1. You listed other travel agency's but not AAA or AARP, why?
2. Does hotel price include any theme park tickets?
3. Can I call the hotel and get a price for the hotel and theme park?
4. And thanks for the info for the bay view room, I am planning to get the bay view.
I booked through 1800uescape and booked room only. They do have ticket packages with the rooms. I reccomend the park hopper so you can ride the new train ride from park to park!
AAA and Universal Vacations will give you the same price. I compared them and ticket prices as well as room prices are the same. Hotel price does not include tickets. You have to add those on. If you stay onsite you do get the EXPRESS line ticket at no additional cost. Hotel will direct you to Universal Vacations if you call them directly. They do not book at the hotel. You have to go through LOEWS or UNIVERSAL VACATIONS. If you are traveling with kids, I would recommend the Hard Rock over the Portofino.
If you call the hotel directly or another booking agent you may miss out on some of the special packages available. I would suggest calling the phone number on the Universal hotels website, they will get you the best possible pricing. The 2 day park to park is the best deal and check out the meal plan (I think it's $50 a day per person and was definitely a money saver for us), express passes are included with your stay and you print them right in the hotel lobby. Hope this helps!
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