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Universal hotel booking to gain universal express

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Universal hotel booking to gain universal express

Can anyone please advise on the best way to book a universal hotel for one night (hopefully our wedding anniversary 22 July 2014) we wish to avoid the queue and gain express by booking this way.We have already booked a villa holiday and this date would be the start of the second week.Any tips on best hotel ,who to book with and club level rooms.Will it be better to book when actually at the parks ? Two adults and two kids 16 and11 .How long do the express passes last?

Thanks ian

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1. Re: Universal hotel booking to gain universal express

The Express pass can be used as soon as you check in and is good for the whole next day, even after you have checked out, so two days worth

I would book in advance, direct from Universal, they have special offers at the moment, up to 30% off room discounts, club level rooms are included, as far as I see :)

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2. Re: Universal hotel booking to gain universal express

Remember that Cabana Bay does not include Express Passes.

As mentioned you can get them when you check in, good for that day. But, you can check in really early, like at 6 or 7 AM (although most folks probably wait until a little later). They're good through the next day too.

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3. Re: Universal hotel booking to gain universal express

have a look on the main hotel websites as you will probably get it cheaper than direct with universal

Royal Pacific is the cheapest, Hard Rock more expensive and a bit 'louder' atmosphere (which the kids might prefer) Portofino Bay the most expensive but very nice although maybe adult orientated

We have stayed at Royal and Hard Rock - both great but we prefer Royal Pacific

When you check in (anytime on the day of stay) you get a photo card which is your express pass - it runs out on the night that you check out (you can still use it after you have checked out) which is nice

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