Universal Ends Major Annual Passholder Perk

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When you are a Universal Orlando Resort Annual Passholder, there are a variety perks that Guests can receive.

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Depending on the level of pass you have, you can Park in different areas, receive discounts on merchandise, food, as well as use the Express Pass line, and more! One perk that all Annual Passholders get are the free Annual Passholder buttons and magnets. Universal Annual Passholders can pick up their buttons and magnets when at the Parks, but soon, one of those options will disappear.

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Ethan Hershaft (@EthanHershaft) Tweeted a confirmation that Universal Annual Passholder buttons are now coming to an end.

#UOAP monthly buttons program paused indefinitely.

This is very disappointing

Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) actually saw the Tweet and responded.

Hi Ethan. More information about next year’s Annual and Seasonal Passholder benefits will be revealed soon – stay tuned to https://bit.ly/3EL1420 for more updates!

From this, we can see that Universal Orlando Resort has now confirmed that the buttons are over, but it seems that they are now teasing that there are new perks on the horizon, which is fantastic news. Luckily, it seems that the magnets will not be removed from the perk list at this time.

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Below are the costs for a UOAP: 

  • Premier Pass $599.99 (no blockout dates, early entry, free parking, Express Pass after 2:00 p.m., discounted food and merchandise, one Halloween Horror Nights ticket)
  • Preferred Pass $399.99 (no blockout dates, early entry, free parking, discounted food, and merchandise)
  • Power Pass $349.99 (some blockout dates, discounted parking)
  • Seasonal Pass $299.99 (most blockout dates)

What theme park perks do you get with the Universal Annual Pass?

  • Early Park Admission to Universal Studios Florida or Universal’s Islands of Adventure up to one (1) hour before the theme park opens (select attractions)

  • Universal Express Pass after 4:00pm†† at Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure (one time per participating attraction)

  • Includes admission to select special events such as Mardi Gras and Holidays

  • Special discounts on separately ticketed events such as Halloween Horror Nights and EVE at Universal CityWalk

  • 15% off multi-day theme park admission tickets purchased at the front gate (Up to 6 tickets per transaction per day; not valid on Universal Express passes, or tickets with Universal Express)

  • Free Valet or Prime Self-Parking (after first visit). Excludes select special events. Note that when visiting Universal’s Volcano Bay it will be more convenient for you to self-park in the Parking Garage, where you will access the park shuttle.

  • Save up to 30%++ off base rates plus enjoy a free single car class upgrade at Budget® and Avis®

  • One (1) free night admission to Halloween Horror Nights (on select nights only)^. To use, you must present your valid Premier Annual Pass at any Universal Studios Florida turnstile.

  • Admission to the Passholder Lounge presented by Coca-Cola® inside Universal Studios Florida

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This year, Universal is getting ready to make some changes! Shrek 4-D at Universal Orlando Resort will be shutting down for good, and Revenge of the Mummy will undergo a long refurbishment. Guests at Islands of Adventure can continue to enjoy VelociCoaster as well as the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at both Parks! Volcano Bay is also available for those who want a wet adventure and Epic Universe, the new Universal theme park near ICON Park is continuing construction.

What do you think of this perk leaving? Let us know in the comments below!


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