Universal Studios is no Disneyland, but their ticket prices are just as high. For park visitors over 3-years-old, a one-day ticket is $95; pretty pricey! So it’s best to take advantage of any and all savings opportunities for Universal Studios. Here are a few ways to save on Universal Studios ticket prices:
Universal Studios will often lower their ticket prices online. The current promotion is $10 off a day pass, or a season pass for just $5 more. Check out their sales page for any current promotions.
Costco members can score as much as 20% off savings to Universal Studios. This deal is not available online, and may not be offered at all Costco locations.
Los Angeles Go E-Card
The Los Angeles Go E-Card gives you admission to four separate amusement parks and other attractions for one-low price. Universal Studios, Knott’s Berry Farm, Legoland, Six Flags, and the Warner Bros. Studios tour are all included for about $165. This is actually a great deal if you can stand that much activity piled into four days. Yes, it has to be used within four days, and that four day period must begin within 14 days after purchasing the pass, so don’t buy it until the last minute. Even if you only made it to two of these locations, you would save a bit. The Los Angeles Go E-Card is available through Costco online for members only.
Go Cards are available for non-Costco members as well. You can actually build your own card based on the parks you want to visit, and of course include Universal Studios. You will receive 15-20% off each additional attraction you add to your custom Go Card.
I was surprised to find out my company offered discount tickets to Universal Studios. I saved about $11 per ticket, and was given a 3-day pass free.