Find Out WHEN Passholder Appreciation Days Will Return to Universal Orlando!

There’s some exciting things happening at Universal Orlando!

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Universal recently announced that new movie-themed escape rooms will be coming soon, and new merchandise and snacks have arrived at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Plus, Universal is in the process of building an entire third park, Epic Universe, so basically, there’s a lot going on! And if you’re a Universal Orlando Annual Passholder, there’s about to be more going on for you because Universal recently announced that Passholder Appreciation Days are returning!

Universal Orlando Passholder Appreciation Days will take place from August 15th to September 30th this year.

Universal recently announced the exclusive food items at Universal restaurants that Passholders will have access to. Here’s the full list:

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  • Crab Okonomiyaki from Lombard’s Seafood and Grille in Universal Studios Florida — Asian-style savory crab and cabbage pancake, hoisin sauce, wasabi mayo and sriracha drizzles, served with lettuce tossed in sesame oil and pickled onions ($16.00 + tax)

Islands of Adventure

  • Confisco Grille — NEW – Dan Dan Noodles — Spicy Sichuan noodles, hot pepper shaved beef, preserved vegetables, toasted peanuts, scallions – ($21.95 + tax)
  • Mythos Restaurant — NEW – Hummus Kawarma — Lemon Hummus, Spiced ground lamb, toasted pine nuts, charred scallions, grilled pita ($15.00 + tax)
  •  Comic Strip Café — NEW – Brisket Grilled Cheese —Texas toast stuffed with Shaved brisket, provolone and cheddar cheese, Hickory barbecue, French fries ($13.49 + tax)
  • Lombard’s Seafood Grille — NEW – Crab Okonomiyaki — Asian style savory crab and cabbage pancake, Hoisin, Wasabi Mayo and Sriracha drizzles, frisee salad ($16.00 + tax)
  • Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous™ — NEW – Willy Wallo Lasso — Creamy vegan fettucine alfredo with chicken ($12.99 + tax)


  • Mt Fuji Roll from Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar in CityWalk — Tempura shrimp roll with kani, jalapeño cream cheese and avocado, topped with chipotle salmon, tuna, and pickled green apples ($20.00 + tax)
  • Mango Ginger Kiss from Voodoo Doughnut in CityWalk — Glazed yeast shell doughnut, mango custard filling, topped with ginger icing and crystalized ginger ($3.75 + tax)
  • Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food — NEW – Quesadilla Ahogada — Birria style Grilled Quesadillas with Braised Short ribs, Black Beans, Menonita Cheese and Queso Fresco topped with ranchera sauce and queso. Served with Guacamole & House Rice ($17.95 + tax)
  • Jimmy Buffett’s® Margaritaville® — NEW – Cajun Chicken Pasta — Grilled Chicken & Penne Pasta tossed in a Cajun Boursin Cheese Cream Sauce – ($19.95 + tax)
  • The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen — NEW – Ratatouille Pasta — Eggplant, Zucchini, Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes, Parmesan, Lemon, Fresh Basil, Chili Oil, Cavatappi Pasta. ($15.95 + tax)
  • VIVO Italian Kitchen — NEW – Calamarata Pasta — Paccheri pasta, Calamari Tubes, Cherry Tomatoes, Roasted Tomato Broth. ($24.00 + tax)
  • Pat O’Brien’s® — NEW – Crawfish Etouffee Nachos — Cajun Spiced Fried Tortilla Chips, Crawfish Etouffee, Cheddar & Jack Cheese, Sour Cream, Green Onions. ($14.95 + tax)
  • Bigfire — NEW – Nutella Croissant Bread Pudding — Served with whiskey caramel, maple pecan ice cream. ($10.00 + tax)
  • NBC Sports Grill & Brew — NEW – Thai Burger — 8 oz Beef Patty, Sweet & Sour Peanut Sauce, Tangy Carrot & Cabbage Slaw, Toasted Brioche Bun. ($16.95 + tax)
  • Bob Marley–A Tribute to Freedom℠ — NEW – Manchester Kebabs — Grilled Beef Loin Kabobs served with beef gravy, island rice and seasonal vegetables. ($21.95 + tax)
  • Finnegan’s Bar & Grill — NEW – The “Maloney Stack” Is Back — Half pound all beef burger, braised short rib, beer battered onion rings and ale cheese sauce, served with wedge fries. ($18.95 + tax)

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  • Whakawaiwai Eats — Island Chicken Pancit Bowl — Sautéed vegetables, Noodles and grilled Chicken tossed in a sweet and Tangy Island sauce ($16.99 + tax)

Resorts (Check the full Passholder appreciation days website for more details)

  • Locuritas (Spanish Cookies) from Strong Water Tavern at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort — Assorted Cookies: Heath Bar, Mexican Chocolate, Dulce de Leche, and Double Fudge, among others
  • Chocolate-Dipped Cannoli from Trattoria del Porto at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel — Crisp and flaky shell stuffed with a sweet and creamy ricotta cheese filling dotted with decadent dark chocolate chips
  • Krab Rangoon from Islands Dining Room at Loews Royal Pacific Resort — Cream cheese, krab, and Thai sweet chili sauce

In 2022, Passholders also get the chance to pick up a special magnet…

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…get Passholder-only resort rates…

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…grab exclusive merchandise…

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…and even get some special food deals at the resort hotels.

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In 2021, Passholders were also given other perks like early park admission.

Passholders got free magnets!

They also got special rates and discounts on the Universal Express pass.

We’ll be on the lookout for more information from Universal about this year’s Annual Passholder Days, but in the meantime, if you’re heading to Universal Orlando soon, there are some things you should check out! The Summer Tribute Store is officially open and filled with classic movies merchandise and treats from films like Jaws, Back to the Future, and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. 

The Summer Tribute Store

However, if you’re looking to become a Universal Annual Passholder to take part in the Passholder Appreciation Days event, know that Universal Annual Passes recently saw a price increase, with some passes increasing by as much as $80!

We’ll be bringing you the latest news from Universal Orlando, so make sure to stay tuned to AllEars for more updates!

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