Universal Orlando is first mover on summer price hike for single-day, single-park tickets

Posted Tuesday, May 31, 2016 9:49 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Universal Orlando has raised its single-day, single-park ticket from $105 to $119 for an adult ticket. The company raised prices in February from $102.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 12:34 AM
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Universal hates poor people.


Brian

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016 12:49 AM
LostKause's avatar

I'm not complaining, but I would love to know how high is too high. What if you were not in the club who could afford a visit?

It would suck.


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Wednesday, June 1, 2016 9:35 AM
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Too high is the point where people stop buying tickets. Clearly Uni feels confident $119 is not that point.


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Wednesday, June 1, 2016 10:20 AM
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It's worth noting that Universal has, maybe since the beginning of time (or the commercial Internets), sold tickets cheaper online. At least, I don't remember a time when that wasn't the case. Seriously, you could buy tickets from your phone standing at the gate and not pay the gate price.


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Wednesday, June 1, 2016 11:09 AM
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LostKause said:

I'm not complaining, but I would love to know how high is too high.


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Wednesday, June 1, 2016 1:09 PM
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Jeff -- you could buy tickets on your phone. I could buy tickets on my phone if I weren't such a cheapskate (I can't bring myself to pay that much for data).

There are plenty of people that can't manage the very complex skill set involved of ordering things online. I talk to them every week.

Last edited by slithernoggin, Wednesday, June 1, 2016 1:10 PM

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016 1:32 PM
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Well, fortunately they can exhibit pseudo-outrage and engage in mob mentality on the Internet, so I'm not really going to feel bad for anyone who can't buy something online.


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Wednesday, June 1, 2016 1:36 PM
kpjb's avatar

With what you save at Universal, you could buy that data plan. Win/win!


Hi

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016 1:53 PM
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Oh I don't feel bad for them. Annoyed, at times, irked, frustrated, but never bad.


Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
-- Groucho Marx

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016 4:46 PM

Jeff said:
It's worth noting that Universal has, maybe since the beginning of time (or the commercial Internets), sold tickets cheaper online..

Yes, but I assume that the on-line price increased as well.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016 4:57 PM
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I'm, a passholder, but....

Does kind of suck that doing one day at each park would still leave you unable to ride the train. Just noting...


You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016 5:30 PM

A friend took his kids over spring break and due to crowds they opted for 2 single day tickets each, and got them through the hotel. The only thing they missed was Hogwarts Express.
I wanted to wring his neck.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016 10:15 PM

I'm at Universal right now (also an AP) but I can't imagine not hopping. It also came in handy today, IOA was packed with groups, groups who had express as well. No express line was less then 15 min, and the worst line was Dudley which posted a 50 express wait.

At the same time at the Studios Gringots had a 45 min wait, and I only waited 15 min for the Hogwarts Express. I would have been really upset if I was trapped in one park.

Of course that inequity in the waits at the two parks proves there are plenty of folks who only buy a one park ticket.


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Thursday, June 2, 2016 9:16 AM

I can see the reasoning behind not park hopping at Walt Disney World, but not at Universal. With the close proximity, there are times I have hopped back and forth between UO and IOA several times in an afternoon simply because I could. I have been a passholder since moving to Orlando, but even when I did tourist trips when I still lived up north, park hopping at Universal is almost a necessity, IMO. And even though I'm not much of a Potter fan, that train is pretty cool and too unique of an experience to pass up.

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Thursday, June 2, 2016 9:18 AM

Touchdown said:

I'm at Universal right now (also an AP) but I can't imagine not hopping. It also came in handy today, IOA was packed with groups, groups who had express as well. No express line was less then 15 min, and the worst line was Dudley which posted a 50 express wait.

I was at the parks last night as well and the wait times were very uneven. We walked onto Mummy and Men In Black (and had our own vehicle on the latter), but Simpsons was posted at 45 minutes and we didn't even attempt to ride anything at IoA. Even ET was using some queue.

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