Universal raises theme park ticket prices in line with DisneyBy Nick Sim, Saturday, August 7, 2010 04:24
Universal has raised ticket prices at its Orlando and Florida theme parks, following in the footsteps of Disney which raised its own prices on August 5.
Universal Orlando will raise 1-day, 1-park ticket prices by $3 to $82, exactly matching the equivalent ticket at Walt Disney World. Tickets for 2, 3 and 4 day visits will increase by $5, while the "park-to-park" ticket (which enables guests to visit Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure on the same day) will increase by similar amounts. The exception is the 2-day, park-to-park ticket which will continue to be priced at $144.99.
Meanwhile, Universal Studios Hollywood has followed Disneyland's lead and increased prices, with single-day tickets now priced at $72 for adults and $62 for children.
Tickets for both parks are also sold by independent resellers. As with Disney parks, these resellers are likely to continue to sell tickets at the old prices until they run out of inventory. Ares Travel sells Universal Studios Hollywood tickets (currently priced at $65 for adults and $55 for children), while Maple Leaf Tickets and Undercover Tourist both sell Universal Orlando tickets.