Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Universal Studios/Sea World > Universal Orlando Resorts & Hotels
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 06-25-2013, 05:18 PM   #1
Desnik
I actually love packing and planning
I'm glad DH and I were friends first then a couple
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Posts: 8,336

Visiting & eating at resorts?

Are we allowed to go to the different resorts and check them out & have dinner at their restaurants without being a resort guest?

We do this all the time at WDW and I'm wondering if it's possible?

We will be going to US IOA for one day on our Aug WDW trip. I would love to check out the resorts (we will have our own car). Is there a way to get to the resort from the park or do we just drive ourselves over there? Will they charge us for parking?

Thanks!
__________________
Desnik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2013, 05:26 PM   #2
damo
Proud Redhead
amok amok amok
The curly haired dude said he wouldn't be joining me this vacation!
 
damo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Hagrid's hut
Posts: 29,217

Most definitely! There is a shuttle boat to each hotel or you can easily walk.
damo is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 06-25-2013, 05:47 PM   #3
Bluer101
Waiting till vacation comes!
 
Bluer101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: South Florida
Posts: 4,071

Just to let you know that when we were there in April they had a sign posted at the Citywalk boats that only hotel guest are allowed with valid room key. I think they are going to this because people might be riding for fun and leaves paying guest SOL.
__________________
Royal Pacific is our second home. Portofino Bay is a close second now.
We stopped counting, too many trips. *
Bluer101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2013, 07:47 PM   #4
macraven
Proud Redhead
Has the longest test on record
Iím a Universal Homie
 
macraven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: between milwaukee and chicago (in Tom Felton's house)
Posts: 56,059

parking at the garage will be cheaper.

day guests at the hotels have a $20 parking charge.


all the hotel restaurants are open to anyone, not just the park guests.
__________________
life is what happens to you on your way to achieving your dreams...........

macraven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2013, 08:27 PM   #5
damo
Proud Redhead
amok amok amok
The curly haired dude said he wouldn't be joining me this vacation!
 
damo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Hagrid's hut
Posts: 29,217

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bluer101 View Post
Just to let you know that when we were there in April they had a sign posted at the Citywalk boats that only hotel guest are allowed with valid room key. I think they are going to this because people might be riding for fun and leaves paying guest SOL.
Really? I'd never seen that before. Wonder if it is just during peak times?
damo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2013, 09:01 PM   #6
macraven
Proud Redhead
Has the longest test on record
Iím a Universal Homie
 
macraven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: between milwaukee and chicago (in Tom Felton's house)
Posts: 56,059

Quote:
Originally Posted by damo View Post
Really? I'd never seen that before. Wonder if it is just during peak times?
no, they also use that during some hard ticket events.


they have the same signs up during hhn.
it was in place for the last 4 years of hhn when i was there.

have to show your hotel key in order to get on the boat to return to your hotel.
no hotel key, no admittance.

for those that are leaving the dining places at the hotel, can use the water taxis to return to city walk.

not sure what time period they start to enforce non hotel guests getting to the hotels using the boats for dining purposes.

i'm guessing it could be 11:00 pm and after.

__________________
life is what happens to you on your way to achieving your dreams...........

macraven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2013, 09:59 AM   #7
gschmerl
Not ignored by the Tag Fairy any longer!!!
Fun lover
Has seen the TF
 
gschmerl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Eagleville, PA USA
Posts: 3,482

Park your car at the garage and go enjoy the parks. Then you can very easily walk to the resorts to check them out and have a meal.
gschmerl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2013, 12:37 PM   #8
hpriamson
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 200

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bluer101 View Post
Just to let you know that when we were there in April they had a sign posted at the Citywalk boats that only hotel guest are allowed with valid room key. I think they are going to this because people might be riding for fun and leaves paying guest SOL.
I saw the same signs in April, but they didn't actually check our keys. Could be because it was mid-afternoon and the boat was 2/3 empty though.

I still maintain that the walk from US to HRH is shorter than walking to the boat landing. I'm lobbying my wife for a return trip so I can count the steps.
hpriamson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2013, 01:47 PM   #9
Bluer101
Waiting till vacation comes!
 
Bluer101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: South Florida
Posts: 4,071

Quote:
Originally Posted by hpriamson View Post

I saw the same signs in April, but they didn't actually check our keys. Could be because it was mid-afternoon and the boat was 2/3 empty though.

I still maintain that the walk from US to HRH is shorter than walking to the boat landing. I'm lobbying my wife for a return trip so I can count the steps.
At least I'm not crazy, unless you talk to DW.
__________________
Royal Pacific is our second home. Portofino Bay is a close second now.
We stopped counting, too many trips. *
Bluer101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:03 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.