Undercover Tourist’s 20th Year Anniversary Celebration

Friday, March 6, 2020 Universal Orlando Resort
2-Park for 1-night

Choosing the Best Universal Orlando Ticket for Your Family

by Leap on September 1, 2019 720 Orlando

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

Universal 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 — even which Universal park is better — for your family. 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.

Best Universal Orlando ticket - Universal's Islands of Adventure

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

Choosing the Best Universal Orlando Ticket - New Wizarding World Coaster - Universal Orlando

There are multiples lands, or is-lands rather, to discover at this park that features blockbusters such as the Incredible Hulk Coaster and the Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man. The park is home to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade and Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure coaster.

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 2-Park 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 a 3-Park Base Ticket that allows you to visit Universal Studios Florida, Universal's Islands of Adventure or Universal's Volcano Bay for each day of your ticket (one park per day). For example, with a Universal 2-Park 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-Park 3-Day Base Ticket, which would allow you to visit Universal Studios on Monday, Universal's Islands of Adventure on Tuesday and Universal's Volcano Bay on Wednesday.
  • 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 example is the Universal 3-Park 3-Day Park-to-Park Ticket, which would allow you to visit all three parks every day for three days.

You now have the option to choose among 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! Feeling blue ... as in Blue Man Group? We've got an amazing deal on Tier 1 seating for Blue Man Group and Tier 2 seating for Blue Man Group at Universal's CityWalk.

More Hopful Ticket Info

  • Universal Base and Park-to-Park Tickets (Exception: Universal 1-day Base ticket) include seven (7) calendar days of admission to the paid entertainment venues of Universal CityWalk. The 7 days are activated on the first day the ticket is used either in the parks or at Universal CityWalk.
  • Universal tickets generally expire seven days after first use — 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). Valet parking is also available.
  • The Universal Express Pass, which allows you to skip the regular lines on most of Universal Orlando's attractions, can be used with tickets purchased from us. Don't worry, we have a whole post about when to use Universal Express.

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 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 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. 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 5, you might consider Universal Studios Florida over 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 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

Keep hopping!

Keep hopping, Leap!
View Comments
<<  Newer Posts | Older Posts  >>
301–335 of 335 comments
Nov 21, 2014 at 11:49 p.m. Hank Says...

Hello a quick couple of questions.

1. Does the island of adventure express includes access to the Ioa Park or additionally to the express we need to get a ticket to enter? My family and I are not going to Universal only Island.

2.,the Harry Potter rides they are located in Ioa or universal. Meaning our tickets can be used? I understand no express line is available

Thanks

Reply
Nov 24, 2014 at 7:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Hank,

You need to purchase admission to Universal's Islands of Adventure. The Express Pass is an additional add-on. There are Harry Potter rides in both Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios, which is why we would recommend you visit both parks. You are correct that there is no Express line for either of the major Potter rides, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts. There is no Express for Hogwarts Express either, but this ride requires a park to park ticket.

Best, Leap

Reply
Nov 21, 2014 at 3:34 a.m. Melissa Says...

Does the 3 park unlimited allow the riding of the Hogwarts Express? If not, how would you upgrade to be able to ride it at least once?

Reply
Nov 21, 2014 at 10:04 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa,

Yes, the 3 Park Unlimited allows you to ride the Hogwarts Express.

Best,

Leap

Reply
Nov 21, 2014 at 10 p.m. Melissa Says...

Thank you!

Reply
Nov 20, 2014 at 2:46 p.m. Jerone Says...

Will the base ticket get you into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Hogsmeade in Island of Adventure and the new Diagon alley? thank you!

Reply
Nov 20, 2014 at 10:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jerome,

The base ticket will get you into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal's Islands of Adventure and Diagon Alley at Universal Studios, but in order to ride the Hogwarts Express, you would need the park-to-park ticket.

Leap

Reply
Nov 19, 2014 at 5:49 p.m. Jennifer Says...

If I buy a 1 day park to park with the express pass and am visiting on a weekday, is that enough time to see most of both US and UIA? I have a 11 and 14 year old and we want to try to do most everything (except the really huge coasters at UIA.

Reply
Nov 20, 2014 at 9:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer,

It really depends on when you go and how much time you want to spend at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in both parks. If it's a busy time, and you want to experience the Potter rides, it will be really tough to see everything in one day.

