One of the world’s most famous theme parks and film studios, Universal Studios Hollywood has been responsible for creating some of the most successful movie franchises in history. Many of the venue’s rides pay tribute to these silver screen classics, making it hugely popular with both movie buffs and adrenaline junkies alike.
A Water World Show at Universal Studios Hollywood (Photo: Kent Buckingham via Flickr)
There are a huge number of online options for purchasing tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood. It isn’t always an affordable place to visit, but there are still some great deals – including discount tickets – to be found if you know where to look. To help you navigate all the options, we’ve researched a large number of online vendors that offer cheap tickets for Universal and picked out three of the best. You’ll find our selection below.
Reserve Los Angeles specialises in offering ticket deals for attractions across the Los Angeles area which can then be bundled in with hotel bookings at significant savings. If you don’t need or have already booked a hotel, you can also book tickets on their own. Once you’ve chosen your tickets and added them to your cart, you’re then asked if you’d like to add a hotel. If you select yes, you’re then shown a full list of available hotels. Cleverly, under each hotel it tells you how much you’ll save by bundling it in with a ticket and when we searched for Universal Studios tickets and hotels we found savings of up to $40. Another major bonus is that the company offers free bookings changes and cancellations.
A Go Los Angeles Card lets you visit multiple Los Angeles attractions for one low price, promising to save you up to 50% in the process. Available as anything from one to seven-day passes, all you need to do is choose the pass that best suits your trip, get your pass sent to your mobile device or print it at home, then show your pass at each Los Angeles attraction. The website also features Attraction Packages and hand-picked itineraries made by city experts to help you plan your adventure. Another benefit is that the company offers a Risk Free Guarantee that gives you 30 days from your purchase date to return any non-activated passes for a full refund.
While it can often be the most expensive option, some people prefer to book attraction tickets through the official routes for maximum peace of mind. For visitors planning more than one trip, one of the most economical ways of booking tickets through the official Universal Studios website is by purchasing one of their Annual Passes. With an Annual Pass, you’ll be able to return to the venue on numerous occasions and you’ll usually get special discounts and perks, depending on which one you opt for. There are silver, gold and platinum passes, each offering different benefits and limitations. The cheapest option, a silver pass, is currently available for $199 and is valid for 12 months from the date of your first visit.