Find Universal Studios Discount Tickets: Get Them Cheap
Last update September 22nd 2016 There are a variety of Universal Studios discount tickets for 2016 and 2017. These cheap Universal Studios Hollywood tickets can be discovered the entire year, but during the slower periods there are even more discounts available.
Below I outline some specific instructions on finding the best priced Universal Studios Hollywood discount tickets for the theme park in Los Angeles, California…
The main piece of advice I have is tostart your search for Universal Studios discount tickets by visiting our recommended Universal-approved ticket reseller, Get Away Today.
There are rarely other discount Universal Studios Hollywood ticket rates that beat the exclusive ticket prices Get Away Today offers to our readers here at Mickey Visit.
Keep reading for more information on the best Universal Studios coupons, discount tickets, and special offers. Be sure to compare all of the Universal Studios discount offers listed below.
Universal Studios Discount Tickets
The discounts below are listed below based on what will save the general public the most money on Universal Studios Hollywood tickets possible.
There is a small savings if you purchase your tickets from the Universal Studios Hollywood website in advance (more info below). However, this savings pales in comparison when you look at the prices from the Universal-approved ticket reseller that we convinced to offer exclusive discounts to you, our MickeyVisit.com readers.
The best cheap Universal Studios Hollywood tickets can be found from the authorized ticket reseller, Get Away Today. Not only do they have incredible ticket prices that blow other ticket resellers out the water, but the customer care department is so helpful with any problem you might have during your Universal Studios Hollywood trip. There is an entire department at the travel agency that works to earn a ten out of ten rating of your vacation. You can expect personal attention to details like a call one week before your vacation and a check in text on the first day of your trip. They are awesome!
For more than 25 years, Get Away Today has been working with Southern California destinations including Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood to offer the absolute best prices on tickets.
When I reached out about providing tickets for all of you, I made Get Away Today promise to provide the best prices for Universal Studios Hollywood tickets anywhere. By clicking through the special Mickey Visit ticket links you unlock access to the lower prices on tickets and hotels (you won’t get the same deal if you just type Get Away Today into your browser and go to their website directly).
When you purchase tickets from Get Away Today you will be emailed a PDF of the tickets that you can print directly at home or just have them scan the barcode on your phone if you don’t have time to print them. It’s that easy. You may enter the parks one hour before the official park opening if you purchase your tickets in advance.
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Pro Tip: The lowest prices for both Disneyland tickets and Universal Studios Hollywood tickets come when you purchase a Universal Studios Hollywood Disneyland combo ticket that includes a discount Universal Studios Hollywood one day ticket and Disneyland tickets for two or three days. See ticket listing here>
Be sure to purchase your tickets to the park in advance. Not only will you avoid the line at the theme park, but you get to enjoy early admission with an hour in the park before all other guests. This is incredibly helpful to see all of the popular new Wizarding World of Harry Potter additions.
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How much is the entrance to Universal Studios Hollywood?
Here are the official Universal Studios Hollywood ticket costs. You can find more information on the types of Universal Studios Hollywood tickets in the sections below.
One day Universal Studios Hollywood tickets for ages 10 and up cost $115 and $109 for ages 3-9. Kids under 3 are free.
Two day Universal Studios Hollywood tickets for ages 10 and up cost $119 and $113 for ages 3-9. Kids under 3 are free.
One Universal Studios Hollywood VIP Experience ticket is $399. This experience is only available for ages 5 and up.
Universal Studios Hollywood Parking costs $18 for general parking, $25 for preferred parking, and $40 for Front Gate Parking. Prices decrease after 5pm at which point General Parking is $10, Preferred is $20, and Front Gate is $30.
Use these official Universal Studios Hollywood ticket prices to compare all of the different cheap Universal Studios Hollywood ticket options that can be found on this page.
Universal Studios Hollywood VIP Experience
The Universal Studios Hollywood VIP experience includes a one day admission into the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park, a special small group guided tour of the Universal Studios backlot, access to restricted areas that normal tram tour groups don’t go, light continental breakfast and big buffet lunch, valet parking, and unlimited front of the line access to all attractions in the theme park with VIP tour guide.
The regular price for all parties going on the Universal Studios VIP Experience is $399 per person, but Get Away Today has tickets for only $359 per person. That’s a huge savings!
Your day with the special Universal Studios Hollywood VIP Experience will go something like this: You’ll pull up to the valet parking right at the front of the theme park, hand the valet your keys and be escorted into the breakfast room that overlooks the main entrance of the park. From here you’ll either leave on your tour or be given time to use your unlimited Front of the Line pass throughout the theme park. After showing up 20 minutes prior to your scheduled Universal Studios tour you will be whisked off on a private VIP tour trolley with 10-15 people and two Universal Studios tour guides. Once your tour is complete you can either stay with your tour guide to be escorted throughout the entire park or take your front of the line pass and go on your own. Around lunch time you’ll head over to the huge gourmet buffet in your private VIP dining room to kick back with your friends, family, and newly met acquaintances.
