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Old 12-12-2012, 03:37 PM   #1
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Partner Hotels

I ran across a thread on another board that mentioned partner hotels. I wasn't aware that Universal had partner hotels. When I look at the website it states that if you stay at a partner hotel you are able to get early access to IOA. When I go to the website of any of these hotels, it does not mention this at all. Is there anything special I have to do to book a partner hotel and obtain the benefit of early entry? Thanks!!
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:49 PM   #2
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You have to book a *package* through the Universal Orlando website. You can't go through the hotel's website, or book a room-only.

Staying at the Loews hotels onsite, you can book room-only and get benefits, even if you book directly through Loews. But NOT the partner hotels. Those require the package, through the Universal website.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:13 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info - I knew it was too good to be true!
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:19 AM   #4
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It is still true, you just have to book it through the Universal Orlando website and get your tickets there as well as part of a package. There are great deals to be found.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:50 PM   #5
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We booked through Universal at a partner hotel and got a great deal. We stayed at the Holiday Inn at the entrance to Universal. It is actually walking distance to Universal. (But a long walk and you have to cross a very busy intersection)

Anyway - the hotel was very nice and there was a restaurant on site as well as a nice pool and a shuttle to Universal as well.

With our package we got early admission to IOA and a breakfast at the Three Broomsticks.

We opted to take a cab back our last evening and it was only $5.
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If you were to book a one night stay package at a partner resort could you add days on to your tickets once you get there without having to book extra nights?
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once you have a 4 day pass, you would probably need to go with a power pass if you needed a 5th park day ticket.


if you were only staying 2 nights with a package, and wanted to upgrade to a 3 day pass, i really don't know.


the park tickets you receive wouldn't be any different than other park passes.


guess you could check with guest services on adding on days.
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Thanks for the quick reply. We would only be booking a one night package as we will be staying in a condo. I would want addition days for tickets thought as we would like to go back to Universal. I thought it would be nice to stay one night and get early admission into the parks.
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