Orlando Flex Ticket?

Saturday, January 4, 2003 10:22 AM

I am helping my family plan out a trip to Orlando (if I didn't, there would be no coasters, heh), and while reading through one of the AAA Florida TourBooks (2003 Edition), this little doicky came to my attention. It says that the "Orlando Flex Ticket, multi-day, multi-park ticket that includes SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Studios Florida, Universal Studios Islands of Adventure and Wet 'n Wild in Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, is available at the park (BGT)."

I was wondering if anybody else has any information about this, or have you ever bought it before? How much does it cost? Is it really "money saving" or would it be wiser to buy the tickets for the individual parks seperatly. When it says "multi-day", how many days is that (obviously more than one)?

Phew, got those questions out of the way. Any information on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Saturday, January 4, 2003 10:30 AM

The web site from the park lists it for sale there(BGT), dont know if its available at gate try calling them, I know you can buy them at universal orlando, Ive bought them before and are a good deal if your staying for a while in orlando.

http://www.4adventure.com/buschgardens/fla/special_offers.aspx

http://commerce.4adventure.com/store/dept_tickets.asp?dept_id=205

Here is universals link also.

https://tickets.universalstudios.com/USRG/US/PackageInfo/39.htm

https://tickets.universalstudios.com/USRG/us_store_secure.jsp?merchant=UO

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*** This post was edited by supermandl on 1/4/2003. ***

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Saturday, January 4, 2003 10:56 AM

Sounds like a good deal then. We'll look into it. Thanks, supermandl.

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The top 3 all time cobrarolls.

1)Raptor's
2)Deja Vu's (times 3)
3)Batman Knight Flight's

If it ain't broken, don't fix it.

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Monday, January 6, 2003 6:01 PM
I was just in Orlando last week, and you can get them in either 4 or 5 park combos. The 5 park includes BGT. We purchased the 5 park combo for $205 I believe. It was very helpful, considering it is good for 2 weeks straight. The parks are somewhat pricey, I guess it all depends what you'll be doing. I hope some of this helps, good luck!

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Monday, January 6, 2003 7:40 PM

Cobraroller - the flex ticket is great if you want to "hop" alot from park to park.

Last year, we found it more cost effective to buy the 3 day at Universal for $89 and a two park single day deal for Sea World and Busch for $80. The only place I've seen the Sea World / Busch deal was at the ticket booth at Sea World - they may not even offer it anymore. I'd call the park and ask. That's all the parks but the water park (that I'm not sure is even open this time of year) for $169.

(edit - Busch's web site has the Sea World/Busch deal for $86. That brings the total to $175. That's $35 less than the flex ticket.)

Of course, it depends on your plans. Good luck!

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Tuesday, January 7, 2003 4:26 AM
I bought the Flex Ticket last year and it was a great deal. All in all I used it for a total of 3 days at Universal, 2 days at SeaWorld, and a day at Busch Gardens. The days at Universal I was able to switch parks with ease. If I were actually doing Universal again this year and I wasnt getting my Busch/Seaword Tix comped then I would do it again.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2003 6:13 AM

I seem to be in the group who still chose to do things ala carte. I did research the flex tickets, which allow for unlimited use of:

4 Park Flex: USF, IOA, SWF, and WetNWild Orlando

5 Park Flex - Add BGT to the above

for a set time period (I think the 4 Park flex gives 7 days, the 5 park flex gives 10 days)

One thing to note about the Flex plan - at least in 2000 it had a clause in the fine print that you only had to pay parking once per day if you elected to park hop, by showing your parking recpeipt from the first venue visted plus your valid flex ticket

Essentially Orlando Flex is an alliance by the non-Disney parks to offer the same week-long captive audience plan that Disney offers with its 4 and 5 day Park Hoppers, plus their "Length of Stay" style tickets for their guests.

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At the time what I did was the USF/IOA 2 day ticket (and I even park hopped!) with a Universal Studios Club card - somewhere around $75 and the Sea World/BGT Value Ticket for about the same price.

For my needs that deal undercut the Orlando Flex price.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2003 7:35 AM
You really have to look in detail to see what prices are being offered on various options and how they meet your needs. If you are going to a park that closes at 6 that day and another park that you can hop to is open till 10 the park hopping gets real attractive. We used the flex ticket and park hopped a few years ago and really liked it. Even park closing times can be a factor.

*** This post was edited by Jim Fisher on 1/7/2003. ***

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