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Where to Buy Cheap Universal Studios Hollywood Tickets

by Paul Joseph  |  Updated November 1, 2021

One of the world’s most famous theme parks and film studios, Universal Studios Hollywood attracts huge numbers of visitors every year, with several online options for purchasing cheap tickets.

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As well as a major tourist attraction, Universal has been behind some of the most successful movie franchises in history. Many of the rides here pay tribute to these silver screen classics, helping it attract both movie buffs and adrenaline junkies alike. There are multiple ways of purchasing tickets for Universal, and as it isn’t always an affordable place to visit, it’s certainly worth shopping around first. And if you’re visiting during peak season, it’s always wise to buy tickets in advance to avoid surge pricing. To help you navigate all the options, we’ve researched all the online vendors and picked out three of the best below.

aRes Travel

aRes Travel is our top recommendation for booking discount tickets to Seaworld San Antonio. The highly reputed authorised ticket seller offers discounted tickets that you can print at home or show on your phone so that you can head straight through the gate when you arrive, rather than waste precious time in a lengthy line.

What’s more, based on our calculations and research, by booking your tickets with aRes, you’ll save at least $23 on a single ticket. If you’re considering a trip to Acquatica, another San Antonio star attraction, it could be worth booking a combo ticket. With a combo flex ticket, you can visit the two attractions within a specified number of days and save money while doing so. However, be aware that once you’ve booked your tickets, you’ll still need to make a reservation to visit the park.

Finally, aRes offer hotel and ticket combo packages that can also save you significantly on booking your Universal tickets and accommodation individually. For example, when we conducted an online search for this kind of bundled package, we found week-long stays for as little as $1,000 that also included day-admission Universal tickets – representing savings of almost $130.

Book at www.arestravel.com

Go Los Angeles Card

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 any booking you make comes with a Risk-Free Guarantee that gives you 30 days from your purchase date to return any non-activated passes for a full refund.

Book at www.gocity.com

Universal Studios Hollywood Official Annual Pass

While it can often be the priciest option, some people prefer to book attraction tickets through the official routes. For visitors planning more than one trip to Universal, among the most economical ways of booking tickets through the official website is by purchasing one of their Annual Passes. These let you return to the attraction multiple times and usually comes with special discounts and other perks. There are silver, gold and platinum passes, each offering different benefits and limitations. The cheapest option, a silver pass, is currently available for $119 and is valid for 12 months from the date of your first visit. You can also purchase one-day single admission tickets starting at $109,

Book at www.universalstudioshollywood.com