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Cabana Bay Beach Resort

JunoSynth

Contributing Member
Sep 26, 2013
585
Morrison, CO
Stayed at one of the towers this time (Building 7) and the whole first floor and elevators smell like cigarette smoke now. They allow smoking right at the exit/entrance and it's making its way in the building. That should not be a smoking area. I assume the other tower has to deal with this too.
 

JoeCamel

Premium Member
May 20, 2015
6,677
Upper Lower
Stayed at one of the towers this time (Building 7) and the whole first floor and elevators smell like cigarette smoke now. They allow smoking right at the exit/entrance and it's making its way in the building. That should not be a smoking area. I assume the other tower has to deal with this too.
I hope you alerted housekeeping or the front desk?
 

JoeCamel

Premium Member
May 20, 2015
6,677
Upper Lower
I let the front desk know when I checked out. I also explained it in the guest survey they send you. Hopefully they address this because that tower is starting to smell like a old vegas casino now.
Not only that they are in violation of the indoor clean air act. I like the volcano view but it does seem like the bottom floor is just ugly space now.
 

JunoSynth

Contributing Member
Sep 26, 2013
585
Morrison, CO
Not only that they are in violation of the indoor clean air act. I like the volcano view but it does seem like the bottom floor is just ugly space now.
Yeah that tower is pretty much ruined for me now. I didn't like the smell of cigarette smoke blown in my face every time I exit/enter the building and lingering up to my room. And to make matters even worse, if you decide to use the shortcut (along the lazy river path) to the diner you have to walk through smokers lane again! They all gather around that path too! Something really needs to be done about this problem. I like the authenticity but adding that old smoke smell is going a bit too far.
 

JoeCamel

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May 20, 2015
6,677
Upper Lower
Yeah that tower is pretty much ruined for me now. I didn't like the smell of cigarette smoke blown in my face every time I exit/enter the building and lingering up to my room. And to make matters even worse, if you decide to use the shortcut (along the lazy river path) to the diner you have to walk through smokers lane again! They all gather around that path too! Something really needs to be done about this problem. I like the authenticity but adding that old smoke smell is going a bit too far.
Think what it would be up in Tennessee, probably twice the smokers amazing how the stench permeates everything. I smoked for twenty five years - I apologize to all around me who had to endure that
 

TheCodeMan95

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Jul 24, 2018
1,581
Don't mean to double post - but I saw some pictures this morning of the shake/smoothie bar with employees behind the counter. Wonder if this is in soft opening now?
 

TheCodeMan95

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Jul 24, 2018
1,581
I wasn't expecting for them to have some grab-and-go breakfast items as well as smoothies. Wish they'd plop some Freestyle machines over there too lol
 

Bort

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Sep 7, 2015
244
Looks like a great addition! Noticed on one of Orlando Informer's tweets that the smoothies were going for $7.50, and can include whey protein. Just 50 cents higher than my local gym charges, which feels like a fair price in my opinion.
 

Brian G.

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Universal Orlando has opened Shakes Malt Shoppe, a new ice cream shop, at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort - serving milkshakes, smoothies, sundaes, baked goods, and more.

 

JoeCamel

Premium Member
May 20, 2015
6,677
Upper Lower
Looks like a great addition! Noticed on one of Orlando Informer's tweets that the smoothies were going for $7.50, and can include whey protein. Just 50 cents higher than my local gym charges, which feels like a fair price in my opinion.
I've found CBBR to be fairly priced in most of it's offerings, the Hideaway eats too many of my bucks but the rest is aces.