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. Continue reading “Universal’s Cabana Bay is welcoming its first guests”

SeaWorld killer whales released back to the ocean?

800px-Killerwhales_jumpingSeaWorld San Diego could be forced to stop its killer whale shows by a California bill that would ban using orcas in performances, keeping them in captivity, end breeding programs, as well as the import and export of the animals. Similar bills are proposed by activists in Florida and Texas where SeaWorld has theme parks. The bill was inspired by the documentary “Blackfish”, a Magnolia Pictures production. The film recalls the death of a SeaWorld trainer caused by a 12,000-pound killer whale in Orlando in February, 2010. Continue reading “SeaWorld killer whales released back to the ocean?”

Orlando’s hotels and restaurants are getting better

The Orlando area proves to be becoming more and more attractive for tourists. The great Florida climate and the many attractions around are drawing more people to come here for a vacation. The Orlando International Airport and the nearest port – Port Canaveral are set to expand in the next years and Orlando’s hotels and restaurant are ready to meet their guests with a high class service. hotelOrlando-area hotels saw the destination’s highest-ever revenue per available room (RevPAR) in 2013, according a report cited by the Orlando Sentinel. Last year, the figure hit $72.04, up 7.8 percent year-over-year, and slightly higher than the previous record of $71.79, which was set in 2007 at the pre-recession height of the local hotel market. Continue reading “Orlando’s hotels and restaurants are getting better”