Budgeting for the perfect vacation can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, there are several ways to save money during your Universal Studios Orlando vacation. Whether you’re planning a one-day visit to the Universal Studios theme park or a week’s stay at the Universal Studios resort, you can save big in some of the most unexpected ways.
Book a Universal Studios Vacation Package
A Universal Studios vacation package can help save money by allowing you to bundle your theme park tickets with your resort hotel stay and even your flight, if traveling by air. A vacation package with reservations at an exclusive Universal Studios resort hotel provides free transportation to Universal Studios parks and even early admission hours so you can get in on the fun before guests staying off-site.
Opt for the Dining Plan
The Universal Orlando Dining Plan makes it fun, easy and affordable to enjoy the best restaurants throughout Universal Studios. There are different dining plan options including the full Universal Dining Plan with each person in your group receiving one full-service meal, one- quick-service meal, one snack and one non-alcoholic beverage per day. There are more than 100 dining locations that honor the plan throughout Universal Studios.
Staying Off-Site? Look for Coupon Deals
If you’re staying at an off-site hotel during your Orlando visit, look for great coupon deals before beginning your day at Universal Studios. Check with your hotel concierge for coupons good for percentages off merchandise purchased in the Universal Studios park (great for saving on souvenirs) and even for discounted dining vouchers. If you’re a AAA member, remember to bring your card with you to the park to receive a percentage off at various restaurants.
Pack Park Essentials Like Sunscreen
Save yourself money by buying park essentials like sunscreen (a must-have when spending the day in the Florida sun) before you arrive. Make a list the essentials you’ll need for the day before your vacation begins. These should include things like sunscreen, hats, autograph books for character signatures and any baby items needed like diapers and wipes. While many of these items are available throughout the Universal Studios park, it’s more affordable to purchase them before arrival.