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Old 10 Oct 13, 07:35 PM  
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WDW With A British Accent - Day 7 Universal Studios & Portofino Bay


Today we have booked in to Portifino Bay and will be doing Universal today and IOA tomorrow.



Our room with a view over the bay












View from our balcony






Some views of the hotel















A couple of Sam Adams beers at the poolside going down a treat.



The kiosk at the hotel to get the front of line passes



Took a gentle water taxi ride to the parks and headed for the Studios.



We head for Transformers before grabbing something to eat. The ride broke down half way through. They soon got it started again. They gave us an apology pass as we exited the ride to ride anything in the park, although having FOLP we had no use for them.



We grabbed a bite to eat at Mels Diner









Nothing special, just park food, burger and fries



Nice to see Back To The Future car is still here, shame the ride has changed















We have done several rides and there has been no wait even in the standby line






Some construction pics of the New Harry Potter area.


















Got to ride rip ride rocket and it didnt break down :-)

Edit.. Later in the evening this ride broke down at the top of the lift hill, 12 passengers were stuck for a couple of hours right at the top of the vertical lift hill. It made all the major news networks.

Feel sorry for those passengers but at the same time I'm so pleased it didn't break when we were on it!






The Blues Brothers






























We managed to avoid buying any of this, i dont know how we managed if but we did.















When we got back to our room there was a bowl of fruit, some water and a CD compliments of the manager.



A little later we had this display delivered again compliments of the manager.

The whole display is edible.



We booked dinner at BiCE Italian restaurant






Beef Tenderloin



Rack of lamb









Just enjoying a drink at the Thirsty Fish bar at the side of the bay








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Love this hotel, can't wait to be back there in December! Rooms look like they have been refurbed?
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Looks so pretty!
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I have read on here in the last few days how busy all the parks are, er, where is everybody in your pictures? It looks fab. The hotel looks beautiful. We have a night booked at HRH in the next few weeks, can't wait. Enjoy the rest of your holiday
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There wasnt many people around in the hotel and both universal and Ioa were walk on rides during the whole of the morning, we didnt need to use front of line passes.

Portofino bay is a lovely hotel with stunning view of the bay. We both said we will actually be disappointed to leave!
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Portofino bay looks stunning and Bice looks really good. Nice gesture with the edible treats.
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Wow the hotel looks amazing.. lovely touch from the management.

Great photo's.
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Seriously tempted by your photos Stu of tagging on a night or 2 at the Portofino Bay, decisions decisions lol
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