Universal Orlando raising Annual Pass prices while introducing new options and benefits

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Universal Orlando Resort is set to raise prices by more than 10% as part of their newly updated Annual Pass program while also introducing new options and benefits as well as a brand-new Seasonal Pass.

There are now more benefits for Power, Preferred and Premier annual passholders to enjoy, including early admission to both Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure an hour before it opens to the public as well as parking discounts, but the prices have all gone up across the board.

The Orlando Sentinel details the price hike as following:

A basic pass with blockout dates for Florida residents went from $234.99 to $259.99.

A new pass level that blocks out Christmastime and spring break but not summer costs $319.99

An annual pass with no blockout dates went from $309.99 to $349.99.

And a premier pass with lots of extra benefits now costs $489.99, up from $444.99.

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A brief summary of what each Annual Pass offers has been released on Universal Orlando Resort’s blog:

ALL-NEW! Seasonal Pass

  • One year of park-to-park admission (blockout dates apply)
  • Discounts on Universal Orlando’s separately-ticketed events – Halloween Horror Nights and Rock the Universe
  • Discounts on Blue Man Group tickets, on-site hotel stays, multi-day theme park tickets purchased at the Front Gate, and more

Power Annual Pass

  • One year of park-to-park admission with fewer blockout dates and access to concerts at Universal Studios Florida
  • NEW! Blockout dates have been removed for summer dates – so you can access both theme parks all summer long!
  • NEW! $10 self-parking – that’s 50% off the regular price
  • Discounts on Universal Orlando’s separately-ticketed events – Halloween Horror Nights and Rock the Universe
  • Discounts on Blue Man Group tickets, on-site hotel stays, multi-day theme park tickets purchased at the Front Gate, and more

Preferred Annual Pass

  • One year of park-to-park admission with NO blockout dates
  • NEW! Early Park Admission to enjoy the parks one hour before opening (blockout dates apply)
  • Free self-parking; $10 preferred parking
  • Discounts on Universal Orlando’s separately-ticketed events – Halloween Horror Nights and Rock the Universe
  • Discounts on merchandise, restaurants, Blue Man Group tickets, on-site hotel stays, multi-day theme park tickets purchased at the Front Gate, and more

Premier Annual Pass

  • One year of park-to-park admission with NO blockout dates
  • NEW! Early Park Admission to enjoy the parks one hour before opening all year long – no blockout dates
  • Complimentary valet and preferred parking
  • Universal Express access to bypass the regular lines at participating rides and attractions after 4 p.m.
  • Free Halloween Horror Nights ticket on select event nights
  • Discounts on Universal Orlando’s separately-ticketed events – Halloween Horror Nights and Rock the Universe
  • Discounts on merchandise, restaurants, Blue Man Group tickets, on-site hotel stays, multi-day theme park tickets purchased at the Front Gate, and more

For a complete breakdown on what’s being offered and how to get your hands on an Annual Pass, visit Universal Orlando’s official site for more info.

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