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Season Pass purchased online = Early Admission?

LizCatMom

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Sep 2, 2015
13
If you purchase your season pass online, does this give you the 1 hour early admission into the park? Or are those only for single day tickets?
 

wongck

Newcomer
Jul 26, 2016
49
When you're on the purchase tickets page, you can see across the page on top that Early Admissions as part of the EZ Rez benefits. In the terms & conditions of the selected tickets, the part concerning early entry looks the same for the single day, double days and season pass.


Sol I read it as applies to all tickets online.
 

markb

Newcomer
Oct 12, 2009
69
I asked this question to guest relations back the in the spring, and they told me that as long as it's purchased from universalstudioshollywood.com, season passes are eligible for early entry. And, indeed, I was able to use early entry with my season pass, purchased online.


In practice, I have heard that they don't really enforce this. So basically anyone with any sort of ticket can get early admission. (I guess if you have sort of voucher that has to be taken to the ticket booth, there might be a problem. You have to have something you can take directly to the turnstile.)
 

Rideguy70

V.I.P.
Feb 17, 2016
1,109
Los Angeles
I've had mixed results. Most of the time, they let me in with a season pass. But a few times, I was told it didn't count, and they made me wait. This was the old version of the Platinum pass.


I now have the new one, which I did buy online, but I have no idea if it would count or not. Again, I'm guessing it would depend on which employee I got. Since I don't really feel,like playing the lottery like that, I generally skip it. 
 

Rideguy70

V.I.P.
Feb 17, 2016
1,109
Los Angeles
I've had mixed results. Most of the time, they let me in with a season pass. But a few times, I was told it didn't count, and they made me wait. This was the old version of the Platinum pass.


I now have the new one, which I did buy online, but I have no idea if it would count or not. Again, I'm guessing it would depend on which employee I got. Since I don't really feel,like playing the lottery like that, I generally skip it. 
 

Jon Fu

Editor-in-Chief Emeritus
Staff member
Jul 26, 2010
2,840
California
I've had mixed results. Most of the time, they let me in with a season pass. But a few times, I was told it didn't count, and they made me wait. This was the old version of the Platinum pass.
Any new pass purchased using Universal's online ticketing system should work, so any older passes (such as the old Premium Pass) do not apply.


I haven't had any issues with the Platinum Pass.
 
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LizCatMom

Newcomer
Sep 2, 2015
13
Great! Thanks for all the replies. We'll purchase them online and take our chances. Trip is next month. I'll report back if there are any issues.
 

CourtGranger

Newcomer
Aug 17, 2016
3
I haven't had any issues with the Platinum Pass.
Jon, is the early entry for the first time use of your pass only? I ask because I have the platinum and bought my little sister a season pass and Saturday is her first day. She really wants to do early entry. Can I get in with her?
 

Jon Fu

Editor-in-Chief Emeritus
Staff member
Jul 26, 2010
2,840
California
Jon, is the early entry for the first time use of your pass only? I ask because I have the platinum and bought my little sister a season pass and Saturday is her first day. She really wants to do early entry. Can I get in with her?
I've been able to use it repeatedly for what it's worth.
 

markb

Newcomer
Oct 12, 2009
69
That's my understanding, too. I actually have an email reply from Universal to back this up. Specifically, they wrote this:

[SIZE=12pt]Each ticket purchased online now offers Early Park Admission. If you purchase an Annual Pass, you will have Early Park Admission included each time you visit the parks[/SIZE].
 
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