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Volcano Bay Pricing, AP, & More

Discussion in 'Volcano Bay Water Park' started by AlexanderMBush, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. GadgetGuru

    GadgetGuru Premium Member

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    I just went to the Portofino Bay website on Loweshotels.com

    It's saying that all hotels at Universal get the early HP + VB admission, while just the original 3 resorts (Portofino, Hard Rock, Royal Pacific) get Universal Express.
     
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    I'll bet one of Disney's trademarked categories is theme parks though. But true, if Disney's trademark is really Disney Moana, then as long as they don't include the word Disney it would be ok.
     
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    Kind of similar to how rock n rollercoaster is trade marked in the theme park category, but there are plenty of rides in america with rollercoaster in the name (I'm assuming)
     
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    I'm super bummed about no express pass for hotel guests :(
     
  5. GadgetGuru

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    Maybe a hint that Express will be receiving a revamp soon? Royal Pacific loses Express while Potofino + Hard Rock get VB Express?
     
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    The US Travel Association is having a deal on May 1 for a pair of 3-day, 3-park passes for $535:

    Daily Getaways
     
  7. Skold

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    They are allowed at the CBBR lazy river if you get the special "no spill" cup. It is a plastic cup with a flip straw; it came with the strawberry jalapeno margarita at Hideaway and can be used over and over. And over.
     
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    This is important information. I spent most of my time at the other pool so didn't realize that. Also, strawberry jalapeño sounds either like the most amazing or the most gross thing ever and I want it.
     
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  9. Skold

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    Haha! Here's a pic of it (ours are clear, though):
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    The strawberry jalapeno margarita was on the chalkboard as a special, but surely they can make it any time... :D

    And, you can float around sipping on 'em all day. :)
     
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    I actually got one of those at the other bar at the other pool with my pina colada. Was wondering why they used grown up sized sippy cups for mixed drinks. All makes sense now.
     
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    I think you got the new and improved one, I got the blue one and you can't suck through the straw as it does not "breathe" Had to drill a hole under the sliding cover to let air in but it works now!
     
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    Any chance we get a only Volcano Bay AP option?
     
  13. Mr. EPCOT

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    Not initially.
     
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    No way. If Volcano Bay ends up being popular, they won't want the extra locals. A 3-park only AP makes Volcano Bay the least local-centric park at Universal.
     
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    Is there even an AP for just Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure? If not it wouldn't make sense from a marketing perspective to have one just for Volcano Bay.
     
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    Epcot has its own. But.. it's special.
     
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    We just booked the premium seating on opening day - it cost 69.99 USD for the double lounger with umbrella. They gave a choice of two locations rainforest village and wave village.
    After more discussion river village was mentioned too and that was the location we booked.
     
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    I'm trying to weigh up VB express pass benefits, vs the Tapu Tapu approach. I'm guessing that they may need to limit the number of people registered in each time slot, so that there is still some benefit to buying a VB express pass and entering the queue as a walk up. Also I've not been able to find out from the UO website how many tapu tapu reservations you can hold at any one time. Does anybody have more details on this or wisdom to share? Thanks in advance.
     

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