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Universal Orlando moves to date-based pricing for tickets

by Attractions Magazine Staff

Starting Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, Universal Orlando Resort will move to a date-based ticketing system, offering varied prices for guests planning their next vacation.

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Once launched, guests will find ticket prices based on specific dates chosen at the time of their purchase. For example, a ticket at a busy time of the year will be more expensive than the same ticket during a less popular time of the year. Every ticket purchase will require guests to choose dates on a calendar, and the total price will be based on the date of their first visit to Universal Orlando.

Guests will be able to modify their dates after purchase through the “Guest Self Service” feature in the Universal Orlando mobile app, and can exchange for dates that are at an equal or lower price without being charged an extra amount. For a date change that involves a higher price point, guests will have to pay the difference prior to visiting the parks. Otherwise, the tickets are non-refundable.

Most of the tickets available for Universal Orlando, including Florida resident tickets, will utilize this new pricing, though some promotional offers and tickets may not. As of now, current promotional tickets will not be date-based. All tickets purchased before the roll-out of the new date-based pricing will still be valid as well.

For guests who can’t pin down a specific visit date but still wish to purchase a ticket, flex ticket options will be available. These are valid for one year after they are printed or electronically generated.

Those who purchase date-based tickets will receive priority entrance to Universal Orlando’s theme parks, but admission can’t be guaranteed to any guests if the parks hit capacity.

Walt Disney World Resort made this same change to their ticket pricing model in 2018, and now it seems as though Universal is following suit.

Here’s a look at some pricing examples for non-Florida resident tickets under this new model:

1-Day (Prices per ticket vary by day)

  • 2-Park, 1-Day Ticket
    • $194.00 – Adult
    • $189.00 – Child
  • 1-Park, 1-Day
    • $139.00 – Adult
    • $134.00 – Child
  • 1-Day Volcano Bay Ticket
    • From $80.00 – Adult
    • From $75.00 – Child

2-Day

  • 2-Park, 2-Day Ticket
    • From $139.50 per day – Adult
    • From $134.50 per day – Child
  • 3-Park, 2-Day Ticket
    • From $159.50 per day – Adult
    • From $154.50 per day – Child
  • 2-Park, 2-Day (One Park Per Day) Ticket
    • From $109.50 per day – Adult
    • From $104.50 per day – Child

3-Day

  • 2-Park, 3-Day Ticket
    • From $100.67 per day – Adult
    • From $97.33 per day – Child
  • 3-Park, 3-Day Ticket
    • From $113.33 per day – Adult
    • From $110.00 per day – Child
  • 2-Park, 3-Day (One Park Per Day) Ticket
    • From $80.67 per day – Adult
    • From $77.33 per day – Child
  • 3-Park, 3-Day (One Park Per Day) Ticket
    • From $93.33 per day – Adult
    • From $90.00 per day – Child

4-Day

  • 2-Park, 4-Day Ticket
    • From $80.00 per day – Adult
    • From $77.50 per day – Child
  • 3-Park, 4-Day Ticket
    • From $91.75 per day – Adult
    • From $89.25 per day – Child
  • 2-Park, 4-Day (One Park Per Day) Ticket
    • From $63.75 per day – Adult
    • From $61.25 per day – Child
  • 3-Park, 4-Day (One Park Per Day) Ticket
    • From $75.50 per day – Adult
    • From $73.00 per day – Child

5-Day

  • 2-Park, 5-Day Ticket
    • From $66.40 per day – Adult
    • From $64.40 per day – Child
  • 3-Park, 5-Day Ticket
    • From $78.20 per day – Adult
    • From $76.20 per day – Child
  • 2-Park, 5-Day (One Park Per Day) Ticket
    • From $52.40 per day – Adult
    • From $50.40 per day – Child
  • 3-Park, 5-Day (One Park Per Day) Ticket
    • From $64.20 per day – Adult
    • From $62.20 per day – Child

You can take a look at these new date-based prices for yourself at UniversalOrlando.com.


What do you think of date-based ticket prices? Love them, or hate them? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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2 comments

IDrive Orlando August 17, 2020 - 7:34 pm

Great article as usual!

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Kari jo July 13, 2021 - 3:07 pm

I like what I’m seeing here for options, but, coming from so far away, and be tired into a date that may end up being stormy, or just wrong for your vacation would suck. I’m glad there’s the change date option.

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