Universal Studios Orlando Tickets Discount 2020: Get Cheap Tickets Here!

Universal Orlando is a popular destination for many families visiting the Walt Disney World area and there is no reason to pay full price on Universal Orlando tickets. We broke down all the available discount options for Universal Orlando tickets you can find so you can get the best deal for your vacation.

The Universal theme parks are based on a variety of television and movie themes including Harry Potter, Despicable Me, The Simpsons, Jurassic Park, superheroes, and more. Universal Orlando offers two parks and its own waterpark: Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, and Universal’s Volcano Bay.

  • Universal Studios Florida’s main attractions include The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, and the Simpsons ride.
  • Universal’s Islands of Adventure’s main attractions include The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Hogsmeade, Jurassic Park River Adventure, The Incredible Hulk Coaster, and Popeye and Bluto’s Bilge-Rat’s Barges.
  • Universal Orlando Volcano Bay Waterpark‘s main attractions include large raft rides, tall body slides, twisting water slides, a lazy river and relaxed beach atmosphere options including cabana rentals and reserved dining.

Universal Studios Orlando Tickets 2020

There is a small savings if you purchase your ticket from the Universal Orlando website in advance (more info below). However, these savings pales in comparison when you look at the prices from the Universal-approved ticket reseller that we convinced to offer this exclusive Universal discount to you, our MickeyVisit.com readers.

Get Away Today logoThe best prices available for Universal Orlando tickets are from the authorized ticket reseller, Get Away Today. Not only do they have better prices than the other resellers, but the customer service and easy support is absolutely fantastic. They have an entire department dedicated to making sure every order has a 10/10 experience. When a customer shared that having tickets in advance would improve their experience, Get Away Today committed to sending the tickets to their guests so they can avoid the lines at the ticket booths. And they are always offering exclusive sales including buy 2 days, get 2 days free!

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To offer this these discounts, Get Away Today purchases huge blocks of tickets and breaks them up to sell to guests. Don't get caught paying the gate price when you can get a ticket a lower price from them.

Through our exclusive partnership, we are able to offer the lowest priced tickets. Check out the Get Away Today website for information on all ticket savings. These prices are exclusively available to Mickey Visit readers. You have to click through our private links to unlock exclusive access to these lower Universal prices (if you just go directly to the Get Away Today website you will just see their normal prices).

All tickets are sent electronically which means guests will take either their phone or printed confirmation straight to the gate at Universal. There will be no need to go to a ticket booth to pick-up will call tickets and no way to leave physical tickets at home. Book your tickets at least two days before your arrival to Universal to ensure that they are processed in time for the first day of your vacation.

Get Away Today also offers layaway plans that allows guests to make as many payments as you would like on your vacation up to five days before the departure date. The first payment requires a minimum payment of $175, including the layaway plan fee, guests can then decide how many payments they'd like to make. The vacation is held until the final payment is made which makes this a great option for families to be able to plan and save for their vacation.

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Factors to Consider When Buying Your Universal Studios Ticket:

Before purchasing your Universal Studios en Orlando tickets, here are a few logistical matters to keep in mind:

  • Duration of stay? If you only have one day to spend at the parks than getting a park-to-park ticket is highly recommended so you can see all the wonderful attractions in both parks. But if you can, consider the option to buy 2 days to see everything!
  • Does your family want to see The Wizarding World of Harry Potter? If the World of Harry Potter is the reason for the visit, then the park-to-park ticket is a must. Even if you are spending more than one day at Universal the park-to-park ticket allows you to ride the Hogwarts Express.  There is also a new ride called Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure that has been a hit at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!
  • Should you visit Universal's Volcano Bay? Are water parks a must see for your family? Then consider allowing an extra day for Universal's Volcano Bay. Keep in mind that Volcano Bay tickets are typically sold separately as a one park ticket so plan accordingly.
  • Small kids or big kids? When deciding which Universal theme park goes on the top of the list, take into consideration the age level of your group. If you have small children then Universal Studios Florida might be your best bet since the majority of rides are catering to those smaller age groups. If your group is mostly adults or big kids then Universal’s Island of Adventure might be the better pick as it includes far more daring roller coasters and attractions.
  • Feeling overwhelmed? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Make sure to check out our full guide with information on all the theme parks including Volcano Bay, dining, what rides are offered, and a complete touring strategy.

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1-Park 1-Day

The one park per day ticket lets you choose from Universal Studios Florida or Islands of Adventure:

  • If you purchase your one park Universal Orlando ticket online, prices range from $111-$129 for adults and start at $109 for children.

Prices will vary depending on the date you select with factors impacting price such as the season, day of the week etc. You will always save on the gate price by purchasing online.

1-Day Volcano Bay Ticket

This ticket allows entrance to Volcano Bay.

