Universal Orlando offers six months free to annual passholders

October 4, 2018, 2:13 PM · Can't get enough of Universal Orlando? The resort is now sweetening the deal on its annual passes by offering up to an additional six months at no extra charge to visitors who buy or renew.

Visitors who buy or renew two- or three-park Seasonal or Power annual passes will get 15 months for the price of 12, for purchases now through April 4, 2019. Visitors who buy or renew the Preferred or Premier passes will get 18 months for the price of 12 — that's six months free.

The deal is good whether you pay all at once or use Universal's FlexPay monthly payment plan. But if you renew your pass with one payment instead of using the payment plan, Universal also is knocking 20% of the price of the renewal.

Universal Orlando's two-park passes cover Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure, while the three-park pass adds Volcano Bay. The Seasonal and Power passes are blocked out on some dates, but there are no blockouts on the Preferred and Premier passes. The Premier pass also includes free Universal Express service after 4pm and free valet parking (not including Halloween Horror Nights). Pass prices run from $305 to $734, with discounts for Florida residents.

Replies (5)

October 4, 2018 at 2:14 PM

Now can we pretty, pretty please get a four-park, two-coast option that includes Universal Studios Hollywood?

Asking, um, for a friend.

October 4, 2018 at 5:42 PM

Don't hold your breath Robert. Even to this day Universal team members can not simply flash their ID at the park on the other coast ticket booths for free admission going east or west. You have to trade one of your comp tickets for a ticket to the park at your home park prior to going. I never visited USH while I worked at USO, but when I worked at SFOG, we got comp entry at all other SF parks AND Dollywood and Carrowinds just by showing our park ID cards at their park's Guest Relation windows. Those parks could also enter our parks for free. I always thought this was a very silly and unnecessary rule.
With that in mind however, I would be really amazed if the two parks ever offered a pass good for both complexes, but it would be nice.

October 4, 2018 at 5:57 PM

For the longest time, UOR was half-owned by another company, so I understood the disconnect then. But with both locations (and now Universal Studios Japan, too!), all fully under Comcast ownership, I think that Universal is missing on opportunity to upsell some devoted fans here.

And how often do parks *miss* upsell opportunities?

October 4, 2018 at 7:18 PM

WOW... UOR’s soft attendance numbers reflect the poor performance of Fallon, Kong and Fast in attracting the attendance increases previously attributed to HP.

Disney HATERS can rest assured, WDW is also feeling the effects of everyone waiting for all the NEW e-ticket lands and attractions to open.

Will be interesting to see if the year-end holidays (Halloween, Christmas, NYE) maintain their traditionally heavily attended status or also suffer declines.

October 6, 2018 at 12:38 PM

HHN at Orlando is definitely not declining , busiest event I’ve ever seen , Stranger Things is definitely bringing in the crowds

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