Universal Resort Florida Questions

Monday, July 28, 2003 7:05 AM
Hi, I'm a little confused as to the on-line vacation planner on the Universal Resort web page. I'm from the UK and if you book a break at Alton Towers you get your theme park entry included in the price of your stay. It says the same thing on the Universal site yet when I get to the last page it tries to charge me $180 each for 2 flexi tickets. Below is what I'm trying to do_

Universal Orlando On-Site Vacation Includes:Multi-day tickets valid for admission to both Universal Studios and Universal's Islands of Adventure CityWalk Party Pass

Yet when I go to the on-line booking system and select a booking from the 8th of October and then depart on the 17th of October to stay at the Royal Pacific Resort it comes up with the price $745.31 then when I click on next step 4 Park Orlando FlexTicket is already selected which it says is 187.39. I thought this was included in the price? It says that if I unselect this option Park tickets will not be included in the stay.It also says on another area of the site-

Vacations of 5 or more nights include a 4-Park Orlando FlexTicketTM as theme park admission. - click here for details!

I would have assumed reading this that the total cost of the stay for two adults would have been $1490.62 and this would have included two 4 park Orlando FlexTicket’s. Yet it tells me that it’s going to cost me $1879.40.

If you could explain to me how this works that would be great.I've already e-mailed Universal about how all this works but they havent replied and that was 3 days ago and I can't ring them. I know Disney include everything is the cost, it's just I don't want to pay for the theme park tickets twice.

Thanks for your help.
*** This post was edited by aflack 7/28/2003 11:15:58 AM ***

Monday, July 28, 2003 7:31 AM
The vacation pricing is broken down into its individual components when you go through the process. So, in other words, you see what you're paying for the room, and for the tickets, and for any additional benefits or tickets you've elected to receive. The final price you received is correct.

To compare, the room alone has a rack rate for your stay of $199/night. That'd be $1791 for the room alone. The tickets would be an additional $360+. So, the package does offer a $200 savings over booking separately at rack rates.

There's a great chance that you can get your room at a discounted rate. Hotels.com doesn't show anything right now, but you may want to consider calling the hotel directly and asking about what discounts are available.

We just booked a night's stay at the Royal Pacific using the "ENT" rate -- from Entertainment Books -- at a rate of $110/night.

If the extra two parks included in the four park ticket, Sea World and Wet 'n' Wild, don't interest you, it'd be cheaper for you to purchase Preferred Annual Passes for $181 w/ tax. With those, you'd be eligible for other room rate discounts as well as discounts on dining and souvenirs.

Booking separately with available discounts may end up being cheaper than the package price, but it may require that you dig around for a bit looking for the best prices, even after you've booked.

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