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New Hotel at Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando: Any more news on the new hotel at Universal Orlando? 1800 rooms and not $300 per night!! Looks like it is going to be oveer next to IOA. Curious if there will be boat ferry access.

From Doug Jenkins
Posted July 9, 2012 at 2:59 PM
Any more news on the new hotel at Universal Orlando? 1800 rooms and not $300 per night!! Looks like it is going to be oveer next to IOA. Curious if there will be boat ferry access.


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From Orrin Carstarphen
Posted July 9, 2012 at 4:32 PM
Cabanna Bay and NO Universal Express Passes.(Boo) Do not know about the water taxi.

From chris cona
Posted July 9, 2012 at 9:11 PM
Well they're gonna have to have some type of transportation and i don't see them building a monarial

From Zack McDonald
Posted July 9, 2012 at 10:14 PM
Love it, and the best part is no Universal Express pass. The lines are bad enough as it is and I would hate to see another 2000 people in the parks with the Express pass.

From Michelle Kowalski
Posted July 10, 2012 at 12:39 AM
This sounds awesome, they needed a value resort. But...I think i'll still opt for the Royal Pacific.

From Rob Pastor
Posted July 10, 2012 at 10:31 AM
The original plans were for four hotels. Comcast (Universal's new parent) has a reputation for aggressive business moves. They see an opening since Disney World has been slow to add new E ticket attractions, and they are making the necessary room & attraction moves to exploit that opening.

From Mark Fairleigh
Posted July 10, 2012 at 10:47 AM
Absolutely love the themeing! If its cheap, I can live with not having express pass benefits as long as it keeps me close to the park for a reasonable price.

From Wade Laxton
Posted July 10, 2012 at 12:09 PM
based on the 2007 masterplan Universal filed I do believe that not just this new resort but the NEXT resort will have the water taxi service running through all the resorts currently.

From Wade Laxton
Posted July 10, 2012 at 12:10 PM
^ meant to say that yes this new Cabana Bay resort will have the water taxi service.

From Mark Fairleigh
Posted July 10, 2012 at 1:06 PM
Speaking of water taxis...I think it would a nice touch if each resort had boats uniquely themed to it. I'm guessing the boats are multi-resort so it'll probably never happen, but would be cool.

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