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Looking to find your way to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter? Great! But saving money on a trip to Universal Studios isn’t as simple as waving your magic wand. No problem, muggle; we know all the ways to get Universal Studios discounts that’ll save you money.
We’ll show you how to maximize your time, how to find the best ticket prices, and which snacks are worth getting. Here’s everything to know about Universal Studios discount tickets, saving money at Universal Studios Orlando and more.
But before you go, you should check out our list of ways to save big on your summer amusement park trip that can be applied to all amusement parks.
1. Always check the Universal Studios deals page first to see their current specials.
Before you buy your tickets, check out the Universal Studios ticket deals & specials page for some of the best Universal Studios discounts. Universal changes these deals every few months, so if your timeline is open, check back frequently for the best deals.
In January, Universal offered 5-day tickets for the price of a 3-day ticket.
The deals page also offers special deals for Florida residents.
2. Third-party sellers are your cheapest option for multi-day tickets.
You should always buy your Universal Studios tickets through a third-party vendor, but only if they are cheaper. A base ticket for one of the parks (Universal Studios or Universal’s Islands of Adventure) is going to be $109 for an adult. Here are a few of our favorite third-party vendors:
- Official Ticket Center: 4-day 3-night stay at Westgate Lake Resort with 2 Universal Orlando Resort tickets (reg. $586) for as low as $199, which saves you 66%.
- Undercover Tourist: 2-day Universal Orlando Resort tickets (reg. $274) for as low as $214.17, which saves you 21%
Or check out Groupon for up to $50 off each ticket when you buy a 5-day pass.
3. Check crowd calendars to avoid the busiest days at Universal Studios.
If you’d rather spend your time riding rides instead of waiting in line, then you shouldn’t visit the parks in the summer and most of December. Outside of that general rule of thumb, the best way to figure out which days the park will be least crowded is by using a Universal Studios crowd calendar.
Here are a few of our favorites:
- Undercover Tourist: Gives you the best days to visit the park as well as a list of events that are going on during that day and temperature.
- The Park Prodigy: Gives you an estimated ticket price, historical temperatures, and gives you an option for maximum money savings vs time-saving.
- Is It Packed: It’s the most direct, but doesn’t give you a lot of information.
4. Students, teachers, military personnel, and Florida residents get special discounts.
Universal has a lot more discounts than their counterparts at Disney. Here are some of the specialized discounts you can use when buying your Universal Studios tickets:
- Florida residents get 20% off tickets (plus other discounts on hotels and vacation packages).
- Eligible members of the military can buy a Freedom Pass — which gives them up to six tickets usable every day between Nov. 11 and Dec. 31 each year — for just $199 per adult.
- Students and faculty members of select schools who are verified by ID.me can receive a discount — up to $65 off per person.
- AARP members can get discounts when they purchase through third-party vendor ParkSavers.com.
Also: You don’t have to purchase a ticket for a child under 3. Once they turn 3, you’ll have to buy them a standard kids’ ticket (for children ages 3-9) for $104.
5. Use the Universal Studios mobile app to find the shortest wait times for rides.
Download the Universal Studios Orlando app and use it to decide which rides or attractions to hit next.
Maybe you want to ride Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, but you’ll learn from the app that the wait time for Revenge of the Mummy is a bit shorter, and you’ll act accordingly. Or maybe you’ll skip rides altogether because you’ve been notified that the Superstar Parade is happening in a few minutes.
6. Sign up for a ‘Virtual Line’ reservation to skip lines on popular rides.
By using the Universal Studios app, you can use a “Virtual Line” reservation to skip lines on popular rides. All you have to do is tap “Virtual Line” in the app, select the ride you want to go on, and reserve your time.
7. Pack your own poncho and avoid paying up to $20 each inside the park.
For real — if you don’t want to get drenched on the Jurassic Park River Adventure, you’ll need a poncho.
Also if you’re visiting the park in the winter months, it can be rainy. The payoff of going to the park in the off-season is low crowds (yay!).
Get your ponchos for dirt cheap on Amazon, and pack them in your suitcase.
8. Arrive early to participate in the ‘first family’ opening at the park.
There are a few benefits to getting to Universal Studios early. Lines are shorter, it’s less crowded, and you might be able to get in 15 minutes early.
Universal Studios has a morning ceremony — much like Disney’s “Rope Drop” — which asks one family to come and announce that the park is open.
9. Want shorter lines at Universal? You’ll pay at least $80 extra for an Express Pass.
Like the Lightning Lane at Disney, Universal has a line-cutting feature called the Universal Express Pass (and its more expensive cousin, the Unlimited Express Pass).
