Where to buy cheap Universal Studios Orlando tickets

by Paul Joseph  |  Updated October 23, 2020

One of the world’s most popular theme parks, Universal Studios Florida draws vast numbers of visitors each year. Opened almost three decades ago, the park’s theme is the entertainment industry, with a vast number of rides, attractions and live shows inviting guests to immerse themselves in the worlds of movies and television.

Visitors walk past giant globe at Universal Studios Orlando (Photo: Makeshift_Tripods via Flickr / Public Domain Mark 1.0)

There are a a significant number of online vendors selling cheap Universal Studios Florida tickets, many of which offer great deals and discounts, as well as popular add-ons such as combined hotel stays and fast-track queuing for rides. To help you work through the options, we’ve picked out three of the best.

aRes Travel is our recommended choice for booking tickets to Universal Studios. The San Diego-based company is the leading authorised ticket seller for major attractions and theme parks in the US. By booking through aRes Travel instead of buying tickets at the gate, visitors can also make significant savings, ranging from a few dollars for a standard one-day ticket to over $50 per ticket for multiple-day passes. If you’re planning to visit for only one day, we’d advise opting for the Park to Park Ticket. A must-do for Harry Potter fans, Universal Studios is connected to Universal’s Islands of Adventure via the Hogwarts Express train ride. To ride this train, you’ll need a Park-to-Park ticket enabling same-day access to both parks.
For visitors to Universal Studios seeking hotel + ticket bundles, Tripster are our tip for an alternative online ticket provider. The market leaders in US vacation package deals offer a wide range of packages that combine hotel stays with tickets to Universal, which can often work out a lot cheaper than buying them separately. When we searched for combined ticket and hotel packages, we found deals starting at $1,742 based on a family of 4 staying for 2 weeks in a mid-range resort hotel and accessing the park for 2 days – representing a $199 saying, according to the website. To help travellers identify the best prices available, the site offers a price comparison service, as well as customer reviews. The website is simple to navigate, and the booking process is straightforward too. For those concerned about mislaying paper tickets, e-tickets are available.

Maple Leaf Tickets

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Maple Leaf Tickets have been in business since 1983 providing tickets for all of Orlando’s famous parks. For Universal Studios Orlando discount tickets, they are good option, with all rates inclusive of tax and with no other hidden fees or charges, although prices overall are generally higher than with aRes Travel. Additionally, they currently only offer 2-day tickets for Universal. As for the specific packages available, they vary between access to just one park all the way up to three parks. One big plus is that their customer reviews consistently speak highly about the speed of their ticket delivery and the overall customer service.