Universal Express Passes

Early Park Admission: No one likes to wait on long lines! Purchase your tickets from us and SAVE UP TO THREE HOURS in the parks with Early Park Admission! All Park Prodigy customers will get into one the following Universal areas ONE HOUR EARLY: 

  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  • Universal’s Volcano Bay

Magic Rewards Program: Our clients save an average of $30 per ticket! All Park Prodigy customers are automatically eligible for our Magic Rewards Program. This program allows you to earn Visa Gift Card dollars for every real dollar you spend with us. The best part is you can use this Visa Gift Card towards the purchase of your tickets which is less money out of your pocket!

Magically Carbon Free: Let’s fight climate change together and leave the theme parks cleaner for our grandkids! The Park Prodigy will offset the carbon footprint of your air travel or car ride to Universal Orlando at NO additional cost!

Free Universal Touring Plans: Don’t stress out about which rides to go on when you get to Universal! Our Universal touring plans will help you build the perfect itinerary to avoid the crowds throughout the day!

Authorized Universal Vacation Planners: We are Universal Orlando experts committed to helping you plan a family vacation your loved ones will never forget!

It’s time to kick down the gates and let loose with all your favorite people. Your next Universal vacation is about to open up all kinds of awesome-in all the best ways. Universal Orlando Resort’s three theme parks plus all the entertainment across our entire destination are yours to enjoy, explore and experience some crazy special times that no one will ever forget.

Here at The Park Prodigy, we always offer our customers 100% authentic Universal Studios tickets at the best possible prices so you can purchase with confidence. Our selection includes flexible date tickets depending on your unique vacation needs. Choose to visit one park per day with a daily park admission ticket, or upgrade your ticket to a 2 Park-to-Park Ticket or 3 Park-to-Park Ticket so you can visit  multiple parks on the same day.

For more information on how we can offer you the best ticket prices and make your vacation-planning a breeze, continue reading below. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & 2021 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

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The Park Prodigy is a registered Universal Orlando Travel Agency and will order these tickets for you at the price quoted through Universal Orlando Resort.

All Universal Studios Orlando Tickets we sell are the EXACT SAME TICKETS you would purchase at the theme parks.

  • All Park Prodigy customers will receive the below benefits and products at NO ADDITIONAL COST:
  • Early Park Admission: No one likes to wait on long lines! Purchase your tickets from us and SAVE UP TO THREE HOURS in the parks with Early Park Admission! All Park Prodigy customers will get into one the following Universal areas ONE HOUR EARLY: 
    • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
    • Universal’s Volcano Bay
  • Magic Rewards Program: Our clients save an average of $30 per ticket! All Park Prodigy customers are automatically eligible for our Magic Rewards Program. This program allows you to earn Visa Gift Card dollars for every real dollar you spend with us. The best part is you can use this Visa Gift Card towards the purchase of your tickets which is less money out of your pocket!
  • Magically Carbon Free: Let’s fight climate change together and leave the theme parks cleaner for our grandkids! The Park Prodigy will offset the carbon footprint of your air travel or car ride to Walt Disney World at NO additional cost!
  • Free Universal Touring Plans: Don’t stress out about which rides to go on when you get to Universal! Our Universal touring plans will help you build the perfect itinerary to avoid the crowds throughout the day!
  • Authorized Universal Vacation Planners: We are Universal Orlando experts committed to helping you plan a family vacation your loved ones will never forget!

OVER $150 Worth of Value Absolutely FREE (for a family of four) 

Customer Service is our Top Priority

We pride ourselves on fast customer service. All orders received during normal hours Mon-Fri (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM) will be processed within a few hours. On Saturdays (9:00 AM-2:00 PM) your order will be processed within 24 hours. We are closed on Sundays, and all orders placed on this day will be processed on Monday.

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Electronic Tickets (E-Tickets) will be emailed to each guest after purchase. You can use these E-tickets to go straight to the park gate and onto the rides. It’s important that the party leader has their photo ID or credit credit card with matching name the first time you use your tickets. 

