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Old 02-24-2011, 11:00 AM   #1471
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What is the Entertainment rate I keep hearing about and how do I get it?
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:40 AM   #1472
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I don't think entertainment rate discounts are available for any of the 3 hotels. In fact, I think any kind of discounts are nearly non-existant!

Seems your options are:
AP discounts if you buy an annual pass (and it appears this is just for the Premier pass, not the Preferred pass??). I don't but may need to do the math.
Stay more Save more -- only good if you stay 3 nights or more.
AAA, which saves you about 10% -- not even worth the price of membership for a 2 night stay.

Is there any other way to find a discount?! Rack rate is $250 a night for when I want to go. Would love to find a better rate.
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:36 PM   #1473
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The entertainment rate is no longer, the preferred pass does have the discounts for the hotels.

Good rates are getting hard to come by(Harvey Porter).

The stay more save more are pretty good and they come out earlier, Oct. smsm rates are already out. APH rates are good but seem to go quickly.
When you find a APH rate grab it, you can always cancel if the need be.
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:43 PM   #1474
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You can check priceline.com. They have them listed, and the reservation can be canceled. The only catch is that you must pay up front. I was guaranteed that the rate covered four adults, but I wound up getting an equally good rate with my AAA. It won't hurt to check. By the way, I found that the rates changed from time to time (up and down at various times). You may decide to book at one rate but may want to keep watching just in case it goes down to cancel and rebook.
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:52 AM   #1475
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Do you have to be a resident of Florida to purchase an annual pass and use it for the hotel, food and merchandise discounts at Universal
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Old 03-14-2011, 01:03 AM   #1476
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Do you have to be a resident of Florida to purchase an annual pass and use it for the hotel, food and merchandise discounts at Universal
No. I am from Nebraska and we bought one and saved a ton of money on rooms, restaurant, and merchandise discounts!

If you are on the Universal website looking at the AP page there is a link off to the right where you click for the pricing for the out of state AP's. I highly recommend getting one. We saved over $1000 by having it!
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:31 PM   #1477
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Are there safes in the rooms?
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Old 08-14-2011, 06:17 AM   #1479
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No. I am from Nebraska and we bought one and saved a ton of money on rooms, restaurant, and merchandise discounts!

If you are on the Universal website looking at the AP page there is a link off to the right where you click for the pricing for the out of state AP's. I highly recommend getting one. We saved over $1000 by having it!
Do you get room discounts with any AP or just the preferred?
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Old 08-14-2011, 07:41 AM   #1480
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Do you get room discounts with any AP or just the preferred?
Room discounts are obtained using either the Premier and Preferred AP.
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:23 PM   #1481
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tell me about the laundry room, please

I Did it! I read the WHOLE thread! I enjoyed it and learned bunches.
BUT: No one mentioned the laundry rooms. I know I'm not the only one who does laundry on vacation, am I? Will I need a tour guide to find a laundry room? Is there one on every floor? How much will it cost me to wash and dry?
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:29 PM   #1482
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I Did it! I read the WHOLE thread! I enjoyed it and learned bunches.
BUT: No one mentioned the laundry rooms. I know I'm not the only one who does laundry on vacation, am I? Will I need a tour guide to find a laundry room? Is there one on every floor? How much will it cost me to wash and dry?
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There for sure is not a laundry room on each floor. I did laundry once at RPR it was on the first floor near the pool. Not sure of the exact cost, I recall it to be the same as disney.
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:33 PM   #1483
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There for sure is not a laundry room on each floor. I did laundry once at RPR it was on the first floor near the pool. Not sure of the exact cost, I recall it to be the same as disney.
I don't usually do laundry on vacation but we had to extend our stay last January due to a snowstorm in the midwest. We weren't able to go home! I used the laundry room right near the pool. I am not sure how many more there are then that. I want to say a load was $1.50 to wash and then $1.50 to dry but I can't remember exactly.
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:33 PM   #1484
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I Did it! I read the WHOLE thread! I enjoyed it and learned bunches.
BUT: No one mentioned the laundry rooms. I know I'm not the only one who does laundry on vacation, am I? Will I need a tour guide to find a laundry room? Is there one on every floor? How much will it cost me to wash and dry?
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We just come back last week after 2 weeks at RPR and we did laundry twice. It`s $2.50 for the washer and $2.50 for the dryer, I think the powder is $1.

There is one laundry room in each Tower, in Tower 3 it`s on the second floor and in Tower 1 it`s on the ground floor as you come out of the main door from Jake`s Bar. Don`t know about tower 2.

You will need your room key to access it.
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Thanks ......

many thanks for your helpful info about the wonderful world of Laundy at Royal Pacific.
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