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Universal Studios Theme Parks Just Raised Prices On Both Coasts | Travel + Leisure

The season of theme park price hikes is upon us, and now that Harry Potter magic, Minions mayhem, and Hollywood movie action is going to cost a bit more.

Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort have both increased ticket prices at the California and Florida theme parks, joining Disneyland and Walt Disney World as resorts whose admission can now be expected to increase annually.

This pricing change follows Disneyland’s staggering admission updates, where single day tickets were raised as much as $11 when new rates were rolled out last week. Unlike the uptick in pricing for Disney admission across the board, which saw annual passes jump as much as $150, annual pass pricing for Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort remain unchanged.

February is quickly becoming the annual bearer of ticket increases, with competing resorts tending to influence each other’s pricing structures. Last year, Universal Orlando Resort followed Walt Disney World’s daily and multi-day admission increase; in 2016, Disney parks in California and Florida adapted a dynamic pricing model, which assigns different values for different calendar days of the year, after Universal Studios parks in California and Florida enacted the same for its online ticket sales.

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