Cabana Bay Beach Resort in Universal Orlando Officially Opens (SLIDESHOW)

Universal Orlando's new Cabana Bay Beach Resort has officially welcomed its first guests. The new value and moderately-priced property, which is co-owned and managed by Loews Hotels & Resorts, is the fourth on-site hotel at Universal Orlando Resort

The family-friendly hotel is styled after the beach resorts of the 1950s and 1960s, and includes amenities like:

  • The 10-lane bowling alley Galaxy Bowl
  • Jack LaLanne Physical Fitness Studio
  • Dive tower waterslide and 10,000 square foot zero-entry pool in the Cabana Courtyard
  • Retro-themed specialty cocktails in the Swizzle Lounge or Atomic Tonic

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This summer, the new hotel plans to roll out additional amenities, including a second 8,000-square-foot zero entry pool, Universal Orlando's first lazy river at an on-site hotel, The Hideaway Bar & Grill, and additional moderately-priced family suites and value-priced standard guest rooms. When complete, Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort will feature a total of 1,800 rooms – 900 family suites and 900 standard guest rooms.

Universal has also released a video tour of the property:

Family suites sleep up to six people and include a fold-out foam bed, kitchenette, a sliding partition for privacy, two flatscreen TVs and a bathroom with preparation spaces for three people at once. Cabana Bay guests also get exclusive benefits only available to on-site hotel guests at Universal Orlando, including Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter one hour before the theme park opens.

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Rates for the family suites begin at $174 per-night, and can run as low as $134 per-night depending on the length of stay. Rates for the standard guestrooms – which will be available this summer – begin at $119 per night, and can run as low as $93 per-night depending on the length of stay.

"We've sought to create a special place where families can spend time together and create long-lasting memories outside of the theme parks," said Russ Dagon, vice president and executive project director, Universal Creative. "From the moment they step inside, families will be transported back to a different, more relaxing time."

"We are thrilled to finally welcome guests into Cabana Bay Beach Resort," said Adnan Bizri, managing director, Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort. "This is the perfect addition to Universal Orlando's already stellar line-up of properties, allowing families to continue a wonderful vacation well beyond the theme parks."