The Express Pass costs $79.99 per person, per park, although you can get a 2-Park Express Pass for $89.99. The Unlimited Express Pass costs $109.99 per person, per park, and it’s $119.99 for a 2-Park Unlimited Express Pass.
Keep in mind, this is after you’ve shelled out at least $109 per person to enter one park. But it might be worth it if you’re expecting heavy crowds.
TIP: Don’t buy Express Passes ahead of time — wait until you see what the crowds are like.
10. Get two days of Unlimited Express Passes free when you stay at a Universal hotel.
Make sure you book a stay at Loews Portofino, Loews Royal Pacific, or the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal — you’ll get free Express Passes for your whole family for the day you’re checking in and the day you’re checking out. That’s a savings of $119.99 per person, per day in the park.
It’ll cost you up to $200 more per night compared to competing hotels that aren’t on-property (like Hilton DoubleTree), but you’ll cover the cost difference in no time if you have more than two people in your party.
TIP: Those three hotels are the only ones that offer the free Express Passes. No other hotels (on-property or otherwise) have this freebie.
11. Pick up a free celebration button at guest services.
Just like at Disney, you can pick up a celebration button at guest services. You can either get a blank celebration button or a birthday button. Just make sure to pick one up while you’re in the park.
12. Get into the park an hour before everyone else when you stay at any of Universal’s hotels.
If you don’t want to pay to stay in one of the three on-property hotels that’ll snag you an Unlimited Express Pass, at least spring for a cheaper option on-property so you can get Early Admission into the park.
Literally, any of the Universal hotels on-property will get you this perk — Loews Portofino, Loews Royal Pacific, Hard Rock, Loews Sapphire Falls, Cabana Bay, or Loews Aventura — so you can beat the crowds to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
13. If you want to ride the Hogwarts Train, you need a 2-Park Pass.
You can’t even get on the train without an entrance pass for both parks.
So heads up — if your only reason to visit Universal is for Harry Potter, spring for the 2-Park Pass.
14. Plan to use the free lockers, or you might lose your place in line.
Most rides will allow a fanny pack or purse if it can be zipped. But the Incredible Hulk Coaster and Rip Ride Rocket don’t allow any loose items at all — no backpacks, fanny packs, FlipBelts — nada.
There’s a metal detector to make sure you comply, so be sure to put your items into a free locker before you get in line. If you try and sneak even your mobile phone along, you’ll be sent to a locker and the end of the line. Trust me.
These lockers are free as long as you’re in on the ride (or in line). After that, it’s $3.00 per 30 minutes — up to $20.00 per day. They judge time based on wait times for rides and how long it takes to ride.
An “all-day” locker costs $10-15 per day, and you can open it as many times as you like — this is ideal if you plan to get wet at Volcano Bay and also ride the dry roller coasters.
15. Use Single Rider lines to beat the long lines if you don’t have Express Passes.
This is one feature that will help you get on rides faster if you don’t want to shell out the cash for an Express Pass.
Single Rider is just that — a special line for people who don’t mind riding next to strangers. You’ll be separated from your party if you go this route, so this one is the best with teenagers.
Here’s a list of rides that have a Single Rider line:
Universal Studios Florida:
- Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
- Hollywood Rip Ride Rocket
- Men in Black Alien Attack
- Revenge of the Mummy
- Transformers: The Ride — 3D
Islands of Adventure:
- The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
- Dr. Doom’s Fearfall
- Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
- The Incredible Hulk Coaster
- Jurassic World Velocicoaster
16. Use the Child Swap program for your kids who can’t ride on coasters.
Child Swap is a holding area where one parent can wait with kids while the other parent rides. When the first parent gets off the ride, the second parent can get right on while the other continues to wait with the kids.
17. If your kid isn’t tall enough to ride a coaster, ask for a ‘height certificate’ — it’s like a rain check.
Imagine waiting in line for 30 minutes only to be told you’re too short to ride the coaster. It happens, but if it happens to your family, make sure to ask them for a “height certificate” which allows your kid a free entry to the Universal Express entrance when they’re taller.
18. Bring snacks into the parks to save money on food.
While you can’t bring meals into the park, you can bring a small snack and water bottles (maximum 2 liters) into the park. Be sure to stock up before you go so you’ll only have to spend money on meals.
19. Ice water is free throughout the park.
Just head to a quick-service counter for a cup of water. Even at Krusty Burger.
