Been following the Disney/Universal Orlando threads with great interest as it looks like we might make our first trip next Easter. Would be really interested to hear about any experience /impressions you might have of the Universal on-park hotels. We're drawn to them for the extra hours in the Wizarding World, but there are mixed reviews on TripAdvisor. Especially about the Loews Royal Pacific that the Virgin agent is keenest for us to book - here. Also there's a new retro one due to open about a week or so before we arrive - would it be safe to book that or might we get caught out with delays/half built problems?
I'm assuming that we could get a taxis to Disney parks for a couple of days while w're there - is that right?
We stayed at Royal Pacific and really liked it. The rooms were nice, clean and big enough. We were hardly in the rooms (just stayed one night for express passes for two days) but they were very nice. The pool was lovely. We're staying there again next summer to get the benefit of the passes.
We have just had 2 nights at Royal Pacific and it was lovely, gorgeous pool and the free fast passes were worth their weight in gold. Drinks in the bar were extortionate though. It was much better than going to and from Disney every day, less hassle. You get a free water taxi to the parks which the kids loved