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UO Plastic Annual Passes coming June 3

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Universal' started by NashvilleTrio, May 16, 2016.

  1. NashvilleTrio

    NashvilleTrio Newcomer

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    I was on the UO blog looking for a Kong update and saw a post about new plastic annual passes. When I went back to the blog home page, the story was gone, but I copied the content below. If this violates site rules, please delete and accept my apology. Either way, I'll be in line to get my flimsy paper pass exchanged on June 3.

    http://blog.universalorlando.com/extras/annual-passholder-plastic-cards/

     
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    Dunno if legit or not
     
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    It is a real thing.
     
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    Finally.
     
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    I lost my pass this past weekend and got a new one .I asked the guest service lady about plastic passes .She said IF they did that the cost to replace a lost/missing plastic pass would be 40.00. I got my paper one for free .
     
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    You get one paper pass replacement for free, the next is $10. We lost my husband and daughters pass and when we went to get it replaced she said 3 times that this time it would be free, but if we lose it again it would cost us $10. She said first replacement is the only one free. Which I think is bull for both paper and plastic. No other park has ever charged for replacement passes. We have had to get replacement ones at Sea World and Disney and were never told we would ever be charged for future ones.
     
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    She never said "next time will be XX dollars" .
    I guess she already knew about this announcement.
    She was already anticipating grief for the 40 dollar price to replace plastic pass when lost.
     
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    This is on the Universal Orlando Resort youtube channel:

     
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    I've reprinted my paper 20+ times and have never been charged
     
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    Interesting. The lady really wanted to get the point across to me that next time would not be free. Wonder if they changed something recently and that is why she repeated it so many times? Maybe because they were Power Passes? Not sure.
     
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    I think it matters if it reprinted because the old one faded, or because it was lost. They can't expect people having to pay for reprints when the passes fade easily. Maybe now with the plastic ones they will change things.
     
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    I have a plastic pass(since 04) but my wife has Preferred paper
    pass, we will not be back till late sept, so does this mean no plastic pass
    for her?
    Where will I be able to switch out my pass?
    Fridays through Sundays from June 3 through June 19, you can pick up your new plastic pass at the Café La Bamba (outside patio) at Universal Studios or the Jurassic Park Discovery Center landing (outside) at Islands of Adventure between 10am and 6pm.
     
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    I'm so glad these are finally back, I've always hated the paper passes, I think I only had to get mine reprinted once, but they fact you have to get it reprinted sometimes, is retarded. Having the plastic just feels better to me, it feels more important, instead of some disposable paper. The one thing I wish they had done though, is put different attraction characters on the different tiers of passes instead of change the color. I hope Hollywood can learn from Orlando here
     
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    A great day for Universal passholders :clap:
     
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    I think the idea is that after these dates you'll be able to go to guest services, the event is just to take care of the bulk of them.
     
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    Disney did something similar when Passholders got Magic Bands.
     
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    Those days are the "special handout" dates. Afterwards, you have to go Guest Services.
     
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    After jacking up the AP prices, it's the LEAST they could do.
     
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