Also, if you bring in your own water bottle, it’s free to fill it with water at the Coca-Cola Freestyle machines.
20. Buy your kids a $7.99 Lard Lad’s Pink Donut to share.
Get this huge donut inside Simpson’s Land and plan to share it. Not only is it big enough for a couple of people, but it’ll also be cheaper than buying individual desserts for your kids.
21. The best snack deal at Universal Studios is the popcorn bucket.
The popcorn bucket is going to initially cost you $8.99. After that, it’ll cost you an additional $1.99 for a refill, which makes it the cheapest snack you can get at the park. Plus, you can use that popcorn bucket every time you go to a Universal Studios park and still get the $1.99 refill.
Note: After Covid-19, Universal Studios got rid of their dining plans.
22. If you know you’ll be returning in years to come, buy a refillable mug.
Via Orlando Pass Holder
Refillable mugs are $14.99 and they’re good for the whole day — there’s a chip in the bottom, so you just need to visit a Coca-Cola Freestyle machine and choose from 100 soda flavor combinations.
You have to wait 10 minutes between refills, but if you bring the mug back to the park for refills it’s only $8.99 per day.
Some visitors report that they’re still able to use their refillable mug after over a decade.
Also: If you don’t like the $8.99 reactivation fee on the Coca-Cola Freestyle mug, you can get a souvenir cup or sipper for $16.00. Every refill will cost you $1.49, but if you’re going to get less than 5 drinks during your visit, this is the better deal.
23. Order your food ahead using the Universal Studios app.
You can skip the lengthy food lines by downloading the Universal Studios app and ordering ahead. This way, you can get your Butterbeer or Lard Lad’s Pink Donut without having to stand in line all day.
24. Eat at weird times, like 2 – 3 p.m., for shorter ride lines.
You should try and eat at around 2 – 3 p.m. so you can ride in little lines while everyone is eating their lunch.
25. Eat lunch at CityWalk instead of in the park — fewer crowds and better food.
Via UO Fan guide
Prices at CityWalk right outside the park entrance will be about the same as they are inside the park.
But if you want a break from the crowds and arguably a better meal, head to Toothsome Chocolate Emporium, Margaritaville, or Antojitos.
26. Use the ‘secret entrance’ to get in and out of the park.
There is a “secret entrance” by the Blue Man Group auditorium that can get you in and out of the park faster if you wanted to eat at CityWalk to skip food lines in the park.
27. Upgrade to Club level at your Universal Resort, and eat every meal with it.
via Orlando Informer
Depending on when you visit, if you upgrade to a Club level room, you will pay anything from $60 – $150 more per night than you would without it.
But consider this: With Club level, you get access to a breakfast buffet for the whole family (7 to 10 a.m.), afternoon snacks (noon to 3 p.m.), hors d’ oeuvres and free beer and wine (4:30 to 6:30 p.m.), and dessert (8 to 9 p.m.).
In theory, you could time it so you’re doing every meal at the hotel. Even if you just ate breakfast and either lunch or dinner at the hotel, it’d save you boatloads compared to eating at the park.
28. Use Package Pickup and Free Package Delivery to avoid trucking souvenirs around the park.
Anyone can take advantage of Package Pickup — when you buy a souvenir, it’ll be ready for you at the park entrance within three hours of your purchase.
If you’re staying at a Universal Hotel on-site, you can opt for your items to be delivered directly to your hotel and pick them up from the concierge.
29. Buy your Harry Potter shirts and capes before your trip.
These are straight-up way too expensive inside the park.
So, jump on Amazon before your trip, and get a $16.00 Gryffindor robe (vs. $139 at the parks), or get Harry Potter-themed T-shirts for the family for $10-15 (vs. $23.99 at the parks).
30. Take a midday nap whenever possible to maximize your time in the morning and evening at the park.
There’s a lot of debate about when the best time to visit the park is — especially the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Some swear by morning being the best time (and it is if you have early entrance because you’re staying on-property!).
But others believe evenings, when children are worn out, is a better time. One thing is for certain — the best time is not in the middle of the day, so to be sure you’re maximizing your time and can be there early and stay late, head to your hotel for a whole-family nap. You’ll thank me for this tip!
31. Dial 62442 (MAGIC) on the phone in Diagon Alley and you’ll reach the Ministry of Magic.
Just give it a try!
32. Get your picture taken with a live raptor.
Visit the Raptor Encounter inside the Islands of Adventure to get a photo op with Blue from Jurassic World.
