Universal Studios to offer all access pass round the year


Mumbai: With the introduction of the 2009 All Access Pass, a new concept for theme park annual passes, Universal Studios Hollywood will roll out a red carpet for repeat visitors, providing an array of perks, privileges and discounts for just $5 more than the price of a single-day admission.

The 2009 All Access Pass will offer unrestricted 365-day "no black-out date" park access, a dedicated VIP "hassle-free" express front gate entrance, Backlot Studio Tour priority boarding privileges for most of the year, plus an array of discounts on all food and merchandise purchases at the theme park and $12 off the purchase of guest tickets.

"More than ever before, we know our guests are searching for good value as they make their entertainment choices. We’ve created the new 2009 All Access Pass for local residents to balance attractive pricing with an abundance of appealing benefits, packaged together for the first time," said Universal Studios Hollywood president and COO Larry Kurzweil.

Other "hassle free" highlights of the "2009 All Access Pass" includes Universal Studios Hollywood unprecedented "Umbrella Policy" which takes the barometer and weather forecast guesswork from the theme park equation. With "The World’s First-Ever Theme Park Guaranteed Rain Check," guests visiting Universal Studios Hollywood will receive a rain check ticket valid for use any time in the following 30 days on a day that the park receives over 1/8" of rainfall by 2 pm. Plus, on rainy days, guests will be provided with complimentary coffee and hot chocolate at designated covered and indoor rest areas.

Universal Studios Hollywood, which introduced the mega-attraction "The Simpsons Ride" earlier this year, will debut the new "Creature from the Black Lagoon: The Musical" and a revitalized Studio Tour in 2009 showcasing new film sets and the arrival of Conan O’Brien and the new Tonight Show sound stage.

The 2009 All Access Pass, priced at $72.00, will be available for purchase beginning December 29, 2008 at http://www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com and at the theme park ticket booths and will be sold from January to April 2009.

Universal Studios Hollywood is now open 365 days of the year and for the first time ever will remain open on Thanksgiving and Christmas day.