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Universal Orlando Photo Connect Presale Prices Changing October 6

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Presale prices for Universal Orlando’s Photo Connect service change on 10/5.

If you’ve got a trip planned to Universal Orlando, and are planning to purchase their Photo Connect image capture services, the time to buy is now, as Photo Connect presale prices will change starting Monday, October 6, 2014.

Amazing Pictures, the vendor that provides Photo Connect, didn’t say what the new prices will be when they made the announcement via its Facebook page, but it is safe to assume they will be going up. If you want to save some money, you can get a discount off the in-park package price by ordering Photo Connect online here.

If you prepurchase your Photo Connect package online — which can range from a single day’s worth of unlimited digital photos for $39.95 or 3 days for $49.95, to a 14-day package for $89.99 — it won’t begin expiring until you activate it upon visiting the parks.

[UPDATE: Photo Connect has just announced that the 3-day presale price will increase to $59.95, and the annual Passholder package will jump from $49.95 to $89.95.]

In other recent Photo Connect news, Universal has added automated Star Card kiosks to the exits of Mummy, MIB, and Hulk, so you can register your photos without waiting in line. Photo Connect team members are still available to help find and edit your photos if you don’t want to use the self-service stations.

We’re big fans of Photo Connect, especially the year-long Star Card for Annual Passholders. However, as some Lines Chat users have noted, Photo Connect photographers are not ubiquitous throughout Universal property the way Disney’s PhotoPass cast members are. You certainly should not leave your camera at home with the expectation that Photo Connect will be able to capture all your vacation memories.

For the record, here is where you can find Photo Connect locations throughout Universal’s two parks:

Universal Studios Florida Photo Connect Locations

Islands of Adventure Photo Connect Locations



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Seth Kubersky

Author of The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando. Co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland and Beyond Disney. Contributor to Unofficial Guides to WDW and Las Vegas. Live Active Cultures columnist for the Orlando Weekly. Travel and arts journalist. Theatrical director and producer.

One thought on “Universal Orlando Photo Connect Presale Prices Changing October 6

  • We did a trip to Wdw and Uni last Feb (Uni first). I had purchased MM, but nothing for Uni. I didn’t think we would need it for Uni. Well, FF to getting a photo of DS with Spiderman. Based on the cost of getting a printed photo of him, it made it worth the cost to just get the package for our length of stay. So I wish we would have bought in advance. We ended up with a lot of fun family pics, not just of DS.

    Honestly, I didn’t find it much more difficult to find photographers than at WDW. Yeah, there are certain areas in WDW where there are a zillion photographers (Main Street, the hub in front of the castle). But I thought throughout the parks that it was hard to find photogs a lot of the time. I think they have really cut back on the roaming ones.

    Maybe b/c we were there “off-season” (although it was more crowded than I had thought it would be),but I was disappointed in the availability of photogs in a lot of areas of WDW.

    My satisfaction might be based on expectations, those being higher for WDW. In any event, I was pleased with Uni and would do it again in the future. Only this time I would buy in advance.


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