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Old 10-14-2005, 02:09 PM   #16
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YES!!!! Keep posting if you can. The pictures are wonderful, and show the two of you having so much fun. Thanks for taking the time, I know I love reading the Live reports.
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Old 10-14-2005, 02:21 PM   #17
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Love live reports! Please keep them comming.
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Old 10-14-2005, 02:39 PM   #18
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looks like you are having a blast. thanks for posting.
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Old 10-14-2005, 02:44 PM   #19
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Old 10-14-2005, 02:49 PM   #20
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Old 10-14-2005, 10:14 PM   #21

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Hello DISers!

Okay, sounds like you guys like the live stuff as much as me so I will continue....

First to answer the question from wilma-bride. The Renaissance was nice, the atrium was gorgeous and the room was nice, not really that big I would say but not small either. Can't beat the location if you are going to do Seaworld or Discovery Cove. It was $162 for a regular room or $183 for club level so we went with the club level. Breakfast was good with lots of fruit but slim or yucky choices the other times we were in there.

Okay, for the trip report...

We slept in a bit today and around 10 am Rob got some breakfast at the club room and then we walked across the street to Seaworld. The place was a freaking ZOO! There were so many people there!

I am glad we did some stuff yesterday and today we only wanted to see Shamu and the Dolphin show.

We were late for the Shamu show and only saw half of it but it was very enjoyable! Then we saw Blue Horizons Dolphin show which we loved so much!

Thankfully we were leaving the park to get the car and drive to Universal to check in at the Royal Pacific Resort. This is our first time staying onsite and the LAST time we ever stay off site!

This is an absolutely GORGEOUS hotel!!! Our room wasn't ready so we took the water taxi to IOA and got our Power Annual Passes.

We spent the next 2 hours walking around and taping mostly. We stopped by Spiderman to check out the line and it said 30 mins but it was a walk on with the Express (what a GREAT perk for staying onsite! ) so we got in line. We always love spidey but there were two small girls in front of us who screamed bloody murder the WHOLE ride, which kinda ruined it since we were so worried about them.

Went to Blondies to eat some Dagwoods. THey weren't as good as usual and they changed the potato salad on us

We walked around the whole park and then walked over to Universal to ride The Mummy for the first time.

Okay, all I can say is WOW WOW WOW!!! We LOVED this ride!!

It was so awesome, we went on twice! Wait time posted was 20 mins but with that great little room key, we basically walked on, twice!

It was hot today, about 91 degrees and no rain and REALLY humid and I don't take the heat well so by now I was so HOT! I got a virgin Strawberry Daquiri at Margaritaville and then we walked back to the RPR.

We got our room number and checked it out. We got a great AAA rate for a king suite and it was amazing I tell ya!! I still can't believe we are here!!!

If you can, you have to save up and stay at this resort!! I have to say I think it is the best hotel and room I have ever stayed in!!! It is just breathtaking!

Rob got some work done and then we went down to the pool. They were playing a movie on a giant screen at the pool, which was cool!

We relaxed in the hot tub for a bit and then ordered some room service snacks

Up tomorrow is IOA/Universal...stay tuned
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Old 10-14-2005, 11:17 PM   #22
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We stayed at the RPR on our last trip while we went to Universal for 4 days, and then switched to the GF for our WDW days, and I loved UO and the RPR just as much! I totally agree about the hotel, and I miss it sooo much! This next time we will not be able to hit Universal at all just a quickie at WDW after our cruise, so I am so sad....Thanks for the pictures and taking the time to fill us in live!
And I agree about the benefits of staying onsite at UO. We have never stayed offsite, and never will either!
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Old 10-15-2005, 07:48 AM   #23
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More please. This is great. Thanks!

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Old 10-15-2005, 08:43 AM   #24
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Love your reports with the pictures! Can't wait to see & hear more

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Old 10-15-2005, 09:14 AM   #25
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I love the live reports!! Thanks for taking time out to share.
Can't wait for more

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Old 10-15-2005, 09:30 AM   #26
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Love the report! Can't wait for more pictures! The Royal Pacific looks fabulous! I wish I were there sooooo bad

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Old 10-15-2005, 11:19 AM   #27
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Wow!! Looks like you are having a FABULOUS time!!

THANKS for taking the time to post your pics and report. I am loving the whole thing! We are planning on trying Universal for the first time for a few days at the start of our kids' spring break. It is nice to see some pics!

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Old 10-15-2005, 04:22 PM   #28
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I totally agree with the RPR! We stayed there 2 weeks after it opened in '01 at a STEAL of $99 p night! Can you believe it is considered the "value" of the Loews/Universal on site resorts? All the wood carving and the landscaping, garden..just blew us away. The only downside is the expense of the restaurants, bur we just cruised over to Citywalk and ate there most of the time. You can "pool hop" with the other resorts too, HRH has a nice snack bar at thiers and all the palms around the pool....FOTL is the BEST! Kinda hard to wait for a fast pass after that....but I'm sure you'll manage! Our kids are boht finally over 54" and are asking to do a trifecta trip like you, SW, USO and WDW....and then trying to add KSC, which they love. I think we need the lottery and 3 weeks to accomodate all that. Glad you're frequenting Margaritaville...great place to pull up a chair and people watch.
Thanks for taking the time to post...I know it is so hard when trying to enjoy a trip, but it is greatly appreciated. You thought it was just 2 of you traveling, not the whole DISboards! You guys really look like you are enjoying yourselves, that's the best part!

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Old 10-15-2005, 04:43 PM   #29
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Awesome reports and pictures ! I love the live stuff, so thanks so much for sharing !!
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Old 10-15-2005, 04:49 PM   #30
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Great reports. Please keep them coming.

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