Does Universal do any discounts? ›
They also include discounts on friends and family tickets and 10-15% discounts at participating CityWalk locations. Gold passes include free General Parking and other in-park food, beverage, and merchandise discounts. Annual Pass Members also need to make reservations for theme park visits.Are Universal tickets cheaper online or in person? ›
You'll save money. Online tickets cost less than those purchased at the gate. The discount is higher for less-busy days, but it drops when they expect a big crowd.Does Costco sell tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood? ›
The Costco Universal Studios tickets are a great offer and almost act like an annual pass in the sense that you don't have to use all the days consecutively. Since you'll receive your actual tickets at Costco after purchasing them you won't have any issues registering them and choosing your dates online.Do travel agents get discounts on Universal Studios tickets? ›
Do Universal Agents Receive Benefits? Yes, agents who actively book and complete their yearly training have access to benefits directly from Universal including: 50% off up to 4 park tickets.How much of a discount does AAA give for Universal Studios Orlando? ›
Universal Orlando Resort® -
AAA/CAA members receive a 10% discount^ at participating merchandise and restaurant locations within Universal Studios®, Universal's Islands of Adventure® and Universal CityWalk®.
This is just what it sounds like: CityWalk offers complimentary admission all day, every day. After 6 p.m., parking is free as well, except during Halloween Horror Nights. And you'll never pay parking fees when you arrive on public transportation or stay at an official Universal Orlando Resort Hotel.What is the best way to buy tickets to Universal Studios? ›
All guests are invited to purchase tickets. Tickets are available online in advance at universalstudioshollywood.com to save vs. Front Gate pricing. While tickets are available at the Front Gate, we do advise visiting our online ticket store before leaving for the park to check if the visit date is shown as “Sold Out.”Can I take food into Universal Studios? ›
A: The park allows visitors to carry water bottles (maximum 2 liters), small snacks, and special food items for dietary and medical requirements. Soft-sided insulated bags are also allowed as long as they are no larger than 8.5" wide x 6" high x 6" deep. Alcohol, marijuana, and glass containers are strictly prohibited.How much does it cost for one person to go to Universal Studios? ›
Universal Studios Orlando Ticket Pricing
Universal has several pricing tiers that start at $109 for a one-day, one-park ticket during the slowest times of the year. However, prices can vary greatly based on expected crowds. Reference this table when estimating Universal ticket pricing in 2022.
No, there are no special discounts for your birthday in Universal Orlando. In general when visiting the Universal theme parks for your birthday, I would not expect anything special.
Is Costco membership universal? ›
Your membership card is valid at any Costco warehouse worldwide and is not transferable. You will be required to show your membership card when entering any Costco warehouse and when checking out at a payment register. Bar codes, photos or other copies are not acceptable.Are Universal tickets cheaper than Disney? ›
2023 Disney Vs Universal Prices
Another very popular question we receive is, is Disney or Universal Cheaper? And as a general rule of thumb, Universal is cheaper than Disney in almost every category from tickets, to theme park food, and the most noticeably being hotel rooms.
Best Day of the Week to Visit Universal Studios Orlando 2022
As you can guess if Saturday and Monday tend to be the busiest, Tuesday tends to be the best day to visit Universal Studios Orlando.
And, the only time there is free parking at Universal Studios Orlando is after 6PM or if you are going to see a daytime movie. If you are going to a matinee show at Universal Cinemark, the theater offers free self-parking with the purchase of two or more movie tickets.What kind of discounts does a travel agent get? ›
In addition to earning a living and helping their clients arrange trips and vacations, travel agents can earn travel discounts for hotel stays, car rentals, cruises and tours.Are there wristbands for Universal? ›
The TapuTapu wearable communicates with points and readers located throughout Universal's Volcano Bay. This allows us to personalize and enhance our guests experience while they are exploring the park.Do Orlando residents get discounts at Universal? ›
Find the Ticket for You.
Florida Residents: Buy a Day, Get a 2nd Day FREE when you buy a 2-Park, 1-Day Park-to-Park Ticket. Now's your chance for 2 amazing days of Holidays at Universal - the perfect time and place for a refreshing Coca-Cola®.
A two-day pass into Universal Studios Orlando will cost about $120 per adult and $110 for children. Three-day single-park tickets cost $136 per adult and $124 for children, while a four-day pass costs about $146 for adults or $133 for children.How do you get free Fast Pass at Universal? ›
Stay at a Premier Hotel and Save Money
When you stay at either Loews Portofino Bay, Loews Royal Pacific, or the Hard Rock Hotel, you'll receive complimentary Express Unlimited Passes included in the price of the room. This is the highest tier, two-park Universal Express Unlimited Pass.
