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Great start to your trip, love the pictures of the sunrise.
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Great start and what a beautiful sunrise! Gotta love when your flight arrives early! Looking forward to hearing all about your adventures!
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What a wonderful coworker! I donít think any of my coworkers would come get me and take me to the airport at 4:30 am. She sounds like a special person.
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After exiting my gate into the terminal, I headed towards the monorail for baggage. But, first I made a necessary pit stop.







When I got to the monorail, there was a big crowd and a lot more than usual! This was due to only one monorail being in service as they will be replacing the monorails and tracks for the next few months. I only waited a few minutes and got on the monorail without having to wait for another one.

Once I arrived in the main terminal, I went outside to see how the weather was. It was mostly sunny but rather humid with temps in the 80’s already and not even 9 a.m. yet!





I headed downstairs to baggage claim and my Quicksilver driver was there waiting for me with my name displayed on an iPad screen, which looks better than the handwritten signs I’m accustomed to. I went to the carousel to wait for my bag to come off, but it took some time and mine wasn’t one of the first ones. It probably took about fifteen minutes for my bag to appear. You just never know as it’s been fast other times!

Once I got my bag, we walked outside to the taxi area, where his vehicle was located. It wasn’t a town car but a large Escalade, which was perfectly fine. I forget my driver’s name as he didn’t say much during the ride. No complaints about him as the ride was good. We departed at 9:25 a.m. and arrived at Universal’s Royal Pacific resort at 9:45 a.m. There was some traffic on the way but not too bad.


The Orlando Eye hiding behind the trees but not too well!


Just before arriving at the Royal Pacific!

Once we arrived I paid my driver $70 for the ride as well as a tip. It’s a bit expensive but not terrible as a good way to arrive on your first day. You also don’t have other drop-offs like DME or a shuttle service does and get there much faster! I would use Quicksilver again.

One of the resort's bellmen opened the door and asked me if I needed help with my bags. Since, I only had a medium size suitcase and shoulder bag, I told him I was fine, but he got them out of the car for me.

Before, walking into the resort to check in, I got some photos outside as there was some good theming here, which I loved.








This area and roof overhang reminds me a bit of those at the Animal Kingdom Lodge and Wilderness Lodge as well as the look here of the stone work of the driveway.


I like this long walkway to the resort.


Nice scenery along the walkway




I like this guy! There are many of these on both sides of the walkway.


Entering the Royal Pacific resort

I went to check in, which was very close by and there were a few people ahead of me checking in and out. The wait was just a few minutes. As I expected, my room wasn’t ready as it was only 10 am. I put a credit card down to pay for my stay and they asked me about using one for daily charges and I said that was fine. Immediately, I got a notification from American Express about a $400 charge as they set this up for $100 per day and you draw from it and refunded what’s left. I told the agent I didn’t want this, so they had this removed. Other than this all went well. I received my room key and I’d get a text when my room was ready and room number. I wouldn’t have to return for this and just go to my room. Makes things easier. I also received my Universal Unlimited Express Pass on my key as part of my stay at the Royal Pacific, which is a big plus.

I went to bell services to drop off my suitcase and pick it up after I return from the parks later in the day. I still needed my carry-on bag for a bit longer. One thing I noticed is my phone was under a 50% charge. This wouldn’t last as I would be taking many photos in Universal during my day. This would take some time, but there were quite a few places in the lobby that had outlets.

I don’t want to wait, I want the parks! Unfortunately, I had to if I wanted to take photos. I didn’t think I used that much power with the photos earlier but I guess I did along with some texting and several alerts from Jet Blue on various flight info notifications etc.

I hung out in the lobby for a while and wrote up some of my notes for my trip and did a bit of exploring in the area, while keeping an eye on my phone, while it was charging. I think it took nearly an hour to charge my phone. But not constantly doing it as I ventured off to explore the resort a bit and get some photos.


Outside courtyard adjacent to the lobby




They seem to be enjoying the water!


Quite nice here with many guests enjoying a quick service breakfast from the Orchid Lounge, relaxing, reading or having a beverage.




Lobby and check in area of Royal Pacific


Orchid Lounge off the lobby, which I frequented several times during my four night stay.




They also serve sushi here daily from 5 pm-10 pm at the counter, where there is seating.



At around 11:15 am, my phone was finally fully charged, which I was quite happy about. Although, I missed some time in the parks with this, I still have a full day ahead of me and plenty of time to pack a lot in. I went through my bag and made sure I had everything I needed for the next several hours. I went over to bell services to leave my carry-on bag with them.

All, was good now and time to go to the parks and have a great time!!!




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