Universal Orlando updates annual passholder perks, increases prices

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ORLANDO, Fla. (WESH) —Universal Orlando increased the price of its annual passes Wednesday as it updated its annual passholder program, including a new seasonal pass, early admission to the park and discounted parking.

Details and prices about the annual passes were announced Wednesday on the official Universal Parks blog.

The new Seasonal Pass, which is now the lowest-tier pass ($260 for Florida residents, $285 for non-Florida residents), grants guests park-to-park admission to Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios with blackout dates.

The new pass also offers discounts to Halloween Horror Nights, Rock the Universe, Blue Man Group shows, on-site hotels and multi-day tickets purchased at the gate.

The lowest pass formerly cost $235 for a Florida resident.

The Power Pass ($320 for Florida residents, $345 for non-residents) is similar to the Seasonal Pass, but with fewer blackout dates, including no blackout dates in the summer, and 50 percent off self-parking.

The Preferred Pass ($350 for Florida residents, $385 for non-Florida residents) has no blackout dates, free self parking, $10 preferred parking and discounts. It also offers one-hour, early park admission with blackout dates. The pass had cost $310 for a Florida resident.

The Premier Pass, the most expensive pass ($490 for Florida residents, $540 for non-residents), has no blackout dates, free valet and preferred parking, express access on rides after 4 p.m., free Halloween Horror Nights tickets on select nights and discounts. The pass also offers early park admission without blackout dates.

The top-tier pass formerly cost $445 for a Florida resident.

For a complete list of annual pass perks and prices, go to UniversalOrlando.com.

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