Universal Orlando follows Disney's lead, raises ticket prices

Single-day tickets jump $5 to $110

ORLANDO, Fla. – Days after Walt Disney World raised ticket prices to its theme parks, Universal Orlando is doing the same.

One-day single-park tickets to Universal jumped to $110, a $5 increase. Park-to-park tickets, allowing guests to go to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, jumped $10 to $165.

"We set our prices to reflect the value of the experience we provide our guests," a Universal spokesman said in a statement.

Disney and Universal offer bundle packages that decrease the cost of a daily ticket.

"We also provide the greatest value where our guests tell us it matters -- with our popular multi-day tickets and vacation packages," Universal said. "For example, a five-day park-to-park ticket brings your cost per day to just $59."

Universal also offers special pricing to Florida residents throughout the year, including discounts on annual pass products.

Disney on Sunday raised its single-day price to Magic Kingdom from $105 to $107. Single-day tickets for children are $101.

Prices increase during peak times at the parks.

Orlando's other major theme park, SeaWorld, costs $99.99 for a single-day ticket.

It has become routine for Universal to follow Disney's lead in raising prices.

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No price has yet been set for Volcano Bay, Universal's new water park scheduled to open in May.

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