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Old 06-28-2013, 07:48 PM   #16
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do a 2 day stay.
rates are cheaper those dates. if you have AAA, try for a room discount.

do the park to park tickets for convenience.

with a 6 yo with you, they will find plenty to do in both parks.
hit the seuss interactive section there. it is a fun section to do!

if you decide to stick with a one day visit and hit both parks, you will cut yourself short.

you can do the highlights easily but you will have to take a pass on seeing all of the parks.
there are plenty of little things that create fun times and memories.

mystic fountain is a section that amuses the public.
the "fountain" talks to the guests around it.

gotta give yourself time to take it all in as it is not scripted.
you wouldn't get the full effect of this humor the rock has if you did a quick walk by.

when you do day visits only and not stay onsite, you won't get the full effect of what UO has to offer newbies.

how ever you plan to do UO, i hope it is enjoyable for you and the family.
Thank you! Great advise!
It is our 10th anniversary trip, and the first trip without the kids so I will spend the extra cash. I don't want to be stressed or rushed while visiting and it will be nice to be able to just take in all the details and maybe go back to the resort in the afternoon to take a dip in the pool. ANd POrtofino BAy looks so romantic, I think it will add something special to our trip.
So I decided to stick with my original plan: to stay at Portofino Bay for 2 nights and doing US on my check in date and IOA the next morning so can utilize early admission to HP.

Now I just have to see how to get from Disney's Polynesian to Portofino Bay and then to airport on my departure day. I have to compare prices of Taxi vs Mears. I can rent a car on points but think it might come up to as much as taxi if I have to pay for parking and gas. PLus it will be a hassel to pick up a car and drop off at airport.

Oh and for the trip with the kids in March, I will definitely consider going to Universal with them. At least I will have a chance to scout out the attractions and shows appropriate for them.

THanks for everyone's help!
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:54 AM   #17
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Also worth noting (didn't see it mentioned above) is that a one night stay gets you 2 days of express pass if that matters. You could stay somewhere cheaper after second day and use the $$ for shuttle. Still a pain to move again but it is what it is.
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