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Old 03-09-2011, 05:33 PM   #121
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I believe the onsite hotel parking charges by the night & it's $15/night. I don't know if they go by 24 hr. time period, or strictly by the night, but it says on their site that it is per night. I believe we came in in the afternoon & left a few days later in the morning & we were charged by number of nights stayed. I am sure someone will correct me if they had something different happen, but you may want to call & double check. Have fun!
you are correct.
you pay for the night when you have a car in the hotel parking lot.

for example:
you check in june 1 and leave june 2
you only pay for one night of $15, even if you are staying late till the park closes. you pay when you check out of the hotel but don't have to move your car necessarily.
you still have the perk of using the express line until the park closes that second day/check out day.
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:44 AM   #122
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FL Pass vs non FL Pass on resort discounts

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I'm wondering if you get the same resort discount if you're a Florida Pass Holder? Is the code also APH or is it something else? Thanks.

Re: the free parking benefit, is it at the hotel also or only at the park? Meaning if you stay on site the free parking benefit doesn't really apply?

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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
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:40 AM   #123
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the AP gives you the free parking at the parking garage.

the hotels have a nightly parking charge for the resort guests with autos.
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:03 PM   #124
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The original post in this sticky named 3 hotels that get you fotl passes. Are those the only 3?
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:37 PM   #125
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it's not a fotl/front of the line pass but the useage of the express lines, with no limitations for hotel guests.

if you stay on one of the onsite hotels, that is one of the perks for the guests.
express line from the time you check in till midnight of the day you check out.
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:38 PM   #126
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The original post in this sticky named 3 hotels that get you fotl passes. Are those the only 3?
forgot to answer your question completely...
yes, the perk are for the guests that stay at one of the 3 onsite hotels.
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Is there a car rental counter at any of the universal hotels?
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:27 AM   #130
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Hi,
I'm wondering if you get the same resort discount if you're a Florida Pass Holder? Is the code also APH or is it something else? Thanks.

Re: the free parking benefit, is it at the hotel also or only at the park? Meaning if you stay on site the free parking benefit doesn't really apply?
ap for the floridian resident is cheaper than the regular ap in costs.
check the ap website for the residents perks on hotel discounts.
APH is the code for AP.

there are some promos/discounts that are not on the website so you have to call to book them at promo rates.


i have heard they can get a better discount than the reg. ap holders but do not know for sure.

free parking is only at the garage for the parks.
if you are a hotel guest, it is $15 per night for parking.
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Hmm. We were going to just try our luck for a visit on Monday, July 11, but I'm seriously considering using our AAA discount to book the cheapest onsite room we can get and have that awesome FOTL pass for the day. This thread makes it look very appealing.

Can you still not use the FOTL pass on Forbidden Journey?
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Hmm. We were going to just try our luck for a visit on Monday, July 11, but I'm seriously considering using our AAA discount to book the cheapest onsite room we can get and have that awesome FOTL pass for the day. This thread makes it look very appealing.

Can you still not use the FOTL pass on Forbidden Journey?
correct.
no express lines for FJ


single rider line will help cut the time you are in the regular line.

it really isn't bad.
can't do much talking during the ride the way the seat benches are set up.
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Thanks for the quick reply, macraven! We will take advantage of the early admission to the Harry Potter section and go straight to Forbidden Journey as our first ride. I want to fully experience the queue anyway as I hear it's almost as entertaining as the ride itself.
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Thanks for the quick reply, macraven! We will take advantage of the early admission to the Harry Potter section and go straight to Forbidden Journey as our first ride. I want to fully experience the queue anyway as I hear it's almost as entertaining as the ride itself.
if you are interested in doing the wand presentation at ollivanders, do it before you ride FJ.

the roon at ollivanders does not hold many peeps.
i believe it is about 20 they let in for each 10-15 'show'

if i have those times incorrect, i'm sure someone will post to correct me.
i am going off of memory here.....


the line for ollivanders gets very long once the general public are let in.

if you do that shop first, you will have more of a wait for FJ.



if the park is open late, (9:00), return when it is around 7:30.
i am reading that waits are very little near the end of the park day.


do the castle tour for all the details.
be sure to do the ride.

i did the tour and then did the regular line.

after that, i only do the single rider line.
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