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Universal Follows Disney in Making Change You Won't Like

Universal Orlando Resort is making some changes that guests aren't going to be happy about..

Fans of Comcast's  (CMCSA) -  Universal Orlando Resort are getting ready for their summer vacations with a trip to Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Florida or Islands of Adventure. 

Or maybe they will opt for a ride on Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit and Revenge of the Mummy at Universal Studios or possibly a thrilling trip on Jurassic World VelociCoaster and The Incredible Hulk Coaster at Islands of Adventure. Many might just want to cool off at Universal Orlando's water theme park, Volcano Bay.

at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure starting at $109 and $80 at Volcano Bay, it makes sense for local residents, as well most Florida residents outside the Orlando area, to purchase an annual pass if they are planning multiple visits to the parks over the year. Vacationers planning to spend four or more days at the theme parks might want to consider the annual pass as well.

14. Islands Of Adventure at Universal Orlando
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Theme Park Annual Pass Challenges

Universal rival Walt Disney  (DIS) -  has made it tough on passholders as it suspended its Disney World annual pass sales during the covid pandemic closure, brought them back shortly in 2021 with higher prices and new restrictions, then ended sales again except for its lowest tier, Florida resident-only pass. Out-of-state visitors are out of luck on annual passes at Disney World.

Annual passes are pricier for out-of-state visitors at Universal. In March, Universal raised the prices of all of its out-of-state annual passes by $50, including the 2-park Seasonal annual pass to $399; 2-park Power annual pass to $449.99; 2-park Preferred annual pass to $499; 2-park Premier annual pass to $714. Universal also raised the 3-park Seasonal to $499.99, 3-park Power to $559.99, 3-park Preferred to $606.99 and 3-park Premier to $904.99.

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. The passes reverted back to their previous price on April 8 and remain at those price points today.