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Old 09-15-2012, 04:13 PM   #1
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Best on site hotel for small children?

We r contemplating visiting universal in November with our two children. I love universal but have not been there since my kids were born. I figured universal is more for the older crowd. My daughter is 5 and my son 4. After looking at the website it definitely looks like they will enjoy themselves. They love rides ( anything they can get on) and play areas. My main question is which of the 3 on site hotels would offer the most for them. The would spend all day in a pool if it has a big waterslide. Also, Are the pools heated at the hotels? Thanks for any help and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated
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RPR has a really cool pool water play area but no water slide. The other two hotels have water slides. The pools are heated.
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RPR is my advice for young children, and the Zero Entry is an excellent spot to get a bed to watch them
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Because you mentioned a slide I pick Portofino Bay! You can always pool hop to the others but my kids loved Portofino when they were your kids ages. RPR is great but no slide.
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:23 PM   #5
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I stayed at PBH when my youngest kids were about your kids ages. My 4-year-old was too intimidated by the big water slide, but the other kids loved it. I believe there was a sand play area that the two youngest really enjoyed. Personally, I think the RPR is better for younger kids because of the "ship" play area. They can squirt each other and run under water that dumps out periodically. But if a water slide is a must-have you will want to do one of the others!
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