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Choosing the Best Universal Orlando Ticket for Your Family

by Leap on June 22, 2021 746 Orlando

Best Universal Orlando Ticket - PinterestUniversal Orlando Resort is a playground full of dinosaurs, fast cars, wizardry, Minions and so much more. There is a ton to tackle at Universal Studios Florida, Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal's Volcano Bay, which is why choosing the best Universal Orlando ticket for your family is so critical! We know it can be difficult to decide how many days and which ticket — or even which Universal park is better. But never fear, your resident theme park experts are here! Today, we're walking you through all of the different ticket types, including the Universal Park-to-Park ticket, and providing a few details to help you choose the best Universal Orlando ticket for your family.

And psst ... for a limited time, when you bundle your Universal Orlando tickets and hotel stay, you can save up to 30 percent! Check out our vacation package offers here.

A Look at the Universal Orlando Tickets, Including the Park-to-Park Ticket ... Plus Which Universal Park Is Better

There is a lot to see and do — Universal just keeps growing and growing! Most families visiting Universal Orlando will want to spend three to four days in the parks. But what if you only have one day? Which Universal park is best? It's toadally subjective, but we're gonna answer this. But first, let's take a quick look at the parks.

Universal Studios Florida 

Best Universal Orlando Ticket - Knockturn Alley at Universal Studios Florida

This park is home to some amazing thrill and family rides based on blockbuster movies such as Transformers the Ride: 3D, Revenge of the Mummy and Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem. It's also home to the amazingly detailed Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley, plus Knockturn Alley (one of our favorite Universal Studios Florida hidden gems).

Universal's Islands of Adventure

Best Universal Orlando Ticket - Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

There are multiple lands, or is-lands rather, to discover at this park that features epic attractions such as Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, the Incredible Hulk Coaster, the all-new (and epic) Jurassic World VelociCoaster and the Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man. The park is home to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade.

Universal Studios Florida, Universal's Islands of Adventure & Universal's Volcano Bay Ticket Types

There are quite a few ticket options for the Universal Orlando Resort, including Universal's Volcano Bay water theme park. As always, as an authorized theme park ticket seller, we're hoppy to offer Universal Orlando tickets and hotels at a discount.

  • The Universal Base Ticket entitles you to admission at Universal Studios Florida OR Universal's Islands of Adventure for each day of your ticket (one park per day). You have an additional option of adding on Universal's Volcano Bay for each day of your ticket (one park per day) with the 3-Day, 4-Day and 5-Day base tickets. For example, with a Universal 3-Day Base Ticket, you could go to Universal Studios on Monday, Universal's Islands of Adventure on Tuesday and then go back to Universal Studios on Wednesday. Another example is the Universal 3-Day Base Ticket with Volcano Bay, which would allow you to visit Universal Studios on Monday, Universal's Islands of Adventure on Tuesday and Universal's Volcano Bay on Wednesday. Of course, which days you choose is up to you. And that brings us to another important point: Most of Universal's tickets are now date-based. That means you must pick a start date for your visit, and will be assigned a usage window.
  • The Universal Park-to-Park Ticket entitles you to admission at Universal Studios Florida AND Universal's Islands of Adventure for each day of your ticket (giving you the freedom to hop back and forth between the two parks). For instance, let's say you purchase a Universal 2-Day Park-to-Park Ticket. On Monday, you could go to Universal Studios Florida for the first half of the day, then head over to Universal's Islands of Adventure for the afternoon. On Wednesday, you could start at Universal's Islands of Adventure, go to Universal Studios Florida in the afternoon and then end the day back at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Another option is the Universal 3-Park Park-to-Park Ticket with Volcano Bay, which would allow you to visit all three parks every day for three days.

You now have the option to choose from 1-Day, 2-Day, 3-Day, 4-Day and 5-Day tickets for your vacation. Are you a Florida resident? We've even got you covered with the Florida Resident Power Pass! We also now sell Express Passes, which let you skip the regular lines.

More Hopful Ticket Info

  • Universal Base and Park-to-Park Tickets (Exception: Universal 1-Day Base ticket) include several days of admission to the paid entertainment venues of Universal CityWalk. The days are activated on the first day the ticket is used, either in the parks or at Universal CityWalk.
  • The expiration of Universal tickets is generally dictated by the number of days. A 3-Day ticket has a 6-day valid use period, for example. You will activate the ticket upon entry of your first Universal Orlando Resort Theme Park or one of the paid entertainment venues of Universal City Walk.
  • Parking for all three parks (at Universal CityWalk) is not included with tickets and is currently $26 per day (subject to change at any time). If you are staying at a Universal hotel, free transportation to the parks is included with your stay.
  • The Universal Express Pass, which allows you to skip the regular lines on most of Universal Orlando's attractions, is a separate purchase and can be bought from us or directly from Universal, including in the parks. Don't worry, we have a whole post about when to use Universal Express. (And if you stay at a Universal premier hotel, Express Unlimited is included with your stay.)

