Universal Studios Offering an Annual Pass with Unlimited Visits for Less Than $200

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Not sure which Florida vacation to take since Disney World has still not resumed selling annual passes to non-Florida residents? A recent announcement from Universal Studios Orlando may help you make that decision.

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Some non-Florida residents are growing weary of waiting for Disney World to begin selling annual passes again after the Resort abruptly paused the sale of its three most expensive passes in November 2021: the Pirate Pass, the Sorcerer Pass, and the top-tier IncrediPass.

On Tuesday, a representative for the Walt Disney World Resort said Disney doesn’t anticipate resuming the sale of annual passes in 2022. That was shortly after the Central Florida parks announced new pricing for Disney World annual passes, once they are sold again.

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Meanwhile at Universal Studios Orlando Resort, some guests are being welcomed to the parks with a special pass, the Military Freedom Pass. The pass is available to military members and their families, and the best thing about the pass is that is entitles the bearer to unlimited visits to both parks at Universal Studios Orlando.

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The pass is available to the following eligible service members with limited blackout dates between now and December 24, 2023:

  • Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, Reservists and spouses
  • Retired Military service members and spouses
  • Department of Defense Civilians

Blackout dates include December 26, 2022 through January 1, 2023, and April 3, 2023 through April 9, 2023.

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The Military Freedom Pass can be purchased for $199.99 per adult. Each pass allows access to Universal Studios and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Military personnel and their families can add access to Universal’s Volcano Bay water park for an additional $35 per pass.

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Although Military Salute Tickets are available at the Walt Disney World Resort, the Disney Park doesn’t offer a special annual pass to veterans or active duty personnel, nor is there a military discount on annual passes at the parks.


To get all the details about Universal’s Military Freedom Pass, visit Universal Orlando’s website.

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!