7 Tips to Save Money at Universal Orlando Resort

July 27, 2017

7 Tips to Save Money at Universal Orlando Resort

7 Tips to Save Money at Universal Orlando Resort

We recently told you how to navigate crowds and lines to maximize your next Universal Orlando Resort vacation. Now we’re about to tell you about how to save money at Universal Orlando Resort. Follow these pro-tips to end up with a little more spending money in your pocket.

Purchase your tickets online in advance

Not only does this save you time at the front gate, but you can get $20 off the gate price on all multi-day tickets. All you have to do is print your tickets at home and head straight to the turnstiles.

Stay on property to get free transportation to and from the parks

There’s nothing better than being close to the action and saving on transportation. Take a relaxing boat ride or hop on the shuttle bus instead. You can even walk from any of our on-site hotels to get your daily steps in; they’re that close. And if you’re looking for transportation to and from the airport, you can add Universal’s SuperStar Shuttle to your vacation package.

Stay on property to get free Universal Express Access

Once again, you can skip the regular lines at all participating rides and attractions with Express access. Stay at one of the three Universal Orlando on-site hotels that offer this benefit to everyone in your party and enjoy the ease of shorter wait times.

Park for free at Universal CityWalk after 6 p.m.

If you’re looking for a night on the town, no need to worry about the cost of parking. Just pull up to Universal CityWalk after 6 p.m. and you’re good to go.

Save on meals with a dining plan

A dining plan packages drinks, meals and snacks together. You can fill you up throughout your trip for one low price.

Stay hydrated and full with refills

It’s easy to keep thirst at bay. Coca-Cola freestyle cups are refillable, so you can enjoy multiple beverages throughout your day. Or if it’s water you need, that is also available to any pre-charged cup.

Plus, don’t forget the popcorn! Popcorn buckets are refillable for only $1.29 plus tax.

Become a Universal Orlando Annual Passholder

If you love coming to Universal Orlando (and who doesn’t?), the best value you can find is an Annual or Seasonal Pass. With 6 different kinds of passes, it’s easy to find one that works for you and your family. Not to mention the great benefits and discounts associated with your pass.

What hacks do you like to use when you visit Universal Orlando Resort? Tell us in the comments below!

Written by Siera Duiser: Siera Duiser is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, Universal Studios Travel Agency Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012. She loves helping plan Universal Orlando adventures at no cost to you. Contact Siera to book your next vacation at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or 734-771-1290. You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.


Book your Harry Potter and Universal Orlando package or theme park tickets today!


Want to get all our tips and tricks for visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter? We wrote a travel guide for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade! We included all our tips and tricks that we’ve learned over the last year to make your visit to the Wizarding World as magical as possible. Be sure to check it out!


Get your Harry Potter theme park souvenirs from the official Harry Potter shop, the WB Shop!

7 Tips to Save Money at Universal Orlando Resort

July 27, 2017

7 Tips to Save Money at Universal Orlando Resort

7 Tips to Save Money at Universal Orlando Resort

We recently told you how to navigate crowds and lines to maximize your next Universal Orlando Resort vacation. Now we’re about to tell you about how to save money at Universal Orlando Resort. Follow these pro-tips to end up with a little more spending money in your pocket.

Purchase your tickets online in advance

Not only does this save you time at the front gate, but you can get $20 off the gate price on all multi-day tickets. All you have to do is print your tickets at home and head straight to the turnstiles.

Stay on property to get free transportation to and from the parks

There’s nothing better than being close to the action and saving on transportation. Take a relaxing boat ride or hop on the shuttle bus instead. You can even walk from any of our on-site hotels to get your daily steps in; they’re that close. And if you’re looking for transportation to and from the airport, you can add Universal’s SuperStar Shuttle to your vacation package.

Stay on property to get free Universal Express Access

Once again, you can skip the regular lines at all participating rides and attractions with Express access. Stay at one of the three Universal Orlando on-site hotels that offer this benefit to everyone in your party and enjoy the ease of shorter wait times.

Park for free at Universal CityWalk after 6 p.m.

If you’re looking for a night on the town, no need to worry about the cost of parking. Just pull up to Universal CityWalk after 6 p.m. and you’re good to go.

Save on meals with a dining plan

A dining plan packages drinks, meals and snacks together. You can fill you up throughout your trip for one low price.

Stay hydrated and full with refills

It’s easy to keep thirst at bay. Coca-Cola freestyle cups are refillable, so you can enjoy multiple beverages throughout your day. Or if it’s water you need, that is also available to any pre-charged cup.

Plus, don’t forget the popcorn! Popcorn buckets are refillable for only $1.29 plus tax.

Become a Universal Orlando Annual Passholder

If you love coming to Universal Orlando (and who doesn’t?), the best value you can find is an Annual or Seasonal Pass. With 6 different kinds of passes, it’s easy to find one that works for you and your family. Not to mention the great benefits and discounts associated with your pass.

What hacks do you like to use when you visit Universal Orlando Resort? Tell us in the comments below!

Written by Siera Duiser: Siera Duiser is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, Universal Studios Travel Agency Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012. She loves helping plan Universal Orlando adventures at no cost to you. Contact Siera to book your next vacation at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or 734-771-1290. You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.


Book your Harry Potter and Universal Orlando package or theme park tickets today!


Want to get all our tips and tricks for visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter? We wrote a travel guide for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade! We included all our tips and tricks that we’ve learned over the last year to make your visit to the Wizarding World as magical as possible. Be sure to check it out!


Get your Harry Potter theme park souvenirs from the official Harry Potter shop, the WB Shop!

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