All discounts quoted above will be applied using a Visa Gift Card.

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September 2020 Update: Face Coverings and temperature are being required for all guests. For the most up-to-date information regarding the Universal Orlando resort safety guidelines, please visit: Universal Orlando Safety.

Discount Universal Express Passes

Is your family looking to add Universal express passes to your tickets? The Park Prodigy team is here to help you with all of the benefits of purchasing your Universal Orlando express pass discounted tickets from us!

And not only are we going to show you how to get a discount on Universal express passes but we will help you answer the question, is the Universal Express pass worth it?  So without any hesitation let’s jump right in! 

Your family will take your vacation to the next level with non-stop thrills and excitement at the Universal Orlando Resort in Florida. Home to three of the world’s most exciting theme parks, Universal Studios, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, and Universal’s Volcano Bay. We also have to mention the amazing nightlife at Universal’s Citywalk. This area of Universal is home to unforgettable dining, shopping, movies, miniature golf and so much more.

With some of the newest attractions in Orlando and the amazing Wizarding World of Harry Potter, there has never been a better time to visit Universal Studios. All guests who purchase discount Universal Orlando tickets with the park to park option can even ride the Hogwarts Express.

Parks To Consider When Purchasing Your Universal Express Pass

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Universal Studios

Your family will surround itself with the next generation of entertainment at Universal Studios Florida. Explore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley, The Simpsons, Shrek, and so much more.

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Universal Islands of Adventure

Next you can hop on the Hogwarts express and take a journey into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade. (Hogwarts express only included with discount universal Orlando tickets with park-to-park)Later team up with your favorite superheroes and explore Jurassic Park.

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Volcano Bay Tickets

Take an extra day to journey into a tropical paradise unlike any other with Universal’s newest theme park Volcano Bay water park. Explore thrilling rides, water slides, and relax in a private cabana. 

What Is The Express Pass at Universal Studios?

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The Universal Studios Orlando Express Pass (sometimes mistakenly called the Universal Studios Orlando Fast Pass) is an add-on feature you can choose for your park pass.

The Universal Express Pass allows you to go to the front of the line, avoiding those long, winding lines that everyone else is standing in to get on the ride.

You can purchase the Standard Universal Express Pass (some call it the Universal Fast Pass) where you get to skip the line on most rides (see below) just once. Or you can upgrade and get the Universal Studios Express Unlimited, which gives you just that – unlimited skip-the-line passes for those same rides.

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How Does the Universal Express Pass Work?

When you purchase an express pass, you will be given a separate ticket that you will then show as you enter each line. The park attendant will scan that pass and let you into the Express Lane. For rides with longer, more in-depth lines, you’ll then have that pass scanned again as you approach the ride.

If you are staying at one of the universal hotels that offer express pass, you will do the same except that it will be with your hotel room key you use to get on each ride, so make sure everyone in your group has a hotel room key.

It’s important to note again if you only have one day in the parks these are not the Universal Studios discounts. 

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Which Rides Accept the Express Pass at Universal?

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To be honest, it’s a lot easier to say which rides DON’T accept the Express Pass than list the Express Pass Rides at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. 

At this point, the only two rides that do not accept the Universal Studios Fast Pass are:  

  • Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure 
  • Pteranodon Flyers at Universal’s Islands of Adventure 

And if you want to enjoy Volcano Bay express pass, you’ll need to make a separate purchase for that. Passes are non-transferable and each person in your party must have a Universal Studios skip-the-line ticket.

How Do You Purchase a Universal Express Pass?

You can buy your Universal Express Passes at the same time you purchase your ticket online, any time before your park visit starts or even as you enter the park.

You can purchase them for just one park or both parks. What is nice about this option is you can wait until you’re at the park to see how crowded it is to help you determine if you’re going to need an express pass while visiting.

When Can I Use My Universal Express Pass?

Universal express pass tickets are only valid for the specific date you select when purchasing your ticket. This is why it’s so important to have a solid game plan for your visit to Universal Orlando. 

