We’re taking our first trip to Universal soon and staying at Royal Pacific. We already purchased park tickets at Undercover Tourist (2 days + 1 free). I searched recently and was able to get an annual pass member rate on the 2 rooms that we have at Royal Pacific that is $150/room less than what we booked. This seems like a no-brainer as the $300 in savings will more than cover the extra cost of an annual pass.
If I hadn’t already purchased our tickets, I would just purchase an annual pass outright. However, since I bought the tickets already, I’m hoping I can upgrade a ticket when I get there. (The Undercover Tourist site says that the ticket is upgradeable at the park.) Doing this has the added benefit of possibly allowing us to keep the discount we received on the tickets if they bridge the value. I’ve seen folks here have upgraded Undercover Tourist tickets to an annual pass, but has anyone done it in connection with an AP hotel reservation?
If I don’t have the annual pass at check-in, but upgrade our ticket at the park and have it before we check out - will that be sufficient for the AP hotel rate? The hotel reservation says you need to have the annual pass at booking and check-in. I did call Universal and the person I talked to said by check out is fine - but given the contrary language in the booking, I’m not confident.
Has anyone done this?