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First time at Universal On-site Hotels

amar831

Newcomer
Oct 18, 2017
41
Miami, FL
Hey Everyone,

As a celebration of both my Birthday and some major weight loss, I decided to treat myself to a UOR Vacation and settled on the following itinerary:

9/25-9/28 @ Surfside Inn & Suites
9/28-9/30 @ Loews Royal Pacific
9/30-10/4 @ Dockside Inn & Suites

If anyone could help with some of these questions, it would be greatly appreciated.
-Will Universal transfer my luggage between their on-site resorts, or will I need to arrange the transfer myself?
-Online, the resort shuttle schedule says they run until 2AM. Is this also true on HHN Nights that run until 2AM or will they run a bit later?
-This might be harder to answer. Due to my gastric sleeve surgery, the amount I am able to eat has been restricted greatly. Does anyone have any experience with this and how accommodating Universal is towards my dietary restrictions (e.g., half portions, ordering from kids menu, to-go containers)?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 
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Mad Dog

Premium Member
Jan 30, 2013
18,589
Pittsburgh area
If the past practice is still in effect, only the Deluxe Universal/Lowes hotels (Royal Pacific in this case), and Sapphire, will transfer your luggage for you.
 

amar831

Newcomer
Oct 18, 2017
41
Miami, FL
If the past practice is still in effect, only the Deluxe Universal/Lowes hotels (Royal Pacific in this case), and Sapphire, will transfer your luggage for you.
Awesome, thanks! I'm fine with doing it myself between Surfside and Royal Pacific, since I would want to grab those Express Passes ASAP.
 
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Joe

aka TestTrack321
Staff member
Moderator
Feb 15, 2012
12,162
Pittsburgh, PA
Hey Everyone,

As a celebration of both my Birthday and some major weight loss, I decided to treat myself to a UOR Vacation and settled on the following itinerary:

9/25-9/28 @ Surfside Inn & Suites
9/28-9/30 @ Loews Royal Pacific
9/30-10/4 @ Dockside Inn & Suites

If anyone could help with some of these questions, it would be greatly appreciated.
-Will Universal transfer my luggage between their on-site resorts, or will I need to arrange the transfer myself?
-Online, the resort shuttle schedule says they run until 2AM. Is this also true on HHN Nights that run until 2AM or will they run a bit later?
-This might be harder to answer. Due to my gastric sleeve surgery, the amount I am able to eat has been restricted greatly. Does anyone have any experience with this and how accommodating Universal is towards my dietary restrictions (e.g., half portions, ordering from kids menu, to-go containers)?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Hey, congrats on the weight loss! I know how hard that can be from my own experience, it's an amazing achievement.

To answer your questions:
  1. I'm not sure about inter resort luggage transportation. MadDog seems to have heard about it only for the high end resorts.
  2. They run later during HHN, I've seen till around 3am when they sweep CityWalk.
  3. I've never seen any issues with ordering from the kids menu. If you're at a sit down location my suggestion would be to talk to your server about your options.
 

amar831

Newcomer
Oct 18, 2017
41
Miami, FL
Hey, congrats on the weight loss! I know how hard that can be from my own experience, it's an amazing achievement.

To answer your questions:
  1. I'm not sure about inter resort luggage transportation. MadDog seems to have heard about it only for the high end resorts.
  2. They run later during HHN, I've seen till around 3am when they sweep CityWalk.
  3. I've never seen any issues with ordering from the kids menu. If you're at a sit down location my suggestion would be to talk to your server about your options.
Thank you! I really appreciate it! It's been a hell of a journey, but I'm very excited about being able to ride everything without worrying if I'll fit into any restraints. It's the main reason I'm aiming for a few nights at RP with the Weekday pricing :lol:

Great news with the shuttles, really didn't want to deal with taking Ubers out every night. Now I just have to keep my fingers crossed for the FFP!

I guess with the dining its gonna be a lot more figuring it out as I go. I've also considered taking empty tupperware for any leftovers I might have, but not sure if they'll let me into the parks with that.
 
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Cup_Of_Coffee

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Aug 7, 2018
3,346
Congrats on the weight loss and your celebration! Sounds like you've earned it!

I can confirm my boyfriend and I took a bus past 2 am during HHN, I think they sent a bus back to get one more larger group so, at least it seems, they'll make sure everyone gets a ride.
 
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tielo

Veteran Member
Nov 9, 2013
2,036
The Netherlands
Congratulations with the weight loss and have a lot of fun at Universal.
Regarding food or other inquiries you could also call guest services, they are super nice (as long as the Grinch isn't working there) and they will help you.
Universal Orlando
 
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amar831

Newcomer
Oct 18, 2017
41
Miami, FL
Congratulations with the weight loss and have a lot of fun at Universal.
Regarding food or other inquiries you could also call guest services, they are super nice (as long as the Grinch isn't working there) and they will help you.
Universal Orlando
Thank you! I guess it won't hurt to give them a call before heading over just to have a better idea of what to expect. Thanks for the tip!
 
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tielo

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Nov 9, 2013
2,036
The Netherlands
Thank you! I guess it won't hurt to give them a call before heading over just to have a better idea of what to expect. Thanks for the tip!
You are welcome, and please let us know how things went for you. Also, when you find that some of the services doesn't meet your need, visit customer services in the parks. They love to get good feedback to improve their product.
 
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Frank Drackman

Premium Member
Dec 20, 2012
2,246
Davenport
congrats on the weight loss!

We once met up with a family at UOR during HHN. We drove up from SFL, they flew in. We stayed at different deluxe hotels. We had picked up some groceries for them (they sort of won the trip and were worried on $$), anyhow, the point is, we had no problem getting a courtesy van to move them and their groceries from one deluxe to another (we have had them run us to restaurants between the hotels as well).
 
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Mad Dog

Premium Member
Jan 30, 2013
18,589
Pittsburgh area
congrats on the weight loss!

We once met up with a family at UOR during HHN. We drove up from SFL, they flew in. We stayed at different deluxe hotels. We had picked up some groceries for them (they sort of won the trip and were worried on $$), anyhow, the point is, we had no problem getting a courtesy van to move them and their groceries from one deluxe to another (we have had them run us to restaurants between the hotels as well).
yes, that works well when staying at the deluxe hotels & Sapphire since they have bell service, which will move the luggage etc.