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Florida Residents: Here’s Your Guide to All Your Universal Orlando Benefits

January 23, 2019
Roll with the Waves on Waturi Beach at Universal's Volcano Bay

Living in Florida has some great perks. Beautiful beaches, gorgeous weather year round, and Universal Orlando Resort is right in your backyard.

Can it get any better? Yes! Florida residents get exclusive benefits to our destination like special ticket offers and discounts. But sometimes planning your upcoming adventure can feel a little overwhelming with all the different options.

Here’s my easy-to-read guide that breaks down the perks.

Choose the Right Ticket or Offer for You

Vacation Hacks at Universal Orlando Resort

We have specially-priced Florida resident tickets and offers available throughout the year, whether you’re looking to stay and play on-site or stop by for a day trip.

Click here to see our current ticket, package and Annual Pass offerings and sign-up for emails to stay up to date on our deals.

Tip: Head straight to the ticket turnstiles when you arrive to the parks. You no longer need to verify your residency before you get to the front gate.

Become a Die Hard Fan with an Annual or Seasonal Pass

Universal Orlando Annual Passholders

If you’re like me, you’re going to want to keep coming back again and again. You can make that happen with an Annual or Seasonal Pass. Being a Passholder allows you to be among the first to check out all of our new offerings, exclusive events, discounts and more. The best part? Florida residents get special pricing on Passes.

First, you choose from either a 2-Park or 3-Park Annual Pass. My vote is 3-Park since you know you’re going to want to cool off year round at Universal’s Volcano Bay.

Next, pick the pass level that works for you from Seasonal, Power, Preferred or Premier. You’ll get a shiny new pass and access to endless amounts of thrills and excitement. Our Passholders get year round benefits, discounts, special events and more. What more could you ask for? Click here for details.

Make It a Staycation with Hotel Savings

Universal's Endless Summer Resort - Surfside Inn and Suites

Sometimes you need to take a break from everyday life and enjoy a staycation.

Florida residents can save with special rates at our resort hotels throughout the year. There are plenty of options to choose from to suit your needs and budget.

Click here to check out the current offerings and options for each hotel.

Tip: Avoid the crowds and come stay with us during the week! As a Floridian, I’m sure you’re familiar with when the tourist seasons are and how busy the weekends get.

Use that Extra Cash to Upgrade Your Visit

Save time and money with Universal Orlando's Buy 2, Get 2 Deal.

You’re going to save a decent chunk of change with your Florida resident perks. Now you can use it to take your trip to the next level. Here are a few add-ons you can explore.

Now that you’ve got your guide, it’s time to start planning your upcoming getaway to Universal Orlando Resort. Click here to sign-up for email updates and special offers for Florida residents and share your excitement on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #ReadyforUniversal.

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  • Reply robert mcloughlin May 17, 2021 at 10:51 am

    can snow birds get a resident pass,with proof of address?

    • Reply Social Media Team May 17, 2021 at 11:00 am

      Hi Robert! We recommend reaching out to our Online Ticket Store at (877) 801-9720 for more information regarding proof of residency restrictions!

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