Universal Orlando Resort offers base tickets, which offer access to a single park each day, as well as park to park tickets, which offer access to both Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure in the same day. Many guests want to save money on their vacation and consider purchasing base tickets to cut costs, but this isn’t the best place to save on your vacation. You will sacrifice too much in memories and enjoyment of your vacation by not purchasing a park to park ticket at Universal Orlando Resort. Here are the top three reasons to purchase a park to park ticket at Universal Orlando Resort:
- The most important reason to purchase a park to park ticket at Universal Orlando Resort is so that you can ride Hogwarts Express. It’s a pretty common consensus that the big draw to visiting Universal is the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is comprised of two sections, Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley, which are connected by Hogwarts Express. However, the absolute only way to enjoy a ride on Hogwarts Express is to purchase a park to park ticket.
- The second reason to purchase a park to park ticket at Universal Orlando Resort is the pure convenience of being able to travel between the two theme parks. Universal’s parks are geographically much, much closer than Disney’s parks. You can easily walk from Universal Studios Florida to Universal’s Islands of Adventure in 10 to 15 minutes or enjoy the short water taxi ride from one entrance to the other.
- The third reason to purchase a park to park ticket at Universal Orlando Resort is simply to enjoy the flexibility of being able to visit both parks in one day. There are often seasonal events which can affect the closing time for the parks. If you are visiting in September or October, there’s a good chance that Universal Studios Florida will be closing at 5 pm for Halloween Horror Nights. However, if you have a park to park ticket, you can walk or ride over to Islands of Adventure and enjoy another 2-4 hours of your day in the parks.
Why do you purchase a park to park ticket at Universal Orlando Resort?
Written by Siera Duiser: Siera Duiser is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, Universal Studios Travel Agency Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012. She loves helping plan Universal Orlando adventures at no cost to you. Contact Siera to book your next vacation at email@example.com or 734-771-1290. You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
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