updated 3/12/2010 9:07:01 AM ET 2010-03-12T14:07:01

The Real Deal: Four nights at the Quality Inn International, about a five-minute drive from Universal Orlando; breakfast at the Three Broomsticks; early park admission to check out the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter an hour before Universal's Islands of Adventure regularly scheduled park opening; a three-day base ticket to Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida theme parks; a commemorative keepsake ticket; access to live entertainment at Universal CityWalk; transportation between the hotel and Universal Orlando; and discounts on merchandise, food, and nonalcoholic beverages at select theme park and CityWalk locations, from $285 per person — including all taxes.

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When: May 28–Dec. 31.

The fine print: Airfare is not included.

The base ticket limits admission to one park a day. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is not available. Rates for children ages 3 to 9 start at $130 per child.

Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: April 30.

Contact: Universal Orlando Resort, 877/801-9720, universalorlando.com.

Why it's a deal: The cost of this package breaks down to $71 a night and includes accommodations; breakfast; a three-day base ticket to Universal Orlando theme parks, which is regularly priced at $125 per adult and $110 per child; early admission; transportation between the hotel and Universal Orlando; and various discount offers.

More: Upgrade to four nights at the on-site Lowes Royal Pacific Resort for an additional $360 per person.

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