Best,

Leap

Reply
Nov 18, 2014 at 12:44 p.m. Mickyboy Says...

Hi, if I buy tickets in the UK can IO express them on the day I enter Universal?

Reply
Nov 19, 2014 at 8:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mickyboy,

Yes, you can add Universal Express to them.

Best,

Leap

Reply
Nov 16, 2014 at 11:50 p.m. Kathy Says...

flying to ft lauderdale on Thanksgiving and flying out 12/6. Have a 21 & 23 yr old. Never been to Florida. What days would you recommend for least crowded and where should we stay?

Reply
Nov 17, 2014 at 8:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kathy,

Our Crowd Calendar can help you with this! If you can, we recommend staying at one of the Universal hotels.

Leap

Reply
Nov 15, 2014 at 4:59 a.m. HR Says...

Hello,

Is the 2+1 free day Park to Park available for non-US/Canada citizens?

Reply
Nov 17, 2014 at 11:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi HR,

Yes, it is available to all. Each individual ticket includes a more details page that offers up any exclusions or expiration for each ticket!

Best,

Leap

Reply
Nov 14, 2014 at 12:32 a.m. Jaclyn Says...

Hello,

I see there is an option online for getting a 2 day 2 park pass and there is also an option for a 2+1 (free) day pass for 2 parks as well for the same price. What is the difference between these ticket options?

Reply
Nov 14, 2014 at 9:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jaclyn,

The only difference is the extra day with the 2 Day Park-to-Park Plus Extra Day Free.

Best,

Leap

Reply
Nov 13, 2014 at 12:13 p.m. Anas Says...

Is the 3-park uniimited ticket valid for non US citizens and does it have any blockout dates ?

Reply
Nov 13, 2014 at 10:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anas,

It is valid for all and does not have any blockout dates. Here are the specific details for this ticket.

Leap

Reply
Nov 12, 2014 at 12:44 a.m. cecilia Says...

Hi Leap,

We are going to Disney parks and Universal parks. I already have the tickets thru your page ( Thanks!). Now we will be there from Dec-20th to Jan-2nd. We have 2 boys ages 6 and 7. I have 2 questions for you:

1. Should I still bring a stroller?

2. Is it worth it to pay almost $1000 for express unlimited in US and IOA for 2 days? We already spent $1,700 in total for all the tickets.

Thank you,

Cecilia

Reply
Nov 12, 2014 at 11:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Cecilia,

You have to make the call on the expense, but what I will say is that you will be visiting during the very busiest time of year. Without the passes you should expect sizable waits for all of the attractions. You can help mitigate that by following our advice and arriving at the parks ahead of opening and touring when crowds are at their lowest. I am guessing you have already booked your hotel, but you might consider staying at one of the Universal hotels that offer the Unlimited Express.

As far as the stroller, I would love to see advice from others. For younger children than your boys, yes, I would bring the stroller. But unless they ride in a stroller on occasion now, I don't think I would do it for this trip.

Best,

Leap

Reply
Nov 6, 2014 at 1:34 a.m. CPujar Says...

hi, We are looking for 2+1 day park to park tickets for Universal...Can you also provide us Express fastpass & Unlimited rides tickets? What could be the cost for 3 Adults & 1 child (3 years of age).

Would it be cheaper to also take the Universal Resort stay package? Can you provide that as well? Please let me know at the earliest. We are planning to visit during 26 Nov to 29 Nov...

Thanks

Reply
Nov 6, 2014 at 9:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

We do not sell the Universal Express℠ Pass nor resort packages at this time. You can purchase Universal Express℠ Pass separately.

Best,

Leap

Reply
Nov 4, 2014 at 3:55 a.m. renee Says...

we are planning on 2 days at universal, november 22 for sure and uncertain about other date...we have 2 adults and 7 kids (ages 3-15)...so, we've already booked our hotel, however I'm wondering, should we book a night at a universal partner just to get the express pass/early entry for 4 of us? and is it worth it for our 3 and 6 year old to get express pass?

Reply
Nov 4, 2014 at 10:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Renee,

Keep in mind that the Universal Express Unlimited will apply only for the dates of your actual stay at the resort, including the day you arrive and leave. If you plan your day in the parks back to back, this could be quite advantageous. I do think it would be worth it during the dates of your stay as it is expected to be VERY crowded in the parks, including the attractions for younger children. Of course, you do have to weigh it against the cost of the rooms.