Choosing the Best Universal Orlando Ticket - Minions

Is Base or Park-to-Park the Best Universal Orlando Ticket?

Universal Studios Florida, Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal's Volcano Bay are on the same property and within walking distance of each other, making the Park-to-Park Ticket a popular choice. Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure are right next door to each other, so it's super easy to hop between them. Universal's Volcano Bay is not quite as close, but it is walking distance from these two parks. Water taxis and buses from Universal CityWalk are also available. It's super easy to hop between all of these parks!

Best Universal Orlando Ticket - Park-to-Park ticket

The Universal Park-to-Park Ticket types give you more flexibility than the Base Ticket type. Plus the Park-to-Park ticket is the only way to experience the Hogwarts Express, which takes you between both Wizarding Worlds. It's also a different experience in each direction. The Universal Park-to-Park ticket is a good choice when one park closes earlier than the others. For instance, if Universal Studios Florida closes at 5 p.m. and Universal's Islands of Adventure closes at 7 p.m., the Park-to-Park ticket allows you to leave Universal Studios Florida and have two hours to enjoy the rides at Universal's Islands of Adventure. (You can see park hours on Our Crowd Calendar.)

The Universal Base Ticket is a good choice if you are traveling with little ones and one park per day is plenty, you don't care to experience the Hogwarts Express or you just want the lowest-priced ticket.

How Many Days Should We Stay at Universal?

Best Universal Orlando Ticket- Universal Volcano Bay Krakatau

With the addition of Universal's Volcano Bay and so many great on-site hotel choices, it makes sense to stay and play longer at Universal Orlando. If you plan on visiting Volcano Bay, you may consider adding a day to your visit, or you could tack on water park time in the afternoons or evenings after a day in the other parks. How long to stay depends on many factors, including the ages and interests of your kids, your own interests, whether you are staying on-site, how leisurely you like to tour the parks and how busy the parks will be during your visit. Most families visiting Universal Orlando Resort will want to spend three to four days in the parks. If you're doing a combined visit to Walt Disney World, you would probably want to do two to three days at Universal.

Consider a longer stay if ...

  • You and your kids are thrill-seekers and meet the height requirements for most rides (40 inches)
  • You want to see and do everything during your visit
  • The parks are expected to be busy
  • You like to tour the parks leisurely and/or you don't like to get out of bed early
  • You are staying on-site and want more time to enjoy the hotel pools and amenities

Choosing the Best Universal Orlando Ticket - Universal CityWalk

If You Only Have One Day, Which Universal Park is Better?

Decisions, decisions. If you only have one day, we highly recommend the Park-to-Park ticket so you can experience both parks. But if you're only going to pick one to visit, which Universal park is best? It really depends. Universal's Islands of Adventure has slightly more rides than shows, including more thrill rides, as opposed to Universal Studios Florida. It is also the only park with water rides (minus Universal's Volcano Bay). Universal Studios Florida has plenty of thrills, but there are slightly more shows and kid-friendly attractions. If you have children under age five, you might consider Universal Studios Florida over Universal's Islands of Adventure. We explore this more in our look at the best Orlando theme parks by age group.

Which Universal Orlando park do you love the most? Share in the comments below! For even more tips, hop over to our What to Do in Orlando page inside the Orlando Planning Timeline!

Related: Best Time to Visit Universal Orlando

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Jan 20, 2018 at 1:11 p.m. mark Says...

Hi there,

I have a 5 day 3 park base ticket. If i wanted to visit Universal Studios in the morning and then exit the park for lunch would I then be able to use one of my remaining '4 days' to obtain a ticket to walk (ie. not using the Hogwarts Express as I'm outside of the park anyway) and enter Islands of Adventure in the afternoon, of the same day??

Many Thanks

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Jan 23, 2018 at 12:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mark,

If you want to re-enter at a different park using a base ticket on the same day, it will take another day of your ticket. If you want to go to both Islands of Adventure and Universal on the same day, we recommend getting a park-to-park ticket.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 19, 2018 at 1:20 p.m. Natalie Whitters Says...

