Stop everything and add theme park tickets to your shopping list because this deal is too good to miss.

By Emily VanSchmus
April 26, 2019

Your next Costco run just got a whole lot more fun. The discount chain is now offering cheap (like, really cheap) theme park tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood, and we’ve already added them to our Costco list along with their Organic Cauli-Tots and 100-Calorie Vodka Ice Pops. This news comes weeks after the announcement that Sam’s Club is offering discounted tickets to Disneyland and Disney World, so now is a great time to plan your next family vacation.

Normally, a single day ticket to Universal Studios Hollywood in California is $109—but a three-visit pass from Costco is only $139. Basically, you get two extra days in the park for just $20 more. There is a six ticket limit for each Costco member, but this deal is so good that a family of six would save more than $1,100 on a three-day trip to Universal.

As with most discount ticket packages, there are a few restrictions. The passes are only valid for 12 months after your first visit, so if you’re not from the area you’ll want to plan accordingly. You don’t have to use the three days consecutively, but no matter when you purchase the tickets you’ll need to use the first pass before June 15, 2020.

There are also a few blackout days that the tickets won’t be valid (like big holidays and during Universal’s peak busy season). The full calendar of dates is available through Costco’s website, which means it’s easy to plan around the blackout dates and there won’t be any surprises when you arrive at the park.

For anyone looking to take advantage of more time in the park, Costco also offers an 18-month pass to Universal Studios Hollywood for just $219.99. For the record, a 12-month pass can run as high as $619 if you purchase directly from Universal, and 18-month passes aren’t even currently offered from the theme park itself.

With so many things happening in the park, it’s the perfect time to plan your trip. Visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, go on the legendary Studio Tour, and ride the new Jurassic World ride that opens this summer. Currently, Costco’s site only offers ticket deals for Universal Studios Hollywood in California, but shoppers have reported purchasing tickets to the Universal Orlando Resort in Florida as well. If you’re traveling to Florida, we recommend calling your local Costco to check in-store availability of these tickets. And anytime you head to to the grocery chain, use these 9 tips for saving money at Costco to save even more on whatever's on your list.


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