Best,

Leap

Reply
Nov 3, 2014 at 2:47 p.m. Annette Says...

If I purchase a two day ticket if I'm right in reading this can be used in both parks it can then be upgraded once inside to include express pass how much would this be once inside the park please?

Reply
Nov 3, 2014 at 10:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Annette,

Yes, you can add Express Pass once inside the park. The cost varies depending on when you visit (based on how crowded it is expected to be).

Best,

Leap

Reply
Nov 2, 2014 at 12:06 a.m. Jeanna Says...

My 20 year old daughter and I have plans to go to Orlando this December 19-24. It our first time to go to disneyworld and universal. I was originally thinking we'd stay on site at Disney and go to universal for a day or 2 since disneyworld is so huge. However, she loves Harry Potter and got so excited about universal when we looked online. Now I'm thinking it'd be better to stay at universal. My first question is do we have to buy admission into universal for the same number of days that we will be staying at an onsite hotel? Do you have a recommendation for staying at Disney or universal? Also, what advice would you give on how we split our days between Disney and universal? Thanks in advance for your guidance.

Reply
Nov 3, 2014 at 8:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jeanna,

The Universal hotels are all quite good, but I would recommend you stay at one of the hotels that offers Universal Express Unlimited (Portofino, Hard Rock or Royal Pacific) since you will be visiting during the very busiest time of year! With Universal Express Unlimited, you will get to skip the regular lines at most of the park's attractions (The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is excluded, but you will get one hour early access to it). No, you don't have to buy Universal admission for the same number of days you are staying at the hotels, so you could still visit Disney while staying at Universal. As far as the split, that is up to personal preference, but I would plan at least two days for Universal and possibly a third.

Best,

Leap

Reply
Nov 1, 2014 at 11:10 p.m. Peter Says...

Hi, Interesting read above thankyou.

We will be visiting net November from Australia and are interested in the 3 days then down to Miami for 7 day cruise and back for 3 more days. I believe the 14 day unlimited plus ticket to be the best but do you sell one with the Express pass also. Cheers

Reply
Nov 3, 2014 at 8:18 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Peter,

We do not sell the Express pass, but you may purchase it and use it with the tickets we sell.

Best,

Leap

Reply
Nov 1, 2014 at 10:08 p.m. Bhavna Says...

Hello - I am visiting Universal on December 30th to 1st January 2015. we only have three days so want to make the most of our time. We are staying at the Hard Rock Hotel so I believe we will get both Early Park Admission and also the Express Pass as park of our benefits for staying onsite. We have bought 2-day park-to-park tickets from you

I had a couple of queries - there is 5 of us in our party ,would we all get fast pass for all of ? Reason for booking here is for fast passes, how would I obtain it? Room key? It is working out near enough $1000 to stay there for 2 nights, do you think it's worth it ?

Also, we may want to go for the early admission and stay for a few hours, return to the hotel for a break and then go back to the park later - is this allowed and will it still only use our ticket/pass for that one day? I ll appreciate your comments plz

Thanks,

Bhavna

Reply
Nov 3, 2014 at 8:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bhavna,

Yes, the Universal Express Unlimited would apply to all of our party, and especially during the time you will be visiting, it will be a great value! It's very easy to get the passes. Inside your hotel, there will be kiosks set up where you just put in your tickets. It will then take your picture and print out your pass.

As far as leaving the park and coming back on the same day, yes, that is allowed, but do know that if the parks reach capacity, you will not be allowed to re-enter.

Best,

Leap

Reply
Oct 30, 2014 at 4:18 p.m. Judy Says...

Family of 5 adults will be staying and playing for 13 days. What is our best buy for tickets if we want to do everything and also get into events easier and make dinner reservations

Reply
Oct 30, 2014 at 1:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Judy,

I think the 3 Park Unlimited would be your best bet and a great value. When you visit will determine which events are available. Some are included with admission. For dining reservations at Universal, you must call 407-224-7554 at least 24 hours in advance.

Leap

Reply
Oct 30, 2014 at 2:45 p.m. Christy Says...

If I purchase a 2 day (plus one free) park-to-park ticket from UT, will I be able to upgrade to a Power Pass at the park? We want 5 days at US/IOA in February.

