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There are so many things that I love about living in Southern California including how many theme park choices there are. Between Disneyland, SeaWorld, Legoland, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Knotts Berry Farm and Universal Studios Hollywood it can be hard to choose which one is right for you. For today let’s focus on Universal Studios Hollywood. Keep reading to find out how to save money at Universal Studios Hollywood.
How to Save Money at Universal Studios Hollywood
If you buy tickets at the gate you have quite a few options. One thing that I think is brilliant that Universal does and I wish Disney would do is charge admission based on height. However, if you purchase tickets online the price changes based on age. Buying tickets online will almost always save you more money than if you purchased them at the gate. Currently, if you purchase a ticket through Universal’s website you will receive $15 off.
You can purchase the Go LA Pass to save on several fun places like Universal Studios Hollywood.
When it comes to buying tickets for Universal Studios be sure to consider getting a Go Los Angeles Pass if you want to see more in Southern California. If you purchase a 3, 5, or 7-day card admission to Universal Studios is included. This card can be used for locals but it is primarily geared towards those visiting the areas and it can help you see a lot while saving a lot of money.
If you would like to save the $25 parking fee you can take the metro to the park. If you happen to be staying at a nearby hotel I would recommend taking an uber. You can get free parking if you attend the taping of a show like Family Feud on the day that you go to the park.
Some of the best-priced snacks at the park include the gigantic Simpsons donut. This is large enough that you can share it with more than one person. The breadsticks from Luigi’s Pizza are one of the most affordable snacks in the park. I also recommend splitting nachos from the Bee Taco Truck.
And lastly, I recommend the Three Broomsticks where you get a good amount of food for a fair price.
If you bring your own water bottle you can fill it up with cups of water or ice from the eating places or the water fountains. Starbucks will most likely give you the most generous amounts of water. Did you know you can pay with the Starbucks app at the park?