Universal Orlando sees Disneyland's price increase; raises
Written by Robert Niles
Universal Orlando has raised its ticket prices, following the price increase at its west-coast "twin," the Disneyland Resort, last week. Universal's increase on one-day, one-park tickets tops Disneyland's by a buck - $88 to Disneyland's new $87 price. Universal's old one-day, one-park ticket price was $85.Tweet
Universal's Superstar Parade is one of the new things you'll get for the extra admission price at Universal Orlando theme parks this summer.
But - and this is where sharp readers should pay close attention - Universal Orlando kept its discount on multi-day admission tickets sold through Universal Orlando's website. The online price for a two-day, park-to-park ticket is $139.99 online, compared to $159.99 at the gate. (The old front-gate price was $154.99.)
Industry group TEA reported last week that Universal Orlando's attendance surged in 2011 - accounting for half of all the industry-wide increase in attendance in the United States last year. Since demand drives prices, it shouldn't be a surprise that Universal Orlando moved to raise its prices in advance of the busy summer season.
And with Disneyland and Universal Orlando raising prices, all eyes now turn to Walt Disney World in expectation of a price increase there, too. So if you're thinking about a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort, it might be a good time to buy now, and lock in your price. (And if you're a frequent visitor to WDW, go for a 10-day ticket with the "no expire" option to lock in your price on visits for years to come.)
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