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Old 04-02-2009, 09:29 PM   #16
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We are doing 8 days, 7 nights at POR than transferring for 2 nights at the Nick Hotel July/August of this year. Have never stayed there and looking forward to it. We have a Spongebob room reserved for the 2 nights. We will have our car as we are driving. We usually stay our full vacation at Disney. We have never been to Universal as a family. My DD's have with my Mom & Aunt back in 2004 but we are just going to Nick to relax before heading home - yes the kids will be busy but we can sit and enjoy the sun, etc. Figured we don't need to hit the water parks at Disney - save the days for the other parks - 2 days in each park.
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:46 PM   #17
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Just got back from Nick 1 1/2 weeks ago. The boys loved it. They hated to leave for the parks. My 3-year old has still not taken his orange armband from the hotel off "becasue they won't let me in the pool at the nick hotel" if he does that. Our bed sucked, but the boys loved their spongebob bunks. We all had fun at the pool and shows. The character b'fast was amazing. I have never had so much personal interaction and photo ops ever at a disney character meal. But yeah, the food was ok to good. It's really all about the kids at the nick hotel. If you derive extreme pleasure from seeing your kids ecstatic, this is the place to be! Shuttle is free, but I wouldn't stay there without a car. Very close to downtown disney. I would stay here over Pop Century anyday. Have fun!!!
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:31 PM   #18
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thanx so much kelly ... i think I may just reverse my plans. go to AKV first, then Nick hotel. I think with all the fun they would hate to leave to switch over even for the live animals at AKV. I think that would be even more cool to go through the wonders of the parks and leave off with relaxation at the hotels and fun in the sun.

Hubby would love that too. It will also give me time to slowly pack up. Something I was too tired to do on our last trip and wound up throwing everything in the luggage.

Thanx for the ideas guys! Huge help.
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:33 PM   #19
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Just got back from Nick 1 1/2 weeks ago. The boys loved it. They hated to leave for the parks. My 3-year old has still not taken his orange armband from the hotel off "becasue they won't let me in the pool at the nick hotel" if he does that. Our bed sucked, but the boys loved their spongebob bunks. We all had fun at the pool and shows. The character b'fast was amazing. I have never had so much personal interaction and photo ops ever at a disney character meal. But yeah, the food was ok to good. It's really all about the kids at the nick hotel. If you derive extreme pleasure from seeing your kids ecstatic, this is the place to be! Shuttle is free, but I wouldn't stay there without a car. Very close to downtown disney. I would stay here over Pop Century anyday. Have fun!!!


Yeah I do thrive on their joy. I can't wait to begin my plans. Is anyone a DVC member?
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:26 PM   #20
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any good discount rate codes for Nick?

Thanks for the great reviews on Nick Hotel. I am thinking we will finish up the last 2 days of our week at WDW at this hotel. DS7 will LOVE this!
Just curious - how did everyone go about booking this hotel? Expedia, priceline? I have never booked with any of these, just usually directly with the hotel. We will be there at the end of this month, so hopefully I am not too late with my reservations.
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Old 04-04-2009, 12:19 AM   #21
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I am doing Nick and AKL

We are doing Nick and Disney World hotel ...on 8/22/09, we will stay 1 night at Nick Hotel and then move onto Disney's Animal kingdom Lodge for 4 nights (I got a 40% discount code for room only that starts 8/23). We then move onto Miami Beach for 4 nights. Anyway, based on my research - transportation from Nick to Animal Kingdom Lodge is bout $16 one way. I booked the Nick Hotel reservation online directly from thr Nick site. I actiualy got a little discount because I am a State government employee.
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Old 04-04-2009, 04:26 AM   #22
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I originally booked my reservation for Nick thru AAA at their discount which I was told was the same as the Florida resident rate. I then received an email a couple of months ago from the hotel with a discount. I then called and had it changed but the only problem with the discount - I had to pay the room in full, with no cancellation or we loose the money for the 2 nights but the savings was worth it. I had signed up for emails from the site and that is how I received the discount. The room came to $150 a night I think it was. IT was originally $215.00. I figured for the water park it was worth it and the rest and relaxation also as my kids are a little older, 15, 12, 9. I know we will probably follow my 9 year old around. My DD's will hang together.
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Old 04-04-2009, 03:13 PM   #23
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we are starting our stay for only 1 night at nick and then moving on to Windsor Hills for 5 nights. I hate only staying at these types of places for one night as i feel it may not be enough but i guess its better than nothing. I got a great rate of $119 per night for the two bedroom bunk suite.
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Old 04-04-2009, 03:54 PM   #24
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Hi Tami82-
did you book directly with Nick hotel to get your rate?
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Old 04-04-2009, 10:43 PM   #25
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did you book directly with Nick hotel to get your rate?
Yes, also wondering how you got such a great rate....when are you going?
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Old 04-04-2009, 10:48 PM   #26
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Staying on property has way more benefits than staying off-site!! Good news is that the Nickelodeon Hotel is only mere minutes from WDW property!! I pass it every day on my way to work.
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:24 AM   #27
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Travelocity was running a special...I got a 1br for $99/night in June. They had them for $79/night in May. Try checking there...it may still be available.


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Old 04-05-2009, 03:15 PM   #28
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i am going Aug 24. The rate of $119 didnt start out that way though. I had called nick directly and was given two rates before that final rate. First rate was $220 (not including tax & resort fee) asked if there was a better rate, then given $160 (again not including fx & fee). Asked a final time if that was the absolute best rate they could give me and then came back with the final rate so all in all with all fees & taxes included it would be $155 total. You have to bargain with them a bit, it never hurts to ask. I guess they dont expect many people to ask for better rates and start off with the top one to see what people say.
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