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Old 10-03-2014, 03:36 PM   #1
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Packages?

Does Universal ever do package specials? Room + park tickets for slow periods?
Does anyone know when the January park hours will be available?
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Old 10-04-2014, 01:36 AM   #2
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Universal has packages all the time. Go to universalorlando.com and it should be fairly obvious.

That said, it's almost never a better deal than doing room-only and buying the ticket from either them, or undercovertourist, or wherever else you might find a Universal Orlando ticket. Sometimes the packages are special, like the packages when Hogsmeade opened and maybe when Diagon Alley opened. They had a special ticket, you were supposed to have some extra privileges...that sort of thing. But they were generally higher than not doing the package.

The cancellation/change policies are also VERY different with packages, so be sure to read those terms and conditions!
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We recently returned from a trip to Universal. We booked a tickets+ room package (1 bedroom suite at Royal Pacific - AWESOME). It would have been cheaper to do them separately BUT we went with the package for the included breakfast at 3 broomsticks and Hogs Head as well as the pre trip owl mail (box with all our tickets, details, and a stuffed owl). Cheesy but worth it - we are not regular Universal goers and likely won't go again for awhile. So, for us, it was the relative "worth" of a package and what comes with it vs pricing.

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Universal has packages all the time. Go to universalorlando.com and it should be fairly obvious. That said, it's almost never a better deal than doing room-only and buying the ticket from either them, or undercovertourist, or wherever else you might find a Universal Orlando ticket. Sometimes the packages are special, like the packages when Hogsmeade opened and maybe when Diagon Alley opened. They had a special ticket, you were supposed to have some extra privileges...that sort of thing. But they were generally higher than not doing the package. The cancellation/change policies are also VERY different with packages, so be sure to read those terms and conditions!
So are you saying a room only reservation then adding tickets separately is cheaper? I have a room only booked right now. I was going to wait and see what a AAA package would cost. Thanks.
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So are you saying a room only reservation then adding tickets separately is cheaper? I have a room only booked right now. I was going to wait and see what a AAA package would cost. Thanks.
generally yes and there aren't any penalties really .If you book a pkg there are fees and penalties for ANY changes or cancellations
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generally yes and there aren't any penalties really .If you book a pkg there are fees and penalties for ANY changes or cancellations
So what would be the cheapest way to book? I'm confused since I've never stayed at US. I just priced out a package and a room only with tickets separate and it came out exactly the same. How am I able to get a discount on my room only reservation?
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So what would be the cheapest way to book? I'm confused since I've never stayed at US. I just priced out a package and a room only with tickets separate and it came out exactly the same. How am I able to get a discount on my room only reservation?
Book resort thru Loews.com
Deposit is one nights rate.Balance is due after checkout.
You can change without penalty
Cancellations are due by 5 days before

For tickets we use Undercover tourist

As for discounts ..There are Ap holder discounts, AAA discounts, Stay more ,save more rates and occasionally Unviersal sends out person-specific discount codes ( much like Disney)
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Book resort thru Loews.com Deposit is one nights rate.Balance is due after checkout. You can change without penalty Cancellations are due by 5 days before For tickets we use Undercover tourist As for discounts ..There are Ap holder discounts, AAA discounts, Stay more ,save more rates and occasionally Unviersal sends out person-specific discount codes ( much like Disney)
Ok. Thank you.
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