Universal’s Cabana Bay is welcoming its first guests

cabana2aUniversal Orlando opened a brand new resort on March 31. Cabana Bay Beach Resort will be the fourth on-site hotel at Universal Orlando Resort. The hotel features a retro Googie style and its look evokes the beach resorts from the late 1950s and 60s. The new pearl of Universal Orlando consists of five similar looking structures with their names inscribed on top of each. The complex is divided into three separate areas: North Courtyard, Front Desk and the South Courtyard. On the north side are Starlight, Thunderbird and Castway. Around the south courtyard are Americana and Continental. The buildings are named after iconic hotels of the past.

The colorful retro-themed resort opens in two phases. The main public spaces and the North Courtyard guest buildings welcomed Cabana Bay’s first guests on March 31 when 600 family suites were opened for public. However, the grand opening of the resort is scheduled for July 1, 2014 when the South Courtyard, the rest of the complex with standard rooms, will be available for use. When completed this summer, the resort will have a total of 1,800 units– 900 moderately-priced family suites and 900 value-priced standard guest rooms.

The guests of the resort can relax at 2 zero-entry pools, race down a dive tower waterslide and splash into the 10,000 square foot pool and surrounded by 17 rentable cabanas in the Cabana Courtyard, or enjoy a retro-themed specialty cocktail from the bar areas, called Swizzle Lounge or Atomic Tonic. Other notable amenities include a 10-lane bowling alley, the Jack LaLanne Physical Fitness Studio, first of its kind, the Bayliner Diner food court. The South Courtyard will feature seven-story towers flowing like waves around a 6,000 square foot pool and a lazy river.

Cabana Bay Beach Resort is located just 10 minutes’ drive from SeaWorld Orlando and 1.5 miles from the Wet ‘n Wild Water Park and Universal Studios is only 1 mile away. The resort’s colorful, retro exterior can be seen from Interstate 4.

With the new resort, Universal tries to draw more park visitors on its property and to keep them there by offering a great range high-quality options for families wanting an affordable unforgettable experience.  It’s never too late to book your holiday. Have you booked yours yet?