This is HUGE NEWS! Prior to this, the signature attractions in the the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando were exempt from the Express Pass and Unlimited Express Pass options. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey in Hogsmeade Village, Escape from Gringotts in Diagon Alley and the Hogwarts Express were exempt from the popular Express Pass and the only way to experience these attractions was waiting in line, or staying onsite to take advantage of Early Admission into the parks to avoid the crowds and lines.
Now, the rides have been added to the Express Pass options, so you can skip the lines and head straight to the front of the line! The Express Pass and Unlimited Express Pass are optional ticket upgrades to regular admission into the parks. The Express Pass permits a guest to skip the lines for all the rides with Express Pass options once. The Unlimited Express Pass provides guests with unlimited opportunity to skip the lines to any attractions they want, with the option to skip the lines repeatedly for favourite attractions!
The Express Pass and Unlimited Express pass ticket options are additional upgrades and will differ depending on the park, and the season, but is about an additional $80-90 per person per day. But during peak busy seasons with higher crowd volumes and summer heat concerns, the Express Pass options will guarantee you can experience more of the attractions without waiting in lines.
For a greater value with the Express Pass, consider staying onsite at a Universal Resorts hotel, where premier hotels include Unlimited Express Pass for each guest, for the number of nights of your vacation stay. So if you are staying three nights, you will receive Unlimited Express Passes for all guests in the room, for three days. Separate theme park admission is required, but then you will receive Unlimited Express Pass for the number of days equivalent to your hotel stay.
To read more about our experience at the Universal Resort onsite hotels, check it out on my blog, “Stay Onsite for Maximum Universal Experience”.
For more about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, read this post, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Universal Studios Orlando”.
Are you a Harry Potter fan? Looking to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter? Let me know how I can help! We have been to both the Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Orlando parks to experience it all and can provide first hand experience to help you with your vacation planning!