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Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort Now Accepting Reservations

Guests can now book reservations for Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, the new, 1800-room hotel at Universal Orlando Resort that will feature value-priced guest rooms and moderately priced family suites.

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort Now Accepting Reservations
The hotel is scheduled to open in early 2014 – with reservations now being accepted for stays beginning on March 31, 2014.

The new hotel is the fourth hotel within Universal Orlando Resort and will evoke the classic, retro-feel of iconic beach resorts from the 1950s and 60’s.  An area located around the North Courtyard will open first, followed later in 2014 by an area located around the South Courtyard.  Each area will have a unique look and feel.

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort Now Accepting Reservations
Families will have two options for experiencing the hotel – a value-priced standard guest room or a moderately priced, 430-square-foot family suite that sleeps six.  From the moment they arrive, they will be surrounded by the hotel’s bold design, period colors, neon and retro feel.  When complete, there will be two pool complexes with sand beach and interactive features, a themed lazy river experience and 10-lane bowling alley.  Family suite rates will begin at $174 per-night; standard room rates will begin at $119 per-night.  Package rates are available with savings based on length-of-stay; a family of four can stay for seven nights for $47 per person, per-day – including accommodations and tickets to both Universal Orlando theme parks.

“We believe Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort will offer an experience unlike any other in Central Florida,” said Alice Norsworthy, executive vice president of marketing and sales at Universal Orlando Resort.  “And at the same time, it will create an entirely new, value-driven option for families that want to stay within the Universal Orlando Resort.”

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort Now Accepting Reservations
As with all Resort hotels, guests at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort will be just a brief walk from Universal Orlando and Islands of Adventure as well as Universal CityWalk.  They will enjoy benefits that include Early Theme Park Admission, complimentary shuttle bus transportation to the theme parks and Universal CityWalk, complimentary delivery of merchandise purchased throughout the resort to their hotel and resort-wide charging privileges with their room key.  Guests can upgrade to one of Universal Orlando’s three deluxe hotels for additional benefits – including complimentary Universal Express Unlimited ride access.  Those hotels are Loews Portofino Bay, the Hard Rock Hotel and Loews Royal Pacific Resort.

Each of Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort’s Courtyards will have a unique design and atmosphere.  They will share a highly themed, two-story arrival building that will also be home to a food court serving traditional American classics along with an ever-changing selection of international cuisine, a 10-lane “retro” bowling alley, a game room and a fitness center.

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort Now Accepting Reservations

First to open, the North Courtyard and its 600 family suites will be 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.  Each of the 600, 430-square-foot suites will sleep up to six and include a fold-out foam bed, kitchenette, a sliding partition for privacy, two flat-screen TVs, and an extra-large bathroom with preparation spaces for three people at once.

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.  Cabanas will be available to guests for rent, and lounge chairs will ring the deck, backed by zones for sunning, game playing, picnicking and relaxing on the grass.

To book your stay at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, contact your Kingdom Magic Travel Agent today!

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley is Coming to Universal Orlando Resort

Building on the global phenomenon that is The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. Entertainment today announced an expansion of historic proportion with the entirely new themed environment, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley.

Building on the global phenomenon that is The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. Entertainment today announced an expansion of historic proportion with the entirely new themed environment, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley.

Scheduled to open in 2014, the world‟s first centrally themed, multi-park experience expands The Wizarding World of Harry Potter across both Universal Orlando theme parks and allows Universal‟s creative team to bring an unparalleled vision to this unique project. The new area will bring to life some of the experiences and places found in and around London in the Harry Potter books and films, offering brand-new adventures for fans and theme park guests from around the world.

Diagon Alley and “London‟ will be located within the Universal Studios Florida theme park, which is adjacent to Universal‟s Islands of Adventure theme park, where guests now experience Hogwarts and Hogsmeade. The new area within Universal Studios will be just as expansive, immersible and authentic as the existing themed environment.  And – just like in the books and films – guests will be able to travel between “London‟ and Hogsmeade aboard the Hogwarts Express.

Work on the new area is already underway. When complete, it will feature shops, a restaurant and an innovative, marquee attraction based on Gringotts bank – all directly inspired by the fiction and films.

More details on The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley will be released over time

The Wacky Suess Landing in Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure

Suess Landing is one of the wackiest themed areas of any theme park around. You feel like you’re instantly transported into one of Dr. Suess’ books the moment you arrive in this section of Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure. And it gets even better with each ride this land has to offer.

The Cat in the Hat

Go for a spin with The Cat in the Hat as you ride your couch through the pages of Dr. Seuss’s, best-loved children’s book. This delightful ride takes the story of The Cat in the Hat and re-creates it scene for scene. You’ll spin and you’ll swerve this way and that as that red and white hatted cat and his friends Thing One and Thing Two almost bring down the house. With a bump and a thump and an assortment of crashes the mischievous trio make quite a mess of things. You’d better hope they get the house cleaned up before Mother comes home!


One Fish Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Dr. Seuss’ delightful children’s book comes to life in this ride that kids (and parents) will love. Climb aboard One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish™ and take the controls as you steer your colorful fish up, up, up and down, down, down. As you fly low and fly high, spinning and swooping around and around you’ll pass an array of fountains that squirt in time to a musical rhyme. Pay attention to the words and do what they say if you don’t want to get wet!


The High in the Sky Suess Trolley Train

All aboard! Get a whole new perspective of Seuss Landing on The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride! On this twin-tracked ride you’ll take a gentle journey high above the colorful rides and attractions of Seuss Landing. One track of the trolley even circles around the inside of Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous letting you wave at the guests dining below. As you wait to board the trolley you’ll follow the wonderful story of the Sneetches featuring Sylvester McMonkey McBean. One track continues the story of the Sneetches, while the other track gives you the ABC’s of Seuss Landing as you pass overhead. It’s great fun for the whole family. Fun fact: The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride is composed of more than 200 colors!


Caro-Suess-El

You’ll find an array of unusual creatures from the imagination of Dr. Seuss on this one-of-a-kind carousel. You can even animate your characters! For the first time ever in a carousel you can pull back on the reins or push the lever on the neck and your mount’s eyes will blink, ears will wiggle, or head will turn. Plus, look high above and you’ll see Horton the Elephant at the very top of the Caro-Seuss-el, carefully guarding his dandelion. Some of the characters you can ride include elephant birds from Horton Hatches the Egg; twin camels from One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish; cowfish from McElligot’s Pool; Mulligatawnies from If I Ran the Zoo; aqua mop tops, dog-a-lopes and more.

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights Lady Luck Poses with Tyra Banks

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Tyra Banks and Lady Luck Universal orlandoWhile visiting Universal Orlando Resort with her family on Friday, September 2, 2011, entrepreneur, TV personality and author of “Modelland,” Tyra Banks came face-to-face with Lady Luck, the blood-thirsty seductress and force behind Halloween Horror Nights 21. Named “the country’s best Halloween event” for three years straight, Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 21 will bring to life guests’ most intense nightmares for 25 nights this fall, beginning September 23. Banks and her family were hosted to experience both Universal Orlando theme parks while in town for a business visit.

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