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Universal Studios Hollywood Discount Tickets

Theme park visits can be costly, and Universal Studios Hollywood is no exception.

In this article, you will find ways to get Universal Studio Hollywood discount tickets.

Online tickets

One of the methods to get discounted tickets is to book the tickets online.

However, take care to purchase tickets only from approved sellers.

Broadly, there are three types of tickets one can choose from-

  • General admission tickets

The cheapest of the three, the general admission ticket gives one- or two-day access to Universal Studios Hollywood rides, shows, attractions and more. 

Currently, they are also offering a second day free with the purchase of a 1-day general admission ticket. 

  • Express tickets

Express tickets allow one-time quick access to rides and shows at Universal Studios Hollywood

  • Vip tickets

For an extra special vacation, you can opt for the VIP tour, which includes Universal’s Backlot tour, VIP lounge access, breakfast, lunch, valet parking, etc.  

Find out more about VIP tickets here.

Benefits of online tickets

Benefits of online tickets
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There are several advantages to booking tickets online, including

  1. You don’t have to wait in line at the ticket counter, which saves you time. 

    You can visit the rides earlier than those who buy their tickets on the spot. 
  1. You can also prevent last-minute disappointment due to ticket shortages.
  1. Online tickets are cheaper. 
  • The general admission ticket typically costs $133 for guests aged three to nine years and $139 for those ten years of age and above at the gate.

The same ticket costs $111 and $105 online.

Visitor TypeGate priceOnline price
Adult ticket (10 years and above)139111
Child ticket (3 to 9 years)133105

You would thus get a discount of up to $29 on each ticket purchased online.

You can book the same express ticket online for $249. 

That’s $20 off when purchasing online. 

For $369, you may purchase the same ticket online.

If you make an online VIP ticket purchase, you save $60.

Note: The prices will likely vary from season to season or even daily.

Convenience of online tickets

Following the confirmation of your booking process, you get an email.

Access the tickets with a mobile device at the gate. No need to bring a physical copy with you to the park. 

Just show the ticket on your smartphone at the entrance and get a head start on all the rides, shows and attractions. 

Combo tickets

Another way to get a discount on your tickets is to purchase tickets for one or more attractions with Universal Studios Hollywood. 

You could combine your trip to Madame Tussauds with Universal Studios and save $14 per ticket.

When purchased separately, these tickets cost $149 ($119 + $30).

In combination, they cost $134.

These tickets alone cost $149, but when purchased together, you save 10% and pay about $134 per person.

Front gate height discounts

There is a minimum height requirement for some rides at Universal Studios Hollywood. 

The general admission tickets at the front gate are priced lower for visitors under 48 inches (122 cm).

The discounted ticket is available to anyone shorter than 48 inches, regardless of age.

However, these height discounts can only be applied at the parks’ ticket counter and are not available for online booking.

Check one of the many height charts at the theme park’s entrance to see if your kids are eligible for the discount.

We don’t advise doing this if you are not traveling on a tight budget, as this will cost you a lot of time at the ticket booths. 

Military discounts at Universal

Active and retired US military, DOD personnel, National Guard members, and their dependents can also obtain discounted tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood.

After showing a legitimate military or US government ID you can receive a $3 discount on general admission tickets at the gate.

Costco discount tickets

Costco discount tickets
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In the past, Southern California Costco locations offered discounted admission to Universal Studios.

The practice has since been paused, though. 

American Express cards discount

Being an official partner of Universal Studios Hollywood, American Express offers its cardholders a discount.  

When you spend $10 or more on food and non-alcoholic beverages, you can receive 10% off.

In addition, if your order exceeds $25, you will receive a 10% discount on photo packages.

AAA discount tickets

Members of AAA with their ID receive a $3 discount on admission tickets at the gate as well as a 10% discount on food and drink.

AAA discount tickets for Universal Studios Hollywood are also available on their website.

Group discounts

Groups of ten or more visitors can also avail themselves of discounted tickets for Universal Studios Hollywood. 

These discounts are only available over phone calls. 

On weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm PT, call 1-800-959-9688.

College student discounts

With special ticket offers and discounts, college students can feel the Ultimate Hollywood Experience!

Discounts are available for groups of ten or more by contacting college@nbcuni.com or calling 818-622-1550 (8 am – 6 pm PT).

Make sure you have access to your college’s official email address.

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