If I am staying on Universal property and have already purchased a hotel that has The Unlimited Express pass. 3 day 3 park tickets. Does that include the train ride as well? and if not can you purchase that a head of time. Thank you

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Jan 23, 2018 at 12:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Natalie,

Yes, that includes the train ride!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 4, 2018 at 6:22 a.m. Says...

Hi Leap, I will be visiting Universal Studios Orlando for March Break (4th-9th) with my 9 year old son. Considering the "small" price difference when I increase the number of days for the passes I was going to go for 3 park, 5 days with park to park. Too much? My son is tall enough to do all the rides and when we like a ride we can easily do it over and over again, plus we will want time to chill at the hotel (I think I will book Cabana Bay). Do you think I should get Express Passes for those dates? Also, the 3 park unlimited ticket ... is it just for one day? That pass isn't clear to me! Thanks so much for your help

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Jan 4, 2018 at 11:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Sounds like you're in for a frog-tastic time! If you're planning on getting the 5-day Park-to-Park ticket, then we wouldn't worry about getting Express Passes. Since you'll have the flexibility of enjoying the parks at your leisure during those 5 days, then you won't be in such a rush to experience everything! There's plenty to do and see at Universal Orlando, especially now with the addition of Volcano Bay. And it's a great idea to leave time to enjoy and chill at the hotel; you can also experience all of the Universal Orlando on-site pools, which we recommend. Have fun!

Keep hopping!

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Jan 2, 2018 at 1:41 a.m. Steven J Schuler Says...

My older daughter would like to possibly invest in an Orlando Flex Ticket and was wondering what the price would be for her to visit Universal, Islands of Adventure, Volcano Bay, Sea World and Aquatica and Legoland if possible?

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Jan 10, 2018 at 11:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Steven,

Unfortunately, the Orlando Flex Ticket is no longer available. Feel free to check out our discount ticket page for other great options!

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Dec 31, 2017 at 3:20 p.m. sue Says...

I am going to purchase a 2 park buy 2 days get 1 free ticket. Can someone other than me use my free day?

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Jan 2, 2018 at 11:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sue,

No, because the tickets will be linked to you. When you first enter the park, you'll have to provide your fingerprint to link the tickets to you.

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Dec 29, 2017 at 11:51 p.m. Cindy Bishop Says...

We are planning trip to Universal 2/3-2/5. Harry Potter is the main reason for the visit but plan to do 2 parks with a 6 year old. We need a park to park ticket because we want to ride the train but is it better to buy a one day pass and upgrade if we need two days? Can you purchase a 1 day park to park and then add on? What is your recommendation?

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Dec 29, 2017 at 11:44 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cindy,

We recommend experiencing Universal Orlando in two days. While it is doable to do in one day, two days will provide you with more flexibility, especially with a 6-year-old!

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Dec 21, 2017 at 3:23 p.m. Kristen Says...

Hi. My husband and I are surprising my 12 year old son with tickets for Christmas. We wanted to do the 3-day, 3 Park-to-park hopper so he can experience Hogwarts Express train. With that pass, does it include early admission? Or is that something I can buy as an add on? I’ve heard with the early admission, there’s Harry Potter breakfast served in HP town? Also, how do I add on the pass that allows you to cut the lines?

Thanks for your help!

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Dec 22, 2017 at 7:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristen,

The passes do not include Early Park Admission. That is for guests staying at an on-site hotel. You may add the Express Pass when you get there in the parks or purchase directly from Universal. You can enjoy breakfast in the Wizarding World during regular park hours, although it will likely to be very crowded during your visit.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 15, 2017 at 11:32 a.m. Justin I Says...

Hi there,

My wife and I are really keen on going to Harry Potter World. We're wondering what tickets we should buy to see everything Harry Potter World has to offer. Also, when is a good time to line up in the morning on a Saturday? Thanks!

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Dec 19, 2017 at 12:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Justin,

To be able to take the Hogwarts Express (which we HIGHLY recommend) between Diagon Alley (inside Universal Studios Florida) and Hogsmeade (inside Islands of Adventure), you should plan on purchasing Park-to-Park tickets. This allows you to hop back and forth between the parks in the same day, as well as take the Hogwarts Express. We recommend at least 2 days if you're wanting to experience everything. Crowds and wait times depend on the date and time of year you're planning on going. You should get to the parks a little before park opening to be some of the first inside!

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Dec 11, 2017 at 2:26 a.m. Drew j Says...