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Universal Orlando Express Pass Ticket Prices

Universal Orlando express pass tickets do not come in age tiers. 

Express pass ticket prices will fluctuate based on the time of year and day you visit. You will also have to purchase an express pass for each day you plan on using these amazing benefits.  

You will find the best discounts for Universal Studios Orlando express passes will be if you visit during weekdays in the off-season which is typically early spring and fall. 

You will have a hard time finding Universal Studios Orlando Florida discount express passes if you visit weekdays school breaks and also holidays. 

You must use your Universal Studios express pass on the date printed on your ticket, and you cannot transfer this ticket to another date. 

Keep this page saved and be sure to come back for the latest discount prices for Universal Studios express passes. 

Universal Orlando Express Pass Prices

Ticket Type

Adult (10+)

Child (3-9)

1-Day - 1 Park Discount Universal Ticket $119 $114
1-Day - 1 Park Regular Discount Universal Ticket $128 $123
1-Day - 1 Park Anytime Discount Universal Ticket $139 $134
1-Day - 2 Park Value Discount Universal Ticket $174 $169
1-Day - 2 Park Regular Discount Universal Ticket $183 $178
1-Day - 2 Park Anytime Discount Universal Ticket $194 $189

How Do You Get The Universal Express Pass For Free?

A Universal Studios Express Pass is a perk of staying at a Universal Premier Hotel. The following hotels offer each guest an Express Pass for each day they stay at the hotel including check-in day and departure day.

·         Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

·         Universal’s Hard Rock Hotel

·         Loews Royal Pacific Resort

If you have three or four people staying in your room, each Express Pass could cost as much as $169 per person (the price fluctuates during the year based on anticipated park attendance). Even if you are visiting during a non-peak time and the Express Pass is only around $50 per person, if you have four people staying three nights, you’ll be saving $800 on Express Passes if you had planned to visit the park for four of those days. Keep in mind, you do not receive free a Universal express pass for Volcano Bay for staying at these resorts. That will need to be purchased separately if you want it. 

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When Is The Best Time to Use Express Ticket?

Two key factors will help you determine if you should upgrade to a Universal Express Ticket.

  • Time of Year.
    If you are visiting during a historically busy time of year at Universal (Christmas, Spring Break, Summer), you may want to get Universal Orlando skip the line tickets. Large crowds can create long lines, forcing you to spend a good part of your visit waiting in lines for hours instead of riding other rides or exploring the parks.
  • Length of Visit.
    If you only have one day to try to ride as many rides as possible, a Universal Express ticket may be just what you need to make sure you are able to enjoy all of the amazing rides and shows at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.

Does Universal Express Pass Include Harry Potter Rides?

The Universal Express Pass does include most rides from Harry Potter including Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, Hogwarts Express, Flight of the Hippogriff and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. 

It does not include Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.

Harry Potter World Tickets

The second most frequently asked question we receive is, how can I purchase Harry Potter Orlando tickets? You would be surprised just how much confusion there is around The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I can’t even begin to tell you how many people would show up to The Magic Kingdom looking for Hogwarts during my time as a Walt Disney Cast member. I totally get it both places are magical and both have castles but they are not the same! We don’t want anyone to waste time or money on their Orlando vacation so here is exactly how The Wizarding World of Harry Potter works.

You do NOT need a separate ticket to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is made up of Diagon Alley (Islands of Adventure) and Hogsmeade (Universal Studios). You will need to purchase a Universal Park-to-Park ticket if you plan on visiting both Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade in the same day.

Special Note:  All Park Prodigy Universal Orlando Tickets will give you access to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter one hour early!

Be sure to check out The Wizarding World of Harry Potter vacation package if you plan on staying at a Universal Orlando hotel. Starting at $119.00 per person, per night this exclusive vacation package is perfect for the Harry Potter fan in every family!

Universal Express Pass Standard vs Unlimited: Which should You Choose?

This depends upon your party. If you’re visiting Universal Studios for the first time and want to enjoy as much of it as possible, the Standard Universal Express Ticket which lets you skip the line for every ride just one time may be perfect.

