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.
a giant globe at Universal Studios Orlando (Photo: Remy Sharp via Flickr)
There are a a significant number of online vendors selling tickets to Universal Studios, 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.
Best of Orlando provide 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 25 options, ranging from $107 to $376, depending on the amount of days and parks you wanted to visit. According to the site, these rates would sometimes represent savings of up to $70 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.
Once known as Reserve Direct, Tripster have retained their strong standing as one of the market leaders in great US vacation package and ticket deals since their name-change. To help travellers identify the best prices available, the site offers a price comparison service, as well as customer reviews from both its own users and gleaned from TripAdvisor. The website is simple to navigate, and the booking process is straightforward too. When we searched for Universal Studio Orlando tickets on Tripster, we found tickets starting at $131. For those concerned about mislaying paper tickets, e-tickets are available too.
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.