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Universal Orlando offers 'buy 2 days, get 2 free' ticket deal

February 5, 2017, 12:54 PM · Universal Orlando is offering a half-price deal on certain theme park tickets, through the end of May.

The deal adds two days free to a two-day, Park-to-Park ticket to Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. Tickets must be used by May 31 and the four days also must be used within one week of the ticket's first use. The "two days free" ticket includes admission to CityWalk live entertainment venues for seven consecutive days, starting with that first use, too.

Universal Orlando's Park-to-Park option is required to ride the popular Hogwarts Express attraction, which shuttles guests between the two Harry Potter lands in Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. You board that ride in one park and exit in the other.

The discounted tickets cost $234.99 for adults and $224.99 for children, ages 3-9. That brings the per-day cost down to $58.75 per adult. The tickets are available to residents of the US and Canada.

The other big spring ticket deal in the Orlando market is Walt Disney World's Discover Disney ticket, but that deal is available only to Florida residents. The Discover Disney ticket is $139 for three days and $159 for four, and is also only valid for one park per day, with no park hopping. Those tickets must be used by June 9 at the Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios, and by May 26 at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

The early deadline at Animal Kingdom is to accommodate the grand opening of the new Pandora: World of Avatar land, whose official opening date Disney is expected to announce this week. As for the other big opening in Orlando this year, Universal Orlando's Volcano Bay water/theme park opens May 25, but admission to that park is not included in Universal's current offer.

Replies (5)

February 6, 2017 at 10:08 AM · Do you know when this "limited time offer" for Universal Orlando expires?
February 6, 2017 at 11:12 AM · I always found the Florida residents tickets a bit strange, but anyway...can someone from Florida buy them and give them to an out-of-state visitor? Is there any benefit to this? Do they check your driver's license for residency?
February 6, 2017 at 1:57 PM · Florida resident tickets are ONLY for Florida residents. They can not be purchased for a non-resident.
February 6, 2017 at 6:18 PM · They are in the name of the buyer and an id is required.
February 8, 2017 at 8:15 AM · Thanks for the info. I'm beginning to realize how lucky I am that Cedar Point/Cedar Fair doesn't have all the various, confusing versions of season tickets. I get a Platinum Pass, it's good at any Cedar Fair Park anytime, anywhere, including all the water parks, plus free parking, discounts on more stuff than I could ever use, and if I go just a few times a year it pays for itself. No block-out dates.

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