But, if you’ve been to Universal before and you know you’re going to want to ride your favorite ride several times, you might want to purchase the Unlimited Universal Studios Orlando Skip-the-line ticket. The good news is that it isn’t too much more money to go from the Standard Express Pass to the Unlimited Pass.

How much time will you really save with an Express Pass from Universal?

There’s a lot of factors that can come into play, but based on the history, most Universal Studios Express Pass wait times will be 2-4 times faster than the normal line. So, if the normal line is predicting a 60-minute wait, you most likely will not need to wait more than 15-20 minutes in an Express Line and it can even be a complete walk on. The wait times with universal express pass are oftentimes non-existent.

Universal Express Pass Rides:

  • Race Through New York with Jimmy Fallon
  • Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
  • Hogwarts Express
  • Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
  • Transformers: The Ride – 3D
  • Revenge of the Mummy
  • The Simpsons Ride
  • Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
  • Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster
  • Shrek 4-D
  • Men in Black
  • ET Adventure
  • Fast and Furious Supercharged
  • Kang & Kodo’s Twirl ‘n’ Hurl
  • A Day in the Park with Barney
  • Universal Orlando’s Horror Mak up Show
  • Fear Factor Live
  • Animal Actors on Location

In The End, Is The Express Pass At Universal Worth It?

Positives:

  • You will save time in the ride queues. There is no guarantee as to how much time you’ll save, but you’ll definitely spend less time in line.
  • If you’re staying in a Universal Studios Premier Hotel with 3 or more people, it practically covers the room cost.
  • You’ll be able to ride almost all of the main rides in one visit. So, if you’re only visiting for one day, it’s a great way to get you on as many rides as possible.
  • It’ll prevent you from standing in long, hot, outdoor lines in those warm summer months, so you’ll probably feel a lot better during your time at the park.
  • It gets you better seating at some shows and performances by allowing you to be one of the first guests into the show to pick your seat.

Negatives:

  • It’s fairly expensive if you’re not staying at a Universal Premier Hotel where you get it for free.
  • Everyone in your party must purchase the add-on if you all want to enjoy it.
  • On some rides, it causes you to miss some pretty amazing ride queues that are essential parts of the storytelling of a ride.
  • Sometimes, the single-rider line is just as fast and costs nothing.

Decide if Express Pass is Right for Your Family

The Park Prodigy can help you decide if the Universal Express Pass is the right fit for your family. 

if you purchase your Universal Express Passes when we are running a deal you can bundle these savings to purchase cheap Universal Studios Orlando tickets. 

If you are purchasing the express pass simply to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter we might have a better option. All of the cheap Universal Orlando tickets from The Park Prodigy will allow you early park entry. You would be surprised at just how much you can accomplish in The Wizard World of Harry Potter in one hour.

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Another way to purchase cheap 1 day tickets for Universal Studios Orlando is with a AAA discount. 

You can still take advantage of small savings if you don’t purchase your Universal theme park tickets in advance. All AAA members can save up to $5.00 on 2 Day/2 Park and 3 Day/2 Park tickets when you purchase at Universal Orlando. This deal is valid for up to six people per membership.

Universal Express Pass FAQs:

Do you need a Universal Express Pass to enter the park?

No, you can enjoy all the Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay have to offer without an Express Pass. It is simply an add-on perk you can purchase to eliminate having to stand in long lines at most rides.

Does Universal Express Pass include admission?

No, you will still need to purchase standard tickets as well as your Express Passes.

Is there an Express Pass for Volcano Bay?

Yes, there is a lower-priced Express Pass for Volcano Bay that gives you the option of skipping the virtual lines at select rides and attractions.

How much is Universal Express, and can you share the Universal Express Pass?
Easy answer? The price changes almost daily based upon time of year and crowd expectancy. In general, prices for an Express Pass can range from $60-$170 per person per day. You cannot share a Universal Express Pass. Each guest must purchase his/her own Express Pass.