Universal Takes Away Popular Annual Pass Options

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Before Universal Studios Hollywood even opened its gates on April 15, 2021, Guests were allowed to purchase Silver and Gold Annual Passes through the Universal Hollywood website. Then, less than two weeks after Annual Passes went on sale, Universal added back its top-tier Annual Pass, the Platinum Pass.

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The Platinum Annual Pass included a number of perks — including no blackout dates, a ticket to Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights, and access to Universal Express each time you visit. Universal Express allows for front-of-the-line access once per ride, as well as preferred seating at a seated show.

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The California Neighbor Pass was the cheapest pass option, so it did not offer monthly payments. It gave local residents access to the theme park for a number of days during the year, but blackout dates included almost all weekends and holidays.

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However, it now appears that the two passes are no longer being sold. Guests now visiting the Universal Studios Hollywood website no longer have the option to purchase either the California Neighbor Pass or the Platinum Annual Pass. Currently, the only passes available for purchase are the Gold and Silver Annual Passes.

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Guests have been flocking to the Southern California theme park since its reopening, and now that it is summer vacation and capacity restrictions have been lifted, the park is busier than ever, and wait times have been skyrocketing. The increased wait times have also had Guests asking yet again for a theme park expansion to take place.

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Universal Studios Hollywood has not said why they have removed the California Neighbor Pass and the Platinum Annual Pass or if the passes will return sometime in the future. At this time, the two passes are not currently available for purchase on the official website.

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