Recently our British neighbors visited both Disneyland Universal Studios Hollywood for the first time. At Disneyland they got regular park hopper tickets and at Universal Studios opted for the VIP Experience. After their trip, they overwhelming recommended Universal Studios Hollywood while just giving a “meh” for Disneyland. While I don’t quite understand a “meh” for Disneyland, that review sure makes me want to experience the Universal Studios VIP Experience.
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Universal Studios Discount Tickets Front of Line Pass
The Front of the Line Pass allows you to skip to the front of the line for each attraction once during your day long visit to Universal Studios Hollywood by using the “Gate A” entrances at every attraction. In addition you will have access to special reserved seating for every show throughout the park. Keep in mind that you only get to skip to the Front of the Line once for each attraction when you have a Front of the Line Pass. With the Universal Studios VIP Experience you get unlimited front of the line access.
If you know you are visiting on a weekend, holiday peak season, or have a limited amount of time, then you should definitely get the Front of the Line Pass. Assume that if kids are out of school, this is the day to purchase a Front of the Line Pass.
You can purchase a discounted Universal Studios Front of the Line pass through Get Away Today by clicking here. Their price is more $40 less than than those passes sold at the Universal Studios Hollywood ticket booth and on the Universal Studios website.
Pro Universal Studios Tip: On certain days there are same day discounted Front of the Line Passes available from the Universal Studios Box Office (across the street from the main park Starbucks). These Front of the Line Passes will either be valid only after 2 pm or only after 4 pm. This can be a nice option to look into if you arrive at Universal Studios Hollywood and the park is much more crowded than you anticipated.
The other alternative to Front of the Line passes are the free Single Rider lines for the top attractions. With Single Rider line you will wait in a much shorter queue and then be split up from your party to be put into empty seats on the various ride cars. This is a plus for you as the line is shorter and you don’t have to pay for the Front of the Line pass, and it is a plus for Universal Studios Hollywood because they don’t end up sending out any ride cars with empty seats.
Universal Studios Hollywood Season Pass and Annual Pass
Universal Studios Hollywood operates their Annual Pass and Season Pass program a little differently than Disneyland does. You have the option to purchase either a Season Pass, which must be purchased before June 30 and is valid through the end of the year, or an Annual Pass, which is valid for 12 months from the first day of use.
The three types of Annual Pass and Season Pass are:
2016 Season Pass (no longer available) This pass had to be purchased before June 30, 2016 and expires December 15, 2016. There are lots of black out dates for this type of pass that include all weekends, holidays, summer days, and spring break period). With this pass you may purchase one day tickets for your guests for $15 off.
Gold Annual Pass The Universal Studios Gold Annual Pass is valid for 12 months from the first use, has various blackout dates, $15 discount on tickets for additional Universal Studios Hollywood tickets, and 15% off Universal Studios theme park merchandise and food. This pass is $299 when purchased at the gate and $289 when purchased online. While there are black out dates for most weekends and holidays, you may choose any day of the year as your first day using the Annual Pass. Blackout dates do not affect the first day of use.
Platinum Annual Pass The Universal Studios Platinum Annual Pass includes no blackout dates, free parking, $15 discount on additional Universal Studios Hollywood one day tickets, 15% discount on Universal Studios Hollywood merchandise and dining, priority boarding for the famous Universal Studios Hollywood Studio Tram Tour, and a ticket to Universal Studios Halloween Horror nights on select nights. This pass is $599 when purchased at the Universal Studios Hollywood ticket booth and $589 when purchased on the Universal Studios Hollywood website. When purchasing you must pick a specific date for your first visit. The pass will expire 12 months from this first day of use.
Cheap Universal Studios Hollywood Tickets For Annual Passholders
Universal Studios Hollywood Annual Passholders can get $1 off one day tickets for up to six people when they purchase in person at the Universal Studios ticket booths. When purchasing in advance on the website, annual passholders can get Universal Studios discount tickets at $15 off the main gate admission for up to six of their friends. In order to get this advanced purchase discount you have to wait 24-48 hours after activating your Universal Studios Hollywood Annual Pass in person at the theme park, and then create an account on the passholder website.
Recently Universal Studios Hollywood has begun to offer their own discount tickets when you purchase in advance. They typically give you a discount of about $10 per Universal Studios Hollywood ticket and in return they get to have a better sense of what their attendance numbers will be for any certain day before the day off and get to have guaranteed ticket revenue regardless of things that happen on that day. You must purchase these Universal Studios Hollywood tickets 24 hours in advance.
