Will Cabana Bay have unlimited express pass?

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  1. Rags

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    I'm here now and it's paradise at the RPR! Our car service driver told us that the new hotel will have unlimited express. I know it's like trusting info from the Disney bus drivers but is this true?
     
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  3. damo

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    No, it will just have early admission.
     
  4. Rags

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    Hope you're having fun, Rags!!! My daughter and son in law are down at the parks right now too. It sounds like it has been a great week!
     
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    We absolutely love it here. Hope your family is having as much fun as we are!
     
  7. Bluer101

    Bluer101 Waiting till vacation comes, oh that's next week!

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    No express.
     
  8. sonofanarchy

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    I think that's the right call. Pay more, get more.

    I wish Disney did this.
     
  9. Bluer101

    Bluer101 Waiting till vacation comes, oh that's next week!

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    If Disney had express for their moderate to deluxe hotels I would consider staying onsite when visiting Disney. To me Disney offers no real benefit for us to stay onsite. We end up staying at RPR and drive down to Disney when we want to go which is not to often. We like Disney but love Universal. The problem with Disney is its so big and spread out that you can't just zip around to the other parks. This is where Universal wins in relaxation and convenient.
     
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    The weather has been great all week and should continue into next week. Its gonna be hot today and tomorrow though...drink plenty of water.
     
  11. sonofanarchy

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    I agree with everything you said 100%.
     
  12. bumbershoot

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    While looking around on the UO site last night, I found a comparisons page, and I like how they laid out the info.


     
  13. RMulieri

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    Even though it is spelled out pretty clearly that resort guest express pass is not a perk at Cabana Bay, I am wondering how many people will book it only to find out it doesn't and get mad.
     
  14. damo

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    Oh, I'm sure it will happen. They really are trying to make it clear though. Even on the hotels page on the universalorlando site it says:

    Make the most of your vacation. Stay in the heart of the excitement at any of our on-site hotels, including our newest hotel scheduled to open in 2014, Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort, and enjoy EXCLUSIVE theme park benefits.

    Choose one of our DELUXE on-site hotels and enjoy:
    FREE Universal ExpressSM ride access* to skip the regular lines in both theme parks all day - a value of up to $89 per person, per day** (valid theme park admission required).

    Or, stay at ANY of our on-site hotels and enjoy:
    Early Park Admission^ to The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM, one hour before the theme park opens (valid theme park admission required).
     
  15. susie2

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    hi, do you think that this hotel will have AAA OR APH rates, would love to stay here next nov
     
  16. damo

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    I think they will.
     
  17. susie2

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    thanks, will keep checking when it opens :)
     
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    it only took 15 years of trips for us to figure this out this past month. We always stay on Disney property. We dont use magical express, we drive ourselves to the parks, dont use extra magic hours- since it just makes that park more crowded, and don't use the dining plan....WHY do we stay onsite? We drove to universal for a planned one day at each park, everyone voted to use the third free and axe a day at Disney. and even without the benefits of staying at a universal hotel, we liked it better- imagine if we had these benefits. We LOVED universal- they will be getting my $$ next year. Are planning now and cant get over the fact that we get a nicer hotel, early entry AND express pass for all 5 of us!!!
     
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    Trust me its well worth it and you will be hooked. It only took one stay and have not looked back. This is from a family that lives 2 hours away and visits many times a year and do a lot of weekend trips and just stay Saturday night. I would not think of staying anywhere else.

    This summer we are visiting SW and BG all while staying at Universal. It's so nice to return home in the evening to RPR, home sweet home. .
     
  20. RMulieri

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    we were hooked after our first trip Jan 2012..We are going this August for over a week and will drive to Disney for the 2 days we want to go there.The value at Disney has gone down while the cost has gone up.The perks and the beauty of the Loews resorts ( and they are cheaper than what I was paying for a disney deluxe) is worth it to us.After our Universal trip we were spoiled, relaxed and decided we were done with onsite Disney stays for awhile and that is a HUGE deal coming from us since we ALWAYS stayed at Disney and did Disney only..
     
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    We love it too, and have since our very first visit! During that first visit we had already planned to get WDW APs, and hadn't even thought of Universal APs. So when we decided to go back inside of a year, we were bummed! I bought an AP for that trip for the AP rate at the hotel, and before our trip was done, DH and DS had upgraded as well.

    Another bonus...the renewal rate for the Universal APs is fabulous. Makes it really easy to just renew as long as we have even one trip planned.
     

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