Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

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Check out Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Studios Orlando!

Universal Studios Orlando - Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
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You may not realize this, but Universal Studios Orlando actually has 8 on-site hotels. There are 4 levels to choose from: Value, Prime Value, Preferred, and Premier. Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is one of three Premier Hotels. These hotels are available to book as part of vacation packages with Universal Studios. And, of course, staying on-site does come with some perks! First of all, there are several vacation package types that offer discounts for bundling tickets and resorts, so there’s perk number one.

Guests of Universal Studios Orlando resorts also have free transportation to the theme parks and City Walk. There are boats, buses, and walking trails, depending on where you stay. Guests are also afforded Early Entry to the Wizarding World or Harry Potter an Volcano Bay. Get into Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley before the crowds? YES, PLEASE!

For guests of Premier-level resorts, though, the perks get even better! All guests of Premier Resorts get FREE Express Pass Unlimited as part of their vacation package. That is a value of around (the median) $129 per person PER DAY. Premier Level also gets you priority seating at select restaurants. Can’t get a reservation? No problem, get on the top of the waitlist! In addition, your room key card will have charging privileges (much like your magic band at the other theme park) throughout the resort, and have your packages sent back to your room!

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Room Types

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel - Standard Room with King

Loews Portofino Bay is located next to Universal Studios Florida and has 750 rooms.

STANDARD ROOMS

Standard rooms are between 450-490 square feet. Each room has either a King Size bed or two Queen Size beds. Room capacity is 3-5 people, depending on room size and rollaway bed rental. These rooms are available in Garden View, Bay View, and Deluxe options. Basically, this would be a basic hotel room. Beds, bathroom, tv…good for sleeping.

CLUB LEVEL ROOMS
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel - Portofino Bay Club Lounge

For an upscale, yet still affordable, twist on the standard room, go for Club Level! Club Level Rooms are Standard Rooms or Suites. All Club Level Rooms come with access to the Portofino Club Lounge, open from 7:00am-10:00pm. In addition to nightly turndown service and personal concierge, the Lounge provides complimentary bites and beverages throughout the day.

PORTOFINO CLUB LOUNGE
  • 7:00am-10:30pm: Continental Breakfast
  • 12:00pm-3:30pm: Afternoon Break
  • 5:00pm-7:00pm: Hot & Cold Hors D’Oeuvres, including Complimentary Beer & Wine
  • 8:00pm-9:30pm: Something Sweet
SUITES
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel - Despicable Me Kids Suite

Let’s talk about Suites! There are several different types of Suites available, ranging in size from 650 – 2725 square feet. First and foremost, let’s talk about the Despicable Me Kids Suites! These Suites offer a separate kids space, decorated with MINIONS! The space does not open up to the hallway, so kids have no chance for elopement. They can only escape into the main bedroom, where the adults will be peacefully relaxing in THEIR own space! Perfect for families!

1- OR 2-BEDROOM SUITEs
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel - Portofino Suite

The Portofino Suites offer a spacious sitting room as well as a bedroom. Depending on if you get a King or 2 Queen beds, with a rollaway bed, max capacity is 7.

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
Villa Suite – Kitchen

The 1- or 2-Bedroom Villa Suites offer sitting area, kitchen, dining area, and sleeping areas. This is a great option for families who want to prepare their own meals, or some of their meals, and spread out a bit.

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
Villa Suite – Sitting Room

The 1- and 2- bedroom Hospitality Suites offer a kitchen, sleeping areas, dining area, and a pull-down Murphy bed in the sitting area.

GOVERNATORE SUITES

Enjoy additional amenities like a whirlpool tub, wet bar with refrigerator and mini kitchen in the Governatore suite.

PRESIDENTE SUITE

The Presidente Suite is the pinnacle of European elegance with large rooms, an expansive outdoor terrace, a fireplace, wet bar, and much more.

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Dining

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel - Waterfront

As with the other hotels, there is a Starbucks right there at the hotel! Portofino Bay also offers 24-hour Room Service. The Gelateria is open for breakfast, snacks, and beverages throughout the day. Hungry at the pool? Splendido Bar and Grill offers table dining OR poolside dining!

Thirsty Fish is a bar on the waterfront, serving snacks and beverages, and offering live music on select nights. For a family-friendly experience with indoor and outdoor dining, head to Trattoria del Porto, serving breakfast and dinner.

Sal's Market Deli

Get the feel of a neighborhood delicatessen when you head to Sal’s Market Deli. This quick service location serves lunch and dinner.