These discounts vary by date and the actual discounted amount is based on historical attendance patterns. You can see info on this small discount here. These discount tickets are non-refundable and are only valid for the specific date that you purchase them.
There is no reason to purchase these Universal Studios Hollywood tickets with a slight discount when you can get such an incredible rate from Get Away Today in the section above this.
Universal Studios Military Discount Tickets
Universal Studios Hollywood military discounts are provided on tickets for all serving and inactive members of the armed forces and their families. The in person discount is rather sad as it is only $3 off the price of admission. However, there are nice Universal Studios Ticket discounts when you plan in advance.
There are a number of hoops you have to jump through in order to secure the best Universal Studios discount tickets for armed forces members. Just make sure to plan your trip in advance and get started looking for tickets now.
Purchase your Universal Studios tickets at your local MWR/ITT ticket office. If your local base ticket office does not have the Universal Studios discount tickets in stock, they can try to order more for you. Usually a ticket office can secure tickets within five business days for you. Call ahead if you can.
You can also order your Universal Studios Hollywood tickets over the phone from Commander, Navy Region, Southwest by calling (619) 767-6000. Your tickets will arrive in about 6-7 business days. You can also pay for overnight shipping on your Universal Studios tickets.
These military discounts can be worth it if you call in advance, but I strongly suggest you price out our recommended regular Universal Studios discount tickets before just sticking with the Universal Studios military discounts. Often the regular prices from our recommended company can be lower than the official Universal Studios military discounts.
Universal Studios College Student Discounts
Universal Studios Hollywood has a discount coupon program that allows select colleges and universities to access lower priced tickets and annual passes. These schools are all listed out on their website.
In order to purchase these discounted tickets online you must register with a school provided email address (must end in .edu). Some schools only allow for these cheap tickets to be purchased on campus in their student tickets office.
Cheap Universal Studios Tickets Costco
Various Costco stores in the Southern California area will sometimes carry Universal Studios discount tickets during slow periods of the year. With the recent addition of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, tickets can be found less and less often for a good Costco discount.
Costco offers the best discounts on Universal Studios Hollywood Annual Passes. These passes are rarely discounted except for the Universal Studios website advanced purchase discount and the Costco website discounts. The Costco Universal Studios Tickets and Universal Studios Hollywood Annual Pass are a members only items on Costco.com.
Universal Studios Tickets AAA
AAA and the CAA, the Canadian equivalent both offer slight Universal Studios discounts to their members.
All AAA and CAA members get $3 off all admission into Universal Studios when purchasing tickets from the front gate. Also, members get 10% off many locations at the Universal Studios CityWalk restaurants.
Just like all of the other discounts for Universal Studios Hollywood, you will save the most when you purchase your tickets in advance on the AAA and CAA joint website. There can be deals on Universal Studios during the off season, however these still rarely compare to the discounts that are exclusively for Mickey Visit subscribers. Log into your account for information on discount Universal Studios tickets.
AARP Universal Studios Discount Tickets
The AARP, or American Association of Retired Persons, offers their members discounts on Universal Studios. These discounts can be found through the AARP Travel Center that is curated by Expedia.
These discount tickets are still about $10 more expensive than any of the discount tickets available from Get Away Today via our private link that we recommend above.
Using Rewards Points For Universal Studios Tickets
There are a number of rewards programs that allow you to redeem amassed points for Universal Studios Hollywood tickets.
American Express Rewards Points can be redeemed for one day child and adult tickets. Let me caution you that both a child and adult ticket cost the same amount of points, meaning that there has to be a better deal with your points somewhere else. (Official Site)
Canadian Air Miles can be redeemed for Universal Studios Hollywood one day tickets on their website. (Official Site)
Various other credit card redemption websites. Be sure to check your own credit card for information on redeeming points for a Universal Studios ticket.
Southern California Universal Studios Discounts on Tickets
Occasionally Universal Studios Hollywood will offer discounts on tickets and annual passes exclusively for Southern California Residents living in zip codes 90000-93599.
When these exclusive Southern California discounts are available they will be listed below: there are currently no Southern California specific Universal Studios discount tickets or annual passes.
Universal Studios Discount Tickets Coke Can
Previously Universal Studios Hollywood offered numerous coupon codes on the sides of Coca-Cola cans and products. These Coke can discounts have not run in recent years because of the increasing popularity and class of the resort.
When this Universal Studios Coke Can promotion was running you could get a $15 discount off of the front gate price, which at the time was much lower than current Universal Studios Hollywood admission prices.
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