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Old 08-09-2010, 05:43 PM   #91
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:52 AM   #92
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show FOTL?

Hello all, I am staying onsite for the first time in Dec, and was curious about how the FOTL works for shows, is it a reserved seating area or just entry before the rest of the crowds. Trying to find out if I need to get to the shows to line up or if it works to just walk in. Thanks.
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Old 08-31-2010, 09:06 AM   #93
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Just look for the Express Entrance...it's a seperate entrance and lets in before the standby line.
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:37 AM   #94
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Fotl

Wow, did not realize the FOTL pass also assists with dining reservations. Great to know!

I've checked a few packages for resort hotels and they mention the FOTL option for dates up to 12/31/10. Is it easily assumed this deal will continue in 2011? Has it been around for years?

Thanks for all the info.
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:58 PM   #95
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Wow, did not realize the FOTL pass also assists with dining reservations. Great to know!

I've checked a few packages for resort hotels and they mention the FOTL option for dates up to 12/31/10. Is it easily assumed this deal will continue in 2011? Has it been around for years?

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All onsite resort guests receive unlimited Express...that's a permanent perk...like Disney and their EMHs.
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Old 10-22-2010, 04:14 PM   #96
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I am a WDW veteran but Universal newbie. We are considering doing a couple days at Universal in March when we go to FL for a shuttle launch. I am in the very, very early stages of researching so please forgive my possible stupid question.

I read the FAQ and it said that the FOTL was good for all rides. Does this mean every ride/show at US and IOA have the express line? Or is it just the popular rides like at WDW? TIA!!
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Old 10-22-2010, 04:18 PM   #97
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yes, everything but the P Flyers and FJ. You can use the express lines for all of them (with the above exception) as many times you wish when you stay onsite.

also, with that hotel key, some places in City Walk gives you priority seating with it.
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Old 11-06-2010, 10:54 PM   #98
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I bought the Express Pass online.

Then made on-site hotel reservations. Now I realize that staying at one of the park's hotels I do not need the Express passes.

The confirmation email that I got says all sales are final and non-refundable.

Can I get those passes refunded if I can prove that I am staying at one of their hotels?

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Old 11-06-2010, 10:56 PM   #99
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I bought the Express Pass online.

Then made on-site hotel reservations. Now I realize that staying at one of the park's hotels I do not need the Express passes.

The confirmation email that I got says all sales are final and non-refundable.

Can I get those passes refunded if I can prove that I am staying at one of their hotels?

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Call them and explain the situation. They may refund it.
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Old 11-07-2010, 05:31 PM   #100
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Don't believe the first thing they tell you.

I called and the person from customer service said all sales were final and there was no chance of a refund. That it was clearly indicated in the confirmation that I got.

I hung up and called the same number. This time the person who took the calll, said that yes it could be done, but by another department to which she transferred me. I got the refund!
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Old 11-07-2010, 05:46 PM   #101
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Yeah, i find not all agents are upto date on things, and frequently need to call back and get someone who knows what way they operate.
Glad you got the refund.
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:25 PM   #102
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I hung up and called the same number. This time the person who took the calll, said that yes it could be done, but by another department to which she transferred me. I got the refund!
i'm SO GLAD you called them right back. that's such a good strategy, easy to forget, but so often works in many scenarios! congrats!!!!
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:55 PM   #103
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To those of you that are Universal Pros do you think that staying onsite is worth the extra money? We will be there June 3-11 and I wasn't certain how crazy busy the parks will be. I am just a little torn about spending an extra 1000 to stay on site vs off site, but I do love the idea of shorter lines. Any tips would be appreciated.
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To those of you that are Universal Pros do you think that staying onsite is worth the extra money? We will be there June 3-11 and I wasn't certain how crazy busy the parks will be. I am just a little torn about spending an extra 1000 to stay on site vs off site, but I do love the idea of shorter lines. Any tips would be appreciated.
You might want to check into purchasing one annual pass since you can get large discounts on hotels rooms. You don't need to have purchased the pass in order to book your rooms. Use this site and enter APH as the code http://www.loewshotels.com/en/bookin...BH,UEHRH,UERPR


Then you can check here for the annual pass http://www.universalorlando.com/Tick...PageId=13636#8
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You might want to check into purchasing one annual pass since you can get large discounts on hotels rooms. You don't need to have purchased the pass in order to book your rooms. Use this site and enter APH as the code http://www.loewshotels.com/en/bookin...BH,UEHRH,UERPR


Then you can check here for the annual pass http://www.universalorlando.com/Tick...PageId=13636#8
thanks but that was more expensive! just my luck! i am hoping that they will come out with some kind of deal or something...
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