Universal Orlando is expanding in 2014–new hotel and new attractions opening.

This will be a great year to Vacation Like you Mean It!!

First about the hotel

Photo: Book your retro stay at Cabana Bay Beach Resort for 2014! Low rates now. And there wil be great new attractions :)

Cabana Bay Beach Resort will be opening in Early 2014. This will be a “value” priced hotel and will still offer all of the great perks and amenities you get when staying on-site at Universal Resorts. If you love the Retro Era of the 50′s and 60′s this is the resort for you! It will also boast the LARGEST pool in Central FL.

Splash back to the 1950’s and 60’s for endless family fun at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, opening early 2014. From the moment you arrive, you will be taken back to the iconic beach resorts of the era. Go for a swim or relax in the lazy river, grab a burger and a milkshake or take the family for a game or two at the bowling alley.

GUEST ROOMS (all rooms are non-smoking)

Courtyard Family Suite

Courtyard Family Suite Poolside

Tower Family Suite

Tower Family Suite Poolside

Standard Room

Poolside Room

Total Number of Rooms 1800

50% Connecting.

All rooms feature two queen beds.

Standard Rooms accommodate up to 4.

Family Suites can accommodate up to 6 and also include 1 full-size pull-out sofa.

*No Rollaways will be available.

 

FAMILY SUITE IN-ROOM AMENITIES

  • Two (2) 40” flat panel television with HD channels and On demand in-room movies (fees apply)
    • One in bedroom and one in living room
  • Kitchenette
    • Mini Refrigerator
    • Microwave
    • Small Sink
    • Cuisinart Double Coffee Pod Brewer
    • 4 disposable coffee cups
    • 6 disposable plastic glasses
    • Individually Wrapped Plastic flatware
    • Plastic ice bucket with liner
    • Bar Counter with 2 stools
    • Wired Internet Access at bar (fees apply)
    • Electrical outlets, phone jack and data port
    • Charging station at bar
  • Living Room
    • Sofa which pulls out into Full-size bed
  • Bedroom
    • Two queen size beds
  • Bathrooms HVAC controls connected to Smart Room technology, allowing guests to set desired temperature
    • Three compartment, four fixture bathroom wall mounted hairdryer
      • Compartment one contains tub/shower combination containing a retractable clothesline and single, vanity sink
      • Compartment two contains a sink and vanity
      • Compartment three contains the toilet
  • Iron, ironing board
  • In-room safe large enough for laptop and camera
  • In-room wireless high-speed internet access (fees apply – complimentary wireless high-speed internet access in public areas)
  • Two telephones – single line and voice mail

STANDARD ROOMS IN-ROOM AMENITIES

  • One (1) 40” flat panel television with HD channels and On demand in-room movies (fees apply)
  • Cuisinart Single Coffee Pod Brewer
  • 2 disposable coffee cups
  • 4 disposable plastic glasses
  • Small cooling unit for food and beverage
  • HVAC controls connected to Smart Room technology, allowing guests to set desired temperature
  • Small dining table with two chairs2 Queen Size beds
  • Wall Mounted Hairdryer
  • Iron, ironing board
  • In-room safe large enough for laptop and camera
  • In-room wireless high-speed internet access (fees apply – complimentary wireless high-speed internet access in public areas)
  • One telephone – single line and voice mail

FOOD & BEVERAGE OUTLETS

  • Bayliner Diner – Food Court offering quick-service, casual dining consisting of different meal food stations, all serving quality, efficient and familiar, family-friendly food selections. An additional center piece station will offer salads, yogurt and candy by weight. Splits of wine and individual servings of beer will be available in the grab and go; limited selection available at the bar.
  • Station 1: grill (burgers, shakes, chicken sandwiches)
  • Station 2: international (seasonal selections)
  • Station 3: pizza/pasta
  • Station 4: bakery
  • Center Station (salad, candy, frozen yogurt)
  • Open daily 6:00 am* – 11:00 pm*
  • Hideaway Bar & Grill – Tropical bar and grill located by the south courtyard pool (lazy river), featuring a simple grill menu with 5 – 6 options and a full bar serving signature frozen and non-frozen drinks, smoothies, wine by the glass, bottle & draft beer ; walk-up service. Entertainment includes music and recreation staff that will host activities such as hula hoop contests and bingo throughout the day.
  • Atomic Tonic – Poolside resort casual bar located by the north courtyard pool (dive tower) featuring a full bar serving signature frozen and non-frozen drinks, smoothies, wine by the glass, bottle & draft beer and limited prepackaged snacks; walk-up service. Entertainment includes music and recreation staff that will host activities such as hula hoop contests.  Also ping pong, and volleyball equipment will be available.
  • Swizzle Lounge – Resort casual lobby bar that provides window views of the north courtyard, moderate bar options with no food service.
  • Coffee Shoppe – might be a Starbucks, TBD. Coffee Shoppe located in the lobby offering quick service items such as Panini’s, sandwiches and yogurt parfaits. Social Media and internet connectivity to be incorporated into design.
  • Limited Room Service allows guests to eat in the privacy of their room. Limited pizza and side item room delivery service will be available

RECREATION & AMENITIES 

  • North Courtyard Pool – Located at the north courtyard (exterior family suites), this pool will feature an iconic dive tower feature with water slide and 17 Cabanas available for rental.  Stop by the ‘Atomic Tonic’ for a quick snack or signature frozen drink.
  • South Courtyard Pool – Located at the south courtyard (interior tower), this pool will feature a lazy river surrounded by botanical gardens. Stop by the ‘Hideaway Bar & Grill’ for a burger and draft beer.
  • Game-O-Rama – is the game room
  • Galaxy Bowl – Bowling Alley with 10 lanes
  • The Cabana Bay Beach Resort Fitness Center
    • The Cabana Bay Beach Resort Fitness Center is complimentary to guests and will feature aspects of Jack LaLanne* era (*still to be finalized).  The fitness center will offer all equipment needed for a cardio- vascular workout routine:LaLanne merchandise will be available for purchase in the bowling alley
      • Treadmills
      • Bicycles (up-right and recumbent)
      • Elliptical machine
      • Variable resistance weight machines
      • Stretching area
    • Locker rooms with showers are provided for changing for resort facility use, on pre-arrival and post-departure day.
    • Restrooms are provided for men and women
    • Water fountain available
  • Universal Orlando Resort Store –Offers sundries, guest necessities, newspapers, magazines, etc., as well as Universal and Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort logo merchandise.
  • Staff will offer a variety of activities geared to attract and involve youth. Activities include:Recreation Activities will be available from 10:00 AM* – 10:00 PM*, *hours will adjust seasonally.
    • Hula Hoop Contest
    • Bingo
    • Poolside Movies
    • Ping Pong
  • Universal Orlando Attraction Ticket Center A Destination Universal Ticket Desk and Kiosk will be located in the main building to assist guests with Universal information, purchasing tickets to Universal theme parks and other area attractions as well as  retrieving pre-purchased tickets.

And now for the 2014 Expansion

potter

Universal is not so secretly expanding the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and it is slated to open in 2014, well part of it will be at least. This will certainly be an exciting addition for Wizards and Muggles!

Are you ready to explore all that Universal has to offer?  Contact me today at gretchen@destinationsinflorida.com for a quick quote for you Universal Orlando vacation!

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