Universal Orlando is without doubt one of the best attractions in the Orlando area, and has in recent years thanks to a certain Harry Potter and a few what they call Minions, has become even more popular than ever before. But which Universal Orlando tickets are best for you?
Set out over two very different theme parks Universal Studios and Universal Islands of Adventure, this colourful and well planned resort provides its guests with a host of attractions and rides, suitable for all ages, however be aware that height restrictions are in force, and are strictly applied throughout each park. Click this link to check out the current Universal Orlando height restrictions.
For guests visiting from the U.K and the rest of Europe, it is more cost effective to purchase your Universal Orlando tickets prior to your departure. I personally use FloridaTix, who provide E Tickets. The only slight downside to this however is that upon your initial visit to either theme park, you will be required to pick up your actual theme park tickets from guest relations located at the entrance to each of the parks. There are other online providers of Orlando theme park tickets who offer physical tickets, however in my experience these cost a minimum of around £5 per ticket more.
There are four main types of Universal Orlando tickets to consider when planning a visit. The first of these is the well known Orlando FlexTicket, which prides guests with 14 consecutive days entry into Universal Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios, Seaworld Orlando and two waterparks Wet & Wild & Aquatica. The price of this ticket as of the time of writing is adult £206 and child (aged 3-9yrs) £195.
The second Ticket is the Orlando FlexTicket Plus, which again provides 14 consecutive days of entry into Universal Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios, Seaworld Orlando, two waterparks Wet & Wild & Aquatica and Busch Gardens Tampa. The price of this ticket as of the time of writing is adult £219 and child (aged 3-9yrs) £205.
Both of these very comprehensive tickets provide a wealth of options in terms of the number of theme parks available to visit, but be aware that you must be realistic in terms of what you can achieve during your stay, whilst considering other activities which you’re sure to want to experience such as shopping, visiting the beach and of course relaxing with your family and friends in and around your very own Orlando Villa like Hills Bay Hideaway. Remember an unused ticket is money wasted.
The final two ticket types are the cheapest. The Universal Orlando 2 park ticket as the name suggests, provides access to both the Universal Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios theme parks for 14 consecutive days from date of first use. Like all of the Universal Orlando tickets discussed, this provides the option for guests to hop between parks on the same day, and I would strongly recomend using the fabulous Hogwarts Express to do this. The price of this ticket as of the time of writing is adult £122 and child (aged 3-9yrs) £113.
The Universal Orlando 3 park Ticket adds the option to visit Wet & Wild a terrific and very popular water park located on International Drive. The price of this ticket as of the time of writing is adult £132 and child (aged 3-9yrs) £122.
Please note that the ticket types outlined simply provide access to each of the relevant theme parks, and does not include the cost of parking or any additional options such as priority riding on the attractions and in park purchases both of which must be paid for seperately.