Adult Child
Standard single day admission to both Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Does not include admission to Universal CityWalk venues. Must be purchased online or in advance.
from $165.00 to $179.00
plus tax
from $160.00 to $174.00
plus tax
Universal Single Day Volcano Bay Ticket - advanced purchase Adult Child
Standard single day admission to Universal’s Volcano Bay.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Does not include admission to Universal CityWalk venues. Must be purchased online or in advance.
from $69.00
plus tax
from $62.00
plus tax
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
plus tax
See table below for prices
plus tax
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
plus tax
See table below for prices
plus tax
One day My Universal Photos Package Group
Photo package for one day at Universal Orlando including one day of unlimited digital downloads, My Universal Photos themed lanyard and card plus discounts on photos and gifts
$69.99
plus tax
Three day My Universal Photos Package Group
Photo package for three consecutive days at Universal Orlando including unlimited digital downloads, My Universal Photos themed lanyard and card, free prints and vouchers plus discounts on photos and gifts
$89.99
plus tax

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

Universal offer up to a $20 discount when buying online (except for the single day tickets).

Days One Park per Day Multi Park per Day
 AdultChildAdultChild
1 §from $110.00
plus tax
from $105.00
plus tax
from $169.00
plus tax
from $164.00
plus tax
2$199.99
plus tax
$189.99
plus tax
$254.99
plus tax
$244.99
plus tax
3$219.99
plus tax
$209.99
plus tax
$274.99
plus tax
$264.99
plus tax
4$229.99
plus tax
$219.99
plus tax
$284.99
plus tax
$274.99
plus tax
5$239.99
plus tax
$229.99
plus tax
$294.99
plus tax
$284.99
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 three, four or five day tickets.

Days One Park per Day Multi Park per Day
 AdultChildAdultChild
3$259.99
plus tax
$249.99
plus tax
$314.99
plus tax
$304.99
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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