a traveler from Travelocity.com
on June 15, 2010
Just had another stay at the Hard Rock. Best yet. Bed was much more comfortable than last stay. Stayed in a kids suite and it was huge. Space well worth the extra money. You can refuse the mini bar key upon check in. I recommend you do. Hotel is close to studios, but long trip to Islands of Adventure. The pool is awesome and fun for kids. Nice waterslide and poolside games. Service poolside for drinks was not great. Room service pizza was awesome. Everything is expensive. Expect it. Emack and Bolios ice cream is fabulous. Save money buy getting 3 scoops and sharing. The scoops are huge. The time you save not standing in line make avacation much better and well worth the cost. We never waited more than 5 minutes for the most popular rides. Best money saving tip I found, buy the souvenir mug and you can have it refilled with ice water for free. Saves you a fortune on bottled water and kids don't have to drink soda because the refills are cheap. We probably saved at least $* to $* a day because of the free ice water refills. Also, get the collectible mug at Hogsmeade and you will save on butterbeer refills. Internet tip, don't pay $* per day for internet access, it is free in the lobby and the staff is very helpful if you have a problem. Hard to find something free here, so make the most of free internet.
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