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HarleyGirl514 02-02-2013 01:25 AM

Large family-on site or off site? $$$?
 
Ok friends-y'all were so helpful before so I have another question.. :goodvibes we are a large family of 7, so no single hotel room will hold us all! So my dilemma is this: we are visiting US & IOA in June, and I have found some good deals on "partner hotels" (getting 2 adjoining rooms) but no early entry perks. Will we need Express passes for the lines? I would love to stay on site but we just cannot swing two rooms for 5 nights. :worried: are there better options? Either hotels or express passes? Thanks for your help!

Metro West 02-02-2013 02:05 AM

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Originally Posted by HarleyGirl514 (Post 47382103)
Ok friends-y'all were so helpful before so I have another question.. :goodvibes we are a large family of 7, so no single hotel room will hold us all! So my dilemma is this: we are visiting US & IOA in June, and I have found some good deals on "partner hotels" (getting 2 adjoining rooms) but no early entry perks. Will we need Express passes for the lines? I would love to stay on site but we just cannot swing two rooms for 5 nights. :worried: are there better options? Either hotels or express passes? Thanks for your help!

Early June usually isn't too bad but as you go through the month it gets busier. When in June are you visiting?

If you decide to stay offsite, you can purchase EPs at either park and I would encourage you to wait until you arrive to make that decision. You'll need to see what the lines are like before spending the money.

I think you could do both parks (one full day for each) and not spend the money for EPs but you'll need to plan to stay all day.

sheetz 02-02-2013 02:12 AM

Can you afford to stay onsite for 1 night? That would give you 2 days of Express Passes. If the offsite hotel is cheap enough you could even sleep there for the entire 5 nights and just use the onsite rooms as "day rooms."

tricky1 02-02-2013 08:59 AM

Depending on your dates and budget a AP could help,

Example: June 2nd- June 5th (3 nights) 2- 2 queen rooms@RPR
$553.00 each room APH rate. $1106 total for rooms.

Of course you will need to purchase 1 annual pass, which would also give you
15% off multi day tickets,(up to 6,which is what you would need) and other discounts on food and such.

HarleyGirl514 02-02-2013 10:01 AM

We are visiting mid month. How do u think the crowds will be then? Also, a question about the express passes with staying on site: you get days worth of EP for one night? And I never even thought about the AP! That might really be of use for us! $1100 doesn't sound too bad for two rooms on site! You guys have such great ideas!! :thumbsup2

HarleyGirl514 02-02-2013 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by tricky1 (Post 47383590)
Depending on your dates and budget a AP could help,

Example: June 2nd- June 5th (3 nights) 2- 2 queen rooms@RPR
$553.00 each room APH rate. $1106 total for rooms.

Of course you will need to purchase 1 annual pass, which would also give you
15% off multi day tickets,(up to 6,which is what you would need) and other discounts on food and such.

Ok so I've done some checking and your idea might really work for us! We are staying June 17-21 by the way. So the AP gives us 15% off of my other 6 tickets, right? If that's the case then buying an AP plus 6 tickets would end up being almost $100 less than buying 7 tickets! And that's not even the discount on the rooms!

damo 02-02-2013 10:29 AM

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Originally Posted by tricky1 (Post 47383590)
Depending on your dates and budget a AP could help,

Example: June 2nd- June 5th (3 nights) 2- 2 queen rooms@RPR
$553.00 each room APH rate. $1106 total for rooms.

Of course you will need to purchase 1 annual pass, which would also give you
15% off multi day tickets,(up to 6,which is what you would need) and other discounts on food and such.

The ap discount on the multi-day tickets is still more expensive than purchasing them through undercovertourist.com

The hotel discount is what needs to make up the savings if the AP is going to be worth it.

HarleyGirl514 02-02-2013 10:53 AM

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Originally Posted by damo (Post 47384291)
The ap discount on the multi-day tickets is still more expensive than purchasing them through undercovertourist.com

The hotel discount is what needs to make up the savings if the AP is going to be worth it.

I'll go check undercover tourist for sure! I've been looking at hotel rates and I can't find a place that allows you to view APH rates. Can I see what our rates would be before I make a purchase?

reelmom 02-02-2013 11:17 AM

When you put your dates in, use APH for the code.

damo 02-02-2013 11:25 AM

Another good place to check for hotel rates is priceline. Occasionally they have some really good prices on the online hotels.


Here's the link to use when looking for APH rates:

http://www.loewshotels.com/en/bookin...BH,UEHRH,UERPR

like reelmom says, use APH in the box that says code.

HarleyGirl514 02-02-2013 11:35 AM

Maybe I'm doing it wrong, but even when entering the code the pricing is the same. What am I doing wrong?! :confused3

damo 02-02-2013 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by HarleyGirl514 (Post 47384843)
Maybe I'm doing it wrong, but even when entering the code the pricing is the same. What am I doing wrong?! :confused3

If the pricing is the same there is no annual pass rate available at that time for one of many reasons. Could be sold out, never was available or isn't out yet. What are your exact dates?

Looks to me like the first week of June is the last week that APH rates are offered.

HarleyGirl514 02-02-2013 11:57 AM

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Originally Posted by damo (Post 47384981)
If the pricing is the same there is no annual pass rate available at that time for one of many reasons. Could be sold out, never was available or isn't out yet. What are your exact dates?

We are staying June 17-22. Thanks for your help! Sorry about my crazy first timer questions!

sheetz 02-02-2013 11:59 AM

To find the AP rates you have to choose "Promotion" for the rate and enter "APH." However it looks like the AP rates are only available for the first week of June.

damo 02-02-2013 12:12 PM

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Originally Posted by sheetz (Post 47385046)
To find the AP rates you have to choose "Promotion" for the rate and enter "APH." However it looks like the AP rates are only available for the first week of June.

It will automatically switch to "promotion" when you enter APH in the code box.

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Originally Posted by HarleyGirl514 (Post 47385035)
We are staying June 17-22. Thanks for your help! Sorry about my crazy first timer questions!

I'm not seeing any APH discounts for that time at all. I don't see any discounts at Priceline either.


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