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Old 02-04-2011, 05:09 PM   #781
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We are going in Sept,the end of sept for Horror nights. When we where there last July we did not spend any time at the resort,speacily the pool. . We where up and to the park and back to sleep. This time really want to spend some qualty time at the resort. I seen those canbbans set up near the pool,are they worth it to rent?,even for a short time?. The Palms restraunt, the food worth the price.
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:16 PM   #782
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Well I am just too excited!! I just booked our Universal mini vacation. We are leaving on Feb 14 and returning on Feb 17!! Going to do 2 days at the parks and we are staying at HRH!!!

We went to Universal and WDW last June. It was way too hot and I will never go to Florida in the summer again lol!

Anyway, we still have Universal souvenier cups and popcorn buckets from last year....um...can we use those this year?

Also what are some of your favorite places to eat while visiting? We ate at Bubba Gumps last time and I'm hoping to eat at Bob Marley's this time, other than that, I have no idea?

And what is the hotel like??? Is it noisy? What kind of activities do they have going on there? My daughter is 14 almost 15 and I want it to be the best few days of her life!!
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:13 AM   #783
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We are going in Sept,the end of sept for Horror nights. When we where there last July we did not spend any time at the resort,speacily the pool. . We where up and to the park and back to sleep. This time really want to spend some qualty time at the resort. I seen those canbbans set up near the pool,are they worth it to rent?,even for a short time?. The Palms restraunt, the food worth the price.
I can't speak to the cabanas, but as far as The Palm is concerned, it is fabulous. It is expensive, but we have never been disappointed. It is always our last meal before we return home.
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Old 02-11-2011, 08:49 PM   #784
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You pay a one time $25 for the all access pass, however, I would caution you to read my trip report before wasting that money
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Could you post a link to your trip report?
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I was going to ask you the same thing! I'm curious to find out more about the all access pass!
We are going to stay at HRH Aug.12-15 and I would appreciate any info/ adivce anyone has to give. I've just started researching these threads! I've been to Uni/IOA before, but it's been at least 10 years and this is the first time I've stayed onsite. It's also the first time DS (10) has been. We aren't really into HP, but are looking forward to checking out WWoHP!
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:53 AM   #785
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I was going to ask you the same thing! I'm curious to find out more about the all access pass!
We are going to stay at HRH Aug.12-15 and I would appreciate any info/ adivce anyone has to give. I've just started researching these threads! I've been to Uni/IOA before, but it's been at least 10 years and this is the first time I've stayed onsite. It's also the first time DS (10) has been. We aren't really into HP, but are looking forward to checking out WWoHP!
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My dd and I headed over for a day at US/IoA last August, in the middle of our WDW trip. I found that the in park 'fp' tends to change prices. I paid almost $50 apiece for ours. But my friend was there at a different time of year and paid only $25 for hers!! The price depends on park crowds that day and the time of year. You don't have to buy them before entering the parks. You can wander around, and see what the wait times are. If they're too long for you, you can buy the US/IoA FP then...there are many shops where you can buy it.

I love having the FoTL ability when we stay onsite. I figured that our two day stay/one night would cost about $250 for the night. If we stayed offsite, we would have paid about $100 for the night, then have to buy the US/IoA FPs, for both days. It was actually cheaper for us to stay onsite for that one night.
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Old 02-12-2011, 04:52 PM   #786
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What is the difference between the all access pass and the Fotl? Are they the same thing? I know if you stay on site you get the FotL, which is one of the reasons we are staying on site. Ok, the main reason we are staying on site.
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What is the difference between the all access pass and the Fotl? Are they the same thing? I know if you stay on site you get the FotL, which is one of the reasons we are staying on site. Ok, the main reason we are staying on site.
the All Access Pass is for the Hard Rock Hotels only.
I bought my pass years ago on line.
it is valid for discounts on the Rock Shop and on line shopping.

you can sometimes obtain an upgrade with the All Access Pass at HRH.

This is a card only for those chain of hotels and HR shops.


The Fotl is a benefit for staying on site at any of the 3 hotels.
it allows the hotel resident to use the express lines at the park for the shows and rides.

the hotel key is what is shown for access in the express lines.


hotel cards and AA is two different things.
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Thanks! Where do you get the AA? Online or at the hotel?
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:53 AM   #789
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Thanks! Where do you get the AA? Online or at the hotel?
FYI I found SharkyGoddess' trip report and it turns out this AAP was a $25 rip off. Bubba's mom thought it was some type of 'perk' card. AND 'the one who shall be named' hee hee mcraven says it's only good at the HR hotels and online shopping. You can 'sometimes' get a room upgrade? for $25 more? Mmmm, doesn't sound like it's worth the extra mula... unless you'd like a pretty card to place in your scrapbook?

