Universal Orlando Updates Annual Passholder Benefits For 2022

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Universal Orlando Resort has officially released the Annual Passholder benefits for 2022.

While Universal Orlando has received some backlash for removing UOAP complimentary buttons and magnets, the costs for the pass will remain the same this year.

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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 4:00 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)
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Here’s a look at the benefits of each pass.

Universal Orlando Resort Premier Annual Pass Benefits

  • 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
  • 15% off airport Terminal A and B stores
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle
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Universal Orlando Resort Preferred Annual Pass Benefits

  • Early Park Admission to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure up to one (1) hour before the theme park opens (select days only, select attractions including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter)
  • 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 self-parking (after first visit)
  • 50% off valet parking (after first visit; subject to availability).
  • Prime Self-Parking discount◊◊ (after first visit; subject to availability)
  • Save up to 30%++ off base rates plus enjoy a free single car class upgrade at Budget® and Avis®
  • Admission to the Passholder Lounge presented by Coca-Cola® inside Universal Studios Florida
  • 10% off airport Terminal A and B stores
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Universal Orlando Resort Power Pass Benefits

  • 50% off regular daytime self-parking each time you visit (after first visit)
  • Includes admission to select special events such as Mardi Gras and Holidays
  • Special discounts on separately ticketed events such as Halloween Horror Nights, Rock the Universe 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)
  • Save up to 30%++ off base rates plus enjoy a free single car class upgrade at Budget® and Avis®
  • Admission to the Passholder Lounge presented by Coca-Cola® inside Universal Studios Florida
  • 10% off airport Terminal A and B stores
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Universal Orlando Resort Seasonal Pass Benefits

  • Includes admission to select special events such as Mardi Gras and Holidays (concerts not included)
  • Special discounts on separately ticketed events such as Halloween Horror Nights and EVE at Universal CityWalk
  • 10% off Multi-Day theme park tickets purchased at the front gate (up to six tickets per transaction; not valid on 3-Park Unlimited tickets, Universal Express passes or tickets with Universal Express)
  • Save up to 30%++ off base rates plus enjoy a free single car class upgrade at Budget® and Avis®
  • Admission to the Passholder Lounge presented by Coca-Cola® inside Universal Studios Florida
  • 10% off airport Terminal A and B stores
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Universal Orlando Passholders are given special discounts on merchandise, food, Resort stays and much more. If you purchase the Premier Pass, you are also given access to Universal Express at Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure after 4 p.m. each day.

The Premier and Preferred passes don’t have blockout dates and the Premier pass also gives Passholders one free night admission (select nights only) to Universal’s famed event Halloween Horror Nights.

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Also in Universal Parks news are some major changes coming in 2022. Shrek 4-D is set to close permanently in just a matter of days and Revenge of the Mummy will also be closing for a lengthy refurbishment, not set to reopen until late summer. Universal will also continue construction on its newest theme park, the Epic Universe, which is expected to open sometime around 2025.

Will you be purchasing or renewing a Universal Orlando Resort Annual Pass in 2022? Let us know in the comments.

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