Universal Express Pass tickets for on-site hotel guests

Universal Orlando: Which rides and attractiona are included in the express pass

From Jolinda Donkersloot
Posted February 15, 2010 at 10:16 AM
We are going to Universal in August 2010 and would like to stay in a Universal Hotel.They advertise with exclusive resort benefits such as this skip the lines benefit.But what we would like to know is:what are the participating rides and attractions for this express pass we get as on-site hotelguests?Is it also for the big rollercoasters and attractions or only for the minor ones.Is it worth to book one of their hotels for it to save time?Can anyone give me more information about it?

From Robert Niles
Posted February 15, 2010 at 10:16 AM
Last time I visited, the Express Pass included everything in the two theme parks except Pteranodon Flyers.

There remains a short wait using the Express Pass line at some attractions, but the longest I ever encountered was a little under 10 minutes at Revenge of the Mummy, when the "regular" line was running close to an hour.

From James Rao
Posted February 15, 2010 at 11:12 AM
For a list of attractions currently participating in Universal's Express Plus program, click here.

The biggies missing from the list are Rip Ride Rockit at Studios, the Enchanted Unicorn/Hippogriff youth coaster at IOA (currently being rethemed), and the upcoming Harry Potter & The Forbidden Journey attraction at IOA. Dueling Dragons is still included, but I do not know if it will stay on the list when it reopens as Dragon's Challenge later this year.

My guess is that RRR will make it on the list once it is operating at the original planned capacity (hopefully soon), and the three Harry Potter attractions will make it sometime in 2011 (Hippogriff and Challenge probably a lot sooner than Forbidden Journey).

From Sylvain Comeau
Posted February 17, 2010 at 2:51 AM
I breezed into everything using either Express Pass or single rider, when I did both parks in one day in May.

From Nick Markham
Posted February 18, 2010 at 9:02 PM
I just wanted to say I just got an email from Universal announcing a vacation package including the following:

-Hotel Accomodations On-Site
-CityWalk Party Pass
-Universal Express Pass
-On-Site Transportation
-WWOHP Grand Opening Commemorative Ticket
-Breakfast at the Three Broomsticks
-Early Entrance into Islands of Adventure (attractions listed open during 1 hour period include The Cat In The HAt, Flight of the Hippogriff, Dragon Challenge, and HArry Potter and the Forbidden Journey)

I think I have found my "express" pass into WWOHP!

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