Reply
Oct 30, 2014 at 1:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christy,

Do you mean the Universal Express Pass? Yes, you can add this at the park.

Best,

Leap

Reply
Oct 31, 2014 at 1:18 a.m. Christy Says...

I actually mean the power annual pass. We will be in the parks five days so it seems that's the pass for us. I'm wondering if it would be most economical to buy the 2 day plus one day free park to park and then upgrade at the gate to the power annual pass. We are going in February so don't need to worry about black out dates.

Reply
Nov 3, 2014 at 9:08 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christy,

You can upgrade using tickets purchased from us, but be aware that Universal will give you credit for what you paid for the 2 Day Plus 1 Day that would then be applied toward the purchase of the Power Pass.

Best,

Leap

Reply
Oct 13, 2014 at 12:49 a.m. Yaritza Says...

Question if I buy Universal base ticket 2 day, can I go to universal studios one day & the next day can I go to island of adventure ????

Reply
Oct 30, 2014 at 3:01 p.m. Ian Says...

Yes you can

Reply
Sep 27, 2014 at 8:23 p.m. Fiona Says...

Hello - I am visiting Universal in a few weeks time and we only have two days so want to make the most of our time. We are staying at the Hard Rock Hotel so I believe we will get both Early Park Admission and also the Express Pass as park of our benefits for staying onsite. We intend to buy 2-day park-to-park tickets.

I had a couple of queries - firstly, is there any need to purchase our park tickets through the hotel/linked with our hotel booking in order to get the benefits of being onsite hotel residents, or is the room key all we need to show we are entitled to those benefits?

Also, we may want to go for the early admission and stay for a few hours, return to the hotel for a break and then go back to the park later - is this allowed and will it still only use our ticket/pass for that one day?

Thanks,

Fiona

Reply
Sep 29, 2014 at 8 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hey Fiona,

You're going to have a blast. You do not need to purchase tickets through Universal or the hotel. There are Express Pass kiosks in the hotel, and you would simply put your key card in to get the pass. There is no problem leaving the park and then coming back later in the day. You would just need your ticket.

Leap

Reply
Sep 25, 2014 at 12:03 p.m. heather redgrave Says...

Hi. All of my friends are recommending that we stay on-site at universal so we can get the "express pass" included with our hotel stay. We are going for 3 days the week of Nov 1-8. If we stay at cabana bay it is $500 less but doesn't include the express passes. Do think it's worth it to spend the extra $500 and go to the royal pacific so we can get these passes at this time?

Thank you for your input!

Heather

Reply
Sep 26, 2014 at 8:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather,

It really depends on when you are visiting. If it's during a super-busy time, then yes, I would say definitely spend more for the Express Passes. If it's off-season, then maybe not. Cabana Bay is a fantastic resort, and we would love to stay there again.

Leap

Reply
Sep 26, 2014 at 8:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather,

It really depends on when you are visiting. If it's during a super-busy time, then yes, I would say definitely spend more for the Express Passes. If it's off-season, then maybe not. Cabana Bay is a fantastic resort, and we can't wait to stay there again.

Leap

Reply
Sep 22, 2014 at 10:54 p.m. Kendall Says...

Hi there. I bought single day park-to-park tickets from you guys and now we're wondering if we get there and decide we want to spend another day there, will they let us upgrade that same day? And if so, what would the cost be to upgrade from a one-day to a two-day park-to-park ticket? Thanks!

Reply
Sep 26, 2014 at 10:20 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kendall,

Yes, you can upgrade and you would pay the gate price difference.

Best,

Mommy Frog

Reply
Sep 18, 2014 at 11:29 p.m. Michele Says...

OK, this may be crazy, but I'm not understanding why you would ever purchase the 4 day park to park versus the 3 park unlimited. It is actually $2 cheaper ($203 versus $201) and If I understand correctly it is the same as the park to park for 14 days. Am I missing something?

Reply
Sep 23, 2014 at 10:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michele,

Prices are subject to change, but at this time, yes, the 3 Park Unlimited is the better deal.

Best,

Leap

Reply
Sep 17, 2014 at 4:37 p.m. elena Says...

If I buy them now, and pick them up in dicember, is there any problem?

Reply
Sep 17, 2014 at 1:52 p.m. Elena Says...