  • If you purchase your Volcano Bay ticket online, prices range from $80-$85 for adults and $75 for children.

Prices will vary depending on the date you select for Volcano Bay with factors impacting price such as the season, day of the week etc. You will always save on the gate price by purchasing online.

2-Park 1-Day

Includes Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure:

Ride the Hogwarts Express between Hogsmeade Station and King's Cross Station with a Park-to-Park Ticket.

  • If you purchase your Universal Orlando park-to-park ticket online, prices range from $170-$184 for adults and start at $164 for children.

Prices will vary depending on the date you select with factors impacting price such as the season, day of the week etc. You will always save on the gate price by purchasing online.

Florida Residents

Florida Residents save over $50 off the gate price on all multi-day tickets, one park, and park-to-park ticket options when you buy online.

Universal Express PassesGringotts sign at Universal Studios Florida

Skip the regular lines at most of your favorite Universal rides and attractions, including The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and now The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. This is essentially the Universal Orlando version of the FastPass that Disney offers- you get access to a separate queue line that is often much shorter than the typical line. You can go to the Universal Orlando website here for more information on how to purchase the Express Pass or add it on to your tickets to Universal Studios Orlando.

2-Park Universal Express Unlimited Pass

  • From $99 per day, allows unlimited use of Express Pass on attractions in both parks

Universal Express Unlimited Pass To Universal’s Islands of Adventure

  • From $89 per day, allows unlimited use of Express Pass on attractions

Universal Express Unlimited Pass To Universal Studios Florida

  • From $89 per day, allows unlimited use of Express Pass on attractions

2-Park Universal Express Pass

  • From $79 per day, allows one use of Express Pass per attraction at both parks

Universal Express Pass To Universal’s Islands of Adventure

  • From $69 per day, allows one use of Express Pass per attraction

Universal Express Pass To Universal Studios Florida

  • From $69 per day, allows one use of Express Pass per attraction

1-Park Universal Express PLUS to Universal's Volcano Bay

  • From $39 per day, allows one use of Express Pass per attraction.

1-Park Universal Express to Universal's Volcano Bay

  • From $19 per day, allows one use of Express Pass on select attractions.

The other alternative to buying Universal Express Passes is using the free Single Rider lines for top attractions at Universal. You will wait in a much shorter line with Single Rider and then be split up from your party to be put into empty seats on various ride cars. If you don't mind being split up from your party, consider utilizing Single Rider at Universal Orlando.

Park-To-Park Admission + Universal Express Unlimited Combo

You can also choose to bundle your 2 or 3 day tickets with the Universal Express to help save you money at Universal.

2-Park Park-To-Park + Express Unlimited Ticket

Get admission to Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure with Universal Express Unlimited access for ONE DAY.

  • From $248 per person- prices may vary depending on the day/season.

3-Park Park-To-Park + Express Unlimited Ticket

Get admission to Universal Studios Florida, Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal's Volcano Bay, plus Universal Express Unlimited access for ONE DAY.

  • From $464 per person- prices may vary depending on the day/season.

See Universal Orlando's site for more information on these bundled tickets to Universal Studio Orlando.

Universal Orlando VIP ExperienceCollage of minions, World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Florida

If you're looking to be treated like royalty for a day at Universal, consider booking the VIP experience at Universal Orlando. This experience has two options: being escorted on a guided group tour OR being in your own exclusive VIP group at Universal.

You will be personally escorted by a Universal Orlando VIP guide through Universal Studios Florida or Universal's Islands of Adventure- or BOTH with a park-to-park experience.

VIP insiders get exclusive Universal Orlando backstage access, insider information, and enjoy the rides without waiting in line.

Purchase a 1-Day, park-to-park ticket Experience for a seven hour tour with priority entrance into a minimum of ten rides and attractions, or purchase a 1-Day, 1-Park Experience for a five hour tour with priority entrance into a minimum of eight major rides and attractions at the park of your choice. Separate tickets for Universal Studios Orlando is required. The cost for the VIP tours start at $189 per person. In addition to front of the line access, you also get valet parking, reserved seating at shows, complimentary breakfast and lunch, VIP lanyard, Universal Express Unlimited for the rest of your day, and CityWalk Party Pass.

Separate Universal theme park admission required for all VIP Experiences. To book a Private VIP Tour or for more details, call (866) 346-9350, 9 am–7 pm, seven days a week.

Vacation PackagesUniversal Studios Florida local resort on site hotels

Universal Orlando offers a variety of vacation packages that bundles your tickets with their on-site hotel along with other perks and benefits. Universal offers a great variety of onsite hotels close to all the action like Volcano Bay and Universal Studios Florida. Nothing says a vacation like being close to the theme parks.

