One of the world’s most popular theme parks, Universal Studios Florida attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year. Opened in 1990, the park’s theme is the entertainment industry, with a huge variety of rides, attractions and live shows inviting guests to immerse themselves in the worlds of movies and television.
a giant globe at Universal Studios Orlando (Photo: Remy Sharp via Flickr)
There are a huge number of online vendors selling tickets to Universal Studios, many of which offer special deals and discounts, as well as add-ons such as combined hotel stays and fast-track queuing for rides. To help you navigate the options, we’ve picked out three of the best.
Fully accredited, Reserve Orlando offer competitively priced packages and direct deals for the full range of Orlando attractions. The packages include Universal park tickets as well as a wide choice of hotels and vacation homes. Once you’ve booked, the website provides e-tickets which you can then print at home for added convenience, rather than collect them at a location across Orlando. The company’s cancellation policy is extremely generous too, offering a full refund up until one week before your visit. Other website perks include a video montage section where a reporter visits Orlando attractions and reports back on her experience, helping inspire and excite you.
Maple Leaf Tickets have been in business since 1983 providing impressive discounts to all of Orlando’s famous parks. For Universal Studios, they claim to offer the best pricing for new tickets, with all rates inclusive of tax and with no other hidden fees or charges. As for the specific packages available, they vary between access to just one park all the way up to three parks. But perhaps the most impressive aspect of Maple Leaf Tickets is their customer reviews, which consistently speak highly about the savings they provide (one customer claims to have saved at least $40 off the gate price of every park he and his family visited), the speed of their ticket delivery, and the overall customer service.
An authorised Walt Disney ticket seller, Park Tickets have over ten years’ experience catering for visitors to all of the main attractions in Orlando. They claim to offer cheaper tickets than any other vendor, which they are able to do because Disney offer them big discounts due to the volume of tickets they sell, which in turn enables them to reduce their prices. As for the kind of tickets available, they provide a range of options, including bundled ‘Special’ tickets that include entry to more than one park or attraction. The website also has a dedicated app (available on iTunes and Google Play) that allows you to buy tickets and manage your existing orders on your phone or tablet. Another bonus is that Park Tickets do not have any credit card surcharges.