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momnum1
09-23-2011, 07:05 AM
Sorry if this has already been asked but I can't find any other info about it...

I just got an email from the hotel that described a "priority entrance" to HHN if you are staying on site. It did say select nights only, but there was no link to more information. I know there is an AP early entrance that requires reservations, but this didn't sound like that. I haven't heard of this before and just wondering if anyone else had.

Thanks!!

Metro West
09-23-2011, 08:18 AM
Sorry if this has already been asked but I can't find any other info about it...

I just got an email from the hotel that described a "priority entrance" to HHN if you are staying on site. It did say select nights only, but there was no link to more information. I know there is an AP early entrance that requires reservations, but this didn't sound like that. I haven't heard of this before and just wondering if anyone else had.

Thanks!! This is news to me. I've never known onsite guests to get special benefits at HHN since it's a hard ticket event and after regular park hours. As far as I know of there are two ways of entering HHN. First would be outside the main gates and second...Stay & Scream.

macraven
09-23-2011, 10:10 AM
Can you state from the email what was sent to you?

it might clarify this "priority entrance" for us.



maybe the early entrance for AP holders is the passholder party event.
other than that, i just don't know.

i stay onsite and have the AP.
the mailer i received only mentioned the ap party, early start on the houses at 5:30.


maybe what you received by email is something new.
i just don't know.

momnum1
09-23-2011, 07:14 PM
Here goes: This is the intro paragraph and the HHN section... the subject for the email was "Your Portofino Bay Upcoming Stay" or something like that. After the first paragraph, there are several sections describing WWoHP, the hotel, express passes, etc... I copied the entire section that has to do with HHN as all of the sections were seperated by lines... but this is all I could find, and the link is to the HHN homepage... :confused3

Caro Jennifer,

Benvenuto! The joy of what the Italians call 'la dolce vita' - the sweet life - will now be yours to experience at the spectacular Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando. In the spirit of Italian hospitality, here are a few things to consider when planning your vacation to make it an even more memorable experience!

HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS® 21
PRIORITY EVENT ENTRANCE FOR ON-SITE HOTEL GUESTS
Select Nights Sept. 23 – Oct. 31

Show your on-site hotel room key card for access to a special Halloween Horror Nights entry gate so you can get in to the event faster and start screaming sooner!

(Valid on-site hotel room key card required for access to the priority event entrance and Halloween Horror Nights 21 paid event admission required.)

Stay & Scream
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Be careful what you wager at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights® 21. Lady Luck is dealing tonight and this hand might be your last. Think you can survive a game with her? Nobody beats the house at Halloween Horror Nights, the nation’s premier Halloween event.

For details and to purchase tickets, visit the Universal Orlando Ticket Center in your hotel lobby or click here!

phamton
09-23-2011, 07:25 PM
It is just a seperate turnstile to enter at so you don't have to wait so long in line at the turnstiles. The turnstiles can get really backed up for HHN and so this is just a shorter line.

momnum1
09-23-2011, 07:40 PM
Okay, thanks!!! Most nights I'm going I'll already be in the park, but one night we're driving over from Cocoa just to walk around and see as much as we can... this will be helpful, but does "select nights" mean all the nights of HHN (as I guess they are select from the rest of the week) or do they pick out specific HHN nights to let ppl through? Also, is the turnstile marked somehow?

Metro West
09-23-2011, 11:25 PM
Okay, thanks!!! Most nights I'm going I'll already be in the park, but one night we're driving over from Cocoa just to walk around and see as much as we can... this will be helpful, but does "select nights" mean all the nights of HHN (as I guess they are select from the rest of the week) or do they pick out specific HHN nights to let ppl through? Also, is the turnstile marked somehow? I saw the signage clearly tonight when I entered. It's to the right side of the entrance gates where you have your ticket scanned. It's my understanding it's only for certain nights (I'm thinking non-peak nights) and you have to have your HHN tickets in hand. Frankly...it's still better to use Stay & Scream than to wait outside even with the priority entrance. Since you will be in the park prior to closing, just do S & S and you will be ahead.

momnum1
09-24-2011, 11:27 AM
I agree! Especially since after I read my post I realized that it's only going to work if I'm actually on-site... which I won't be the first few nights of our vacation! Not sure what I was thinking at that moment!!!

Thanks again!! :)

Senator Tressel
09-24-2011, 02:57 PM
You still have to wait to get through the metal detectors. I don't think it would save you more than five minutes, if that.