Staying at a Universal on-site hotel comes with tons of great perks including:

  • Easy walking distance to the parks using the CityWalk pathway.
  • One hour early entrance into the theme parks.
  • Guests staying at select on-site hotels can skip the regular lines at the most popular attractions with free Universal Express Unlimited to Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Island of Adventure. Including The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and now The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
  • Complimentary transportation to the theme parks using the scenic water taxi or bus.
  • Room-key purchasing and complimentary hotel delivery of purchases.
  • Character wake up calls from character such as the Grinch, Spider Man, Optimus Prime, etc.

Our extensive guide to all the on-site hotels near the Universal theme park hotels can help you decide if this ticket option is the best choice for your Universal trip.

Florida residents are offered Universal discount ticket rates for their vacation package which can also be a great wave to save on gate price ticket cost for the theme parks.

Universal Annual PassesAnnual Pass logo for Universal Studios Florida

Universal Studios of Orlando offers a variety of annual passes that you can chose based on what best fits the theme park needs of your family or group. Like most annual passes, the lower priced theme park options have more block out dates while the higher in price range you go up will have less. Universal Studios in Orlando also offers the option of paying for your pass in monthly payments throughout the year after one down payment. You can chose from 2-park and 3-park options.

2-Park Annual Passes

Seasonal Pass

  • $304.99 per person.
  • Park to Park admission to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. Block out dates apply.
  • No flexible pay option, must pay full price in one installment.
  • On-site hotel discounts.
  • Discounts on theme park tickets and special events.

Power Pass

  • $354.99 per person.
  • Flexible pay options offered after initial down payment- pay less than $17 a month.
  • Park to Park admission to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. Block out dates apply.
  • On-site hotel discounts.
  • Discounts on theme park tickets and special events.
  • Admission to select events and concerts.
  • 50% off regular daytime parking.

Preferred Pass

  • $394.99 per person.
  • Flexible pay options offered after initial down payment- pay less than $19 a month.
  • Park to Park admission to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. No block out dates.
  • On-site hotel
  • Early park admission. Block out dates apply.
  • Discounted food, merchandise & specialty items.
  • discounts.
  • Discounts on theme park tickets and special events.
  • Admission to select events and concerts.
  • Free parking.

Premier Pass

  • $559.99 per person.
  • Flexible pay options offered after initial down payment- pay less than $27 a month.
  • Park to Park admission to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. No block out dates.
  • Universal Express after 4PM.
  • Early park admission.
  • One free Halloween Horror Nights ticket on select nights.
  • Discounted food, merchandise & specialty items.
  • On-site hotel discounts.
  • Discounts on theme park tickets and special events.
  • Admission to select events and concerts.
  • Free self parking.
  • Free valet parking.

3-Park Annual Passes

Seasonal Pass

  • $403.99 per person.
  • Park to Park admission to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay. Blockout dates and restrictions apply.
  • No flexible pay option, must pay full price in one installment.
  • On-site Universal hotel discounts.
  • Discounts on Universal theme park tickets and special events.

Power Pass

  • $463.99 per person.
  • Flexible pay options offered after initial down payment- pay less than $22 a month.
  • Park to Park admission to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay. Blockout dates and restrictions apply.
  • On-site Universal hotel discounts.
  • Discounts on Universal theme park tickets and special events.
  • Admission to select Universal events and concerts.
  • 50% off regular daytime Universal parking.

Preferred Pass

  • $503.99 per person.
  • Flexible pay options offered after initial down payment- pay less than $24 a month.
  • Park to Park admission to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay. Block out dates apply to Volcano Bay.
  • On-site Universal hotel discounts.
  • Early park admission for Universal Studios and Island of Adventure. . Blockout dates and restrictions apply.
  • Discounted Universal food, merchandise & specialty items.
  • Discounts on Universal theme park tickets and special events.
  • Admission to select Universal events and concerts.
  • Free Universal parking.

Premier Pass

  • $733.99 per person.
  • Flexible pay options offered after initial down payment- pay less than $34 a month.
  • Park to Park admission to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay.
  • Universal Express after 4PM for Universal Studios and Island of Adventure.
  • Early park admission for Universal Studios and Island of Adventure.
  • One free Halloween Horror Nights ticket on select nights.
  • Discounted Universal food, merchandise & specialty items.
  • On-site Universal hotel discounts.
  • Discounts on Universal theme park tickets and special events.
  • Admission to select Universal events and concerts.
  • Free Universal parking.
  • Free Universal valet parking.

Universal Studios Orlando Discount Tickets For Annual PassholdersIncredible Hulk RollerCoaster at Universal Studios Florida

Annual Passholders can purchase Universal Orlando tickets at the gate at a discounted rate for friends and family. The Seasonal Pass rate gets 10% off gate price while the rest of the passes get 15% off gate price for Universal tickets.

