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Old 01-30-2013, 02:17 PM   #16
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I think you will love staying on site for 4 days, I love it, one of my favorite things to do, you can't go wrong with that plan.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:33 AM   #17
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Thanks for the vote of confidence Aviator. Looking forward to it!
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:44 AM   #18
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Hi again everyone! We since decided to stay at Universal, with 2 connecting rooms, and got good APH rates (we can pick the annual pass up there, by the way where is "the kiosk" to get it, it doesn't say on-line? Can we get it at the hotel? We will order it on the Universal site). I came across this review on Tripadvisor, which seemed the opposite to what we were thinking, i.e. that our 16 year old would love the pool and especially the Hardrock pool. Appreciate every family is different. Just can't understand (from comments on Disboards) that a 16 year old would be bored at the pool? Why can't a 16 year old use the slide?? Thank you all again.

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Old 02-13-2013, 10:37 AM   #19
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Hi again everyone! We since decided to stay at Universal, with 2 connecting rooms, and got good APH rates (we can pick the annual pass up there, by the way where is "the kiosk" to get it, it doesn't say on-line? Can we get it at the hotel? We will order it on the Universal site). I came across this review on Tripadvisor, which seemed the opposite to what we were thinking, i.e. that our 16 year old would love the pool and especially the Hardrock pool. Appreciate every family is different. Just can't understand (from comments on Disboards) that a 16 year old would be bored at the pool? Why can't a 16 year old use the slide?? Thank you all again.

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There is a ticket kiosk at the hotel where you can pick up your AP. Your 16 year old should have lots of fun at the hotel. Sounds like the kids in the review just figured they were too old for the slide as in it was just too kiddie for their tastes. Everyone can use the slide. There are lots of activities at the pool as well. THere is generally a volleyball game going on that they can take part in. It very much depends on what kind of kid your 16 year old is.
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There is a ticket kiosk at the hotel where you can pick up your AP. Your 16 year old should have lots of fun at the hotel. Sounds like the kids in the review just figured they were too old for the slide as in it was just too kiddie for their tastes. Everyone can use the slide. There are lots of activities at the pool as well. THere is generally a volleyball game going on that they can take part in. It very much depends on what kind of kid your 16 year old is.
Thanks Damo. Our 16 year old is triply a child, teen and adult!! We actually decided to stay the entire week given we holiday every 2 years and his birthday, so when I saw that review (about the pool) it was "What???!!!". He would love the volleyball. Thanks also for the kiosk info. Assumed we had to go to the park gates first so you saved us a trip.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:18 PM   #21
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RPR is beautiful. I wish we had more then 1 night there!
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:52 AM   #22
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We will only stay at RPR, it's are home away from home. We return again tomorrow.

One thing to remember no matter which hotel you stay at onsite you can pool and resort hop. We always make it a point to pool hop to HRH to swim and eat lunch poolside. Yes, we all use the slide, it's fun, no matter the age.

The poolside activities at RPR and HRH are great. My son loves them and usually makes friends during our stay. You will have a blast.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:34 AM   #23
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Thanks for both of your comments - all things considered, RPH came out tops! Have a great holiday Bluer!
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:38 PM   #24
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Nice to hear you were able to make it work with staying onsite. We'll be there in June and can't wait. I think all your kids will have a great time.
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Hi everyone! We will be at Universal the 1st week of May (and the 2nd week) and are looking for recommendations for 2 restaurants please, I did read a good chunk of the food/restaurant sticky, the excitement is building! The children eat absolutely anything, so for all you foodies, where would you pick if you only had one choice?!
(1) For the day of our son's 16th birthday - Am thinking Mythos there are reservations available that day. Any special table please?
(2) One other day on Citywalk?

Have you any other 'top tips' in the park/area for that birthday day please - besides a world class theme park and a top restaurant???!!!

Just as an aside, our 14 day unlimited admission tickets, with park-to-park access, are ¬109/$142 for adults and ¬99/$129 for children. Purchased thru the Aer Lingus site. Seems a great price.
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Old 04-13-2013, 03:51 PM   #26
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Hi everyone! We will be at Universal the 1st week of May (and the 2nd week) and are looking for recommendations for 2 restaurants please, I did read a good chunk of the food/restaurant sticky, the excitement is building! The children eat absolutely anything, so for all you foodies, where would you pick if you only had one choice?!
(1) For the day of our son's 16th birthday - Am thinking Mythos there are reservations available that day. Any special table please?
(2) One other day on Citywalk?

Have you any other 'top tips' in the park/area for that birthday day please - besides a world class theme park and a top restaurant???!!!

Just as an aside, our 14 day unlimited admission tickets, with park-to-park access, are ¬109/$142 for adults and ¬99/$129 for children. Purchased thru the Aer Lingus site. Seems a great price.
There are a few themed restaurants that he might find special. The Nascar Cafe and NBA City might interest a sixteen year old (although if you aren't American those might not be that interesting). NBA City has very good food. Nascar isn't as highly recommended.

Margaritaville is always fun and a hit with kids.

A seat by the window at Mythos is nice as you can look out over the lagoon and watch the Hulk and Dr. Doom.
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There are a few themed restaurants that he might find special. The Nascar Cafe and NBA City might interest a sixteen year old (although if you aren't American those might not be that interesting). NBA City has very good food. Nascar isn't as highly recommended.

Margaritaville is always fun and a hit with kids.

A seat by the window at Mythos is nice as you can look out over the lagoon and watch the Hulk and Dr. Doom.
Thanks so much for your prompt reply Damo.

That's funny about the themed restaurants not registering with us - you are exactly right!! We'll go with the good food and 'When in Rome.....' (!).

Will ask for window seat at Mythos. Thanks for that.
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Thanks so much for your prompt reply Damo.

That's funny about the themed restaurants not registering with us - you are exactly right!! We'll go with the good food and 'When in Rome.....' (!).

Will ask for window seat at Mythos. Thanks for that.
Make sure you ask for a water window seat as the are other window seats that have no view of the water at all.
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Hi everyone! We will be at Universal the 1st week of May (and the 2nd week) and are looking for recommendations for 2 restaurants please, I did read a good chunk of the food/restaurant sticky, the excitement is building! The children eat absolutely anything, so for all you foodies, where would you pick if you only had one choice?!
(1) For the day of our son's 16th birthday - Am thinking Mythos there are reservations available that day. Any special table please?
(2) One other day on Citywalk?

Have you any other 'top tips' in the park/area for that birthday day please - besides a world class theme park and a top restaurant???!!!

Just as an aside, our 14 day unlimited admission tickets, with park-to-park access, are ¬109/$142 for adults and ¬99/$129 for children. Purchased thru the Aer Lingus site. Seems a great price.
pick up the birthday button/pin for your son to wear in the parks that day.
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Make sure you ask for a water window seat as the are other window seats that have no view of the water at all.
Thank you for that tip. Will enter it on the box in the reservation request. The park is open til 7pm that day and all times are available up to, and including 4pm. Will let you know how we get on. Much appreciated.
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