I was hoping to suprise my wife with tickets to universal because ive never got to go im trying to figure out the best deal to see all parks we want to go asap what would be the best deal for us we also are a military fam so we want to stay in hotel close to the park

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Dec 11, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Drew,

This blog has a lot of information on military discounts to the theme parks that might be helpful for you.

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Nov 8, 2017 at 9:32 a.m. Richard Mcelroy Says...

Hi, we are visiting as a family of 3 from 29th July until 11th August and wanted to visit Universal. We like complete flexibility and find it difficult in November to know what days we will want to go on. We visited Disney last year so won’t want to go there again and will therefore spend most of time exploring other areas when not at Universal. We will also be driving as we are staying in a house not a hotel. Therefore to get co,plate flexibility, car parking and front of line passes are we better buying 3 annual passes or am I being wasteful with money if there is a better way of doing it. Please help!!

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Nov 5, 2017 at 8:01 a.m. Kelly Says...

This is a complete assumption here, but, does the park-to-park option make more sense for people that have already visited the parks and know what they're doing?

We will be visiting for our fist time ever and I'm not sure if park-to-park makes sense if we will only be there for two days. Will we realistically spend most of our time in one park per day seeing as though we've never visited before?

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Nov 5, 2017 at 2:47 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly,

The Park-to-Park option is the only way you may use the Hogwarts Express. If that's not a big deal, then go with the regular tickets.

Keep hopping!

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Jul 31, 2017 at 7:07 a.m. Evelin Says...

I purchased the 3 park-5 day pass. Does that mean I can visit the park every day of those 5 days? Or does it mean that out of those 5 days I can visit for 3 days (1 park per day). Thank you

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Aug 2, 2017 at 10:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Evelin,

Did you purchase a Park-to-Park or Base Ticket? If it is a Park-to-Park, then you can visit all 3 parks everyday for those 5 days. If it's a Base Ticket, then you can only visit one park per day.

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Jul 21, 2017 at 7:31 p.m. salim Says...

If i get a 5 day park to park and start on Sat, would the 7 days expire on Fri. or Sat?

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Jul 27, 2017 at 4:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Salim,

The seven days are activated on the first day of use. So if you activate the ticket on a Saturday, then your seven days go through the following Friday.

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May 22, 2017 at 4:44 a.m. Andrea Says...

We have 3park 4 day base tickets staying on site. We would like to upgrade to park to park for one day to ride hogwarts train. Is that possible or do we have to upgrade to park to park for all 4 days? Anybody know the price of upgrade to park to park?

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May 22, 2017 at 11:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andrea,

You would need to upgrade your ticket to a 4-Day Park-to-Park ticket. It would be about $55 per ticket to upgrade.

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May 19, 2017 at 5:50 a.m. Maria Says...

Hi! We are visiting Universal early October, have a 3 day park to park ticket. I am planning what days we will go and wondering if Oct 9, Columbus Day is busy being a public holiday? We are visiting from New Zealand so I am not familiar with your holidays and if they impact crowd attendance at the parks Thank you very much for any insight!

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May 19, 2017 at 8:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria,

Yes, Columbus Day is a holiday. While kids are out of school, not every business is closed, so it's not a big travel holiday. We're forecasting average crowds that weekend.

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Apr 9, 2017 at 3:55 a.m. Omar Says...

My family and I are going to Orlando for 11 days in early July. The 2 plus 2 extra day Universal Studios promo would be perfect, but it expires on 5/31. Do you think the same promotion will be run after 6/1? Plan on purchasing the 4 day Disney promo tickets and the US 4 day promo to get 8 days of theme park visits.

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Apr 10, 2017 at 8:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Omar,

Prices and promotions are subject to change at any time. We recommend you purchase the best option for your family and visit.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Mar 26, 2017 at 7:36 p.m. Lara Says...

Come June 1, 2017, will there be a Universal 3-Park 2-Day Park-to-Park Ticket? Would like to have the choice of visiting all 3 parks on a park-to-park ticket in 2 days.

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Mar 26, 2017 at 8:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laura,

This 3-Park, 2 Day Park-to-Park ticket is what you're looking for!

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Mar 20, 2017 at 2:21 p.m. Bridget Says...

I was thinking of getting the 2 days base tickets that gives you 2 free e tickets. Can my family go to Harry Potter experience while there if we did a park a day?

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Mar 20, 2017 at 10:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bridget

To get the most out of seeing The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, we recommend the 2-Day Park-to-Park ticket, which would allow you to ride the Hogwarts Express, which travels between the two sections — Diagon Alley in Universal Studios and Hogsmeade in Islands of Aventure.

