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Old 02-02-2013, 01:22 PM   #16
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It will automatically switch to "promotion" when you enter APH in the code box.
Not when I use Firefox, which is what I normally use. It only switches when I use IE.
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:35 PM   #17
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Not when I use Firefox, which is what I normally use. It only switches when I use IE.
Works for me in Chrome, too. Good to know.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:20 PM   #18
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Greetings - like you, we are a larger party size (6 gophers - 2 adults, 2 adult-sized teens, a teen girl, and a lil' gopher pup). Also like you - we are going in mid-June (June 18-22). It appears, however, that for now our vacations are ill-timed, as most all the "perks" (APH rates, ticket deals, etc) are for those traveling BEFORE June 16.

That said - I called US today to reserve some rooms. I was quoted the same prices you see on your computer website ($251 for the std 2 Q, $278 for the water view 2Q). I went ahead and reserved the std rooms because they will give you the APH rate if/when one comes up. Best to have on reserve first...

One thing we have found - staying on-site and getting that Express perk is so good, we don't find we need to stay as long. So I second the comments from others that even spending 1 night - perhaps your first night? - over at a US hotel would mean maximizing your ride time for 2 days. (Only place that doesn't work is Potterville - but for the other "big" rides, like Spidey, Hulk, etc. - it REALLY pays off). Then you could move to a (cheaper) hotel for the rest of your time and take more advantage of down'-time, pool, etc. We have stayed at all 3, and 2 rooms at RPH works best for us (gives you 2 bathrooms too).
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:10 PM   #19
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Greetings - like you, we are a larger party size (6 gophers - 2 adults, 2 adult-sized teens, a teen girl, and a lil' gopher pup). Also like you - we are going in mid-June (June 18-22). It appears, however, that for now our vacations are ill-timed, as most all the "perks" (APH rates, ticket deals, etc) are for those traveling BEFORE June 16.

That said - I called US today to reserve some rooms. I was quoted the same prices you see on your computer website ($251 for the std 2 Q, $278 for the water view 2Q). I went ahead and reserved the std rooms because they will give you the APH rate if/when one comes up. Best to have on reserve first...

One thing we have found - staying on-site and getting that Express perk is so good, we don't find we need to stay as long. So I second the comments from others that even spending 1 night - perhaps your first night? - over at a US hotel would mean maximizing your ride time for 2 days. (Only place that doesn't work is Potterville - but for the other "big" rides, like Spidey, Hulk, etc. - it REALLY pays off). Then you could move to a (cheaper) hotel for the rest of your time and take more advantage of down'-time, pool, etc. We have stayed at all 3, and 2 rooms at RPH works best for us (gives you 2 bathrooms too).
Thanks for your help! I'm going to look at RPH for one night and see if we can swing it. Our kiddos are all little, so anything that could help us get through the parks would be really helpful! How does the express pass work with staying on site? We won't arrive early enough in Orlando to hit the parks the day day we arrive. Is that the day the express pass is good for?
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:39 PM   #20
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The express pass is good the day you check in and the day you check out.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:32 PM   #21
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APH in mid June

Last year we stayed mid June and the APH discounts didn't come out until March or April.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:19 PM   #22
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Last year we stayed mid June and the APH discounts didn't come out until March or April.
Thanks for letting me know! Do you know if I book now, then get an AP when the rates come out can they apply that discount then?
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Thanks for letting me know! Do you know if I book now, then get an AP when the rates come out can they apply that discount then?
Yes, the hotels are very good at giving you the reduced rate if available and you ask them. Just call the hotel. I found RPH reservations are nice to deal with. Keep checking.
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