Fans of fine dining can visit Bice Ristorante for dinner (check the dress code before you go!) or Mama Della’s Ristorante!

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Activities

There is no shortage of recreational activities at Portofino Bay, either! There are THREE pools, poolside activities, a game room, a spa, shopping, and MORE! You won’t be bored when you’re not in the parks, that’s for sure!

So if you’re ready to take your Universal Studios vacation, let’s talk about it! Contact me today!!

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Halloween at Disneyland

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Everything to Know to Celebrate Halloween at Disneyland

Halloween at Disneyland
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Disney has finally given us the details for Halloween at Disneyland and it sounds GREAT! Plus, Everyone is getting in on the festive fun, including Downtown Disney and the Disneyland Resort Hotels!

Disneyland Park

Halloween at Disneyland
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Beginning September 2, 2022, Disneyland Park will again be decorated to celebrate SPOOKY SEASON! You will see seasonal decor, including the iconic giant Mickey Pumpkin. And, of course, Characters will be donning their Halloween best and Disney Villains will be galivanting about! You will want to make sure you stop and get that PhotoPass QR Code scanned!

Haunted Mansion Holiday returns again, to the delight of The Nightmare Before Christmas fans! Catch this spooky overlay at this Classic Disneyland attraction in New Orleans Square. At night, Halloween Screams, which features villainous tunes, projections, and lasers, will return to the skies to delight in all it’s Spooktacular Magic! And on weekends, Halloween Screams will also have FIREWORKS!! Plus, you’ll want to catch specialty treats and snacks throughout the parks, too!

Downtown Disney and Disneyland Resorts

Halloween at Disneyland

Beginning September 9, guests can head to a number of gift shops and purchase their map for Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit! For $9.99, you will receive a map, and go on the hunt for decorative pumpkins! Once it is completed, you will return it to one of the shops and pick up your SPOOOOOOKY prize! And be sure to take in the decorations at each hotel and all around Downtown Disney!

Disney’s California Adventure

Halloween at Disneyland-Radiator Screams 
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California Adventure will be joining the fun, too! Radiator Springs will be transformed to Radiator Screams to celebrate Haul-o-Ween! Here, you can see the Cars all decked out to celebrate, and take in all the decorations around CarsLand!

Luigi’s honkin’ haul-o-ween
Luigi's Honkin Haul-o-Ween
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mater’s graveyard jambooree
Mater's Junkyard JamBOOree
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Even the Cars are big fans of Haul-o-Ween, and their rides get spooky overlays, too! Take in Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-o-Ween and Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree, beginning September 2! When you head out of Radiator Screams towards Avengers Campus, you might notice a change to the Guardians of the Galaxy. Join forces with Rocket, as you race to rescue a Guardian during a darkened Monsters After Dark.

Celebrate Halloween at Disneyland at Oogie Boogie Bash!

Oogie Boogie Bash - Halloween at Disneyland
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Get those costumes ready, because this Halloween party has frightfully fun tricks and treats for all ages. With the purchase of a separate ticket, you can attend this amazing party on select nights in September and October at Disney’s California Adventure!

The parties will take place from 6:00pm – 11:pm, but you will be able to enter California Adventure as early as 3:00 with your event ticket. There is a limited capacity for these events, so it will seem like you have the park to yourself!

First up, TRICK OR TREAT! You can collect goodies along special treat trails throughout the park. They will have Halloween-inspired music, fun decor, and Villains! Plus, you may even spot more familiar faces! Personally, this is where I like to make my money back! Hit the treat trails FREQUENTLY and load up!

Speaking of familiar faces, get ready to meet some of your favorite Disney characters dressed in their Halloween costumes! And grab a photo or six to remember it!

We love a parade, and the Frightfully Fun Parade, while not NEARLY as great as the Boo To You Parade, is certainly no exception! You won’t want to miss this, as well as the bats that fly around the bell tower at Carthay Circle! Frightful fun for everyone!

Mickey's Trick and Treat
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Mickey and Friends headline this live show, telling not-so-scary Halloween tales, in Mickey’s Trick and Treat! And finally, head to the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail and explore Villain’s Grove!!!!!

Halloween at Disneyland
Villains Grove

Party Dates, Tickets, and Information

Tickets go on sale for Magic Key Holders at 9:00am Pacific Time on June 28, 2022. D23 Members can also buy tickets for the D23 Party on September 10 on June 28.

Tickets will go on sale for the general public on June 30, 2022!!!

Contact me today to book your Disneyland vacation, and add the Oogie Boogie Bash to your package! All it takes is a $200 deposit to secure your reservation!

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