Keep Hopping!

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Feb 28, 2017 at 5:51 a.m. Mark Says...

Can i use 2 day park to park one day, and come back a later date for the 2nd?

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Feb 28, 2017 at 7:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mark,

The Universal 2 Day Park-To-Park ticket is valid for any two (2) calendar days during a seven (7) consecutive calendar day period which includes the first day the ticket is activated.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Feb 17, 2017 at 3:17 p.m. HJoy Says...

We want to go to Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure in (2) days. So we can go back and forth between those (2) Parks. We want to only do Volcano Bay on the 3rd day. What is the best pack of tickets to buy.

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Feb 17, 2017 at 10:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Hjoy,

Consider the Universal 3-Day Park-to-Park Ticket with Volcano Bay Water Park. This will let you hop between the parks.

Keep Hopping!

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Feb 10, 2017 at 8:02 p.m. Katelyn Says...

Hi, my friend and I are wanting to go to Harry Potter world for one day only. I notice the 3 day, 1 park ticket is cheaper than the single day, 1 park ticket. Do you think we could purchase the 3 day ticket with no problem?

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Feb 10, 2017 at 3:18 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katelyn,

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter attractions are in two different parks. If you want to visit Diagon Alley, Hogsmeade and experience the Hogwarts Express, you will need to purchase a park-to-park ticket.

Hoppy Traveling!

Leap

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Feb 10, 2017 at 3:57 p.m. Lacey Says...

What is the difference between the 1 day park-to-park regular ticket and the 1 day park-to-park value ticket?

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Feb 10, 2017 at 10:15 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lacey,

The differences are the days when the tickets are valid. Click each ticket and scroll to Availability to see the dates.

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Feb 6, 2017 at 10:29 p.m. Kris Says...

Hi, I am planning on a trip in June, but have noticed that tickets on sale now are only valid through May. When will summer tickets go on sale and will prices drastically increase, or will they be pretty comparable to current peak season prices?

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Feb 6, 2017 at 9:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kris,

We are selling Universal Orlando Resort tickets that are good for the summer. They're listed as Valid Starting May 25, 2017.

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Jan 30, 2017 at 7:22 a.m. Jeff Says...

Planning a trip in November. My wife and I are not into the fast roller coasters or 3d as much..but the kids (17 and 20) are. 1 day at universal Orlando...have the express passes. What should be our plan of attack? What to do...and the order to do it in?

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Jan 30, 2017 at 8:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jeff,

Use our Universal Studios One-Day park planner to get the most out of your one day at Universal Studios Florida. You'll have to adjust for the roller coasters and 3D attractions.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Jan 9, 2017 at 4:44 a.m. KT Says...

If we buy a one day park-park ticket and we decide we want to come back another day, can we upgrade to a 2 day ticket while we are at the park?

If so, do you know the cost of doing that?

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Jan 9, 2017 at 3:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi KT,

Yes, you would be able to upgrade your ticket at the park that day, and they would be able to give you the cost at the time of the upgrade.

Keep Hopping!

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Jan 3, 2017 at 5 p.m. Dean Says...

Are annual passes at USO from date of purchase or are they from Jan 1 to Dec 31? Am planning a multiday trip in July but could follow up with another next year as well.

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Jan 3, 2017 at 1:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dean,

Universal Annual Passes are valid from day of purchase.

Keep Hopping!

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Dec 31, 2016 at 5:51 p.m. Nicole Says...

Hi, I'm visiting Orlando and are planning to do Diney and Universal. We don't have too much money to spend with a park to park pass for Universal park and would only be able to do 1 park. I would like to see as many Harry Potter rides as possible. My friend and I are in our 30's, and like thrill rides. The problem is I have a medical condition which prevents me from doing upside down rollercoasters and anything that would make me too dizzy. Which park would you recommend?

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Jan 2, 2017 at 10:40 p.m. Neddy Says...

If you can only visit one, I suggest going to Diagonal Alley. It only has one ride (which is lots of fun) but I feel like it has more of the Harry Potter world experience. So many details in Diagon Alley!

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Dec 31, 2016 at 12:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicole,

Your best bet is Universal Studios. While Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey is a great ride, it definitely can make someone prone to motion sickness very dizzy. Universal Studios has coaster attractions, but only one with a loop. Know that Diagon Alley in Universal Studios only has one ride - Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts. If you make the "leap" to a two-park pass, then you'd be able to ride Hogwarts Express. That two-park one-day ticket will give you the most Harry Potter possible.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 31, 2016 at 7:10 p.m. Dan Says...