You have to buy your Universal ticket at the gate- you cannot buy them on the phone or online. Express Passes are excluded from this Universal theme park offer. Restrictions include: you can't get a discount on a one day Volcano Bay ticket but you can for a three-park multi day Universal ticket including Volcano Bay.

How can I get cheap Universal Orlando Tickets?Universal's volcano bay

There a variety of options to take advantage of for Universal Orlando ticket money saving options. Here are all the discount Universal Orlando Studio tickets we could find to help you save money on your Orlando vacation! Keep in mind that these discounts might not be as good as the one we offer to our readers and always price check these ticket options with our authorized ticket seller Get Away Today.

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There are a variety of rewards programs that allow you to redeem points for Universal Orlando tickets. If you’re a reward member of any of these programs then it’s worth checking to see if you have enough points to secure some Universal Orlando tickets!

Military Discounts for Universal Orlando Tickets

Active duty military personnel and Veterans can enjoy discount tickets directly from Universal Orlando. When you receive your tickets at the gate you will only receive $3 off per price of admission but there can be better deals when planning in advance. You have two options for securing your tickets in advance:

Option #1

  • Visit your local base Military Ticket Office to purchase your Universal tickets. It is recommended that you call them ahead of time to make these arrangements for ticket purchases.

Option #2

  • Please contact the Military Ticket Program at (901) 874-6891 to locate the nearest Military Ticket office for prices and purchase options. The Military Ticket Program office hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 am –
  • 4:00 pm Central Time, Closed Weekends and Holidays.

If you do not pre-purchase your tickets before arriving to the park, you are still eligible for a ticket discount. To qualify, you must be Active Duty, Retiree, 100% disabled Veteran, Medal of Honor Recipient, Active Guard/Reserve,  spouse/dependent ID card holder of those categories (or DOD NAF/GS employee, “if applicable”). Present your valid Military or US Government ID at the ticket booth in order to receive your discount. You will receive a $3.00 discount off General Admission tickets and $3.00 off 48″ and below tickets.

These military discounts can be worth it if you call in advance, but I strongly suggest you price out our recommended regular Universal Orlando discount tickets before just sticking with the Universal Orlando military discounts. Often the regular ticket prices from our recommended company can be lower than the official Universal Orlando military discounts.

Universal Orlando also offers a Military Vacation package for active duty military personnel and veterans. This offer starts at $105 per person, per night, based on a family of four and includes:

  • 3-Night Hotel Accommodations
  • 3-Park 4-Day Park-to-Park Military Promotional Ticket 1 to Universal Studios Florida™, Universal's Islands of Adventure AND Universal's Volcano Bay
  • Early Park Admission 2 to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Universal's Volcano Bay one hour before the park opens (valid theme park admission required, select attractions)
  • Access to select live entertainment venues at Universal CityWalk.

To book your Universal Orlando theme park vacation, call 1-877-801-9720 or visit your military base ticket office (ITT/LTS)

Where can I get cheap Universal Studios tickets?

There are a variety of places you can find Orlando Universal Studio tickets! You might even have memberships or be part of programs that offer Universal Studio tickets Orlando at great prices for the theme parks. It's worth researching all the possible options to save money on Universal Orlando tickets.

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All AAA (American Automobile Association) and CAA (Canadian Automobile Association) members can save $4 on a 2-Day/2-Park ticket and $5 off a 3-Day/2-Park tickets at the gate. This is valid for six people per membership card.

Also, members get 10% off many locations at the Universal Studios CityWalk restaurants. There can be deals on Universal Orlando during the off season, however these still rarely compare to the discounts that are exclusively for Mickey Visit subscribers.

University of Central Florida Discount Tickets

Students, faculty, and staff can receive discount tickets through the website or in the student union. Limit of two tickets per 30 days. Buy in advance because Universal Orlando tickets will run out.

Does Costco sell Universal Orlando tickets?

Costco often offers Orlando vacation packages and discount ticket options. Check Costco's Travel website and search for “Universal Orlando” to see if there are any current Universal deals. Costco's deals change often so it's always good to keep checking back! Often restrictions can apply to Universal Orlando packages so always read the fine print.

Universal Orlando Seasonal EventsMinion float

The holidays at Universal Orlando are a great time to visit and there is plenty to see with seasonal entertainment, activities, and decor. Experience an Universal Orlando Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, meet the Grinch during the celebration in Whoville, and enjoy the Universal Holiday parade.

Universal Orlando focuses their Christmas time festivities in two main themes: the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Grinchmas. Along with these two main themes, you can also see holiday decor throughout the park from the festive decorations to characters wearing Santa hats! Seasonal food is also in abundance, especially in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. And don't forget, the Universal Holiday parade featuring Macy's.

Want to learn more on everything Universal Orlando has to offer? Make sure to check out our full guide with information on dining, what rides are offered, and a complete touring strategy.

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