Universal and SeaWorld will negotiate future of Orlando Flex Ticket

Posted Tuesday, April 13, 2010 12:27 PM | Contributed by Jeff

After nearly 15 years of selling joint ticket packages, the two resorts must decide within the next year and a half whether they want to continue selling the "Orlando FlexTicket." The contract governing the joint passes — which offer 14 days of unlimited admission to both Universal's and SeaWorld's collection of theme parks — comes up for renewal in December 2011.

Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 2:12 PM

Merlin owns both of these companies now dont they? I doubt they will want an outside agency governing a joint pass when they can just do it themselves.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010 3:10 PM

Nope.. Merlin has no stake in SWP&E.. Busch Gardens and Seaworld are their own under the Blackstone umbrella.

Last edited by ridemcoaster, Tuesday, April 13, 2010 3:12 PM
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010 4:48 AM

I should think they'll be continuing with the flexticket, - it would be commercial suicide not to - let's face it, how many tourists (who aren't driving on holiday) only go to BGT because of the free bus from the I-Drive area?

Since Merlin own legoland i should think they'll do a deal with their parent company to get it tagged on to the flexticket as well.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010 8:35 AM

A quick check with google suggests that a single motorcoach carries about 60 people, give or take. BGT did 4.4M guests in 2008. Assuming a bus is completely full every single day of the year (and it is probably not), one bus is about 0.5% of total attendance.

Doesn't sound like commercial suicide to me.

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