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Old 04-08-2013, 03:33 PM   #1
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Express pass ???

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Let me just start by saying you guys are great! I am so thanful for all of the info and quick responses everyone provides.
I was just wondering if there are any hotels other than the ones right in UO that offer the express pass? The reason I ask is that i have already rented a house for the week since there will be so many of us and i just can't swing the extra $600 it would cost for two rooms at one of UO hotels. I was curious if any of the "partner hotels" offered the front of the the line perk? Thanks so much!!
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:57 PM   #2
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Nope.It is strictly a perk for staying onsite.Even the new Cabana Bay resort ( which will be value/moderate pricing) won't have it.HOWEVER you can buy express pass , but it differs in that it only allows for one ride per attraction( resort guests get unlimited).Pricing depends on projected crowd levels, the more crowded the more expensive it is ..Express passes for purchase are DATE specific, Park specific and non-refundable so I recommend waiting till you get to the park to see if it is needed before you buy it.You can buy them in the park
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:01 PM   #3
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There are unlimited expresspass tickets available through the Universal Orlando site.
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:42 PM   #5
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You can buy the unlimited express pass at the front of the park.( https://www.universalorlando.com/Tic...px?ParkTickets) I also found this it says 1 day park ticket plus unlimited express pass $179. you can purchase more than one day
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:33 AM   #6
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I purchased unlimited express passes yesterday ...
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:48 AM   #7
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I purchased unlimited express passes yesterday ...
How did you purchase an unlimited express pass if you aren't staying onsite at Universal? I thought that was only available if you stay onsite. Did you buy unlimited or just the regular express pass available to those not staying onsite at Universal?
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I'm realizing now that the post above says at the front of the park for the day you are there, or I think that is what it means. So they will sell unlimited express passes at the gates to people not staying at Universal? HOw much is it?
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I'm realizing now that the post above says at the front of the park for the day you are there, or I think that is what it means. So they will sell unlimited express passes at the gates to people not staying at Universal? HOw much is it?
The only thing I have seen about Unlimited Express is on the Universal website and it is a purchase of park tickets with the pass
https://www.universalorlando.com/Tic...px?ParkTickets
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:28 PM   #10
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:32 PM   #11
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The only thing I have seen about Unlimited Express is on the Universal website and it is a purchase of park tickets with the pass
https://www.universalorlando.com/Tic...px?ParkTickets
They will also sell just the unlimited express pass at any place they sell the normal express pass. They will just charge you the difference between the ticket price and the unlimited express with ticket price.

It is very expensive and adds up very quickly, making it a not so popular choice.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:58 PM   #12
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So to give you an idea....


1 day Park ticket + Unlimited Express bundle cost.... About $100 more than just your standard admission.

For most people, it's almost always cheaper to go with a single night in an onsite deluxe than to go with buying the unlimted express option seperately (and it's usually still a better deal for most people with the single-use express instead).

Remember that with just 1 night onsite, you get 2 full days of express.... plus the early entry benefit.
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I'm realizing now that the post above says at the front of the park for the day you are there, or I think that is what it means. So they will sell unlimited express passes at the gates to people not staying at Universal? HOw much is it?
Yes, I'm sorry, but you are correct in what I should have said. You can purchase the unlimited express pass for the day you are there. You have to decide if the crowd warrants the $$. And they only sell a certain amount of these passes, so if the park is busy and you decide on the express pass or the unlimited express pass you may want to purchase them early in the day....
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:48 PM   #14
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The price varies depending on day and expected crowds.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:08 AM   #15
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Thanks everyone. I think we will just take our chances on the crowds. I really can't swing on site this trip and just buying express pass is more than the rooms!
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