Flight of the Hippogriff™ at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™
Let us guess: you’re vacationing in Florida and really want to visit Universal Orlando Resort while you’re there, but you’re unsure which ticket option is right for you and your family. Don’t worry: we’ll explain the differences between each ticket type, and steer you towards a package that’s a great fit for you. (And if you check out our deal, we can help you save, too!)
If you’ve never been to Universal Orlando Resort before, perhaps the most-important thing to know is that it’s not just one park—it’s actually three, which are:
This is where you’ll make your first decision. Do you want to see all three parks, or would you rather just do Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure?
If you or anyone in your family enjoys spending a little vacation time cooling off at a water park in tropical Florida, the decision is easy: choose the 3-park option. Universal’s Volcano Bay (pictured below) isn’t your run-of-the-mill neighborhood water park. It boasts 19 rides, ranging from the thrilling Krakatau Aqua Coaster to the uber-relaxing Kopiko Wai Winding River. Did we mention you can careen down the side of a volcano on America’s tallest body slide? Put simply, this is not a water park you skip.
The Reef Pool at Universal's Volcano Bay™
Once you’ve chosen between the 2-park and the 3-park ticket options, you’ll have to pick between Base and Park-to-Park tickets. Here’s the difference between the two:
If you’re fine with spending all day in one park, Base tickets make sense. But Park-to-Park tickets give you the kind of flexibility most visitors find invaluable.
Don’t miss the train: Ride the Hogwarts™ Express between both lands of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™—only with a Park-to-Park admission ticket.
The Hogwarts™ Express
Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure are just a short walk from gate-to-gate, or you can ride the Hogwarts™ Express with a Park-to-Park ticket. Universal’s Volcano Bay is a short ride via complimentary shuttle buses.
Raptor Encounter at Universal's Islands of Adventure™
Through the Groupon deal, you can get Universal Orlando Resort™ admission as 1-day, 2-day, 3-day, 4-day, or 5-day tickets. So how many days is best for you? Here are a few things to consider: