To experience Universal Orlando’s enchanting theme parks more often, guests might want to upgrade their multi-day admission ticket to an annual pass.
Visitors can upgrade their valid, unused Universal Orlando tickets to an Annual Pass by visiting Guest Services. To upgrade from standard park admission to an Annual Pass, guests will have to pay the price difference. Annual Passes range in price, depending on the tier.
This article explains how to upgrade standard park tickets to Universal Orlando Annual Passes, discusses the rules and regulations around making the switch, and breaks down the different kinds of Annual Passes available.
What Are Annual Passes at Universal Orlando?
Annual Passes are multi-use passes that grant parkgoers admission into Universal Orlando’s theme parks throughout the course of a year.
There are four tiers of Annual Passes at Universal Orlando, each granting guests certain perks, including admission to special events, discounts on additional park tickets, shopping, and dining, and access to exclusive passholder benefits.
Each Annual Pass also gives visitors exclusive offers at Universal Orlando hotels.
Most Annual Passes have blockout dates for admission that vary depending on which one parkgoers buy.
For more information on what Annual Passes have to offer, guests can check out Universal Orlando’s official website.
Where Do You Update Universal Orlando Ticket to an Annual Pass?
To update a valid, unused, multi-day park ticket to a Universal Orlando Annual Pass, guests will need to visit Guest Services.
Tickets can be presented as digital or hard copies, and guests need valid, government-issued photo ID to confirm their identity.
Only one upgrade is permitted per ticket, and visitors looking to upgrade Florida Resident Tickets must bring proof of residency.
How Much Does it Cost to Upgrade A Universal Orlando Ticket to an Annual Pass?
To upgrade a multi-day standard admission ticket to a Universal Orlando Annual Pass, visitors must pay the difference in price between the standard ticket and the Annual Pass they choose.
Guests must pay in full for their Annual Pass, as upgrades are not eligible for Universal’s FlexPay option.
Upgrades also cannot be paired with other offers, promotions, or previous purchases.
Parkgoers can visit Universal Orlando’s official website to compare Annual Pass pricing.
What Are the Different Types of Annual Passes?
Annual passes are divided into four categories: the Seasonal Pass, the Power Annual Pass, the Preferred Annual Pass, and the Premier Annual Pass.
When selecting Annual Passes, guests can choose whether they want a 2-Park Pass or a 3-Park Pass.
Starting from the date of first use, all 2-Park Passes offer visitors 365 days of park-to-park admission into Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
3-Park Passes are also valid for one year from the date of first use, and provide park-to-park admission into Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, and, depending on the weather, Universal’s Volcano Bay.
All passholders also receive access to the Passholder Lounge located in Universal Studios Florida.
Please note that blockout dates apply for certain Annual Passes.
The perks of a Seasonal Pass vary from year to year, and the up-to-date list of benefits is posted on Universal Orlando’s official website.
Generally speaking, Seasonal Passholders receive discounts on hotels, car rentals, and multi-day admission tickets bought at the front gate, as well as admission to special events like Mardi Gras and the Holidays.
All posted benefits and discounts are subject to availability and can change without notice.
Seasonal Passes also have certain blockout dates, where guests cannot use their passes for admission to the parks.
These blockout dates are listed on Universal Orlando’s official website
The benefits of a Power Annual Pass can change yearly, and guests can find the current perks on Universal’s official website.
Power Passes typically include 50% off regular daytime self-parking (after the first visit), discounts on hotels, car rentals, multi-day admission tickets bought at the front gate, and admission to special events like Mardi Gras and the Holidays.
These discounts are subject to availability and can be changed without notice.
Like Seasonal Passes, Power Annual Passes are subject to blockout dates.
Blockout dates specific to Power Passes are posted on Universal Orlando’s website.
Preferred Annual Passes offer Passholders a year of discounts on hotels, car rentals, multi-day admission tickets, and dining and shopping at select locations in the parks and CityWalk.
These Annual Passes also include admission to select events and concerts, free self-parking after the first visit, and Early Park Admission to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure (though blockout dates apply).
The most up-to-date information about the perks of Preferred Annual Passes is available on Universal Orlando’s official website, but, like all things, these benefits are subject to availability and change.
2-Park Preferred Annual Passes do not have blockout dates for park admission; however, 3-Park Preferred Annual Passes do.
Blockout dates for these passes are available on the Annual Passholder Blockout Dates webpage.
The Premier Pass offers the most perks out of all Annual Passes.
They include all the discounts and benefits of the other passes but offer better deals and more options.
The best reason to consider a Premier Annual Pass is Early Park Admission and the Universal Express Pass included with the price.
Premier Pass Express Passes are valid after 4 pm and are accepted once per ride per day at Universal Studios Florida or Universal’s Island of Adventure.
On top of this, the Premier Annual Pass is the only one that isn’t subject to blockout dates.
Premier Pass benefits change yearly and are subject to change without notice.
Guests curious about the perks of a Premier Pass can check out Universal’s official website.
What Should You Do After You’ve Upgraded to an Annual Pass?
Guests who have successfully upgraded their Universal Orlando tickets to Annual Passes can enjoy their bonuses and join the Passholder community on the Universal Orlando Annual Passholder Facebook group.
This group gives Annual Passholders exclusive content and insight on the latest Universal news, events, and giveaways.
Passholders can get more information on the terms of their Annual pass by visiting the official website or calling 1-866-PASS-4-FUN.
Visitors can upgrade their valid, unused, multi-day admission tickets to Universal Orlando Annual Passes by heading over to Guest Services.
To upgrade, visitors just need to pay the difference in price between the standard ticket and the Annual Pass they choose.
Unfortunately, upgrades aren’t eligible for FlexPay and must be paid in full.
Interested ticket holders can upgrade to a Seasonal, Power, Preferred, or Premier Annual Pass.
Each pass offers different perks and is listed at different prices.
Table of Contents
- What Are Annual Passes at Universal Orlando?
- Where Do You Update Universal Orlando Ticket to an Annual Pass?
- How Much Does it Cost to Upgrade A Universal Orlando Ticket to an Annual Pass?
- What Are the Different Types of Annual Passes?
- What Should You Do After You’ve Upgraded to an Annual Pass?