Universal announced the pass last night via email, with an invitation to buy the pass for just $99. In the email, the offer states that the pass must be bought before Feb. 15 and must be used for the first time by Feb. 26. The 2016 Seasonal Pass is valid for 140 days in 2016, expiring Dec. 15.
The link to buy the discounted pass is https://ushtix.com, but you must provide a registered email address at checkout. (If you didn't get the offer email and are interested in saving the $10, you can register for Universal's email list by clicking the "Sign Up For Our Newsletter" at the bottom of the page on universalstudioshollywood.com, then wait a bit and try to buy the pass. Don't know if this will work, but it's worth trying.)
The new pass is the fourth annual pass option for Universal Studios Hollywood visitors, joining the $299 Gold Pass (with 54 blackout days), the $199 California Resident Plus Pass (with 122 blackout days), and the $139 California Resident Pass (with 184 blackout days).
Universal had dropped its long-running "buy a day, get the year" seasonal pass promotion in 2016, in advance of the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which debuts at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 7. A one-day ticket to the park is $95; however, Universal has been testing a date-specific pricing program, with online advance purchase discounts varying by your planned date of visit.
I would like to get an Annual Pass, but I am definitely waiting until at least summer to see how crowd management works out with Potter.
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