Price hikes are nothing new for theme park fans, and though they used to occur with some regularity, in recent months Disney and Universal have been staggering their price hikes throughout the year, raising prices on different kinds of tickets, annual passes, and upcharges in the spring, summer, and fall months. And true to form, earlier this week, Universal Orlando very quietly raised their ticket prices with no advance warning at all, and in a very specific way...
1. Universal Orlando Resort hikes prices on single- and multi-day tickets
Earlier this week the price of several types of Universal Orlando Resort theme park admission tickets unexpectedly went up. An "Anytime" One Day, One Park ticket has gone up to $135 per guest, which is an increase of $6. A "Regular" One Day, One Park ticket has also gone up to $125, which is an increase of $3 over the previous price. Rounding out these basic tickets is the "Value" One Day, One Park ticket (which is only valid during the "off" season) has increased to $115, up just $1. All children's tickets have gone up by the same amounts as well. In addition to the One-Day, One Park, variable pricing, here is the breakdown for multiple day, one park tickets:
2 day: $225
3 day: $245
4 day: $255
5 day: $265
In addition to the One Day, One Park ticket price hikes, Two Day, Two Park tickets have also increased by $10 and are now $285 for adults, $275 for children. Here's the rest of the breakdown for longer park-to-park tickets:
3 day: $305
4 day: $320
5 day: $335
Although there isn’t too much you can do to save money if you purchase tickets at the gate, Universal Orlando Resort has announced that for a limited time guests can purchase theme park admission in advance for two days (one or two parks per day) and get three additional days for free. However, these special tickets must be purchased by June 12th and use by December 20th, 2019, and the entire month of July is blocked out.