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Old 18 Apr 22, 02:53 PM  
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Universal AP - Comment AND a Question! 😊

So I've just purchased a 2 park Preferred AP from Universal and wanted to let everyone know the price:
Total price on Universal was $532.49
Total price taken from my bank was £408.35

Seems like they offer a pretty decent exchange rate compared to current travel money operators!

Just wondered a couple of things:
A - Am I able to link this to the Universal App already, or can I only do that once I pick up the physical pass?
B - If I can do the above, will it trigger a start date? Or will it hold off until I actually use it to enter a park?

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We had to scan the physical cards to add them, canít recall if that was the only way though.
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The exchange rate for all cards is the proper rate less any fees your bank charges for a foreign transaction. This has always been the case. It has nothing to do with Universal and is solely the price your bank has charged. Travel money operators always sell currency at around 3-10 cents off of the true exchange rate.

If you have one of the zero fees for foreign transactions cards then it wouldíve been even better.

If you can link it, it wonít trigger the start date, thatís when you scan it for the first time at the turnstile.
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Thanks both!
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Another question - I've just noticed in the preferred AP benefits section:

- 10% Off The Following:

All Universal Orlando owned and operated restaurants and carts (excluding alcoholic beverages)

Has this changed? I seem to recall on my last AP (2018-ish) that this benefit excluded outdoor food carts?
Can you now get 10% discount absolutely everywhere?
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Another question - I've just noticed in the preferred AP benefits section:

- 10% Off The Following:

All Universal Orlando owned and operated restaurants and carts (excluding alcoholic beverages)

Has this changed? I seem to recall on my last AP (2018-ish) that this benefit excluded outdoor food carts?
Can you now get 10% discount absolutely everywhere?
Weíve just bought 3 park preferred passes and my understanding itís a 10% discount almost everywhere including the carts. I think itís the seasonal and power where it doesnít include the carts.
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Sorry to jump in, Iíve just upgraded our tickets for seasonal passes. Will we get a discount at in restaurants. I just assumed we wouldnít for some reason! Thanks
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Sorry to jump in, Iíve just upgraded our tickets for seasonal passes. Will we get a discount at in restaurants. I just assumed we wouldnít for some reason! Thanks
I donít think you do with the seasonal pass.
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Weíve just bought 3 park preferred passes and my understanding itís a 10% discount almost everywhere including the carts. I think itís the seasonal and power where it doesnít include the carts.
Thanks. I actually upgraded to the Preferred in 2018 and that was when I was told the discount was indoor food, indoor & outdoor merch.

Wondering if it hasn't changed, whether it was just a stroppy employee being stubborn? 😂
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