Universal Orlando’s Express Pass Hits $300 for Thanksgiving Weekend

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Prices for Express Pass at Universal Orlando Resort have jumped for the Thanksgiving holiday

As the Thanksgiving weekend approaches, visitors planning to indulge in the epic adventures of Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure will note a significant surge in the prices of the Universal Express Passes. The spike in prices reflects the high demand for an expedited theme park experience during one of the busiest holiday weekends of the year.

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For those eyeing the Universal Express Pass Unlimited at Universal Studios, be prepared to shell out $289.99 for Thanksgiving Day and the following day. As the weekend progresses, there’s a slight relief with the price dropping to $259.99 for Saturday, November 25. Express Pass Unlimited allows guests to skip the regular lines at the most popular rides and attractions as many times as they want.

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The standard Universal Express Pass is somewhat more affordable, priced at $259.99 for Thanksgiving and the subsequent day, falling to $229.99 for Saturday. Express Pass allows guests to skip the regular lines at most popular rides and attractions once per ride.


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Islands of Adventure, known for its thrilling rides, follows suit with a similar pricing model. The Express Pass Unlimited here is tagged at $299.99 for Thanksgiving and the day after, with a decrease to $269.99 on Saturday, November 25.

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For those opting for the regular Express Pass, it’s priced at $269.99 for the initial two days of the holiday period, reducing to $239.99 for Saturday.

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For guests looking for Express Passes for their Park-To-Park tickets, the 2 Park Express Pass Unlimited is available at $309.99 for Thanksgiving and the following day. The price sees a reduction to $279.99 on Saturday.

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Alternatively, the regular 2 Park Express Pass is a bit lighter on the wallet, priced at $279.99 for the first two days, and then $249.99 for Saturday, November 25.

While these prices represent a significant increase compared to regular days, they also promise a more streamlined and less crowded experience within the parks. For many, this could be a worthwhile splurge to ensure a memorable and hassle-free holiday experience at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.


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