I want to buy the 3 park unlimited, but I´m afraid it expires before dicember 31 2014. Does it have an expiration day? Thank you, regards.

Reply
Sep 17, 2014 at 10:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elena,

It does not have an expiration. Full ticket details are here.

Reply
Sep 17, 2014 at 4:13 p.m. Elena Says...

Thank you. It is convenient to buy these tickets now, or I can wait? Because I don´t see them in the official page.

Thank you.

Reply
Sep 15, 2014 at 9:59 p.m. Colin Says...

Can you add a day to a ticket purchased from Universal. For example, a 4-day ticket? We are arriving mid-day for 5 nights staying at the Royal Pacific, and wondered if we should look into adding a 5th day to the park ticket so that we can tour the parks a little on the first evening.

Reply
Sep 16, 2014 at 8:15 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Colin,

Yes, you can upgrade your ticket if need be. Did you also know that since you are staying at Royal Pacific that you get Unlimited Express Pass included with your dates of stay, even on the days you check in and check out (even if you arrive before check-in)?

Leap

Reply
Jan 1, 2015 at 12:15 a.m. Mary Beth Says...

It appears that you may have answered this previously, but I want to confirm. If you book your stay at the more expensive resorts, the express passes are included for EVERY day of your stay/tickets correct? It reads differently on the website when you go to book, it only shows it for one day in particular. (That being the check in date, I believe.)

Reply
Jan 2, 2015 at 7:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mary Beth,

You are correct. You are entitled to Universal Express Unlimited for every day of your stay at Loews' Portofino Bay, Hard Rock Hotel and Loews Portofino. It's a terrific benefit for staying on site!

Best,

Leap

Reply
Dec 5, 2014 at 11:54 p.m. Biorn Says...

Hi Leap,

We (parents + 2 kids 8 & 11) are staying just one night at the Universal's Loews Royal Pacific Resort, but do we really get two days (check in and check out days) Unlimited Express Passes? If so, this is great of course, but how do we get the passes before we have checked in at the hotel?

Btw - Thank you so much for THE site to go to when visiting Orlando!

Reply
Dec 8, 2014 at 8:01 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bjorn,

You really do get Unlimited Express Passes for both days, and it is awesome!! You would do early check-in at the hotel, then look for the Unlimited Express kiosk. You put your room key in, every one in your party will get one, the machine will take your picture and then print out your pass!

Best,

Leap

Reply
Sep 15, 2014 at 12:41 a.m. Nubia Says...

Hi Lean,

If I buy the 2-Day Universal Park-to-Park Ticket, and say I entered in the morning one day, visited both parks, but I want to go back to the hotel and come back to the parts. Can I do that? and if so, would I have used one day or the 2 days?

Reply
Sep 15, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nubia,

Yes, you can take a break, go back to the hotel and them come back to the parks. If it's all within one day, it will just use one day.

Best,

Leap

Reply
Sep 4, 2014 at 2:18 a.m. Lucy Says...

Hi there! I've seen great advise so far but I have some question about tickets. I will only have 1 day to visit on the 2nd week of October and it's my first time at Orlando park (been once to California park before). Is it feasble to ride the main attractions of both parks if I get the park-to-park ticket in 1 day? Or is it better to stay at 1 park to enjoy it. I am traveling with a friend (both in our late 20's) so no kids to slow us down : p Also I will spend the other days at Disney and sightseeing Orlando. I've heard is better to visit Disney first and leave Universal at the end so Disney rides don't seem "not so trhilling", is that true?

Reply
Sep 4, 2014 at 8:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lucy,

If you are really into thrill rides, then that advice might be spot on. You should be able to hit most of the thrill rides at that time with the Park-to-Park ticket, and that is what I would do with just one day. Without kids you will definitely move faster!!

Leap

Reply
Aug 2, 2014 at 6:16 p.m. Courtney Says...

Hi Leap,

So, if we want to ride the Hogwarts Express the 3 park pass won't work?? I'm trying to decide between the 3 park unlimited pass and the 4 day two park pass, but we definitely want to ride Hogwarts Express train a few times while we're there.

Thanks!

Reply
Aug 4, 2014 at 12:40 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Courtney,

The three park pass would work for you - you can visit all of the parks on the same day with it. The 4 Day Park to Park ticket would also get you onboard the Hogwarts Express!

Best,

Leap

Reply
Jul 16, 2014 at 3:11 p.m. Barry Says...

