Special Info for these Crazy Times:
News for 2021:
- Disneyland Finally Scheduled to Reopen
- Planning and Executing Your Walt Disney World Vacation During These Trying Times
- 2021 Walt Disney World Armed Forces Salute Ticket Announcement
- Using Disney Armed Forces Salute Tickets in 2021
- Using the Walt Disney World Theme Park Reservation System
- Park Hopping Returns to Walt Disney World Starting in 2021
Everything is Different at WDW since it Reopened. See Our Trip Reports:
- 2022 Disney Armed Forces Salute Timeline
- Our Return to Walt Disney World (Aug/Sep 2020)
- Our Second Trip Back to Walt Disney World (Nov 2020)
- Our Third Trip Back to Walt Disney World (Jan 2021)
The Universal Orlando Resort has released their offers for the US Military Community for 2021.
Universal Orlando 2021 Special Highly Discounted Military Tickets
Updated 5 April 2021 -DoD Civilian Eligibility Update
Updated 27 Jan 2021 -DoD Civilian Eligibility
Updated 11 Jan 2021 -For clarity
Updated 24 Dec 2020 -Big News on these Tickets!
For more than 11 years Universal Orlando has been offering special highly discounted military tickets in addition to their regular slightly discounted military tickets.
These special military tickets are usually offered for specific dates, for set ticket lengths and options.
Normally their regular military tickets offer the full range of lengths and options at a lower discount.
Here are the 2021 Universal Orlando Special Military Ticket/Pass offer details:
For 2021 Universal is calling their Special Military Tickets – Freedom Passes.
Did you note they are calling them passes this year and not tickets? That’s because this year they are like a Universal Annual Pass (without the other benefits Universal adds to those, like parking).
These Passes are mind blowing!
The 2-Park Freedom Pass is valid for use every single day between 1 January and 31 December 2021
The 3-Park Freedom Pass is valid for use every single day between 1 March and 31 December 2021
There are no Blackout Dates!
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.
- 2 Park Freedom Pass – $200 Adult/$195 Child – For the whole year!
- 3 Park Freedom Pass – $235 Adult/$230 Child – For the whole year!
These are Universal’s initial prices, local base’s prices may vary slightly.
There seems to be a lot of confusion about these passes on Facebook when I’ve shared this post. So in a effort to be absolutely clear:
These Freedom Passes are like an annual pass, without the other benefits that usually go with an AP, like free parking and discounts.
You only pay the price once, not every visit or every so often.
The pass is good for admission every single day after you purchase it. There is no limit.
The 2-Park pass is valid for the two theme parks. The 3-Park is valid for the two theme parks and the water park (once it opens for the season).
These Freedom Pass are only available Through your Travel agent as part of a package and at Base Ticket Offices (Including Shades of Green). They are not at Universal’s gates!
As this has just come out there could be delay in your local Base Ticket Office knowing about the offer or being able to get these tickets!
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 shorter Regular Tickets..
Shades of Green Regular Universal Military Prices (Base Ticket Offices prices very similar if not the same)
Those Eligible for This Offer Are:
- Active or Retired US Military -Active Duty, National Guard, Reservists, US Coast Guard (with valid military ID!)
- Spouses of Eligible Service Members
- DoD Civilians
Note, both the member and spouse have their own eligibility.
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
The eligible person must present a valid Military ID at time of voucher purchase and when exchanging the voucher at the Universal sales window or at ticket locations in Universal’s on site hotels.
Unused days will be forfeited.
- Limit 6 Passes during program period
- The offer is valid for multiple purchases throughout the duration of the promotion period
- Passes must be used by the same person on any and all days (Non-Transferable)
- Passes will arrive UNACTIVATED
- 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. Ticket locations in Universal’s Hotels are not owned by Universal and you can not activate these passes there.
- Passes must be completely use by 31 December 2021
- This offer is not valid at Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Orlando 2021 Special Highly Discounted Room and Ticket Packages
Universal Orland has also offered Room and Ticket packages to the US Military Community through the years.
These consist of accommodations in one of Universal’s Resort Hotels or one of their local partners (at a lower price point).
Here is our current information on Universal’s 2021 Military Room Discounts.
Universal Orlando’s 2021 military packages consist of Ticket and Room Packages or Room Only.
- These Special Freedom Passes can be added to Packages!
- Room discounts are up to 40% off depending on resort, category, season, week day/weekend
Universal has not posted package rates online as they have in previous years. You must call for prices or work with a Universal Military Specializing Travel Agent like Military Disney Tips’ recommended agent Jen Novak.
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Related, also see: Military Discounts at Universal City Walk
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