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Universal Endless Summer Resort - Surfside and Dockside Inn & Suites

Discussion in 'Universal Orlando Hotels' started by Brian G., Nov 6, 2017.

  1. Skold

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    And it got me hooked just like my crack dealer did. (wait... what?)

    Now I'm paying $130 or so without blinking an eye because we love it so much. I'd still pay more. :bs:
     
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    Good point - yes the email version says “on a 4 night stay”

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  3. Happytycho

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    I strongly suspect that that May 1st date will only be the opening for the north tower and main building, with the south tower opening much later in the summer.
     
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    Is this "private sale" available to everyone?
     
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    Looks like it was just sent to APs, and that "starting from $89" has yet to be seen my number plugging. I don't think anyone is surprised. Got it down to $94.77 a night during our normal HHN trip time (for 2020, obviously), so it's definitely not half bad.

    EDIT: I'm guessing anyone with the link can probably get in to that site, so it's probably not an "exclusive sale", we were just the first notified.
     
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    I'm not an AP, haven't been for a long time, but I got the email. I think it's if you're on the Universal info mailing list.
     
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    Anyone confirm? I have two separate addresses signed up for their emails (my AP one wasn't working for some time, and I was testing), and I've only gotten it for my AP address.
     
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    I'm not an annual pass holder and I got the email
     
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    I don’t believe I’ve received an email for this at all....
     
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    This is going up so fast. I drove by today and almost thought I was lost for a second.
    The footprint will forever change that Corner.
     
  11. truejonas

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    I was down there mid December and was utterly floored by Surfside, and how quickly Dockside was already going. Frankly, it was great to see them in person - as much as I looked at Google Maps, you don't realize just how close they actually are to the parks until you can see Krakatau and Surfside in the same field of view.
     
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    Update from Bio:


     
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  13. ilovetotravel1977

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    Is Volcano Bay walkable from these new resorts?
     
  14. Brian G.

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    In theory, yes - but you'd be better off with taking a bus.
     
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    The main parks definitely are (I've walked in from the BW just across the street), for what it's worth.
     
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    Your walking options are to citywalk to get a bus or boat to sapphire from there.

    If you want sidewalks the whole way, cross over I4 enter citywalk, take Royal Pacific path all the way to Aventura then walk to the entrance from Aventura.

    The "not so safe" way would be to cross Univeral Blvd (jaywalk) right after you get over to the bridge, cut over the wooded berm on Universal Blvd into the Royal Pacific parking lot, then walk through the convention center to the front of Sapphire, then use the Aventura entrance to Volcano bay. Sidewalk way is about 2 miles, shortcut about 1.5 miles. Either way I wouldn't really consider that walk-able.
     
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    Or i guess I should just stay at cabana bay LOL

    It looked close to cabana bay so assumed it might have a similar easy access to VB.
     
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    Yes, but walking to any of the parks from these will be much more dangerous than walking within the current Universal Campus. It’s also not a short walk, but doable if you’re the type of person who likes to walk.

    As Brian said, better off taking a bus.
     
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    I really hope Universal buys out that music store...It's literally such an eyesore pulling up to the on ramp
     
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    A walking bridge from the hotels that goes over to the overpass would be nice. It would also keep any walking traffic to the existing resort much more safe and off of that crazy intersection.
     
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