If there is one thing that Universal Orlando Resort loves, it’s the large number of dedicated Annual Passholders who visit the theme parks on a daily basis. To celebrate those Passholders Universal Orlando will be once again hosting its Passholder Appreciation days — which will begin on August 16 and run through September 30.
Until now, details had been limited, but now we know what great offerings will be available to Passholders during this time!
Specialty Food Items
Throughout Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and CityWalk, there will be a number of specialty food items available to purchase only if you are an Annual Passholder. What’s even better is that, if you are a Premier or Preferred Passholder, you can get your typical food and beverage discount on the limited-time offerings!
Some delicious AP offerings will include Fried Pickles at the newly opened NBC Sports Grill & Brew, the AP Doughnut at Voodoo Doughnut, Lombard’s Lobster Mac, and Lombard’s Landing, and Vegan Pizza Tots at Green Eggs & Ham.
You can see the complete list of Annual Passholder exclusive eats by clicking here.
Early Theme Park Admission
Universal wants to know just how much they love their Annual Passholders by giving them extra time in both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. However, it is important to note that different Passholders will have different access.
Preferred and Premier Passholders will receive early access to both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure every day from August 16 through September 30. Power and Seasonal Annual Passholders will receive early admission to both theme parks on select days throughout the Passholder celebration, and 3-Park Passholders will also have early access to Volcano Bay during that time.
Tons of Merchandise
Who doesn’t love free stuff? Or special merchandise just for you? Well, Universal Orlando Annual Passholders will have the chance to get both during Passholder Appreciation Days!
On the free side, Universal will have buttons and magnets available to all Annual Passholders. The buttons and magnets are limited and available on a first-come-first-serve basis. So, make sure you get to the Parks early to snag yours! August Passholder buttons will be available on August 1 and September Passholder buttons will be given out starting September 1.
Annual Passholders can also visit the UOAP Lounge in Universal Studios or Toon Extra at Islands of Adventure to see exclusive merchandise only available for Passholders during Passholder Appreciation Days.
Discount on Universal Express Pass
Annual Passholders can maximize their time in the theme parks during the Appreciation Days if they purchase a Universal Express Pass — which will be discounted throughout the celebration. While the cost of a Universal Express Pass varies depending on days and crowds, Annual Passholders will be able to purchase the Express Pass at a 30% discount.
Special Resort Offerings
The Universal Orlando theme parks are not the only ones getting in on the fun of Passholder Appreciation Days. Hotels around the property are also offering specials for Annual Passholders visiting during that time. Guests staying at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites & Surfside Inn and Suites can receive an amazing rate of just $69 per night!
Other specials (including some freebies) can be found at other Universal Orlando Resort hotels as well, including:
- Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
- Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
- Loews Royal Pacific Resort
- Hard Rock Hotel
- Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort
- Universal’s Aventura Hotel
You can look at all the great offerings at each resort by clicking here!
While reservations are not required to visit Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure, it is important for Guests to remember that the theme parks are still operating at a limited capacity, so entry is not guaranteed.
Will you be visiting Universal Orlando during its Annual Passholder Appreciation Days? What perks are you looking forward to most? Let us know in the comments!
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