Ultimate Guide to Universal Orlando Resort: Coupons, Discounts, and Deals

November 14, 2021

No visit to the sunshine state is complete without an action-packed day or week spent at Universal Studios Orlando™! 

Get ready to go beyond the screen, and enter a universe of adventure filled with your favorite characters from TV, movies, and comics. Climb aboard the Hogwarts Express, wreak friendly havoc with those meddlesome Minions, and suit up for an alien attack with the Men in Black.

To truly squeeze the most fun, adventure, and savings out of your incredible Universal Studios Orlando vacation, we’re giving you the inside scoop on the best coupons, discounts, and deals.

Wide shot of the Hulk roller coaster at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida, USA

photo credit: Universal Orlando Resort via Facebook

Discounted Tickets and Deals at Universal Orlando

Though it may be technically possible to do most of Universal Studios Orlando in one day, we would strongly recommend against this. Preserve your budget and your sanity by pre-purchasing your Universal Studios Orlando discount tickets

There is so much to see and do between Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios Florida, and Volcano Bay that it pays to extend your stay:

  • 2-Park 3-Day Park to Park Ticket - SAVE up to $11.47 per ticket
  • 3-Park 3-Day Park to Park Ticket - SAVE up to $13.02 per ticket 
  • 2-Park 4-Day Base Ticket - SAVE up to $2.76 per ticket
  • 2-Park 4-Day Park to Park Ticket - SAVE up to $13.91 per ticket
  • 3-Park 4-Day Base Ticket - SAVE up to $3.31 per ticket
  • 3-Park 4-Day Park to Park Ticket - SAVE up to $16.13 per ticket
  • 2-Park 5-Day Base Ticket - SAVE up to $5.76 per ticket
  • 2-Park 5-Day Park to Park Ticket - SAVE up to $16.45 per ticket
  • 3-Park 5-Day Base Ticket - SAVE up to $7.09 per ticket
  • 3-Park 5-Day Park to Park Ticket - SAVE up to $19.45 per ticket

Pro Tip: Loving the Universal Studios experience? Did you know that you can upgrade your day pre-purchased pass to an annual pass on-site? This can help you save serious cash and comes with benefits such as free self-parking and reduced valet rates. 

Family riding Revenge of the Mummy at Universal Studios Orlando - Orlando, FL USATicket Package Deals at Universal Orlando

Looking to keep those kiddies entertained at all costs? Lucky for you, Orlando, Florida, is a mecca for all things family fun. So keep the thrills coming (and the costs down) by bundling your Universal Orlando Vacation Package. Encounter incredible discounts when you combine your Universal Studios Orlando tickets with any of our nearby attractions and lodgings.

**travelers have saved up to this and more depending upon their travel dates.

Hotels

After multiple days of theme park excursions, it’s essential to have accommodations that fit both your budget and lifestyle. Whether you are looking for a modern full-service resort or a fully equipped DIY suite, we have multiple hotels by Universal Orlando Resort. You can skip the long drive and enjoy more time inside the park by staying close to Universal Orlando.

Pro Tip: To keep your food budget in check, reserve lodgings with an ensuite kitchen. By preparing many of your own meals and snacks, you can seriously save.

And if you’d rather rest your head away from the bustling energy of Universal Studios Orlando, try exploring our expansive list of Orlando hotels and resorts. Relax and recharge with confidence, knowing you are guaranteed our lowest rates. 

people riding on the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, USAPromotions, Specials, and Deals at Universal Orlando

Stop wasting precious time scouring the internet for the premier Universal Studios Orlando deals! Instead, let us give you a comprehensive breakdown of the best ongoing promotions and specials:

Florida Residents

Are you a native Floridian? If you are a full-time resident of the land of oranges and sunshine, you can reap the benefits and savings of Universal Studios Orlando tickets for Florida residents or the Florida resident annual passes.

Military

Distinguished members of our military and armed forces have earned their leave and then some. Universal Studios Orlando takes great pleasure in providing active and retired military members with specially priced discounts on both tickets and vacation packages. 

Group Travel Deals at Universal Orlando

The more, the merrier! Universal Studios Orlando is the ideal destination for any collegiate reunion, church group, or party. Make group travel even more enjoyable and earn exclusive offers when you book a group with ten or more guest rooms. 

Close up photo to the entrance of the Non Skull Island ride at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, USA

photo credit: Universal Orlando Resort via Facebook

Ways to Save

Whether you are splashing around in Volcan Bay or shrieking as you and Harry Potter escape Gringotts, there are plenty of opportunities for frugal fun once you are inside the park. 

For some four-star entertainment that doesn’t cost a thing we love:

  • Taking a water taxi ride
  • Splashing around in the Splash Zone at Universal City Walk
  • Paying homage to music history at the Rock n` Roll Museum
  • Soaking in the evening ambiance at Universal City Walk
  • Enjoying one of the many free interactive shows, including the Triwizard Spirit Rally in Hogsmeade

Parking

To park or not to park, that is the question! Spending a pretty penny on parking will most likely depend on whether you are staying on-site at a Universal Studios Orlando Resort or nearby. 

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If you have opted for an onsite stay, you should forgo paid parking and take advantage of the free shuttle provided to the park. 

Should you require parking services, remember that parking is free for all guests after 6 pm. Additionally, annual pass holders are also eligible for free self-parking and reduced valet rates.

Pro tip: Want to combine your Universal Studios visit with a matinee? Score free regular Parking for matinee movie showings from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. with purchase of two or more Universal Cinemark matinee tickets.

Strollers

Traveling with tiny tots who are stroller dependent? Skip the stroller rental fees and bring your own! 

Pro Tip: New parents, be mindful that if you forget to bring your own stroller, the park-provided ones are quite large and unsuitable for newborns.

Food & Beverages

Churros, Tacos, and Butterbeer oh my! While many culinary delights are available across all three parks, we know eating out every meal can add up fast. Fortunately, you are allowed to enter Universal Studios Orlando with the following items:

  • Small snacks
  • Bottled Water

Are you just aiming to graze all day? For our serial snackers, you can’t go wrong with purchasing a refillable drink cup or popcorn bucket. Once you buy these items, you are eligible for unlimited drink refills and $2 popcorn refills, which you can share with your hungry family and friends.

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Another way to cut down on food costs is to split a meal at Universal Studios Orlando. Most entrees, like our favorite loaded nachos from Margaritaville in Universal City Walk, are huge and can easily feed two or more people. 

App

Time is money! Don’t miss a second of movie magic when you have the official Universal Studios Orlando App downloaded on your phone or mobile device. This nifty tool makes curating your perfect park experience as simple as can be. Use your app to:

  • Purchase or redeem park tickets and passes
  • Place mobile food and drink orders
  • Get Virtual Line Return times 
  • Make a favorites list of your top rides and attractions
  • Always be in the know on special offers, events, and schedule changes within the park
Close up photo of the Velocicoaster sign in Universal Studios Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida, USA

photo credit: Kenny Sabugo via Unsplash

Let’s Go

Universal Studios Orlando is truly a dream vacation with three epic theme parks and over thirty acres of dining, shopping, and entertaining to be conquered. 

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Whether you get your kicks from screaming yourself silly on the new Jurassic World VelociCoaster or snuggling up to your favorite sea sponge, Universal Studios Orlando has enough adventure and amusement for everyone. 

So stop dreaming, and start planning your very own Universal Studios Orlando trip today!

What Did We Miss With our Deals at Universal Orlando Resort?

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