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.
Best of Orlando offer a huge choice of tickets for attractions across the city, with a promise of the cheapest available tickets you’re likely to find anywhere online. The website is informative and user friendly, with all available deals presented in a clear and concise manner. When we searched for Universal tickets in September, we found a total of 19 options, ranging from $108 to $321, depending on the amount of days and parks you wanted to visit. According to the site, these rates would sometimes represent savings of over $100 off official gate prices. Another bonus is that the website doesn’t charge any convenience, administration or credit card fees, and there’s also a 7-day-a-week call centre on hand to assist you with any questions.
If you like the idea of booking your Orlando attraction tickets at the same time as your hotel, Reserve Orlando could be for you. The website offers ticket and hotel bundled packages that offer a significant saving compared with booking them separately. On searching for Universal Studios packages, we found some impressive looking deals, with one of them representing a $46 saving by booking the two together compared with standard individual rates. Once you’ve booked, the website provides e-tickets which you can then print at home at your convenience. The company’s cancellation policy is 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 their experience, helping inspire and excite you ahead of your trip.
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.