Vacation Hack: FREE Universal Express Unlimited

Vacation Hack: FREE Universal Express Unlimited

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This hack is a game changer. My favorite benefit of staying at a Universal Orlando Resort hotel is that you get a FREE Universal Express Unlimited pass.

Yes, you read that right. Universal Express Unlimited is free when you stay at one of these three hotels:

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Hard Rock Hotel Orlando

Hard Rock Hotel Orlando

Loews Royal Pacific Resort

Loews Royal Pacific Resort

What exactly is a Universal Express Unlimited pass? It’s a pass that lets you skip the regular lines to almost all of our rides and attractions. The best part is, if you want to ride Revenge of the Mummy more than one time, you can use your Universal Express Unlimited pass to skip the regular line, as many times as you want.

All you need is a stay at one of those three hotels and your room key.

These are just a few of the rides you can ride with Universal Express Unlimited.

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

Wands in Front of Hogwarts 2 (1)

Skull Island: Reign of Kong

Kong vs. Dino

Jurassic Park River Adventure

Jurassic Park River Adventure

MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack

Men In Black at Universal Orlando Resort

The list of attractions goes on…

Are you ready to hack your vacation? Which hotel will you be staying at during your next visit? Tell us in the comments!


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  1. Deanne Ewan

    We will hopefully being staying at the Portofino this summer.

  2. Jenni

    Wish Sapphire Falls was part of this, we always stay there! Too bad, maybe I should look into the Portofino.

  3. Sue

    How many express passes do you get when staying on property?

  4. Maureen Goldfedder

    Staying at Universal Endless Summer Resort in September. Can’t wait! Does this qualify?

  5. Laura Alvarez

    We will stay at Loews Pacific Resort next spring! Can’t wait!

  6. Cheryl

    I would love to stay at the Portofino looks absolutely beautiful. Do not think we will be making it down to Orlando this summer 😢

  7. Becky

    We stayed at the Hard Rock before Christmas. It was wonderful. Having the Universal Unlimited Pass let us skip the lines. We will do it again soon.

  8. Tammy

    We r wonting to come in the summer of 2020 and we r looking for packages deals now !! Help


    Hey Universal ! How about including Cabana Bay ! As a child of the 60’s Cabana Bay is great … we might be back around Christmas.

  10. annette heffernan

    do you have an all inclusive package with any of the three hotels that you get the fast pass with. kind regards

  11. John

    We’ve stayed at Portofino twice before and loved it. Two weeks from tomorrow we’ll be checking into the Royal Pacific for the first time. The Express Pass is by far the best benefit; however, I love the look of Sapphire Falls and I’d love to stay there, but not without express pass.

    Universal, maybe you could let guests pay to add express pass at a reduced fee at the other hotels, based on the cost of the rooms? I’d be tempted to stay longer if that was the case.

  12. Addie Davis

    I will be staying at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel.

  13. carla

    I wish I had known about the express passes before we booked our stay at the Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites.

    • Hi Carla! Feel free to call our Online Ticket Store if you would like to more information about our hotels with Express Passes: 407-224-7840.

  14. Peg

    If we stay at the Loews Pacific Resort, do the unlimited express passes work for the horror nights too?

    • Hello Peg, the complimentary Express Passes from the resorts are only valid for day time operations. You would need to purchase a separate Express Pass for Halloween Horror Nights.

  15. Midge

    is this perk available any time that you stay at these hotels? is it an offer that does not expire?

  16. Greg

    I see that it covers most rides. Is the Hagrid ride part of the deal?

  17. Marge

    Have you stayed here often we are taking an 8 yr old and worried it may not be fun at this resort

    • Hello Marge. Please contact Universal’s Guest Services at (407) 224 – 4233 (option 4) to help further with your question. Once we know the Universal Hotel you’re interested in, we can tell you all about its amenities, activities, and more!

  18. Glory

    what about if we are a party of 4 staying in one room? We each get a FREE express pass or just one per room?

    • Hello Glory! For each room, the whole party assigned to this room will receive Express access to the attractions in the park, except at our newest attraction. Hope you have a great time!

  19. Cathy akers

    If we check in to Hard Rock one day and check out latter the next day I was told we get express for both days is that correct

  20. Hi Cathy! You receive your hotel benefits starting the day you check in through to the day you check out.

  21. Jeffrey

    I will be staying the Royal Pacific Resort