Would a 3 day park to park with the express be enough time to see everything in the two parks during the busy time of March Break or would 2 days sufice? Some hotels include the line skip options, but it looks cheaper to go to the Cabana Bay and buy the express pass separately. What is the diff between Universal express unlimited (standard 2) vs (Peak)?

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Nov 15, 2016 at 1:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dan,

A 3-Day Park-to-Park with Express Pass for all three days should be enough to see and do everything.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 27, 2016 at 8:24 p.m. Izzy Says...

If I were to buy a 2-day park-to-park ticket, could I redeem both in one day? Aka, could I redeem one for myself and one for a friend?

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Aug 9, 2016 at 6:20 p.m. Jennifer Says...

I'm going for 2 days and want to spend both at Harry Potter, do I need Park to Park or can I just get 2 base tickets?

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Aug 16, 2016 at 12:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer,

If you want to ride the Hogwarts Express, you will need the Park-to-Park ticket. Otherwise, you can purchase the base tickets.

Keep hopping!

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Aug 8, 2016 at 11:15 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

No, that is not how the ticket works. It is good for one person.

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Apr 5, 2017 at 4:01 p.m. Sunny Says...

can the 2-day 2 parks tickets be used by 2 friends on 2 different days?

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Apr 5, 2017 at 11:20 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sunny,

Sorry, tickets are non-transferrable between individuals.

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Jul 8, 2016 at 5:21 p.m. debby ayala Says...

We want to mainly visit the Harry Potter and Animal kingdom. My company is offering a 4 day park to park for the price of 2 days. Would this allow us to do both?

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Jul 12, 2016 at 2:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Debby,

If the ticket is just for Universal, then it would not cover Animal Kingdom, since it is at Disney World.

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Jun 13, 2016 at 6:33 p.m. Kyler Says...

Hi, I was wondering how much would a 2 day park-to-park ticket for Universal resort, including Wet-n-Wild, would be? Instead of the 3 day option listed that includes Wet-n-Wild. Thanks!

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Jul 5, 2016 at 1:32 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kyler,

You would need to add on Wet 'n' Wild ticket:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/wet-n-wild-length-of-stay-ticket/

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Jun 5, 2016 at 9:49 p.m. Rashmi Says...

We are a group of 6 people (4 adults , 2 children) visiting Disney world end July. We wanted to do a one day trip to universal studios , especially for Harry Potter section.(none of us are too keen on roller coaster but want to see the castle and Hogwarts express) Could you recommend which tickets to buy for this?

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Jul 5, 2016 at 10:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rashmi,

We would recommend the 1 Day Universal Park-to-Park Tickets.

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May 22, 2016 at 12:39 a.m. Kelsie Says...

Going to Orlando for Disney in Sept. should I spend 1 or 2 days at Universal we would go to Universal on a Wednesday when the crowd calendar states the crowds are expected to be level green.

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May 31, 2016 at 2:37 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelsie,

That depends on a lot of factors, but we definitely think it's optimal to spend at least two days at Universal.

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May 15, 2016 at 10:38 a.m. Debbie Says...

Hi, we are travelling from NZ in Sept/Oct 2016. Our

Itinerary would be something like -

Walt Disney World 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 1 Oct (staying onsite)

Rest Day 02 Oct

Swap hotels (to Universal Hotel) 03 Oct

Kennedy Space Centre 04 Oct

Rest day 05 Oct

Universal 06, 07, 08 Oct (is 3 days enough?)

Rest day 09 Oct

Legoland 10 Oct

Fly back to NZ 11 Oct

Would it be better to purchase the 3-Park Unlimited tickets for Universal?

Thanks

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May 16, 2016 at 11:01 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Debbie,

Are you staying at Universal on Oct. 3 to Oct. 11? Which hotel?

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May 24, 2016 at 1:08 a.m. Debbie Says...

Hi there, yes we will be staying at Universal. Either at Cabana Bay or Portofino. Thanks

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May 19, 2016 at 1:25 a.m. Debbie Says...

Hi, yes we will be staying at Universal, at the Loews Portofino Bay from the 03,10 to 11.10.

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Apr 27, 2016 at 3:08 a.m. Carol Says...

Are the 3 Park Unlimited tickets considered park-to-park? I am asking because we want to ride the Hogwarts Express and also go to Wet and Wild. Would the 3 park unlimited be my best option?

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Apr 27, 2016 at 1:33 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carol,

Yes, it is considered a Park-to-Park ticket. Depending on how long you want to visit, the 3 Park Unlimited may be your most economical option.

