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Old 11-25-2013, 12:47 PM   #16
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When we have previously gone to Disney (same time of year) we stayed at POFQ and twice the boat was shut down due to thunderstorms in the area, so I just wondered if busses run to replace the boats if/when this happens, and if so, are the bus stops are obvious/easy to find.
We were there in August this year, and despite the daily thunderstorms, I never saw the boats stop ( but I know they do at times).There is a bus, not sure where since we never bothered to look for it
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Old 11-25-2013, 01:43 PM   #17
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The boats stop if there is lightning inside a 5 mile radius. Or 3. But I think it's 5. I remember it being the same criterion as for when wdw main pools close. Anyway you can get all the rain from a thunderstorm but still have lightning far enough away that the boats will run.

Ah, that was already stated. . That's what I get for reading a thread backwards!
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Old 11-25-2013, 01:48 PM   #18
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When we have previously gone to Disney (same time of year) we stayed at POFQ and twice the boat was shut down due to thunderstorms in the area, so I just wondered if busses run to replace the boats if/when this happens, and if so, are the bus stops are obvious/easy to find.
There is already a shuttle option. But it seems that the parks area shuttle stop is now at the parks parking garage. Which is so inconvenient I can hardly deal with it lol. By the time you've gotten to the garage you could have gotten back to your hotel IMO. The shuttle stop at PBH, at least two years ago, was off to the side of the front, near where towncars hang out. Don't know about the other two resorts.
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Old 11-25-2013, 02:34 PM   #19
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There is already a shuttle option. But it seems that the parks area shuttle stop is now at the parks parking garage. Which is so inconvenient I can hardly deal with it lol. By the time you've gotten to the garage you could have gotten back to your hotel IMO. The shuttle stop at PBH, at least two years ago, was off to the side of the front, near where towncars hang out. Don't know about the other two resorts.
The HRH used to be to the right of the entrance (looking out from the hotel) in the small parking lot.
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I think the Kids Eat Free Promo is ONLY for off-site hotels, and not the PBH (US veterans please correct me if I'm wrong). There is a Meal Plan for on-site guests that US offers, but it is more 'quick service', and we wanted to do more table service since we don't see the US resturants often (by the way Bubba Gumps was awesome).

As for the walking, we did not even attempt to walk since our room was so close to the boat docks. We never waited more than 5-10min for a boat, so it would have been useless to walk. The boat ride was great anyhow, so we didn't lose much time. PLUS, you have the FOTL pass, so its not like you are trying to 'beat' any lines at the parks.

You will LOVE PBH and the parks!! We were very pleasantly surprised.
This is definitely for the ON-SITE hotels. It's just so vague in my e-docs from Universal I'm really not planning my day around. If we get a deal on kids meals, great. If not, that's ok too. I'm so use to Disney resort prices that the PBH seems like a steal!
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I have a few questions for you. We are also Disney veterans and this will be our first Universal trip.

1. Were you there for the kids eat free promo at the on-site resorts. I'm really not clear on how this works or if it's just for the table service restaurants.
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Thanks so much!
Just saw this post. We were at RPR in October an when we checked in we found out we got the kids eat free promo. We had booked a rate from a code in a personalized email that didn't include this but that said anyone booking over a certain number of days qualified. They gave us a card that we were to show.

From what I recall (DS got a nasty, fast, and shirt cold during our stay so I was exhausted from taking care of him and don't remember everything) it was only the resort restaurants. We mainly used it at the pool restaurant at RPR. And each time we showed it but the server forgot about it and we had to have the bill redone. Each time. Annoying.

But it saved a little money so that was cool.
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