“Eligible Service Members” are active or retired members of the all branches of the U.S. Military, including the National Guard, Reservists, and the U.S. Coast Guard. 100% Disabled Veterans, spouses of Military Service Members and Department of Defense civilian personnel with valid and active U.S. Military ID.
How do you get free parking at Universal Studios? ›
- Get An Annual Pass.
- Do The VIP Experience.
- Utilize The Metro Parking Lots.
- Park At The Vineland & Lankershim City Lot.
The Wizarding World usually opens first. If the Lower Lot is open, head there ASAP and knock out those rides early in the day as they generally form the longest lines later. During some peak seasons, Universal may offer early entry (which can be purchased directly through Universal).Do you need 1 or 2 days at Universal? ›
Most people would say 6-7 hours is the average time needed to see the best of Universal Studios, so pretty much one full day. You could certainly spend multiple days there seeing all the theme park has to offer but 6-7 hours should cover the main sights and experiences to get through that you are interested in.Are Universal tickets first come first serve? ›
Everyone age three and up must have a theme park reservation for Walt Disney World Theme Parks. Universal Orlando Parks are first come, first served.Can you take a backpack into Universal? ›
All bags, backpacks, purses, packages, and items are subject to X-ray and/or additional inspection prior to entering CityWalk and the Universal theme parks.What can you not wear at Universal? ›
Visitors must be fully clothed, including shoes and shirts. Except as required by Universal or for religious or medical reasons, visitors may not wear any covering that fully or partially obscures a person's face.What is not allowed at Universal? ›
In terms of restrictions, you cannot bring alcoholic beverages, food that requires heating or refrigeration, glassware and glass containers, picnic lunches, folding chairs, and hard-sided coolers inside the park. Soft-sided coolers are permissible, but they cannot be bigger than 8.5” x 6” x 6”.How much does it cost to skip lines at Universal? ›
Starts at $109.99 per person
The Universal Express Unlimited Pass entitles one person unlimited express ride access at participating attractions and rides via the express pass line. This pass is good for only one (1) park. It does not include express access to Fievel's Playland in Universal Studios Florida.
For an average family of four, tickets will cost around $1000, not including tax, for two days and two parks. The good news is that there are deals and promotions to consider. For instance, you can experience five days with two days free.How much does it cost to go to Universal Studios in Florida for one day? ›
If you are only visiting one park, the one day ticket price for Universal Studios Orlando 2023 for an adult starts at $109 and goes all the way up to $159 (tax not included). A child's ticket is $5 lower, from $104-154 (tax not included). As a note – a child's ticket only applies to children 3-9 years old.
Do they give free water at Universal? ›
A refillable, non-glass water bottle is an important item to bring. Even on a cooler day, walking around the park means you should stay hydrated. If you do not bring a bottle, however, remember you can ask for free water at places like Starbucks.
Universal Orlando tickets expire 7 days after the first use and children under 3 are free, but child tickets for ages 3-9 are only a few dollars discounted from the adult prices, despite the large number of rides with height requirements at Universal.How do you get free soda at Universal Studios? ›
Well, there are a couple different ways you can take advantage of the Universal refill program within the parks. You can purchase souvenir cups at Universal Studios to receive refills at participating locations or you can purchase Coke Freestyle cups at Universal and refill at Coke Freestyle machines.Can I use my mom's Costco card without her being there? ›
The Costco membership card is non-transferable, but there are several ways to share the experience with family and friends. Anyone with a card can bring up to two guests to the Warehouse during each visit. Keep in mind that purchasing items is exclusive to Costco members.How can I get a free membership to Costco? ›
Costco doesn't offer free memberships, but there are several ways you can still save. If you have a friend with a Costco membership, ask them to buy you a Costco Shop Card.Can you get a 1 day pass for Costco? ›
Costco does not offer free shopping passes. When you visit a Costco warehouse, you'll discover all the valuable savings we have to offer. As a nonmember, you may still purchase prescriptions from a Costco pharmacy with cash, debit, Costco Shop Cards or a Visa® card.How much is the cheapest Universal pass? ›
- California Resident 1-Day: around $159/ticket.
- 1-Day General Admission: around $159/ticket.
- Universal Express: around $399/ticket.
- VIP Experience: around $519/ticket.
