No one wants to pay more than they have to when visiting Universal Studios Orlando, yet many people assume that simply walking up to the ticket counter the day they visit is the only option. This isn’t true. In fact, there are several ways to save on your Universal Studios Orlando tickets. Read on to learn more about them before you plan your trip to Orlando vacation.

Make your tickets part of Orlando package deals

If you pay for everything separately then you can expect to pay more altogether. The best option is to invest in Orlando package deals that cover all your needs. They may include an Orlando hotel or vacation home rental, tickets to Universal Studios Orlando, and tickets to the other theme parks. Not only can you save significantly with these packages, but it’s also the most convenient option – just make one purchase and you’re good to go.

Buy the minimum tickets for what you know you’ll do

There are many add-on options for Universal Studios Orlando tickets. For example, you can have access to a single park or access to both parks on the same day. You can have tickets for a single day or tickets for several days. What we recommend is that you start with the minimum tickets that will work for you. If you find that you need more, you can simply go to any guest services window and have them upgraded in the park.

For example, let’s say you’re visiting Universal Studios Orlando for three days and you’re not sure if you need park-to-park access. With three days to explore, you can easily do what you need to without this expensive extra add-on. As a result, you can get your tickets without park-to-park access and then, if you find you want it, have it added at the park. The cost of the extras is the same whether you buy them in advance or at the park.

Skip Express Pass

If you’re visiting Universal Studios Orlando during a busier time of year then Express Pass may end up being worth it for your party. Essentially, it’s an option that lets you skip all the lines. It sounds great but keeps in mind that it starts at $99 per person per day. This is not an extra you want to pay for if you don’t need it.

A better option is to skip it and then add it to the parks if you need it. Even if you are visiting at a very busy time of year and assume there’s no way you won’t need it, keep in mind that it may rain or some other issue could come up that significantly reduces park attendance. There’s no refund for Express Pass so we say you shouldn’t buy it until you know you need it.

Consider if the meal plan is worth adding to your ticket

When planning your Orlando vacation package, you’ll have to think about whether or not it makes sense to add your meal plan to your ticket. It allows you certain foods throughout the day and it can be a good deal. Basically, if you plan to eat your meals in the parks while you’re there, and you and your party are all hungry folks, then it may save money. On the other hand, if you want to eat breakfast before to the parks, or bring your own lunch – or you’re not big eaters – then it’s best to skip it.

Work with reputable theme park discount companies

When you get to Universal Studios Orlando, you’ll find people standing around selling tickets. You can go online and find people on Craigslist selling their tickets. You can find people at tourist destinations to claim they have the best deals around. While this sounds great, keep in mind that there’s nothing to prevent these people from selling you a ticket that’s already been used.

Instead, stick to a company like Orlando Vacation that has years of experience. We buy in bulk from the parks, which gives us great discounts, and we stand behind every Orlando vacation package we offer. We’ll not only sell you the tickets you need, but we can help you choose the right plan for your particular needs.

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