Universal increases ticket prices for Florida residents

ORLANDO, Fla. – Universal Orlando confirmed to News 6 on Wednesday it has increased its ticket prices.

For Florida residents, to visit one park it now costs $105, up from $102. 

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To get a one day, two park pass, prices are up to $155, an $8 increase from the previous ticket price.

News 6 spoke to families who say it is getting expensive to enjoy the parks.

"I'm on a fixed income, I'm retired," resident Martha Clark said. "I could not do that with my grandchildren at all."

"We moved here to go to the parks and now it's hard to go when we want because prices keep going up and up and up," resident Michael Gencarelli said.

Universal says annual pass prices will remain the same.

"We set our prices to reflect the value of the experience we provide our guests," Universal said in an email to News 6. "And we provide the greatest value where our guests tell us it matters most – with our popular multi-day tickets and vacation packages.  Guests who use multi-day tickets or packages can save as much as $40 off our single day ticket price."

Universal adds it does extensive research on pricing and continues "to hear consumers believe our prices reflect the value of the experience they have when they come to our resort."

Universal says they will open their newest attraction, Skull Island: Reign of Kong, this summer.

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