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1 day in March 2012 for Harry Potter!

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1 day in March 2012 for Harry Potter!

We are going to Clearwater, Florida, for Spring Break next month. We have one girl that is 9 years old and a HUGE Harry Potter fan! We want to drive up to Orlando the night before, spend a full day at the park the following day, and return home that evening. So, we need accommodations for one night. Do we need to stay at a "Universal" hotel in order to receive the perks of early admission? Or does any know if early admission could be purchased through AAA? Also, where would you recommend staying? I've seen several people post that The Hard Rock Hotel is great because of the park perks. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!!

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1. Re: 1 day in March 2012 for Harry Potter!

Perks for early admission are usually only for those staying at Universal hotels, if I am not mistaken. I stayed at the Royal Pacific Resort and it was fantastic. Walking distance to the parks. Beautiful hotel. Great staff. Really cannot complain about anything.

Also remember that the park will be PACKED due to Spring Break. Be prepared to wait in some lines, especially at Harry Potter. My advise would be to hit the rides that are most important to you first, otherwise you might miss out. Plus get there early and stay late to really take advantage of the place.

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2. Re: 1 day in March 2012 for Harry Potter!

For the most advice on this subject, look at the orlando forum.

and yes, early entry os for Universalresort guests apart from some UK tour operators (Virgin Holidays) who get early admission for their guests.

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