There are some deals from Universal that drop that price down quite a bit though. but yes they are a bit pricey but you figure that includes an unlimited version of the front of the line pass you would have to pay extra for on top of the park tickets if you stay offsite and what you get for the money it's worth it -- The Hardrock especially is over the top! Add the fact you can just walk to the parks and literally do all the rides in a couple of days staying on site it a huge benefit to universal.