Universal Orlando is making a couple of limited-time changes to its Premier Annual Pass benefits to make up for some of the lost benefits due to operational changes during the pandemic.

From now until September 30, Universal Express is now available at 2pm, starting 2 hours earlier from the usual 4pm slot.

Universal is also allowing one free theme park admission ticket for a guest from August 17 to December 24, 2020.

The ticket is valid for Park-to-Park admission to Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure but does not include Volcano Bay. The Early Park Admission benefit is included for the free ticket. The fine print verbiage states that the Premier Passholder must accompany the guest to the front gate ticket window to pick up the ticket and must be a valid Premier Passholder as of Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, to receive this benefit.

The Premier Pass is the highest Annual Pass tier a guest can purchase for year-round access to the Universal Orlando Resort. Some of the benefits that normally come with the pass have been affected due to reduced hours, such as Express after 4pm. One of the major benefits is a free Halloween Horror Nights ticket for the pass holder; however, with the cancellation of the event, that benefit is now lost.

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