Universal Orlando Resort has announced their 2024 Freedom Pass, a special year-long pass for military families for one low price!
The Universal Orlando Resort has continued their Special Military Tickets called the Freedom Pass for 2024.
Freedom Passes are “Unlimited Use Tickets” that are sort of like a Universal Annual Pass, but without the other benefits that Universal adds to their regular annual passes (like parking and discounts). These are officially not passes.
These Tickets Are Simply Amazing!
Tickets are available for purchase starting 16 November 2023!
The Universal Orlando Freedom Pass is valid for use from 16 November 2023 through and including 20 December 2024. For the second year Universal’s 2024 Freedom Pass has Bolckout Dates (Dates on which you may not use your pass, it’s blocked from use).
Freedom Pass Blockout Dates are:
- 25 December 2023 through and including 2 January 2024
- 25 March 2024, through and including 31 March 2024
This Pass is a Park Hopper for either 2 or 3 parks.
2 Park, Park-to-Park Freedom Pass – Both Adult & Child Versions
The 2-Park, Park-to-Park Military Promotional Pass entitles 1 eligible person admission to the following Universal Orlando Resort theme parks each day: Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
3 Park, Park-to-Park Freedom Pass – Both Adult & Child Versions
The 3-Park, Park-to-Park Military Promotional Pass entitles 1 eligible person admission to the following Universal Orlando Resort theme parks each day: Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, AND Universal’s Volcano Bay Water Theme Park.
2024 prices for these special military tickets have increased just 10 dollars. This is the first price increase since the program started in 2021!
- 2 Park Freedom Pass – $210 Adult/$205 Child – For the whole year!
- 3 Park Freedom Pass – $245 Adult/$240 Child – For the whole year!
These Freedom Pass are only available at your Base Ticket Office or through your Travel Agent as part of a package.
They are not available Universal’s gates!
Pass Purchase Limits: Those eligible may purchase and activate a Maximum to 6 Freedom Passes during the offer period.
Universal Orlando Freedom Passes DO NOT include admission to separately ticketed events like Halloween Horror Nights!
Note! These are a specially priced offer and are much cheaper per day than the Regular Military Universal Tickets. Compare prices! It might be cheaper to buy these for a shorter stay than the shorter Regular Military Discount Tickets..
Shades of Green Regular Universal Military Prices (Base Ticket Offices prices very similar if not the same)
There seems to be a lot of confusion about these passes both here and on facebook when I’ve shared this info in the past. So in a effort to be absolutely clear:
These Freedom Passes are unlimited use tickets that are like an annual pass, without any other benefits that usually go with an AP, like free parking and discounts.
You only pay the price once for the whole year, not on every visit or every so often.
Those Eligible for This Offer Are:
- Current or Retired US Military -Active Duty, National Guard, Reservists, US Coast Guard (with valid military ID!)
- 100% Service Connected Disability (with service connected US military ID!)
- Spouses of Eligible Service Members
- DOD Civilian Employees
Note: Both the member and spouse have their own eligibility, so 12 tickets total for that family.
However those who might have 2 eligibilities, e.g. a Reservist/Guardsman who is also a DoD Civ, or military retiree who is a DoD Civ only have 1 eligibility of 6 tickets, it’s per person, not per ID.
These tickets are priced extremely low, therefore they are a fantastic opportunity for Military personnel to visit both Universal Orlando’s original theme parks (Universal Studios Florida & Universal’s Islands of Adventure) as well as take advantage of experiencing Volcano Bay Water Theme Park!
- Non-Retirees e.g. DD-214 or VA Card
- Divorced souped with benefits
Please Note/Most Important!!! – The Freedom Pass does not include any extras, like parking or discounts on food or merch! Only park admission is included. These passes might not be best for those who are local or semi-local who buy regular annual passes and drive.
So if you will be parking each day in Universal’s garage or use AP the discounts, total up all costs each way before purchasing these passes.
These are perfect for those who fly in, use the Superstar Shuttle or other airport Transportation and stay on property for one long stay or several shorter ones during a year. I did a couple trips last year and it was perfect.
The eligible person must present a valid Military ID at time of voucher purchase and when exchanging the voucher at the Universal sales window.
Universal’s Officially Stated Rules:
- Limit 6 Passes during program period per eligible person.
- Only one single purchase is allowed during this offer per eligible person. If there are extenuating circumstances, discuss this with the base where you made the initial purchase.
- All passes must be be purchased at the same location.
- Passes are UNACTIVATED when purchased.
- Passes will be ACTIVATED at any Universal Pass Sales window with a valid ID presented by the military member or military spouse; military member or spouse MUST accompany the party to the Pass Sales window for first activation of the Passes, and use one of the tickets; Dependent children CANNOT activate Passes on their own.
- Passes are not valid after 20 December 2024
- This offer is not valid at Universal Studios Hollywood
- The military sponsor, whether member or spouse MUST be with their guests on their first day of use of the 2022 Military Freedom Pass tickets as they will need to walk them through the turnstile with military ID. These tickets are not for gifting.
How to Buy Freedom Passes
When you purchase tickets/passes as part of a package they are protected because if you change or cancel your reservations, the whole package is refunded.
If you purchase them on Base all sales are final!
How to Use Freedom Passes
See how to use the Freedom Pass on my Universal Orlando Site: How to Use Universal Orlando’s Freedom Pass
Universal Orlando Military Room and Vacation Packages
Military room discounts and vacation packages (room and tickets or Freedom Passes) are also available!
Eligible Service Members
Must present your current Military ID at check-in.
- Active Member and Spouse
- Retired Member
- 100% Disabled Veteran with (valid military ID)
Universal says the Military Create Your Own Vacation Package is their Most Customizable Vacation.
You can select the hotel of your choice, customize your theme park admission, add airfare (if wanted) and other enhancements to enjoy Universal Orlando Resort the way you want to experience it.
Use a Military Expert for your Universal Studios Vacation
As I noted, a package is the way to go!
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Check Out My Universal Site Just for the Military Community
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There you’ll find info on:
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- Universal Orlando’s Transportation
What to Wear in Universal’s Parks (external link)
40 Movies to Watch Before Your Trip to Universal Orlando Resort (external link)
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