Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort Now Taking Reservations

If you are looking to book a trip to the Universal Orlando Resort you now have a new option, so long as it is after March 31, 2014.  Guests can now book reservations for the all-new Cabana Bay Beach Resort at Universal Orlando from that date going forward.  That means the race is on for the resort to be built, with a deadline of just over a year from now.

Along with the news came the above new concept art, along with some additional details about the property.  When completed there will be 900 standard rooms and 900 family suites set among two courtyard sections, easily labeled North and South.  A central building will contain a restaurant serving American favorites along with a 10 lane "retro" bowling alley.

The North Courtyard and its 600 family suites will open first.  "Inspired by the sweeping motor courts of the 1950s and 60s, it will feature four-story buildings with open corridors and direct access to guest rooms.  The suite buildings will surround a more than 10,000-square-foot, zero-entry pool with a 100-foot water slide, waterfall features and 4,000-square-foot interactive play area."

Later in 2014 the South Courtyard will open, with the rest of the rooms and an even bigger pool area.  "An 8,000-square-foot, zero-entry pool with a 6,000-square-foot sand beach will offer plenty of entertainment options, including the first lazy river at Universal Orlando Resort, a 700-foot-long feature offering multiple interactive zones.  In addition to 300 suites, the towers will feature 900 guest rooms that are each 300-square-feet and that sleep four and include two queen beds and mini-fridge."

As a mid-priced resort the individual rooms will start at $119 per night, and the family suites at $174.  Room rates will lower depending on the length of stay and packages that include the theme parks will be available.