Universal Orlando matches Walt Disney World ticket prices

Posted Monday, June 20, 2011 5:07 PM | Contributed by kevin38

Bolstered by the popularity of its year-old Harry Potter land, Universal Orlando on Monday sharply raised most ticket prices – but it left some key prices for Florida residents unchanged. A little more than a week after Walt Disney World raised most ticket prices, Universal matched the larger resort by boosting the gate price of a one-day, one park ticket from $82 to $85, an increase of 3.7 percent.

Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.

Monday, June 20, 2011 5:07 PM

I think the jump of the multi-day tickets was totally warranted. I thought they were really under-priced when visited in January, especially with the "new hot thing" in Orlando.

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Monday, June 20, 2011 5:35 PM

Universal should have made their ticket price $1 more to just say, "hey Disney...we think we are worth more than you."

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Monday, June 20, 2011 5:57 PM

I think still the best deal in town is the Orlando Flexticket. We are getting it when we go in August but we opted for the Flexticket plus to get us in to Busch Gardens as well.

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Monday, June 20, 2011 7:04 PM

FYI, the Orlando Flexticket hasn't in the past been a great deal. From experience I've done better purchasing tickets directly from SeaWorld and Universal. The savings was significant and the SeaWorld ticket was for 14-days and included Busch Gardens and Aquatica.

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Monday, June 20, 2011 11:08 PM

When we did the shopping for our trip, the flexticket was by far the best option for us. We are purchasing it as part of a WWOHP early entry deal thru universal at a partner hotel. It actually came out cheaper for us than to purchase indvidually and allows us unlimited access for 14 days to Seaworld, Aqautica, Wet N Wild, Universal, IOA, and Busch Gardens. Like I said it suited our needs and was the best option for us. Ticket shopping in Orlando is a chore in itself, especially with scammers all over the place.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 8:29 AM

Disney may be larger and have all that fairy dust stuff, but for families with teenagers, Universal is the better deal, IMO. This was a good move and I do not see any warranted negatives to this.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 9:03 AM

I miss the Internet multi-day ticket for $99.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 10:01 AM

a_hoffman50 said:
Disney may be larger and have all that fairy dust stuff, but for families with teenagers, Universal is the better deal, IMO. This was a good move and I do not see any warranted negatives to this.

We were tentatively planning a Thanksgiving trip to the Mouse, but we canceled it. My kids both said essentially the same thing: if we were talking a return visit to Universal, sounds good. But, for Disney? They'd rather stay home and have our traditional Thanksgiving with family.

So, there's that.

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Friday, June 24, 2011 1:04 AM

Actually... Universal is now officially more expensive than Walt Disney World... same gate price for a one day pass... but parking at WDW is 14 and parking at USO is 15.

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