Does Universal Orlando Offer Military Discounts?

Question of the week: Do military personnel get discounted tickets to Universal Orlando Resort?

Before we get into the answer for this week’s question, I would first like to thank you for your service to our country.

Now whether you are going to Universal Orlando by yourself or with your family, below are the guidelines on what you can expect when it comes to getting military discounts on your Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure tickets.

Universal Orlando Offer Military Discounts


Universal Orlando Military Discounts

Universal Orlando offers specially priced tickets to active duty, retired military and Department of Defense personnel.

Be sure to visit their military website to see all of the discounts available for you.

According to Universal Orlando, there are specially priced tickets offered to Leisure Travel offices at military bases around the country for re-sale to active duty, retired military and Department of Defense personnel.

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Ticket pricing is determined by the local Leisure Travel offices. Active duty military with valid military IDs can receive a discount when purchasing multi-day tickets at the front gate tickets windows at Universal Orlando Resort™.

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Below are Possible Military Discount Ticket Options at Universal Orlando

Base Tickets

You get access to either Universal’s Islands of Adventure™, Universal Studios Florida™ or Universal’s Volcano Bay™ each day you visit.

2-Park Tickets

Access to Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ and Universal Studios Florida™ each day you visit.

3-Park Tickets

Access to Universal’s Islands of Adventure™, Universal Studios Florida™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay™ each day of your visit.


Exclusive Military Vacation Package Includes

  • 3-Night Hotel Accommodations
  • 3-Park 4-Day Park-to-Park Military Promotional Ticket to Universal Studios Florida™, Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay™
  • Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay™ one hour before the park opens
  • Access to select live entertainment venues at Universal CityWalk™

The military packages offer 10% off of your 1 to 5-day tickets for 2 or 3 parks when booking for 1 April – 31 December 2020.

Room discounts are up to 40% off and will depend on the resort, the time you go and the room category.

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Where to Get Your Tickets?

You can get your Universal Orlando Tickets at the following bases below, but please note that these can change at any time.

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Learn more about the pricing options for Military Discounts at Universal Orlando here!

What to Know Before Your Universal Orlando Trip

Whether you choose to go to Universal Studios in Orlando solo or with family and friends, I hope you have the best theme park vacation ever!

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Universal Studios Hollywood Rip Rock It

One of your first questions about your trip may be:

What’s the best itinerary for Universal Studios Orlando?

You’ll want to save time on your Universal Orlando trip, so you must have a game-plan to save time and see the most popular attractions.

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Despicable Me Minion Mayhem Universal Studios Orlando

What time does Universal Studios open?

Universal Studios Florida is open 365 days a year from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the regular season.

Hours may change based on the busyness of the park.

How much does it cost to go to Universal Studios in Florida?

The cost of admission starts at $125, but I like discounts so I use Undercover Tourist to find cheap Universal Studios tickets.

Revenge of the Mummy Ride at Universal Studios Florida
Revenge of the Mummy Ride at Universal Studios Florida

What should I do first at Universal Studios Orlando?

One of the best Universal Studios Orlando tips that I can give you is to start at Diagon Alley first.

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This Harry Potter-inspired area will fill up quickly making the line for the two attractions (Escape from Gringotts and Ollivanders wand experience) extremely long.

Read more things you didn’t know about Universal Orlando here!

What should I pack for Universal Orlando?

You can get the full Universal Orlando packing checklist here!

You Should also Know What You Can and Cannot Bring inside Universal Studios

To prevent any embarrassment at the security checkpoints, I’ve listed the items you are able to take with you inside of the Universal Orlando parks.

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Hogsmeade at Universal Hogwarts Castle Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

Please keep in mind that Universal is very strict on what it allows you to bring.

Acceptable items:
  • Bottled water
  • Small snacks that do not require heating
  • Any food required for medical purposes and medically indicated nutritional supplements
  • Food required for special dietary needs
  • Baby food/baby formula
  • Soft-sided insulated bags no larger than 8.5″ wide x 6″ high x 6″ deep
 Prohibited items:
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Picnic lunches
  • Food that requires heating or refrigeration
  • Glass containers
  • Hard-sided coolers
  • Soft-sided coolers larger than 8.5″ wide x 6″ high x 6″ deep
  • Suitcases and bags with wheels
  • Folding chairs
  • Clothing with offensive language or content
  • Any clothing that represents someone as emergency personnel
  • Weapons of any kind

If you want more tips for your trip, you can read the Universal Studios tips here or the Islands of Adventure tips here!

What is the best time to go to Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure?

Holiday peaks, crowd sizes, weather, and a few other factors have a lot to do with your Universal Orlando experience, including how long you’ll be waiting in line for your favorite rides.

Best Times to Visit Universal Studios Orlando

  • January
  • February
  • April
  • November

These months are closely followed by March, May, September, and October as still pretty decent visiting times.

Read about the least crowded days at Universal Orlando here!

Final Thoughts

I would like to take the time to thank every service man and woman who has served and who continues to serve our country.

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To book your vacation, visit your military base ticket office (ITT/LTS or call 1-888-340-4614 ).

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Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!


(Original Article Date: October 14,2014/Updated February 1 , 2020)

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