Not to be confused with the system of the same name used at the real Universal Parks & Resorts locations.Universal Express is a priority status boarding and virtual queue system used at the various parks and hotels within the Universal London Resort.
Universal Express Pass – commonly referred to as Universal Express on park signage, and as Express Pass by team members and guests admits users to a separate line for the attraction, which is given priority status when boarding. Guests who have purchased (or otherwise received) the pass may enter the "Universal Express" line for a considerably shortened queueing time. It also functions as a virtual queuing service, where users receive a specific time to return to the priority line. Virtual queuing works with an ImmerseBand, a device similar to the MagicBand at Disneyland and Walt Disney World and the TapuTapu at Volcano Bay. The Express pass can also be mapped to an ImmerseBand. Depending on the park and the pass options chosen, the pass may be valid any time during the day, or during a specific timeslot for each ride, may be valid for some or all rides, and may give one use or unlimited use of the included rides.
Universal's Express Pass is not free in park admission. There are a limited number of passes available each day and they are often sold out in advance. The cost of the pass varies based on what parks are selected and even what day is selected, with higher prices charged on peak operating days during the year. Passes (mapped to an ImmerseBand) are available to buy online.
Guests at fifteen of the hotels on the property get complimentary unlimited use of the faster lines with an ImmerseBand during their stay. Guests who hold Universal London's Premier Annual Pass can use it once per day on every participating ride after 4 pm.