Universal Orlando makes first move in price hike, to $92 for one-day ticket

Posted Monday, May 20, 2013 10:42 PM | Contributed by VitaminsAndGravy

As Orlando's Theme Park Wars heat up again for the summer, Universal Orlando Resort has made the first move in hiking its ticket prices, becoming the first theme park ever to charge more than $90 for a single-day, single-park adult ticket. The resort's website now lists its one-day, one-park ticket at $92 plus tax.

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Monday, May 20, 2013 10:45 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Oh noes! They're gonna price themselves out of business!!

Monday, May 20, 2013 10:52 PM
rollergator's avatar

Wizarding World was way too crowded, raising prices will thin out traffic and make rides more accessible without the use of Universal Express....

Or Maverick.

Monday, May 20, 2013 10:58 PM
sirloindude's avatar

$92 is a lot of pancakes.

I'm curious as to how many people actually buy single park, single day tickets. I'm sure it isn't much. Personally, I can knock out both parks in one day pretty easily.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013 12:18 AM

$70 more and you can visit the park for an entire year.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013 12:48 AM
LostKause's avatar

That is really high. There was a time that I never thought I would see the day that admission to a park would get anywhere over $50.

I mean, most people will still pay it, apparently, but it is still really high.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 1:32 AM
bjames's avatar

Raising prices again? Who do they think they are, an American university?

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 1:45 AM
sws's avatar

No, an oil company.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 1:53 AM

It is a high price, but good for them. They have a good service, and they charge accordingly. Opposite from the Six Flags model; you can get an entire season pass for $62, but the trade-off is a much lower quality of service.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 2:03 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Or more accurately, one is a resort destination park that attracts visitors from all over the world and the other is a regional theme park that offers an experience that's as close to commoditized as it gets.

Apples and oranges, really.

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Tuesday, May 21, 2013 2:03 AM
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 2:23 AM

^Good point. (Deep thought face, no smiley.)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 7:43 AM

They also raised Power pass 20.00 a year and discounted preferred pass for out of state guests they are trying to push preferred pass.I have had a preferred pass for 5 years now(going this weekend :) )

Their AP renewal rate is highly discounted (40%) I like that you can get a good deal on tickets with a little researching.

They are also investing in new attractions .That will be good until Disney announces/builds

Star Wars Park

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 7:44 AM

92 dollars: about 3 times the price of Michigan Adventures.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 8:52 AM
Vater's avatar

And 50 times more fun. Sounds like a bargain.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 10:08 AM

My personal opinion with Universal is to force people to buy a season pass system. Make it $150, and make it the only option. Also make eligible for both parks. With this, more people are going to pay for hotels, and they could have add-ons like Wet N Wild for $25 more, Express Pass for $100 more, and free food for $75 more.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 10:49 AM
matt.'s avatar

Last December I did a trip to Disney with my better half and the inlaws and we did a one-day, two park pass for everyone at Universal.

We ended up kicking ass and doing every major attraction in each park at least once. I didn't even want to know how much we dropped on tickets for that one day, but it was well worth it. Had an amazing time.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 5:48 PM

I did a one day two park ticket the year Harry Potter opened. It was the main reason for my visit, but I also wanted to ride Rip Ride Rock-it and to revisit a few other favorites at Studios. Happily, it was a slow day and I rode everything at both parks multiple times, so it was a time saver for me. My friends were shocked, though, when I told them I spent something like 145 bucks for a day at an amusement park.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 6:18 PM
Timber-Rider's avatar

$92.00 is high, but I would think that the over all value of that ticket price would make it work the investment, and cut down on the crowds. They also have some of the most advanced attractions of any theme park, and all that technology and maintenance probably isn't cheap. But, there are also many places to get deals on tickets in the orlando area, and free admission promotions just to get people to come to florida and spend their money.

My relatives, and a couple of my friends, get free Universal offers, for going down to florida to look at resort property. They usually go, get all of the free stuff, along with a greatly discounted hotel stay, and then return home. My relatives did buy a time share, years ago, but signed off from it, after only using it a few times. And, my other friends did not sign on at all. Hotels in the area also offer free admission tickets to their guests just to compete with the megopolis of hotels in the orlando area.

So there is always a way around that price tag. And, with all that universal offers, it can end up being a great deal. Hotels also offer free Sea World and Disney tickets.

I laughed at the Michigan's Adventure comparison. That's like comparing a trip to Las vegas to a trip to Walmart. Lot's of lights yes, equal value, not even remotley close.

I didn't do it! I swear!!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 8:05 PM

Tyler Boes said:

and free food for $75 more.

This line made me laugh.

The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist


Tuesday, May 21, 2013 9:51 PM

It just made me laugh also.

Free laughter for the cost of money!


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