Universal Studios Discounts

By Danielle Leshin

You can get Universal Studios discounts at a variety of places. If your planning a vacation to Universal Studios and your going to be there for more than one day, check AAA first.

I was recently able to get discounted tickets and a kids eat FREE in Orlando passes from them. Make sure you check all your options. If you belong to a club or association, check to see if they offer any special discounts, you never know what you might find.

Universal Studios Orlando

Tickets- Best Universal Studios Discounts:

AAA: Yes, AAA is the cheapest! You can go into any AAA office and purchase tickets if you are a member.

For 1 adult and 1 child three day, one park per day ticket the total was $277.94, you purchase them at an AAA store.

Undercover Tourist: This is a reputable website that sells tickets, the price includes shipping.

For 1 adult and 1 child, three days, one park per day the total was $284.90.

Universal Studios website: While they claim to have a "lowest price gaurantee", for Advance Purchase passes, after you add in the fees and taxes, they are NOT the lowest priced.

For 1 adult and 1 child, three days. One park per day the total was $292.90, print your own.

Bottom Line, the biggest Universal Studios Discounts are from AAA.

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Tickets --Biggest Universal Studios Discounts:

Universal Studios website: It's true, they currently have a deal that can't be beat.

 Buy a 1 day ticket for $84.99 & get 12 months free. Blackout dates apply.

This is by far the most awesome deal we have ever seen.

They have to be purchased by September 8, 2013 & first use by December 31, 2013. You also get Annual season pass member benefits all year long too.

Here's the official link: Universal Studios Hollywood 

Bottom line, for the Hollywood location, the greatest Universal Studios discounts are from them directly.

Universal Studios Florida Accommodations:

There are so many choices. In order to stay on budget with my family friendly vacation, I usually look for hotels that offer one of two things, either a kitchen or kitchenette or a free breakfast.

Try to book a condo thru VRBO.com. Share it with another family. That is the cheapest way to go. If you can't find a affordable place on VRBO.com, the following hotels should be your next stop.

Best Budget Hotel Near Universal Studios:

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham. This place offers a free hot breakfast and each suite includes a full kitchen and refrigerator.

The outdoor pool is heated and it's a two minute drive to Universal or take the courtesy shuttle.

Expect to pay between $90 and $110 a night for a suite that sleeps up to 6 people.

Photos of Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Universal, Orlando
This photo of Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Universal is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Photos of Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, Orlando
This photo of Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Photos of Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, Orlando
This photo of Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Best Hotel in Universal Studios:

Loews Royal Pacific. This fantastic hotel will run you approximately $220-$300 per night for a standard room that sleeps up to 5.

Staying at this onsite property get you an Express pass, Early admittance in to Universal and Islands of Adventure,  rides on the water taxi and much more.

The room is a bit small and just a standard room, no kitchen or kitchenettes, so be prepared to drop some cash on your meals. Food at the hotel is costly and can add up fast.

The pool area is wonderful, with an interactive childrens play area for kids, a sandy beach entrance and lagoon style pool.

Book directly thru the the official website. During our research, we could not find a better rate.

You can get 25% off the rates if you stay for 7 days. You can find great Universal Studios discounts from their partner hotels.

Kids Eat Free

Check out the " Kids Eat Free Orlando" card. We use it every time we go. The way it works; children eat for no charge from the childrens menu. One childrens meal with every adult meal purchased.

There are 5 restaurants in Citywalk that take this card. We used it at the NASCAR restaurant and the NBA restaurant. There are around 125 restaurants total that will take with card, saving you a lot of money. This one of the biggest Universal Studios discounts if you plan on eating at City Walk.

If you go directly to the website , you will pay about $20 per card, but AAA sells them for half price, only $9.99 per card !

Thanks for visiting our Universal Studios Discounts page. Please take advantage of all our Universal Studios discounts and tips we have mentioned, you may save enough for another vacation!

Don't forget to check out our Top 10 things to do in Universal Studios page.

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