ROYAL PACIFIC RESORT Information

Discussion in 'Universal Orlando Resorts & Hotels' started by Robinrs, Oct 2, 2002.

  1. jagafen

    jagafen Robo needs his own Bat-Light

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    EXACTLY!! LOL!! We're kind of the "dress for dinner" type if we're going to a nicer restaurant. I usually wear a sundress, and DH and DS usually wear camp shirts. It's still casual, but "nicer" than parkwear I just want to know if it's going to cost me an arm, or a leg. I'm a believer in decreasing the sticker shock, so if I can get a ballpark figure aheady of time, it helps to "maintain my vacation vibe." Basically, I don't like suprises! We have had our ironing done for us at AKL at Disney, but for the life of me, I can't remember what they charged!! I know it's going to probably vary by the type of garment....
     
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  3. damo

    damo Proud Redhead

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    No dress shirts required. Just wear a polo shirt if they want to dress up. No ironing required!
     
  4. macraven

    macraven Proud Redhead

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    i don't use the laundry service so i can't answer that part of your question.
    i don't even own an iron.
    i send out stuff out to our dry cleaners.


    you could call the hotel direct and ask what the charges are for the garments.
    that way you will have the info in advance and can plan for it.
     
  5. rrobinhhalk

    rrobinhhalk Earning My Ears

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    Staying at RPR is there a short cut when walking to the park? Was looking on google earth map and it looks like there is a short cut if you brave walking :cool1: over the road? Anyone know of a quick way to AOI from RPR?
    thanks
     
  6. Bluer101

    Bluer101 Waiting till vacation comes!

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    The walking path is fast enough. There would be no way without going through tall bushes to get back on the path. The only entry from RPR into Citywalk is right beside Margaritaville.:thumbsup2
     
  7. macraven

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    it all depends on the pace that you walk.


    many guests can walk that path in 5/6 minutes easily.

    i can't imagine any short cut that would be quicker than that.
     
  8. damo

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    That shortcut won't get you to a park entrance, so it is kind of a longcut.
     
  9. danacath

    danacath <font color=navy>I think DH was starting to questi

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    Thanks for the reply, bumbershoot. An early lunch at 3 Broomsticks sounds great, especially since we already have a 4:30 reservation for an early dinner at Mythos. Whenever possible, our family loves to "zig" while the masses "zag", in order to stay one step ahead of the crowds! :thumbsup2
     
  10. LuvindisCruiser

    LuvindisCruiser DIS Veteran

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    Is there flavored creamer for the coffee?
    I usually bring my own ........
    Thanks!:thumbsup2
     
  11. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

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    I only remember normal, but shelf-stable (so it's not pure cream) creamers, no flavors. If you like the flavors, bring your own.
     
  12. jedi jen

    jedi jen Mouseketeer

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    We are planning a trip in July. We only stayed one night before, and are planning 3 this July with some resort/pool time. I thought I read somewhere that you can pool hop to the other Universal resorts. Is this true? The HRH pool sounds like it might be fun for the kids (music underwater). If pool hopping is OK, how does it work? How do I avoid being embarrassed because we are walking out of the resort, wet after a swim and in swimming attire (with cover ups of course)? Also, I would love to hear opinions/rankings on the pools? Does anyone have a favorite?
     
  13. macraven

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    pool hopping is encouraged.
    take your hotel room key to get keys at the other pools.

    you can travel by foot, water taxi, rick shaw to the other hotels.


    if you put charging on your cc, you can charge any food/beverage items at the other hotel pool.

    most peeps bring a change of clothes and use the pool room to change after swimming and returning to other hotel.

    i have seen some ladies and gents put the kwi dry shorts over the bottoms of their suits and a cover over instead of changing clothes when leaving the other hotel pool.
     
  14. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

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    When we hopped to HRH's pool from PBR, I had my suit and shorts on under my coverup. I would do the same for any hopping. DS just wore his swim trunks and a shirt. (and we both had crocs)

    FWIW, the HRH water isn't that deep. The slide is terrific according to DS (I seem to only like Boardwalk's slide at WDW), but there wasn't much actual swimming possible, since the water was so shallow. Just be aware of that. (So far, in my own personal experience and opinion, RPR has been about the best for swimming around as far as main pools go)
     
  15. jedi jen

    jedi jen Mouseketeer

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    Thank you both so much. I agree that I love RPR's pool and expect we will be doing most of our "pooling" there. ;) I like knowing that we can pool hop if we want to. That is such a nice perk. :goodvibes
     
  16. jagafen

    jagafen Robo needs his own Bat-Light

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    Just to bring my origional question "Full circle", I did find the info I was looking for....prices are reasonable for what we need. $6-$11 to iron the types of clothing we bring with us on vacation, depending on garment....just in case anyone else wants to know...
     
  17. anorman

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    We were there last year at the RPR and didn't pool hop but I have heard the the HRH has a good one so we may try it this year. Only 4 months to go till we get there!
     
  18. JessicaR

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    My kids especially pool-hop. Room Key is ALL you need! Favorite pool atmosphere and slide is Hard Rock. :thumbsup2

    Have a wonderful trip. :)
     
  19. englishrose47

    englishrose47 DIS Veteran

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    Will be at RPR Sept. 20th thru 24th with a group of 8 Dev. disabled !!Can't wait , this is my first time to Universal !!!!
     
  20. gymboqueenkaylee

    gymboqueenkaylee DIS Veteran

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    We will be at RPH at the end of June and I can't wait. Getting really excited. Definately going to have to "pool hop". DD is extremely excited that she will be allowed to do this.
     
  21. Ali

    Ali 14 years here... never a tag fairy visit

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    I've never been to a Universal hotel and I've never been to IOA. If I have a child who doesn't like scary rides and is mainly interested in playing in water, how much time do you think we will need inside the park? I want to go see the Harry Potter area. And what is the short cut?

    also, what is the mini bar key and how much does it cost? I read many pages and can't figure out why people are so opposed to it.
     

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