Who loves to save during the holidays? I think everybody does, right?! It’s the best time of year to save big on purchases, including on Orlando theme park tickets. Universal Orlando Resort is doing their part to help families save their hard earned cash with a limited time, budget-friendly ticket sale featuring three days for the price of two. Whether you like to park hop, visit one park per day, or want to add on other attractions to your ticket, the savings are available. For a total breakdown of Universal Orlando Resort ticket deals, read on.

Single Park Admission: Ticket valid for either Islands of Adventure or Universal Studios. However, you can only attend 1 park per day selected, which is of your choice.

The best value for single park admission start at 2-day tickets, with 3rd day free. Tickets are only $135.99, which is a $30 savings from gate price. Want to spend four days at the park? This ticket type also has a $20 savings, and is on sale for only $155.99.

Park-to-Park Admission: Ticket valid for both Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios with ability to visit either park on the same day. Hop from park-to-park and see all Universal has to offer.

Two-Day, 3-Day and 4-Day Universal Park-to-Park tickets have a savings of $20-30 per ticket as well. Spend two days park hopping, with the third day free for the low price of $175.99 – a $30 savings. Want to add more days to play? Four-day tickets are $195.99.

If you’d like to add Universal Orlando’s waterpark – Wet ‘n Wild – to your ticket purchase, the 3-day Unlimited Park-to-Park ticket is your best value. For $199.99, which is $20 cheaper than gate price, you can enjoy unlimited admissions to BOTH Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure, as well as, Wet ‘n Wild for 14 consecutive days. If park hopping isn’t your thing, you can purchase a single park 2-day ticket with 3rd day free for $171.74. This ticket allows entry to Wet ‘n Wild and to either Universal Studios Florida OR Islands of Adventure for 3 days.

All 3rd day free tickets must be used between January 4 and June 20, 2015.

For more information on Universal Orlando Resort packages, as well as Disney World ticket bundles, be sure to visit Reserve Orlando.

Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Orlando to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.

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Frozen fever has taken over Disney World Orlando! If you’ve got a case, the only cure is to visit the most magical (and now wintry!) place on earth. Join Elsa, Anna, Olaf and Kristoff for merriment in the Magic Kingdom this holiday season.

Frozen Holiday Wish

Photo by Matt Stroshane, courtesy Walt Disney World Resort

PThe highlight of Frozen being featured at the Magic Kingdom is the all-new show “A Frozen Holiday Wish.” Each night at 6:15pm, your favorite Frozen characters travel to Arendelle and you’re invited on the journey. Get swept up in the spirit of the season as you watch handsome Kristoff, loveable snowman Olaf and sisters Anna and Elsa waltz across the Castle Forecourt stage. It all culminates in Queen Elsa using her powers to transforms the castle into a sparkling, icy masterpiece.

Of course, Frozen fever overtook Disney World earlier in the year with Frozen Summer Fun and special meet and greets with Anna and Elsa taking place. Arendelle’s royal couple were greeting guests in the Norway pavilion’s Prinsess Plass (Princess Home). Due to high demand, you can now meet and greet Anna and Elsa at the Magic Kingdom’s Princess Fairytale Hall. As the experience is extremely popular, Disney has made Fastpass+ reservation available as far as six months in advance. If you attend the Magic Kingdom’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, you’ll also spot the Frozen characters as they join the procession along with a flurry of ice cutters and skiers from the faraway kingdom of Arendelle.

Need even more of a Frozen fix? After experiencing the Magic Kingdom, head over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios hosts Olaf at Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post & Frozen Snowground. Build a snowman, throw a few snow balls, and then attend the super popular For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration Frozen Sing-A-Long Celebration. Queen Elsa and Princess Anna join in belting out all of your favorite Frozen songs, including “Let it Go.” Over at Epcot you can tour Norway’s Stave Church replica to view a gallery of Norwegian artifacts that inspired the film. Everywhere you look, except maybe the Animal Kingdom, Disney World Theme Parks have been bitten by the Frozen bug.

Join the celebration and make Frozen a part of your holiday plans.

Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Orlando to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.


Check out these Orlando events happening January 2015:

January 1-3:  Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort
Celebrate the holidays at Universal Orlando Resort including great events like Grinchmas, Macy’s Holiday Parade, and holiday concerts by Mannheim Steamroller.

January 1-4:  The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights
Disney’s Hollywood Studios become aglow in light during the Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights. Presented at the Disney Park every holiday season since 1995, this stunning light show adds an extra dose of festive fun to any Disney World vacation.

January 7-11:  Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend
Events include the Walt Disney World Marathon, Walt Disney World Half Marathon, Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge, Family Fun Run 5K, runDisney Kids Races, Disney’s Health & Fitness Expo, Pasta in the Park Party, and the Cool Down Party. For more information and to sign up, visit their website.

January 5 – March 6:  Real Music Concert Series at Busch Gardens
This longest running concert series returns Wednesdays through Saturday’s beginning in January. Listen to live music that will span the decades from the 1930s-1970s. Concerts are held each day at 11:30am, 1pm, and 3:30pm. Concerts are included with regular Busch Gardens admission, but reservation tickets are required to guarantee a seat.

January 24-30: Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts & Humanities
This multi-day, multi-disciplinary event celebrates the life and work of 20th century writer, folklorist and anthropologist, Zora Neale Hurston, her hometown, Eatonville, the nation’s oldest incorporated African American municipality, and the contributions people of African ancestry have made to the United States and world culture.

Disney World caters to food enthusiasts with unique restaurants throughout their theme parks and resort. At Downtown Disney two new restaurants are slated to open at in summer 2015, as part of the transition into Disney Springs.

Iron Chef fans will be familiar with the chef helming one restaurant specifically. Chef Morimoto will open Morimoto Asia, the Japanese master chef’s first pan-Asian restaurant. Located at The Landing, which is the center of Disney Springs, the 36-foot tall, two story establishment will feature a variety of areas to explore include exhibition kitchens, waterside seating, cocktail lounge, long bar, grand hall and open terraces. Of course, the food will be the main highlight of Morimoto Asia. Focused on flavors from throughout the continent, Morimoto plans to expand the cuisine horizons of Disney diners. Special exhibition kitchens add to the eclectic food options, which will showcase Asian traditions like street-food stalls, Peking duck and dim sum.

The other restaurant opening at Disney Springs, also at The Landing, is The Boathouse. Dining here will be an experience, as guided boat tours will take visitors on a 20-minute tour of the landmarks of Disney Springs. Want to add romance to the evening? Choose the Captain’s tour aboard The Venezia, an Italian-style water taxi where you can share a champagne toast and chocolate loved ones with your sweetheart. Have the entire family with you? Go on the Amphicar ride that land from land and enter the water with a splash!

At the Boathouse, which is located waterfront, there will be three themed bars including The Captain’s Raw Bar, The Admiral’s Club Bar and The Dock Bar, which is located over water. Nautically inspired both inside and out, The Boathouse even has boats docked outside from the 1930s, 40s and 50s. In addition, live entertainment, daily flag ceremonies, and bugle song performances will make the atmosphere one of nostalgia yet, bringing to life the charm of a waterfront town center.

The redesign of Walt Disney World’s Downtown Disney will is set to be themed as a place honoring turn-of-the century lakeside towns that dotted the Florida landscape.

Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Orlando to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.