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Old 12-03-2008, 09:35 PM   #751
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We just booked one night at RPH for mid June at $228 for standard queen with the AAA rate.

It will be our first trip to US (one adult and 6 and 9 year old). I thought about HR, but it was a good deal more and I felt we would not be in the room that much. We plan to do the very early am checkin, get a hotel-park pass-for FTOL access all that day, plus the next day, until we go back to Disney.

We do have the 7 day tickets; however, would we be able to do US justice in two full days. I can stay at WDW on my DVC pts, so hate to put a lot into rooms at Universal, but at the same time, if I need to book another night, in order for us to fully enjoy the US park, we will.

Any thoughts? Will a 6 and 9 year old enjoy RPH?
My sons were 16 and 12 they loved RPR and the 12 year old loved the pool
so I think they would like it and a big plus is you can pool hop and try all the different pools
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:29 AM   #752
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RPR Buffet

To Pixegirl:

If you go to the Universal Orlando site www.universalorlando.com and under the events tab, click on "event calendar", it shows all the Xmas events including the special dinners and events at all the hotels.

The RPR event has a buffet for 43.95 (adult), 17.95 (kid). There are some other activites such as a Santa visit, music, character dining, ballon stuff etc.

That is not cheap for a family of 5 but we'll go if we think the quality is good....
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:56 PM   #753
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Thanks I don't know how I missed that! Yeah, a family of 5(us too) is expensive....it better be some good food! LOL
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:18 AM   #754
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Sorry if this has been posted before, this is my first time actually staying at Universal. Does anyone know if they do the room charge like Disney does??? Thanks
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:28 AM   #755
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Yes, they do the room charge thing with only one big difference. When you check out, you can no longer charge to the room; at Disney, you can continue charging til midnight the day you check out. So if you go to one of the Universal parks the day you check out, make sure to take alternative payment.

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Old 12-10-2008, 04:19 PM   #756
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ok thanks for letting me know.
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Old 12-20-2008, 04:48 PM   #757
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We loved RPR & can't wait to go back! Here was our view

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Old 12-25-2008, 07:29 PM   #758
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I just booked 4 rooms in January for 1 night at a FL resident rate of $134/nt each.

Any recent reviews?
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Old 12-25-2008, 09:19 PM   #759
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I just booked 4 rooms in January for 1 night at a FL resident rate of $134/nt each.

Any recent reviews?

I was there again about 2 weeks ago and excellent hotel as usual. They had up their xmas decorations with a couple of huge trees which were very nice.
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To Pixeegirl: Did you guys end up with Xmas dinner at the RPR? We changed our minds at the last minute and went offsite to Columbia at Celebration. Wondering how the Xmas buffet was at RPR.

By the way, Columbia at Celebration was a disapointment. The town itself is nice but the restuarant was not good - bad service. Food not as good as the other Columbias in FL....
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For those Fla. residents that have went in the past, by chance can you tell me if they have had any specials rates come out for the end of Mar. or beginning of Apr. ? I know they have a special right now, but that ends Feb. 13th. Part of me wants to go ahead and make a ressie, but another part wants to wait to see what they may offer??
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For those Fla. residents that have went in the past, by chance can you tell me if they have had any specials rates come out for the end of Mar. or beginning of Apr. ? I know they have a special right now, but that ends Feb. 13th. Part of me wants to go ahead and make a ressie, but another part wants to wait to see what they may offer??
There are SS rates listed on their web site for 3-7 night stays between 2/12 and 4/2, but these are for all - not just FLA residents. I assume you are looking for something better.
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To Pixeegirl: Did you guys end up with Xmas dinner at the RPR? We changed our minds at the last minute and went offsite to Columbia at Celebration. Wondering how the Xmas buffet was at RPR.

By the way, Columbia at Celebration was a disapointment. The town itself is nice but the restuarant was not good - bad service. Food not as good as the other Columbias in FL....
Yeah we wound up going to Margarittaville lol!
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There are SS rates listed on their web site for 3-7 night stays between 2/12 and 4/2, but these are for all - not just FLA residents. I assume you are looking for something better.
not sure how to take that, it almost sounds like your upset?
didn't mean to ruffle any feathers if you are, I'm a Florida resident and we are a family on a budget, just looking for the best deals to save some money. I did look at the SS, but we're only staying 2 days. It wouldn't help us.
I might call and see about military rates. Every little bit helps!
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No - not at all. I have been ckecking rates for our 1st trip to Uinversal and I have not seen any discounted hotel rates that apply FL residents. I think AAA rates and APH rates apply for 1 or 2 night stays; but, if there is a miltary rate that might be better. Since Disney just came out with military discounts for tickets and rooms, maybe Universal will follow.
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