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Universal Endless Summer Resort - Surfside and Dockside Inn & Suites

BBPH

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May 5, 2009
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London, England
SO, after not getting to stay at Surfside due to the Thomas Cook kerfuffle and happily settling for the Avanti Palms in October 2019.

We had Orlando booked for October 2020, just a week Avanti again.

We had New York booked for April, officially kerfuffled...

We have now decided to extend Orlando and book Dockside for two weeks, something I actually plan WILL happen this year :lol:
 

Disneyhead

Legendary Member
Jul 24, 2008
11,529
Orlando, FL
SO, after not getting to stay at Surfside due to the Thomas Cook kerfuffle and happily settling for the Avanti Palms in October 2019.

We had Orlando booked for October 2020, just a week Avanti again.

We had New York booked for April, officially kerfuffled...

We have now decided to extend Orlando and book Dockside for two weeks, something I actually plan WILL happen this year :lol:
I really like the Avanti Palms. Particularly their King rooms.
 

Cup_Of_Coffee

Veteran Member
Aug 7, 2018
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Tossing this here. An epic photograph when you consider that much of it, from bottom to horizon top is mostly Universal Orlando Resort.

So that is the EU lot? Damn, do not think I've seen this angle before. Awesome perspective of the resort as a whole and what its becoming and where it all is in relevance to one another.
 

Scott W.

Premium Member
Feb 26, 2014
13,913
Glasgow
When is Dockside meant to be complete?

You wonder if they’ll just put off the opening for the whole project to be finished.
 

GadgetGuru

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Dec 2, 2011
2,456
Seattle, WA
Phase 1 was in March and Phase 2 sometime in September for HHN was my understanding.
I kind of feel like a couple of the Universal hotels won’t re-open for the next year or so based on demand.

I could see Dockside being one of them, but it feels like the more premium hotels will have a harder time hitting capacity.
 

Scott W.

Premium Member
Feb 26, 2014
13,913
Glasgow
I kind of feel like a couple of the Universal hotels won’t re-open for the next year or so based on demand.

I could see Dockside being one of them, but it feels like the more premium hotels will have a harder time hitting capacity.
There's 2 trains of thoughts for this:
  1. Universal want guests to spend the most as possible when visiting which means potentially keeping the cheaper hotels closed.
  2. If Universal needs to put on a promotion, it's better to reduce the prices of the higher end hotels. As a crazy example, charging CBBR prices for Hard Rock would be a wildly tempting offer and one that will probably never happen again.
 
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shiekra38

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Dec 13, 2009
15,499
Florida
There's 2 trains of thoughts for this:
  1. Universal want guests to spend the most as possible when visiting which means potentially keeping the cheaper hotels closed.
  2. If Universal needs to put on a promotion, it's better to reduce the prices of the higher end hotels. As a crazy example, charging CBBR prices for Hard Rock would be a wildly tempting offer and one that will probably never happen again.
#2 would get me to stay just because
 
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Mad Dog

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Jan 30, 2013
20,872
Pittsburgh area
Probably a gradual phasing in with a mix of both high end and the others to reach a broader guest economic/demographic spectrum....They started redoing the Portofino rooms a couple of months ago, rooms so it probably would make sense to open that last of the three deluxe resorts.