Is the 3 park pass good for admission to the harry potter venues at both parks?

Thanks

Reply
Jul 21, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Barry,

Yes, the 3 park pass will get you into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade in Islands of Adventure and Diagon Alley in Universal Studios Florida, but you would need to purchase a park-to-park ticket in order to ride the Hogwarts Express.

Best,

Leap

Reply
Jun 28, 2014 at 10:26 p.m. Gina Says...

We are driving in from Madeira Island for a one day visit, possibly 2 day. It is almost a 2 hour drive and I don't know if we want to do this twice in the week we will be at the beach. My husband and I, our son, and 2 grandsons, age 18 and 12. I am thinking Universal Studios, 1 day base tickets What do you suggest? We want our grandsons to enjoy themselves.

Reply
Jul 14, 2014 at 3:33 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gina,

Sorry for the delay - I found your comment in our spam filter :( We would definitely suggest you get park-to-park tickets so you can ride the Hogwarts Express, which just opened last week!

Best,

Leap

Reply
Jun 21, 2014 at 3:03 a.m. Lisa Says...

Question 1) If I buy two day base tickets and decide that I want to travel between parks on our second day, is that possible to upgrade?

Question 2) If I buy two tickets and at the end of the second day we want to come back for a third, is that possible?

Reply
Jul 14, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa,

Sorry for the delay, but your comment was caught in our spam filter.

It is possible to upgrade in both of those cases, although you will save more money by making those decisions and purchasing in advance.

Best,

Leap

Reply
May 3, 2014 at 5:34 p.m. MEG Says...

I was wondering, I think I know the answer is no but, if I were to have a 2 day base ticket and try to go into both parks on the SAME day, would I just not be able to do so, OR would I be able to go in but it would use the 2nd day of my ticket on the second park?

Reply
May 7, 2014 at 11:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Meg,

You would not be able to go in on the same day.

Best,

Leap

Reply
Feb 21, 2015 at 3:03 a.m. oriangeli Says...

it's fantastic in march to go to water park ! but sadly it cost sooo much

Reply
Jan 7, 2014 at 3:09 a.m. Lisa D Says...

I pretty sure I know the answer to this, but the Universal two day ticket with a free third day are non transferrable, correct? (We are only going to be able to use the tix for two days, but since the third day is free I was going to see if my parents could use them.)

Reply
Jan 7, 2014 at 12:46 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa,

You are correct.

-- Leap

Reply
Nov 30, 2012 at 4:53 p.m. Shelby H Solski Says...

THANK you just saved me alot of money. Had purchased two - 2 day base tickets along with 2-1 day express admissions (which do expire) figured the tickets expired too. Read the above and checked -- whew was just about ready to buy two more base tickets figuring these wouldn't be good THANK YOU

Reply
Dec 3, 2012 at 2:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Shelby,

So glad we could help!

-- Leap

Reply
Leave a comment
Name is required. Email is required. Please input a comment.
About Us
About Undercover Tourist

Undercover Tourist is the leading supplier of online discount tickets to Orlando, Florida-area attractions, including Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld® Orlando, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort and more.

Sign up for our newsletter!
Please enter your Name
Please enter your Email address

Undercover Tourist’s 20th Year Anniversary Celebration

Friday, March 6, 2020
Universal Orlando Resort
2-PARK
FOR 1 NIGHT
footer grass

Contact:  1 (800) 846-1302 (USA)  |  1 (386) 239-8624 (Worldwide)

Sign up for Our Newsletter Let's Plan a Better Family Vacation

monthly news, planning tips and special deals

Please enter your Name
Please enter your Email address

Contact Us

Send Feedback

Or call 1 (800) 846-1302 (USA)

1 (386) 239-8624 (Worldwide)


©2000–2020 Undercover Tourist. All rights reserved. | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions
As to Disney photos, logos, properties: ©Disney
lilypad
Newsletter logo

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

monthly news, planning tips and special deals from the Frog Family

Please enter your Name Please enter your Email address
×

Thank you for joining our email list!

Joined email list logo

You should be receiving your first email soon!
Thanks for being a part of the family.

×

Create An Account

In order to save your favorite items, you'll need to create an account.
Already have one? Sign in.

An Undercover Tourist account allows you to:

Join The Frog Family
No thanks ×