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Vacation Hack: FREE Universal Express Unlimited

February 8, 2019
Universal Express Pass Unlimited

This hack is a game changer. My favorite benefit of staying at a Universal Orlando Resort hotel is that you get a FREE Universal Express Unlimited pass.

Yes, you read that right. Universal Express Unlimited is free when you stay at one of these three hotels:

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Hard Rock Hotel Orlando

Hard Rock Hotel Orlando

Loews Royal Pacific Resort

Loews Royal Pacific Resort

What exactly is a Universal Express Unlimited pass? It’s a pass that lets you skip the regular lines to almost all of our rides and attractions. The best part is, if you want to ride Revenge of the Mummy more than one time, you can use your Universal Express Unlimited pass to skip the regular line, as many times as you want.

All you need is a stay at one of those three hotels and your room key.

These are just a few of the rides you can ride with Universal Express Unlimited.

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

Wands in Front of Hogwarts 2 (1)

Skull Island: Reign of Kong

Kong vs. Dino

Jurassic Park River Adventure

Jurassic Park River Adventure

MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack

Men In Black at Universal Orlando Resort

The list of attractions goes on…

Are you ready to hack your vacation? Which hotel will you be staying at during your next visit? Tell us in the comments!

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  • Reply Deanne Ewan February 9, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    We will hopefully being staying at the Portofino this summer.

  • Reply Gaby February 10, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    At the Hard Rock as usual!

  • Reply Jenni June 10, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    Wish Sapphire Falls was part of this, we always stay there! Too bad, maybe I should look into the Portofino.

    • Reply Social Media Team June 10, 2019 at 5:27 pm

      Hi Jenni,

      We appreciate your feedback. Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply Sue June 10, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    How many express passes do you get when staying on property?

    • Reply Social Media Team June 10, 2019 at 6:25 pm

      Hi Sue!
      You will receive the same number of Guests stated on the reservation.

  • Reply Maureen Goldfedder June 10, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Staying at Universal Endless Summer Resort in September. Can’t wait! Does this qualify?

  • Reply Laura Alvarez June 10, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    We will stay at Loews Pacific Resort next spring! Can’t wait!

  • Reply Social Media Team June 10, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Hello, at this time Endless Summer Resort does not qualify for the complimentary Express Passes.

  • Reply Paula tickner June 11, 2019 at 1:03 am

    Hard rock hotel

  • Reply Cheryl June 11, 2019 at 7:02 am

    I would love to stay at the Portofino looks absolutely beautiful. Do not think we will be making it down to Orlando this summer 😢

  • Reply Becky June 11, 2019 at 9:24 am

    We stayed at the Hard Rock before Christmas. It was wonderful. Having the Universal Unlimited Pass let us skip the lines. We will do it again soon.

  • Reply Tammy June 11, 2019 at 11:23 am

    We r wonting to come in the summer of 2020 and we r looking for packages deals now !! Help

    • Reply Social Media Team June 11, 2019 at 11:46 am

      Hi Tammy, I recommend visiting our website for more information about vacation packages:

  • Reply BRAD BAREFOOT June 11, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Hey Universal ! How about including Cabana Bay ! As a child of the 60’s Cabana Bay is great … we might be back around Christmas.

    • Reply Social Media Team June 11, 2019 at 3:29 pm

      Thank you for this feedback Brad! We look forward to welcoming you back to our resort.

  • Reply annette heffernan June 11, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    do you have an all inclusive package with any of the three hotels that you get the fast pass with. kind regards

    • Reply Social Media Team June 11, 2019 at 2:08 pm

      Hi Annette, you can book vacation packages online at or by calling (800) 711-0080 we offer vacation planning assistance to help you find the best package for your next epic vacation.

  • Reply John June 11, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    We’ve stayed at Portofino twice before and loved it. Two weeks from tomorrow we’ll be checking into the Royal Pacific for the first time. The Express Pass is by far the best benefit; however, I love the look of Sapphire Falls and I’d love to stay there, but not without express pass.

    Universal, maybe you could let guests pay to add express pass at a reduced fee at the other hotels, based on the cost of the rooms? I’d be tempted to stay longer if that was the case.

    • Reply Social Media Team June 12, 2019 at 12:12 am

      Thank you for your feedback, John!

  • Reply Addie Davis June 11, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    I will be staying at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel.

  • Reply carla June 14, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    I wish I had known about the express passes before we booked our stay at the Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites.

    • Reply Social Media Team June 14, 2019 at 12:31 pm

      Hi Carla! Feel free to call our Online Ticket Store if you would like to more information about our hotels with Express Passes: 407-224-7840.

  • Reply Zoe L February 8, 2021 at 7:55 am


    We are due to stay and lowes royal pacific 2022, how do we get our express passes exactly? We will be purchasing out 14 day tickets prior to arriving. Just wondering how we get our express passes?

    • Reply Social Media Team February 8, 2021 at 8:00 am

      Hi Zoe! Your room key card for Loews Royal Pacific Resort will work as your Express Pass for the length of your stay.

  • Reply Kirk March 10, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    Are you able to pick up your express pass prior to the 4:00pm check in on you arrival day?

  • Reply Social Media Team March 10, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    Hi Kirk! Yes, you would be able to. Visit the Front Desk of the Hotel for assistance.

  • Reply Nancy April 27, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    If you stay only ONE night, do you get express passes for the day you check in and the day you check out? And if I get them for the day I check in can I get them early that morning or the night before??
    Thanks for any details you may have!

    • Reply Social Media Team April 27, 2021 at 6:52 pm

      Hi Nancy! If you stay at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, or Hard Rock Hotel, you would receive your hotel benefits from check in day through to your check out day.

  • Reply Kendra Niese June 3, 2021 at 8:21 am

    Does your entire party get express passes? I will have 5 people staying in one hotel room. Thanks!

  • Reply Social Media Team June 3, 2021 at 11:50 am

    Hi there! It would be for each Guest listed on the reservation at one of those hotels.

  • Reply Lynel Toro June 20, 2021 at 10:12 am

    Hello, my express pass will expire the day I check out? Just want to make sure for if I check out , can I use it that day in the parks?

    • Reply Social Media Team June 20, 2021 at 10:40 am

      HI Lynel! It would be valid on the day you check out!

  • Reply Dee October 24, 2021 at 12:01 am

    If I am staying one night. Can I drop off my bags and check in early. Hit the park with my express pass then check out the next day leave my bags at the hotel and hit the parks again and still use the express pass if all I have is two days ?!

    • Reply Social Media Team November 5, 2021 at 12:58 pm

      Hi Dee! Yes, you can certainly do this! Sounds like you’re ready for a fun-filled vacation!

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