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Universal too expensive now!

Discussion in 'Attraction Tickets' started by Hamm, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. Hamm

    Hamm DoingFlorida Associate Staff Member

    We are going to Disney with the free dining which last year saved us a fortune in how much money we had to take, even brought some $ back! You have to buy the Disney tickets to get the deal so we have tickets for all the days we are there. We really want to go to Universal, do park to park but only for two days. If you do it through the Universal site in $ it costs more than if you get a 14 day uk ticket which would be over £300 for the three of us, so disappointed as we just can't justify that extra money, especially as we'd have to buy food too but at Disney it would be covered on the dining plan....will have to wait till another year.
  2. Cassie

    Cassie Well-Known Member

    We are considering not renewing our APs for universal this summer. We aren't big on rides and there is so much of US being refurbished at the moment.....
  3. Jack

    Jack Well-Known Member

    It is very expensive ..................but no more so than Disney......
    we are seriously thinking of knocking Disney on the head this year but will definitely still do Universal.
  4. tinklancs

    tinklancs Well-Known Member

    Horses for courses isn't it? Some can't miss Universal - some can't miss SeaWorld - some can't miss Busch Gardens - some can't miss Disney. We were planning on doing 2 days Park to Park as well Hamm but I noticed the price difference. I'm not sure if Undercover Tourist could do you 2 days at a reasonable rate. That was where I was going to look for ours. I only want to see the Harry Potter stuff and the Blues Brothers and the only rides I like are "soft" ones like Men in Black and ET!! We booked with Disney to get the free DDP as well so we were planning on having a big breakfast, snacking through the day, then catching up in the evening on the non-Disney days!! We've been known to pick up Earl of Sandwich on the way through DTD/DS, catch Lynx bus to SeaWorld and sitting on the bench outside the entrance to eat then going in!
  5. winnie72

    winnie72 Well-Known Member

    We're doing Universal this year but haven't been for a few years. I want to see the Harry Potter stuff too. We've paid a deposit on our tickets at Floridatix before the price increase.
  6. Disney Debbie

    Disney Debbie Active Member

    We went last year and really enjoyed it. I felt that universal studio had the edge on island of adventure with the new Harry Potter area which was amazing. I also discovered Dramamine which can be bought over the counter for motion sickness. It revolutionised my universal experience - I went on everything and did not feel sick once. Stayed at the new cabana hotel which was fault less. I know it is expensive but I think in terms of ride quality and value for money that universal now beats Disney hands down. Would not want to give up Disney either of course !
  7. amacspad

    amacspad Active Member

    I'd like to go back to universal too but we would also only go twice during our 2 week holiday so don't really want to pay £300, plus food & parking fees!
    Debs x
  8. amacspad

    amacspad Active Member

    Couldnt resist, I've booked before prices go up! Travel Republic came up cheapest at £143 per adult, no cc fees and could use my amex so will get 2% cashback too!
    Debs x
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  9. tinklancs

    tinklancs Well-Known Member

    Is that Park to Park tickets?
  10. amacspad

    amacspad Active Member

    Sorry yep they are, meant to pop that in my post ☺ x
  11. tinklancs

    tinklancs Well-Known Member

    I shall get online immediately and see if I can bag a bargain!
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  12. tinklancs

    tinklancs Well-Known Member

    I hope I've used a reasonable $/£ conversion rate on Undercover Tourist cos I've booked Discovery Cove and Universal! If I'm right, then the Universal 2-day Park-to-Park ticket [plus an extra day free] works out at £133. Not much different from Travel Republic but there are 8 of us so it soon mounts up!
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  13. amacspad

    amacspad Active Member

    Ooh good glad you've got sorted, yep it quickly adds up when there's a few of you, my tickets came this morning whoop! xxx
  14. tinklancs

    tinklancs Well-Known Member

    I got e-tickets so I just have to remember to take them! Don't have a good track record on this front!! Have forwarded mail to son and daughter so at least we have "spare" copies!
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  15. Fernix

    Fernix Well-Known Member

    We are staying one night at Hard Rock Hotel to benefit from 2 days front of line passes and early entry, so we booked our tickets a few weeks ago, just before the prices went up. I think we paid £132 each and also have vouchers, which aren't ideal, but we saved quite a bit doing it this way instead of actual tickets.
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  16. jenster5

    jenster5 DoingFlorida Associate

    vouchers ar fine, we had them for seaworld one year and you just go to guest services when you get there and they give you tickts
  17. tinklancs

    tinklancs Well-Known Member

    But only if you remember to take them with you. ;-)

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