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Universal Orlando: Need help on when to book for HHN

From Brady Allen
Posted March 9, 2010 at 6:44 PM
We are already thinking about booking our annual trip to Universal Orlando for Halloween Horror Nights. Is it a good time to book or should we wait till the Harry Potter hype dies down. We are going to stay on property for the first time at the Hard Rock. Should we get 2 rooms or try to get a suite? Any new rumors floating around? I'll take any info please.


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From James Rao
Posted March 10, 2010 at 4:30 AM
I think there are a couple of decent deals being offered right now, so if you know you are going, you might as well get a room and be done with it. However, doesn't Universal usually offer some HHN travel packages and discounts later in the year? They might be worth waiting for...

Another issue is, what rides will be in rehab in October? Rumor suggests Universal is going to give a lot of love to their existing IOA rides after HP is complete, so some favorites might be out of commission later this year. However, that thinking is just speculation on my part.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted March 10, 2010 at 8:52 AM
I would say book ASAP just so you get the time you want. I am not sure if they do it like Disney, but you have to be in a window of time (6 months) to book your resort. If that wasn't the case, I would reserve for October 1, 2021 for WDW's 50th!

From Brady Allen
Posted March 10, 2010 at 1:30 PM
We have been going for HHN for 6 years straight now. Most of us have seen all the rides except HP of course. We do have one new addition to our group this year and would like him to see everything. But for me, I'm planning a more relaxed vacation. That why we are planning to stay in property. We previously stayed at the Clarion across from wet n wild. We would get up early take the bus to the parks and hang out all day and stay all night for HHN. Then we would try to pack so much stuff into the weekend that there was no rest time. I'm looking forward to hitting some rides in the morning, than pool side and maybe a nap before the night time festivities. Plus drinks are go down a lot better when your dogs are not barking from a day of lines. 4 days of that should do the trick.

From Tyler Bell
Posted March 19, 2010 at 10:48 AM
book either now or in august

From Ted Kaminsky
Posted April 25, 2010 at 8:37 AM
We have already booked for Sept 29 to Oct. 8. Rates jump up after Oct.8. This is our forth year going and the hotel is the least expensive this year. Stayed at the Portofino Bay last 3 years trying Royal Pacific for 3 nights then back to Portofino this year. Haven't tried Hard Rock. Loews website seems to have the best rates.

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