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Cabana Bay Beach Resort

DragonSlayer

Choose Thy Fate...
Premium Member
Jul 18, 2010
956
UK
Well that (announcement at least) was rather out of the blue! The interiors look very nice. That's one less thing to speculate about!
 

JungleSkip

Premium Member
Feb 15, 2010
21,937
The Mushroom Kingdom
Terrific news, and out of NO WHERE. Bravo Universal. You've blind sided us with this.

And another shot across the Disney bow. Strike your colors, ya bloomin' cockroaches.
 

ReelJustice

Premium Member
Aug 6, 2008
3,953
Universal City
On Twitter minding my own business and BOOM, Uni just nonchalantly announces a hotel.

I suppose this is going on the plot closest to Royal Pacific. The other plot will be shared by Potter and Project 609 project staging.
 
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Clive

aka Fallow
Staff member
Moderator
May 26, 2010
4,060
Out of all of the announcements we've been waiting on, I was definitely expecting this one the least - but I am no less pleasantly surprised.

For those of you who did not read the full press release, no unlimited Universal Express will be offered at this resort. Bold move, very curious to see how that pans out with the average, non-researching guest.
 

SeventyOne

V.I.P.
Jul 1, 2010
3,051
Orlando
Agreed this is yet another punk card right at Mickey's oversized yellow shoes.

That said, the rumors a year or so ago said this resort would have more of a surfing/Beach Boys theme. Would rather that than this, which initially feels like a Pop Century rip-off. Actually I think anything would be better than 50s kitsch, unless it's got a Cars overlay to go with it.
 

Teebin

Legendary Member
Oct 12, 2009
20,732
North of the Wall
So all that sand wasn't for nothing. Could this be 609? Those retro designs leave me colder than ice. Looks like something out of Edward Scissorhands. (and that set design was supposed to be a joke)
 

JungleSkip

Premium Member
Feb 15, 2010
21,937
The Mushroom Kingdom
It's great they're adding a value resort. But the design is....different :lol:
It's very, very similar to a lot of motels I'm used to in Wildwood, New Jersey, the shore town I've been going to since...well...always. Wildwood is heavily steeped in 50s culture, and is said to be the "birthplace of Rock and Roll" due to "Rock Around the Clock" first being performed there on New Years Eve 1954. The town has the 50s/60s vibe and really celebrates the culture of the time. This looks really similar in architecture and theme. I'm excited and nostalgic.:lol:
 

Disneyhead

Legendary Member
Jul 24, 2008
11,406
Orlando, FL
It is a great theme if done right. As in more authentic and less cartoony. From the concept art I think they are on the right track.
 

shiekra38

Legendary Member
Dec 13, 2009
13,857
Florida
Looks pretty nice actually...not quite what I was expecting with the Beach Hotel rumor...I will definitely be staying there though