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Universal Express Pass: Worth it?

Tampa, Florida
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Universal Express Pass: Worth it?

We're going to be spending one day at Universal Studios Florida ONLY in a few weeks (No Islands of Adventure). Is purchasing an express pass for this park only worth it? Or is the pass mainly beneficial at IOA, which I understand has more thrill rides?

Bolton, Canada
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1. Re: Universal Express Pass: Worth it?

Personally i think it's a rip off. You have already paid for a ticket to the park and now they want you to spend more to maybe get on a ride faster? Whats next charging you to wait in line? If you can't wait to get on a ride for a few extra minutes over the express pass well that your $$.

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2. Re: Universal Express Pass: Worth it?

It's definately worth it IF it's a busy day. Yes I get they it's a rip off as you have paid to get in and the express passes are free at disney. But like me if you have traveled from a long way to visit and may only ever visit once express passes will make your visit more enjoyable and more stress free.

Rides such as the rip rocket, transformers, disbicible me and Simpsons can get very long lines. If your not sure then wait until your inside then decide. Also get the unlimited express pass as it's only a few dollars more as the other express pass is only for one time use on each ride

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Horsham, United...
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4. Re: Universal Express Pass: Worth it?

Wait until you arrive to see how busy it is and if you feel you need them there are various places dotted around the park that you can buy them.

Liverpool, United...
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5. Re: Universal Express Pass: Worth it?

If its for one day only,then yes ,defiantly worth it.compared to Disney ,you will get far more out of your day,with this ridiculous new fast pass system.

Horsham, United...
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6. Re: Universal Express Pass: Worth it?

Yes but the "ridiculous" new fast pass system at Disney is free!! (for now) lol

Swansea, United...
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7. Re: Universal Express Pass: Worth it?

Hi, if you have already purchased your park tickets, can you then purchase the unlimited express tickets? If so any idea how much these are?

Horsham, United...
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8. Re: Universal Express Pass: Worth it?

Yes you can, you can purchase them at the park (as previously stated) how much they are depends on when you visit, they vary from week to week. You can see the prices on the Universal website. They start at $29.99 and go up to as much as $99.99 per park per day.

What are your dates?

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9. Re: Universal Express Pass: Worth it?

When is a "few weeks" ? The Harry Potter expansion is due to open sometime between June,July and August. No one knows what the crowds will be, but expect it to be busy. If you're only going to be there one day, Id invest the extra cash.

Ormskirk, United...
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10. Re: Universal Express Pass: Worth it?

Or stay at the hotel for one night and get two days of unlimited express passes included....