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Old 05-24-2013, 07:55 PM   #1
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Disappointing first day back

I usually stay at HRH and love it, but rpr was so much less expensive I tried it this trip.
Arrived today at 10:30 am, check in was quick, but when I tried to charge lunch a few hours later, my card was declined as the rep checking me in did not ask me, or click the box, to allow charging. But I went to the in park customer relations kiosk and the young man named Connor helped me out.
I have visited USF and IOA during Xmas week, so I thought I knew crowded. Today, the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, was jammed! Express pass wait times were 25-30 min! I honestly feel that the crowds and waits were worse than Xmas week. Also tons of school groups. I believe they may be over selling express passes- when the express line is longer than the regular you have to wonder.
I know there are those who absolutely love rpr, but I'm not one of them.

These are obviously my personal opinions:

Room service food- no where near as good as HRH
Rooms- smaller, and much "cheaper" feeling- looks and feels like holiday inn, not a 4 star hotel- esp bathroom- HRH is so much nicer
Layout- rpr too spread out- too confusing and difficult to get around; HRH smaller and easier to navigate

I'm still enjoying myself, but missing HRH deeply
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:37 PM   #2
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Totally agree with you, sz9144. Our last stay at RPR went downhill after we realized the doors and walls might as well not have existed when a loud group was nearby. Never had a bad experience at HRH and love the overall vibe so much better. Hopefully things at CBBR will be just as nice in 2014!
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