I too was researching and excited to spend $ to save $ IMHO it's better to just pay for an upgrad 'if' available. Or put the extra 25 in your pocket and get a couple souveniers instead.
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The All Access Card has more than paid for itself on our last 2 vacations. We used it for discounts at the Rock Shop at the HRH as well as the shop at the Hard Rock Cafe in Citywalk. We even got a discount each morning on our breakfast at the Kitchen. Not to mention the upgrade we receivced on our room at the HRH. Going back this October and will definitely benefit from more discounts.
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FYI I found SharkyGoddess' trip report and it turns out this AAP was a $25 rip off. Bubba's mom thought it was some type of 'perk' card. AND 'the one who shall be named' hee hee mcraven says it's only good at the HR hotels and online shopping. You can 'sometimes' get a room upgrade? for $25 more? Mmmm, doesn't sound like it's worth the extra mula... unless you'd like a pretty card to place in your scrapbook?

I too was researching and excited to spend $ to save $ IMHO it's better to just pay for an upgrad 'if' available. Or put the extra 25 in your pocket and get a couple souveniers instead.
also stated good for discounts at the rock shops.
it is good for me on that alone as i am a pin collector.
i dropped $600 last year on pins and used the All Access card for the discount.
but, the AAA and APH also gives discounts..


i bought the card many years ago.
it was $25 and with that i received the hard rock back pack, 2 collector pins, the access card that had $25 loaded on it, and head of the line access for HRCafe.


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The All Access Card has more than paid for itself on our last 2 vacations. We used it for discounts at the Rock Shop at the HRH as well as the shop at the Hard Rock Cafe in Citywalk. We even got a discount each morning on our breakfast at the Kitchen. Not to mention the upgrade we receivced on our room at the HRH. Going back this October and will definitely benefit from more discounts.
i enjoyed receiving the benefits on the card when ever i made purchases.
it was money credited put back on my card.
i always show my card at HRC for that.

i don't know if things changed much since i bought it.
sounds like different benefits on the recent cards based on what people have posted on line.

since you are staying at HRH, then you will benefit from the use of your all access card.
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Sorry, I had the wrong terminology in mind...changed my post. I meant those FP type passes you can buy right in the park that give you one ride at most attractions without waiting in the long line as opposed to the resort FoTL perks that allow you to ride as many times as you want using the fast entrance.
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Does anyone know if being a member of the Hard Rock club (I forget if it has a different name) saves you any money on a room?
ok, heres the scoop from the Hard Rock Hotel. You can sign up for it online at hardrock.com - Because this Hard Rock Hotel is also part of Loew's it's not that much of a savings (per the employee I spoke with on the phone). It will get you 10% off at the Kitchen restaurant and when you spend $200 at the Hard Rock Cafe you'll get $20 on the card. The card is $24.99 and once you activate it you get a $20 credit. When I confirmed with the employee I said, so I pay $25 and get $20 credit, plus spend $200 and get another $20 credit on the card right? She hesitated and said 'yes, that's right'. So 'if' your dd or ds wannabe rockstar teenager wants a hard rock hotel souvenier AND you eat enough times their to = $200 you would get a $20 bonus to spend.

She also confirmed you get no room upgrades or discounts on cabana rentals. They use to but that has stopped. Sooooo if your a big fan of Hard Rock Hotel chains throughout the world it might be fun/worth it to have this card but if you only plan on this hard rock hotel, they don't offer the same perks b/c it's part of Loew's...

So thanks for all the info. Hope that helps some who are considering this All Access Pass and Happy Valentine's day all
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OK and now to completely confuse and amaze you all

I called again to find out what the free membership is all about... They briefly mentioned that last time...

So this lady on the phone says 'you get all the same benefits except no subscription to Rolling Stones magazine, no backpack and no $20 credit when you sign up. I go 'what? The other lady didn't say anything about rolling stones magazine and backpack?' Then she says 'you also get a complimentary room upgrad 'IF AVAILABLE' and complimentary late check out and your 10% off at the Kitchen and Hard Rock Cafe'. And I say 'FREE UPGRADE IF AVAILABLE?' The other lady on the phone said they do not offer upgrades. She said they discountinued that practice and the new lady (I like her) said no, it's just that they no longer offer discounts on the cabana rentals, but you still get the upgrade 'if available'.

So did I AMAZE YOU ALL??? DID I HUH HUH?
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I just signed up for the All Access Card. It cost me $24.95 and I got a free pin and back pack. The card also has a $20 credit loaded on it that according to what it says in the membership packet I could use on anything at any Hard Rock location including restaurants and stores.

I don't have the packet with me but I do remember seeing that mentioned $50 off cabana rentals and free room upgrades. But not sure if that was actually in the packet or on this forum. I'll have to go through the packet tonight when I get home and I'll let you know what it acutally says.
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