Passholder Night Reservations Disappear Within One Hour at Universal Orlando Resort

Jonathan D

Passholder Night Reservations Disappear Within One Hour at Universal Orlando Resort

Earlier this morning, Universal Orlando Resort opened registration for their 2023 Passholder Night on August 26. Due to overwhelming demand, reservations were fully booked in under an hour.

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An announcement was made a few minutes after 9 a.m. that reservations could be made, and as soon as a few minutes after 10 a.m., Universal was already informing interested parties that the night was at capacity.

Upon visiting the Universal Orlando Resort website, a promotional section for the special event is there, but with a new disclaimer.

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We’re sorry, this event is at capacity. We can no longer accept new reservations. Please note that if you cancel your reservation, you will be unable to book a new time as space is no longer available. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Passholder Night, part of Passholder Appreciation Days, will be on August 26 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. The event last took place in the summer of 2019, prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests with annual passes got access to Universal Studios Florida for a few extra hours in the evening, with various exclusive offerings. Such a long absence may be the reason for this swift disappearance of availability.

If you did miss out on securing a spot, Universal Orlando Resort will still continue to celebrate Passholders from August 15 to September 30, 2023. During this time, UOAPs will have access to exclusive merchandise, menu items, discounts, and other opportunities. Details are not yet announced. Last summer, we got an exclusive Revenge of the Mummy magnet during Passholder Appreciation Days.

Universal Annual Pass Information

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For anyone interested in purchasing an annual pass for the two theme parks, the resort currently offers four different types.

  • Premier: unlimited park-to-park access with early park admission, Universal Express after 4 p.m., free valet or prime parking, one free admission to Halloween Horror Nights, and various other discounts. $789.99 is the full price, or monthly with a down payment of $420.67.
  • Preferred: unlimited park-to-park access with early park admission, free general parking, and various other discounts. $529.99 is the full price, or monthly with a down payment of $282.23.
  • Power: park-to-park access with select blockout dates, 50% off general parking after first visit, and some discounts. $374.99 is the full price, or monthly with a down payment of $199.69.
  • Seasonal: park-to-park admission with numerous blockout dates and some discounts. $324.99 is the full price, or monthly with a down payment of $173.06.

All of these passes are available with the Volcano Bay water theme park added for an additional fee, and all include access to the lounge.

new UOAP Lounge recently opened in Universal’s Islands of Adventure for annual pass-holding guests to enjoy and peruse exclusive merchandise. We were able to take a full tour of the space when it first opened.

Were you able to book a reservation in time? If not, are you still excited for some annual pass appreciation? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Jonathan D

    Originally from Los Angeles and Honolulu, Jonathan is a fan of cinema and theme parks who grew up on the original California Disneyland, and nurtures a particular admiration in Orlando for EPCOT and Disney's Animal Kingdom. His favorite resort on Earth would be Disneyland Paris, which doesn't seem to get the full admiration it deserves. You can find him in the Hufflepuff Common Room by the kitchens at jonathan.doughty@wdwnt.com.