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Apr 9, 2016 at 5:21 p.m. NewtoDisney/Universal Says...

We are traveling to Disney by plane with 8 people the beginning of June. We would like to spend 1 day at Universal but would need transportation. What is my most cost effective way. I dont think we want the Park-to-Park as we have a little one and will probably only last long enough for one park. My kids are ages 12, 11, 7, and 4. Which park do you suggest and what is my best option for transportation? (I did look into the the ticket and transportation option but that seemed pretty pricey for 8 people.)

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Apr 25, 2016 at 12:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

If you don't want to rent a minivan, your best option is a cab, Uber or shuttle. I would compare prices to see the best option.

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Mar 29, 2016 at 2:07 p.m. Neel Says...

Hi, we are a family of 4 traveling to Universal April 13-15 and I had 2 questions.

1. If we are doing the VIP experience one day, is it better to do it on Wed or Friday?

2. We are mainly going for Harry Potter so is it worth getting the 2 park VIP or 1 park, since the price difference is minimal?

Thank you for all the help you provide on the website, it has been incredibly helpful.

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Apr 7, 2016 at 1:33 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Neel,

I think either day should be fine, but Wednesday might just be a little bit better. I would definitely spring for both parks if you can afford it.

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Mar 23, 2016 at 4:03 a.m. Stefanie Says...

Hi,

I'm planning to go mainly for the Harry Potter attractions during end June 2016, let say 28-29 June, will it be like a peak season? I'm an international traveler, so i would really like to plan ahead =)

Can advise, which entrance ticket for the park that you would recommend? I want to enjoy HP on both Parks as well the Hogwarts Express.

Do we need the Universal Express as well if it's just for the HP attractions?

Thanks a bunch

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Mar 28, 2016 at 10:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stefanie,

Your best bet is the Park-to-Park ticket, so you can ride the Hogwarts Express. Express Passes are not available on the Harry Potter headliners.

Here are all of our discount Universal Orlando tickets:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/universal-orlando-resort/

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Mar 15, 2016 at 2:53 p.m. renee Says...

If I purchase the 3 day ticket but decide once we are there that I would like to add a day, Is it possible to upgrade to 4 day ticket at the park?

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Mar 16, 2016 at 2:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Renee,

Yes, this won't be a problem.

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Mar 15, 2016 at 1:47 p.m. Lucinda Says...

Hello!

We are going to disney world for two weeks at the beginning of november this year, and want to go to universal as well but can't decide whether to go for one or two days. Either way we will be getting park to park, but are not sure which to choose! If we get a one day ticket will we be able to experience most of the attractions at that time of year? Is there enough there to fill two days?

Thanks :)

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Mar 16, 2016 at 2:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lucinda,

I think you will be happy with two days and should be able to see most everything at that time of year.

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Mar 9, 2016 at 5:28 p.m. Anette Says...

Hi. We are going to visit Universal Studio (both parks at one day) and I'm wondering if the price is the same if I order it at the Internet or if I bought it at the entrance. We also want to buy express pass that we can use one time at each attraction.

Anette

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Mar 10, 2016 at 9:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anette,

We are an authorized Universal ticket seller and offer discounts off of the gate prices. Check out all of our Universal tickets here:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/universal-orlando-resort/

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Mar 6, 2016 at 12:04 a.m. Helen Says...

If we buy a one day/2 parks universal ticket from undercover tourist, but decide that we would like to go to universal for an additional day, will we be able to add on a day to the pass? How would we do that and how much would it cost?

Thank you!

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Mar 8, 2016 at 2:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Helen,

Yes, you would be able to upgrade the ticket at the gate. The price would depend on what you upgraded to.

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Feb 26, 2016 at 7:17 p.m. Ayesha Says...

Hello there,

I have a group of 9 that is planning on going on March 14 and 15. Do you think we will need the express pass for these days?

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Feb 26, 2016 at 1:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ayesha,

It is a busy time, but perhaps not as bad as you think if you arrive at the parks ahead of opening, and use our touring plans and mobile app. You could always purchase the passes in the parks if you think you need them.

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Feb 20, 2016 at 7:43 p.m. Julie Says...

