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Old 04-16-2014, 07:56 AM   #1861
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I have a question about the annual passes…we are going April 2015 so I have some time to think about this. Is it better to buy the annual passes ahead of time? Is there some sort of hotel discount if we do that? Or is the discount vice-versa? Should I get the hotel first? Thanks
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:16 AM   #1862
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I have a question about the annual passes…we are going April 2015 so I have some time to think about this. Is it better to buy the annual passes ahead of time? Is there some sort of hotel discount if we do that? Or is the discount vice-versa? Should I get the hotel first? Thanks
You don't need to have the AP in hand to book with an annual pass discount. Use the code APH here ... http://www.loewshotels.com/en/bookin...BH,UEHRH,UERPR

There is no advantage other than saving time to buy the AP ahead of time. You really don't want to be waiting in line at the ticket booths when you get there.
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Old 04-16-2014, 03:15 PM   #1863
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i'm looking at my january 2014 receipt for rph and i paid $149 a night with the aph rate.
Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 04-16-2014, 03:27 PM   #1864
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You don't need to have the AP in hand to book with an annual pass discount. Use the code APH here ... http://www.loewshotels.com/en/bookin...BH,UEHRH,UERPR There is no advantage other than saving time to buy the AP ahead of time. You really don't want to be waiting in line at the ticket booths when you get there.
Thanks for the link!
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Old 04-17-2014, 01:04 AM   #1865
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I know that pool hopping is allowed between PBH, HRH and RPR. But does somebody know is pool hopping allowed between RPR and Cabana Bay? We'd like to explore this new hotel during our June RPR stay

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"Thank you for contacting Universal Orlando® Guest Services.
Please be aware that only direct Guests of Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort may use their pool facilities. / I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to call us at (407) 224-4233, option three (3)"
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:05 PM   #1866
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Did RPR also take the mini bar out and leave just a fridge?
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:03 AM   #1867
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There is a publix on kirkman rd,about 5 mins from Universal.
https://foursquare.com/v/publix-supe...64a52016a624e3
I leave in 1.5 days...woohoo!

I called RPR and they said the closest grocery store is Whole Foods on Turkey Lake road and they gave me the address to add to my maps from the airport. Now should I go to the Publix or to Whole Foods? They don't have a Whole Foods where I live so I have no idea what kind of food they have there. I am looking for breakfast items, fruit, water, juices, snacks etc (we got a fridge for our room at RPR). Would Whole Foods have what we need? oh - and I don't want to pay crazy prices lol.
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:13 AM   #1868
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Did RPR also take the mini bar out and leave just a fridge?
Not yet. Maybe when they renovate.
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:02 AM   #1869
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I leave in 1.5 days...woohoo! I called RPR and they said the closest grocery store is Whole Foods on Turkey Lake road and they gave me the address to add to my maps from the airport. Now should I go to the Publix or to Whole Foods? They don't have a Whole Foods where I live so I have no idea what kind of food they have there. I am looking for breakfast items, fruit, water, juices, snacks etc (we got a fridge for our room at RPR). Would Whole Foods have what we need? oh - and I don't want to pay crazy prices lol.
I don't know about that particular Whole Foods, but we call the WF here in CT "whole paycheck," because that's what you'll spend there for one bag of groceries. They are known for their fresh, organic produce. They also have tons of boxed, organic foods and organic meats, etc. If you are looking for Quaker granola bars or Lucky Charms or similar, you won't find them here.

I would suggest going to Publix for what you are looking for.
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:06 PM   #1870
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I leave in 1.5 days...woohoo!

I called RPR and they said the closest grocery store is Whole Foods on Turkey Lake road and they gave me the address to add to my maps from the airport. Now should I go to the Publix or to Whole Foods? They don't have a Whole Foods where I live so I have no idea what kind of food they have there. I am looking for breakfast items, fruit, water, juices, snacks etc (we got a fridge for our room at RPR). Would Whole Foods have what we need? oh - and I don't want to pay crazy prices lol.
Publix is a normal grocery store. Whole Foods is an upscale one with lots of organic and specialty items. We generally hit both, but we eat a lot of organic anyway. We also always have a rental car.
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:20 AM   #1871
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I leave in 1.5 days...woohoo!

I called RPR and they said the closest grocery store is Whole Foods on Turkey Lake road and they gave me the address to add to my maps from the airport. Now should I go to the Publix or to Whole Foods? They don't have a Whole Foods where I live so I have no idea what kind of food they have there. I am looking for breakfast items, fruit, water, juices, snacks etc (we got a fridge for our room at RPR). Would Whole Foods have what we need? oh - and I don't want to pay crazy prices lol.
If you look on your map drive straight past Whole foods on Turkey Lake Road, 2 minutes past it there is a giant WalMart.......you can't miss it and would get everything you need in there.

It's a 5 minute drive from RPR
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:29 PM   #1872
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I am thinking of staying here one night in early Jan when we go to US/IOA mostly forvthe express pass. I have a couple of questions.

1. Is there a refridg not a stocked mini bar? I am diabetic and will have to store my extra meds.

2) anybody stayed concierge level here.? Is it worth it?

Any tips or suggestions. There will be three of us. One who travels with a wheelchair but not confined to it. The wheelchair provides security in crowds and safety.

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Old 04-22-2014, 03:12 PM   #1873
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when you book, let them know you need a fridge for medical purposes.
there won't be a charge for it.
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when you book, let them know you need a fridge for medical purposes.
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:35 PM   #1875
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2) anybody stayed concierge level here.? Is it worth it?
The value of Club level is very individual.

If you are omnivores with no food allergies or issues, it's more worth it. If you are there during times when the park hours don't interfere with you getting breakfast and then being to the park entrance on time, it's more worth it. If you're resort-bodies (like homebodies but on vacation) and will be there for most snack-times, it's way more worth it.

Basically, the more you're there to take advantage of what you're paying for, the more value the Club level will hold for you!

And then there's the intangible...my husband just loves having a lounge to go back to that not everyone gets to go to. It's a feeling of exclusivity that really does something for him. You can't put a monetary value on it, but it really increases his happiness.
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