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Old 01-17-2012, 09:14 AM   #961
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Ok thank you. Does anyone know if you can take a Rickshaw from PBH to HRH. We will be having dinner there one night and I'm not sure at the end of the day if my DM (75) could do the walk. I know I can boat it to Citywalk and transfer which I would do if that was the only option.
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:25 AM   #962
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You sure can!
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:46 PM   #963
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Just looked for APH rates and they are available up to now the day BEFORE we check in June 7th - still keeping our fingers crossed - we were all set for RPR but looking at the week before the Portofino is only $25 more than RPR per night (for a garden view room and not at the weekend) - seems like a really big discount (going for 5 nights).

The distance to the parks puts me off a little bit but would enjoy the quietness I think - HRH was too noisy for us last year.

What do you guys think - if the rates get extended at a similar price - should we go for it?
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:14 PM   #964
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We're going on our first trip to US and just booked our room at PBH. I have a few questions (well, probably more than a few..)

How long does it take to get form the hotel to IOA for the early opening for HP? Which is the best way to go - boat, walk?

How are the restaurants? I think I've been to Bice in Palm Beach, if it is the same one, so I know that is great. What about the others? How does character dining work? Which characters are there? Trying to decide if that is worth it or we should just go to a regular restaurant.

I booked a garden view room, is there a special area I should request? Am I allowed to request an area?


I think that is it for now - this is a last minute trip so I only have about 5 days to plan everything!!
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:53 AM   #965
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Just booked Portofino Bay Oct 27th -Nov 3 2012 looking forward to staying here ..we stayed at the hard rock and loved it but wanted to try something different this trip
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:54 AM   #966
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We're going on our first trip to US and just booked our room at PBH. I have a few questions (well, probably more than a few..)

How long does it take to get form the hotel to IOA for the early opening for HP? Which is the best way to go - boat, walk?

How are the restaurants? I think I've been to Bice in Palm Beach, if it is the same one, so I know that is great. What about the others? How does character dining work? Which characters are there? Trying to decide if that is worth it or we should just go to a regular restaurant.

I booked a garden view room, is there a special area I should request? Am I allowed to request an area?


I think that is it for now - this is a last minute trip so I only have about 5 days to plan everything!!
Sal's Deli has great pizza. I highly recommend it. It takes about 15 minutes to walk to IOA if you use the shortcut outlined in this thread. You'll have to go back and look.

There's a ton of great info here....I suggest you browse through.

For character dining, you just show up and the characters come and go.

There is a food sticky with all menus on the main Universal board. It is worth a look.

I suggest you request a room in the West or Villa wing. They are closer to the boat and to walk.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:45 AM   #967
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Hi...I have decided to join our friends at US for 3 nights at the end of May. We are all staying at PBH, but they have booked into the club level and I got a great AP rate, so we are just in the gardenview room. Is it possible to make a request for our room to be close to theirs? Are there gardenview rooms near the club level rooms, or which "wing" would be best to request for being closer to our friends. First time staying onsite, so not familiar with this resort. Thanks so much for any help!
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:00 AM   #968
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Sal's Deli has great pizza. I highly recommend it. It takes about 15 minutes to walk to IOA if you use the shortcut outlined in this thread. You'll have to go back and look.

There's a ton of great info here....I suggest you browse through.

For character dining, you just show up and the characters come and go.

There is a food sticky with all menus on the main Universal board. It is worth a look.

I suggest you request a room in the West or Villa wing. They are closer to the boat and to walk.
Do you happen to know on what page of this thread is the shortcut with pics to get from portofino to IOA..I'm searching but can not find anything
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I really WISH those walking direction from PBH to citywalk through the HRH parking lot could get a sticky! I refer back to them all the time and I have such an issue finding them!
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I really WISH those walking direction from PBH to citywalk through the HRH parking lot could get a sticky! I refer back to them all the time and I have such an issue finding them!
agreed. Later on today i am going to search through this thread and try and find it.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:55 AM   #971
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That is it!!! It is unbelieveably fast that way. Just watch out for cars and buses when you walk through the parking lot and onto the street since there isn't really a path.

Here is the map post 582
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I really WISH those walking direction from PBH to citywalk through the HRH parking lot could get a sticky! I refer back to them all the time and I have such an issue finding them!
you could bookmark it.
save it to your 'favorites' and that way you won't lose it.
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Old 03-16-2012, 07:03 PM   #973
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Looks like I was very drunk when I did that map!!!! That is how you walk from PBH after you've had more than a few at the Thirsty Fish!!!!!
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Looks like I was very drunk when I did that map!!!! That is how you walk from PBH after you've had more than a few at the Thirsty Fish!!!!!
I can not really tell from the map is there a traffic light when you cross what seems to be a major intersection?
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I can not really tell from the map is there a traffic light when you cross what seems to be a major intersection?
Yes there is. It isn't a really busy road though.

I have given you the link go to www.googlemaps.com right at the intersection where you'll have to cross. You can actually see the walk that way and you'll get a better understanding of what you are going to see. Click on the arrows and you can explore.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...,0.002642&z=19


If you walk down Celebrity Cir. on the map, that is walking right alongside the HRH parking lot.
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