Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, CA, is introducing a new 2009 All Access Pass for repeat visitors, providing an unprecedented array of perks,...

Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, CA, is introducing a new 2009 All Access Pass for repeat visitors, providing an unprecedented array of perks, privileges and discounts for just $5 more than the price of a single-day admission. Priced at $72, it is available for purchase at the studios’ Web site and at the theme park ticket booths. It will be sold from January to April 2009.

The 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,” Larry Kurzweil, president and chief operating officer, Universal Studios Hollywood, said in a statement. “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.”

Another “hassle free” highlight of the 2009 All Access Pass is an 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 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 p.m. Plus, on rainy days, guests will be provided with complimentary coffee and hot chocolate at designated covered and indoor rest areas.

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

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