January 23, 2015 – Early this morning, the 1-Day Pass on Universal Studios Hollywood’s official website was delisted from the choices of available tickets, leaving the least expensive option as the Buy-a-day-Get-a-Year 2015 pass at $92.
Previously, guests were able to purchase a 1-Day Pass for $92, with an additional $5 discount online, effectively making the ticket price $87 for one day. Existing passholders are still able to purchase 1-Day Passes for friends and family at the reduced rate of $77 on the website, as well as AAA members. Additionally, since the 1-Day Pass was the only ticket with a child discount, that means no such discount is available online anymore, forcing guests between 3 and 9 years old to go to the gate for the $84 ticket.
October 2014 – note the One-Day Pass with the online discount
January 2015 – Universal’s current offeringm
This trend of cutbacks isn’t completely surprising, as 2014 saw a number of cutbacks to the Annual Passholder program. It’s currently unknown if it will return or a different promotion will come to replace it. But in the meantime, the best deal for guests that are only looking to visit the park for one day is to use a AAA card and buy it through their own website.
Chris Glass is an editor for Inside Universal.
Chris is a Los Angeles native who grew up visiting the best theme parks in the world, but that wasn’t enough. Whenever he has the chance, he flees the comfort of Southern California to see what the rest of the world has to offer, and is always happy to return home.
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