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Old 10-08-2011, 07:50 AM   #151
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Which hotel out of the 3 that provides Express Pass, (Royal Pacific, the Hard Rock Hotel and the Portofino Bay) would you recommend? What's better for the money? Better for kids?
RPR is the cheapest and is probably best for little kids. HRH is the middle and probably best for teens. PBH is the most expensive and probably best for adults.


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Old 10-08-2011, 10:23 AM   #152
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Anyone have any tips for getting an onsite hotel for New Year's Eve? (I know, I should have booked months ago...) The only one showing availabilty if RPR for $359/night, minimum 2 night stay!!! Ideally, I was hoping to book the Hard Rock for just 1 night, but...
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Old 10-08-2011, 01:32 PM   #153
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Anyone have any tips for getting an onsite hotel for New Year's Eve? (I know, I should have booked months ago...) The only one showing availabilty if RPR for $359/night, minimum 2 night stay!!! Ideally, I was hoping to book the Hard Rock for just 1 night, but...
You won't find any deals for that week or weekend.
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Old 10-08-2011, 07:27 PM   #154
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Anyone have any tips for getting an onsite hotel for New Year's Eve? (I know, I should have booked months ago...) The only one showing availabilty if RPR for $359/night, minimum 2 night stay!!! Ideally, I was hoping to book the Hard Rock for just 1 night, but...
They have mandatory amount of nights for these dates. I don't think they even take a 1 night booking. We went over Christmas and had a 3 night minimum.
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Old 10-08-2011, 07:41 PM   #155
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They have mandatory amount of nights for these dates. I don't think they even take a 1 night booking. We went over Christmas and had a 3 night minimum.
Yes...There are minimum night stays over a major holiday weekend.
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:46 PM   #156
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Days for FOTL

So I am planning to go the week before Christmas

I was going through the reservation process and quit because it said my FOTL benefits were only the day of check in (it actually showed the date). I am not claiming to have read everything but did the first page and searched. Is this something new? We were there last summer and didn't have this problem.

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Old 11-09-2011, 01:25 PM   #157
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So I am planning to go the week before Christmas

I was going through the reservation process and quit because it said my FOTL benefits were only the day of check in (it actually showed the date). I am not claiming to have read everything but did the first page and searched. Is this something new? We were there last summer and didn't have this problem.

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when you stay onsite, you are allowed the usage of the express lines for the day you check in and the day you check out.
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when you stay onsite, you are allowed the usage of the express lines for the day you check in and the day you check out.
Thank you. That is how it was this summer but the confirmation page really looked like it was only one day and that was the check in day!
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Thank you. That is how it was this summer but the confirmation page really looked like it was only one day and that was the check in day!
Ahh! Say it isn't so!

We stayed there Spring Break (3/2011) and DID get to use our room keys as FOTL passes the day we checked in and the (next )day we checked out.
So, I've advised some friends who are traveling over the Christmas break to do this too....
If someone finds out that it's only good for one day, please let us know!
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Ahh! Say it isn't so!

We stayed there Spring Break (3/2011) and DID get to use our room keys as FOTL passes the day we checked in and the (next )day we checked out.
So, I've advised some friends who are traveling over the Christmas break to do this too....
If someone finds out that it's only good for one day, please let us know!
http://www.loewshotels.com/en/Portof...tel/index/faqs

It is quite clear in the FAQs that it is good from check in until park close on departure day.


Q: What days is the Loews on-site hotel room key, that serve as Express Access to skip the regular lines valid throughout my stay?
A: Your Loews on-site hotel room key is valid for Express Access (at participating attractions) from the time issued by the front desk until the Universal Orlando theme parks close, the day of your departure
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Ahh! Say it isn't so!

We stayed there Spring Break (3/2011) and DID get to use our room keys as FOTL passes the day we checked in and the (next )day we checked out.
So, I've advised some friends who are traveling over the Christmas break to do this too....
If someone finds out that it's only good for one day, please let us know!
eh, it isn't so.

i had checked the same site and did a google search when i answered above you.

and as damo agreed with my post, she also added where the source came from.
hotel guests do get the perk of express line unlimited usage the day they check out of the onsite hotel.

don't fret.
policy is still the same.
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:24 PM   #162
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I'm confused -- if you stay at a Universal hotel, you get the express pass. But do you also get free park tickets, or do you have to buy your park tickets separately?
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:00 AM   #163
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I'm confused -- if you stay at a Universal hotel, you get the express pass. But do you also get free park tickets, or do you have to buy your park tickets separately?
You must buy your park admission tickets separately. Once in the park though you can use your room keycard as an express pass to most of the rides.
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You must buy your park admission tickets separately. Once in the park though you can use your room keycard as an express pass to most of the rides.
If you stay at a Universal hotel, the 'express pass' IS your room key
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You must buy your park admission tickets separately. Once in the park though you can use your room keycard as an express pass to most of the rides.
Gotcha.

And, if you plan on staying more than 4 days, is there a way to buy tickets longer than 4 days?
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