We will be headed to Orlando end of October. Our last night we will be staying at Cabana Bay (and entitled to earlier park admission), then we are flying out 7:45PM the following day. Wondering if we have time to sneak in a trip for my Harry Potter-loving 9 yr old in one day? I have 4 kids ages 9 and under, so if it weren't for Harry Potter world, Disney is still more our speed. However, I was contemplating buying park to park admission for 1 adult and 2 older kids, and single park admission for younger kids and other adult to save money. Which single park would my Harry Potter fans (ages 9 and 7) be spending the most time in....hoping to spend the most time together as a family, but give the older kids a chance to see all things Harry Potter. Thanks.

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Feb 24, 2016 at 6:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Julie,

Both parks are amazing as far as The Wizarding World goes. I give Diagon Alley a slight edge for theming and experience, but both are a lot of fun, and they won't be disappointed. Universal Studios Florida, which is home to Diagon Alley, is also usually a little better for the little ones. Both parks offer experiences for young children, but there are more thrill rides in Universal's Islands of Adventure.

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Jan 31, 2016 at 11:45 p.m. Utkarsh Deepak Says...

Hi,

I have visited Universal Studios of Florida. In that i visited Menions, Mummy, Rock it Roller Coaster, Harry Potter and the Griffins Bank, Shrek, Transformers, Symphsons Ride. Would like to visit another Theme Park Just wanted to know the best ticket to buy for me to visit Island of Adventure. Also, i want to go for Howgwarts Express train.For the Howgwarts Express, it seems like Park to Park ticket is required. If so, please suggest what must to visit in Island of Adventure, and from the rest of Universal Studios of Florida, what must to visit.

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Feb 2, 2016 at 9:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

I would recommend the Park-to-Park ticket so you can ride the Hogwarts Express. You might also want to check out our Park to Park touring plan for Universal:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/islands-of-adventure/

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Jan 30, 2016 at 1:35 p.m. melony Says...

My family and I want to come to Universal Studios and Island of Adventures for our Spring Break Vacation. April 6th-9th 2016. Please give me you best advice for these 2 park and the best ways for us to buy tickets for these days

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Feb 8, 2016 at 11:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melony,

You can see all of our discount Universal ticket options here:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/universal-orlando-resort/

There are some very good prices for three and four days. The parks shouldn't be too terribly busy during this time, but we do recommend you prioritize your day by riding the most popular attractions when their waits are lowest, which we list by park:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/islands-of-adventure/things-to-do/

https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/universal-studios-florida/things-to-do/

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Jan 29, 2016 at 4:56 p.m. Jessy Says...

Hi there!

Do you know until what time they will admit you to the parks? Let's say the official closing hour is 8 PM but there is a Mardi Gras concert starting at around 8.30 PM, can you still get in at 7 (just for the concert)?

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Feb 2, 2016 at 9:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessy,

Yes, you can, but you would still need regular admission.

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Jan 26, 2016 at 7:57 p.m. Elizabeth S. Says...

Is it true that if we buy the base ticket, we can upgrade to a park-to-park when we're in the park near Hogwarts Express? We only have one day, and I'm thinking if we buy park-to-park but run out of time for the second park, I'll be mad I paid the extra, but love the idea that if we find we have extra time, we can upgrade then, hop on HE, and head next door. (I'll be visiting soon, so slow season).

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Jan 26, 2016 at 2:12 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elizabeth,

Yes, you can do this!

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Dec 12, 2017 at 6:22 p.m. Lauren Says...

Making sure this is still the case. How much for the one park to park-to-park upgrade on a peak day? Will there be an issue if my tickets are part of a cruise package? THANKS!

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Jan 22, 2016 at 4:31 a.m. Julio Monroy Says...

Hi, I have a question, I want to visit island of adventure and Universal studios... but I don't understand the 2 day single park tickets... Can I buy the promo? $75 per day, and visit one day Universal Studios and the next day Island of adventure? I'm confused, or do I have to visit two times the same park? thanks!

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Jan 28, 2016 at 9:20 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Julio,

Yes, with the Two Day Base Ticket, you can visit Universal Studios Florida one day and then visit Islands of Adventure the next.

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Jan 20, 2016 at 5:14 a.m. Ashley M Says...

Hello, I am planning on visiting Universal Studios in March. However I was wondering if I by the two day base tickets will I be able to visit both parts of the Harry Potter park? From my understanding if I buy the 2 day park to park tickets the only other advantage im getting is the Hogwarts Express so my question is do I necessarily need the park to park tickets in order to visit the Harry Potter theme parks? I'm looking for the cheapest option but we are really just going for the Harry Potter parks.

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Jan 20, 2016 at 7:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ashley,

This would be the cheapest option, and yes, you can visit both Harry Potter parks. You just won't be able to ride the Hogwarts Express.

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