With two theme parks, tons of shows, and lots of tasty restaurants, there’s a ton to do at Universal Studios Orlando – but it’ll cost you. With some careful planning and a little foresight, you can do your trip for less than you may think. Here are a few ways you can save some serious money on your trip to Universal.

The Universal Meal Deal

Sometimes you have to spend money to save money, and that is often the case with the Universal Meal Deal. You pay one price and get unlimited dining at numerous counter service restaurants throughout the parks. You can choose the deal for a single park, or for a few bucks more, you’ll get it for both parks.

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You can even add on a cup that includes free fountain beverage refills. This deal can be a great choice for those with bigger appetites, or for those who don’t want to stress about the cost of food all day. You’ll know exactly how much to budget and won’t have to go a penny over.

Buy a Package and Save Big

There are a number of package deals that can result in a huge cost savings for you. These can include both discounted park tickets and discounted hotel rooms. Not only will your cost be lower, but you’ll have the convenience of booking everything in one spot.

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Carefully Consider Express Passes

The Express Pass allows you to skip the lines at most rides, and in some cases it can make a lot of sense. For example, if you know you can’t do everything you want to do without it in one or two days, then it may be cheaper to add it and get it all done in a day or two, versus adding a third day to your trip.

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On the other hand, if you’re going during a slower season, it may not make sense to take on the extra expense unnecessarily. You’ll pay extra for every person in your party, and the prices can really add up.

These are a few simple ways you can save money on food, lodging, accommodations, and your tickets. If you budget carefully, a vacation to Universal Orlando can fit into almost any budget! Click here to read more articles on visiting Orlando on a budget.