Purchasing theme park tickets can be really tricky. There are seasonal prices, tons of different ticket options, and multiple upgrades to choose from. To help make your purchasing experience a little less confusing, we’re breaking down one of the most popular upgrade options for Universal Orlando Resort: the Universal Express Pass.
Express Passes can be purchased online prior to arrival, and they are also available for purchase at the front gate of Universal Studios Florida or Islands of Adventure. The Express Pass does not include admission to the theme parks, so Universal Orlando tickets must be purchased separately.
Express Pass Options
2-Park Universal Express Unlimited Pass: $99.99 per day
The two-park Express Unlimited pass can be used at both Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. This pass allows you to bypass the regular lines at participating attractions with a separate line that typically has a much shorter wait time. Unlimited passes allow you to skip the the line at each attraction however many times you’d like.
Universal Express Unlimited Pass: $89.99 per day
The Universal Express Unlimited Pass allows you to participating attractions at EITHER Universal Studios Florida or Islands of Adventure. The pass is valid for unlimited use at one park.
2-Park Universal Express Pass: $79.99 per day
Similar to the 2-Park Express Unlimited pass, this pass allows you to skip the regular lines for participating attractions at both Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. However, the Universal Express Pass is only valid for one use per ride.
Universal Express Pass: $69.99 per day
The Universal Express Unlimited Pass allows you to participating attractions at EITHER Universal Studios Florida or Islands of Adventure. With this pass, you can skip the line to each ride at the park one time.
Express Passes to Volcano Bay can currently only be purchased as part of a ticket bundle such as the 3-Park Park-to-Park + Express Unlimited package. This includes admission to Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay and Express Unlimited access to participating attractions at all three parks.
There are Express Passes available for special events like Halloween Horror Nights, but guests must purchase event specific express tickets. Regular passes are not valid for are available but guests must purchase an event specific express ticket.
Participating Rides & Attractions
- Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts
- Revenge of the Mummy
- Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon
- Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
- TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3-D
- Hogwarts Express (King’s Cross Station)
- Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
- The Simpsons Ride
- Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster
- Shrek 4-D
- MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack
- E.T. Adventure
- Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl
- A Day in the Park with Barney
- Universal Orlando’s Horror Make-Up Show
- FEAR FACTOR LIVE
- Animal Actors On Location!
Islands of Adventure
- Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls
- Jurassic Park River Adventure
- Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
- Doctor Doom’s Fearfall
- The Incredible Hulk Coaster
- The High in the Sky Seuss Train Trolley Ride!
- Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges
- Hogwarts Express (Hogsmeade Station)
- One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
- Skull Island: Reign of Kong
- The Cat in the Hat
- Flight of the Hippogriff
- The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
- Storm Force Accelatron
- The Eighth Voyage of Sinbad
- Poseidon’s Fury
- Honu ika Moana (both slides)
- Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides (both slides)
- Krakatau Aqua Coaster
- Punga Racers
- Taniwha Tubes
- Ohyah & Ohno Drop Slides (both)