Can Universal Orlando Be Done in One Day? The simple answer is: Yes! it's toadally possible to fit Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure into one day. What makes park hopping easy at Universal Orlando is the fact that the two parks are right next to each other.Is there a pass for Disney and Universal? ›
The Disney & Universal Combo Ticket is a combination of 2 tickets, the Disney 14 Day Magic Ticket and the Universal Orlando 3 Park Explorer Ticket. Visit all Disney and Universal theme parks, including Universal Studios, and Disney's Magic Kingdom.What is the slowest month at Universal Orlando? ›
As a general rule of thumb, January (starting the second week to avoid the New Year's crowd), February, September and early November are the least busy times of the year for both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.
What are the slowest months for Universal? ›
- Weekdays in January (minus the week of New Year's Day and the days around MLK Day)
- Weekdays in February (minus the days around Presidents Day)
- March 1-10.
- April 17-30.
- Weekdays in May (except for Memorial Day)
Traditionally, Mondays are the busiest, with business tapering off every day until Sunday, usually the slowest day. Holiday weekends are different, and during Halloween Horror Nights, weekends may be busier. over a year ago. It is summer now so even weekdays are crazy!Is it cheaper to buy Universal Orlando tickets online or at the park? ›
The number-one easiest way to save money and a heck of a lot of time is to purchase your theme-park tickets and Express Passes online before your trip. You can often save around 20% on multi-day tickets just by buying online, and even single-day admission occasionally has discounts when purchased ahead of time.Is it cheaper to buy Universal tickets at the park? ›
While you can purchase tickets at the park ticket booths, it's generally cheaper to buy them online. 1-Day General Admission: Good for one day of admission (on a specific date), including all rides, shows, and attractions.Is parking free after 6 at Universal Studios? ›
Universal reminds guests that parking after 6 p.m. is free to all guests. More information can be found at universalorlando.com.Is it cheaper to buy tickets through a travel agent? ›
Booking with travel agents is often cheaper than booking online as they have access to awesome money-saving deals. Privy to secret airline prices, travel agents book scores of air tickets each day and will be able to easily tell you if the flight price you found online is a reasonable one.Is a travel agent worth it 2022? ›
"Travel advisers help navigate the new complexities of travel," he says. "They can activate their network to ensure that should things go wrong, they can easily negotiate with suppliers to postpone your trip and secure your investment."Is a travel agent cheaper than online? ›
Seaton says booking through a travel agent typically won't cost you more. She says while some agents will charge you a nominal planning fee, many agencies like hers do not charge anything extra for their services. "We get paid a commission on the back end from the vendor, so that's how we make our income," she said.Do you get wristbands at Universal? ›
As you enter the gates of the water park, you'll receive the wristband device. However, it should be noted that, unlike Disney's MagicBand, you will have to surrender your TapuTapu when you leave Volcano Bay for the day.How can I save time at Universal Studios Orlando? ›
- See the latest wait times for rides.
- Find show times and dining venue hours.
- Set alerts for when wait times are low and for show start times.
- Locate restrooms.
- Access maps.
- Purchase and redeem select theme park tickets and Express passes.
Is it cheaper to buy Universal tickets ahead of time? ›
You can save time and money by purchasing tickets in advance online instead of at the front gate. Note: Online savings may not apply to same day purchase of 1-Day General Admission.Can I bring my backpack to Universal? ›
All bags, backpacks, purses, packages, and items are subject to X-ray and/or additional inspection prior to entering CityWalk and the Universal theme parks.Can you bring a water backpack to Universal? ›
A: The park allows visitors to carry water bottles (maximum 2 liters), small snacks, and special food items for dietary and medical requirements. Soft-sided insulated bags are also allowed as long as they are no larger than 8.5" wide x 6" high x 6" deep.Can you bring snacks into Universal? ›
You can bring up to two liters of water bottles, any type of food needed for health or dietary reasons, small snacks that do not need heating, and baby food. As you can see, the rules set by Universal Studios are not too limiting, so you can easily bring your favorite snacks and beverages to the park!Do you tip at Universal? ›
The guides absolutely can and will accept tips and they don't make much more than minimum wage without it.Do you need shoes at Universal? ›
This is a must for what to pack for Universal Studios as well as exploring all the best things to do in Orlando! Comfortable walking shoes for women and comfortable walking shoes for men are 100% necessary for a fun vacation at any theme park or place you'll be on your feet all day.
Best Day of the Week to Visit Universal Studios Orlando 2022
As you can guess if Saturday and Monday tend to be the busiest, Tuesday tends to be the best day to visit Universal Studios Orlando.