Universal Orlando Tickets
Universal offers tickets good for 1 to 4 days of admission to its theme parks. The basic ticket is called Single Park Admission and includes entry to one theme park per day. If you buy a basic two-day ticket, you can visit Islands of Adventure on one day and Universal Studios Florida on the next. You can also leave and return to the same park on the same day, in case you want to head back to your hotel for a nap.
If you want to visit both Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure on the same day, purchase the Park-to-Park Admission, which allows you to move freely between both parks on the same day. The chart below shows what every combination of ticket costs, both from Universal and from ticket wholesalers.
Like Disney, Universal offers substantial discounts on the per-day cost of 2, 3, and 4-day tickets. The average cost of each day's admission on an adult 2-day Single Park ticket is $67, and drops to $40 per day for a 4-day Single Park ticket. And, like Disney, tickets expire 14 days after their first used.
Saving Money on Admission to Universal Orlando
Universal's website adds a fee of $2.15 per ticket when purchasing online. This means that it costs $1.15 more per ticket to buy one-day admission than it does to purchase the same tickets from your hotel or at the gate. (Universal's website discounts by $1 the one-day ticket price: $2.15 - $1.00 = $1.15.) While purchasing online lets you avoid standing in line to buy the tickets when you arrive, Universal's costs have to be lower selling online than hiring, training and paying an employee to staff the ticket window. We can't think of any way to justify the extra online charge, other than "because we can."
If you're trying to keep costs to an absolute minimum and you can order them at least two weeks before your trip, consider using an online ticket wholesaler, such as The Official Ticket Center or Undercover Tourist. All tickets sold are brand-new, and the savings can range from $1 to $5 per person, depending on the ticket chosen. These are the same companies we recommend when buying Disney admission wholesale. The Official Ticket Center has an office in Kissimmee, too.
|Ticket||Gate Price(inc 6.5% tax)||UndercoverTourist.com(inc tax+shipping)||TheOfficialTicketCenter.com(inc tax; add $10 per order forPriority Mail)|
|1-Day Adult Single Park||97.98||95.45||95.50|
|1-Day Child Single Park||91.59||89.45||89.50|
|2-Day Adult Single Park||134.18||133.95||134.00|
|2-Day Child Single Park||123.53||122.95||123.00|
|3-Day Adult Single Park||150.16||147.95||n/a|
|3-Day Child Single Park||138.44||136.95||n/a|
|4-Day Adult Single Park||160.81||158.95||159.00|
|4-Day Child Single Park||148.03||146.95||147.00|
|1-Day Adult Park-to-Park||136.62||132.45||132.50|
|1-Day Child Park-to-Park||129.93||124.45||124.50|
|2-Day Adult Park-to-Park||156.55||151.95||152.00|
|2-Day Child Park-to-Park||145.90||141.95||142.00|
|3-Day Adult Park-to-Park||170.39||165.95||n/a|
|3-Day Child Park-to-Park||158.68||154.95||n/a|
|4-Day Adult Park-to-Park||178.91||177.95||178.00|
|4-Day Child Park-to-Park||166.13||162.95||163.00|