Universal Studios Hollywood surprising changes to Annual Pass program

Universal Studios Hollywood has announced new Annual Passes before the launch of Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

The Gold Pass, available for $299, includes 312 select days of fun. The California Resident Plus Pass, available for $199, invites members to enjoy 244 select days of fun, and the California Resident Pass, available for $139, includes 182 select days of fun.

This is an interesting move for Universal, since now none of the Annual Passes include parking and all include blackout dates. This move comes right before the opening of WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER which is scheduled to open Spring 2016 but there has been rumors that it could soft open as early as this December.

Full announcement below…


Universal Studios Hollywood Introduces Three All-New Annual Passes Providing Insider Benefits, Exclusive Perks and Access to The Entertainment Capital of L.A. over a 12 Month Span

Universal City, California,  – In celebration of Universal Studios Hollywood’s five year epic transformation that has substantially altered its familiar footprint to essentially define it as an entirely new destination, The Entertainment Capital of L.A. is rolling out three all-new Annual Pass ticket options, inviting guests to visit the theme park as if for the very first time.

Effective immediately, new Annual Passes will provide guests with an array of privileges reserved for passholder membership, including access to Universal Studios Hollywood over a 12 month period to enjoy the park’s compelling thrill rides and attractions, including “Fast & Furious: Supercharged” as the grand finale to the world famous Studio Tour, “Transformers:  The Ride 3D“ and “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem,” as well as the much-anticipated “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” when it opens in Spring 2016.

Each new Annual Pass member will embark on an exciting journey with Universal Studios Hollywood receiving regular newsletter updates, exclusive preview event invitations, discounts on food and merchandise, eligibility for sweepstakes opportunities that include the chance to win tickets to coveted Hollywood red carpet movie premieres, and more.

The Gold Pass, available for $299, includes 312 select days of fun. The California Resident Plus Pass, available for $199, invites members to enjoy 244 select days of fun, and the California Resident Pass, available for $139, includes 182 select days of fun.  To learn more about the Annual Passes options, please visit www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com/tickets.

Additional information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.

Author: Becca Blumenfeld Inigo

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