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How To Get Early Park Admission at Universal Orlando with Touring Plans Travel

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Early Park Admission at Universal gets you into the park up to an hour before the official park opening. That means shorter lines at the most popular attractions, lower crowds in the parks, and touring during cooler temperatures. In this article, we’ll tell you about three different ways to get this excellent advantage. For more details about how to use it effectively, see Universal for Newbies – Early Park Admission.

1. Purchase Admission Through Touring Plans Travel

All Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay admission purchased through TouringPlans Travel comes with Early Park Admission. Seriously, you get up to an hour of touring time before regular guests to experience select attractions such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Jurassic World VelociCoaster, or Krakatau Aqua Coaster. This is a fantastic perk for those staying on Walt Disney World property who want to sample theme parks outside the house of mouse.

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2. Stay at an Onsite Universal Hotel

Guests staying at the following hotels receive Early Park Admission for the length of their stay:

  • Loews Portofino Bay Resort*
  • Hard Rock Hotel*
  • Loews Royal Pacific Resort*
  • Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
  • Universal Cabana Bay Beach Resort
  • Universal Aventural Hotel
  • Universal Endless Summer Surfside & Dockside Resorts

This includes check-in and check-out dates. The asterisked hotels also receive complimentary Express Pass (Blog – Universal’s Best Secret – Complimentary Hotel Express Pass).

3. Have a Universal Orlando Annual Pass

All Universal Orlando Annual Passes receive Early Park Admission benefits, with the lower tiers having major blackout periods.

  • Premier Pass – No blackout dates
  • Preferred Pass – July, American Thanksgiving, Christmas through New Years block outs
  • Power & Seasonal Pass – only available from early February through mid-March

For a full list of dates visit Unviersal’s site.

Why Book Through Touring Plans Travel?

(photo by Brandon Glover)

Touring Plans Travel is a Universal Orlando Preferred Platnium Travel Agency. Our agents will find you the best hotel offers, ticket deals, and hard-to-book restaurant reservations for your trip and will watch for price drops. Book your hotel stay through Touring Plans and receive a one-year subscription to Touring Plans for customized touring plans, crowd calendar, and app access. Already book your hotel? You can transfer your reservation to Touring Plans within the first 30 days for free!

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Joseph Matt

Joe covers theme parks through the lens of his quality engineering day job. He has over five years of writing experience at Touring Plans and has gone on dozens of trips to Orlando over his life. When not at amusement parks you can find Joe at breweries, enjoying live theater, playing video games, and cooking.

4 thoughts on “How To Get Early Park Admission at Universal Orlando with Touring Plans Travel

  • Are you saying that if we purchase our Universal park tickets through Touring Plans Travel we don’t need to stay at a Universal hotel in order to receive early admission?

    • That is what they are saying, and I can confirm that it does work. My family and I did this last summer and took advantage of the “buy 3 days, get 2 free” promotion they were having at the time. I was skeptical at first, but when it worked the first day, I was much relieved!

      For us, the way it worked was we bought the tickets through Touring Plans Travel (Sarah Goff was my agent). She sent us information about how to claim our tickets once we got to Universal (basically put our information into a kiosk and tickets were printed our then and there), then we took them to the front gate, and we were in, and in early!

      One thing I will say is that the early entry process was not as simple at Volcano Bay. Since riding a bus is a requirement to visit VB and the busses in the parking garage for day guest do not leave as early as those from the resort, we were behind most of the resort guests. We were still ahead of the other day guests, so we were still able to get on the park’s most popular slides before the rest of the day guests arrived.

  • Just so you know, the link at the bottom says “Tourig Plans Travel”. Thank you, and I appreciate the tips!

    • See this is why I don’t do graphics late at night. Will update.


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