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Universals Cabana Bay for $1,000 less?

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Universals Cabana Bay for $1,000 less?

The resort is not complete so we are kindof reserving "site unseen", but we decided to stay on site instead of a larger 2 bedroom, 2 bath villa Marriott timeshare for the 5 of us. We did add on the unlimited express to the package and it is $1,000 less than Portofino Bay. We really would have liked to have stayed at Portofino or Royal Pacific but couldn't pass on the $1,000 price difference. The cons are there is not a waterway, so we would have to take the bus over to Universal and they couldn't tell us if there was a walkway to pool hop or visit the other resorts. Anyone else stay at a resort that wasn't finished yet?

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1. Re: Universals Cabana Bay for $1,000 less?

Im not sure Id book something brand new. New stuff tends to have kinks that need to be worked out. Can they tell you where the bus will drop off at ? I suspect it will be near the entrance to City Walk and then you'll need to walk into the parks or to the area to catch the boat.

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here's some good info, looks like there's a walkway to the parks from cabana bay :)

(of course, if you're willing to buy the unlimited express pass, then you could do that and stay at the Marriot)

Edited: 26 February 2014, 21:41
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I live just down the road from Cabana Bay and drive by it daily. The one building is almost done and it looks nice. The buildings they are still working on are further down. I doubt you will really even notice that it isn't 100% complete. Is the pool open? You can't see that from the road. My guess is that will be open. The pool plans look really nice. This resort is actually behind the park (on Turkey Lake Rd) by the administrative offices. So it is easy access to the park and to shopping and dining in the area. I can't wait to check it out. Staying on property is always worth it just for proximity and express passes.

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4. Re: Universals Cabana Bay for $1,000 less?

I'd most certainly book a hotel that isn't completed yet especially with Universal or Disney. You know that what they offer is already good so why not. I couldn't justify $1000 extra just because that resort has been around for longer.

I'm sure Cabana Bay will be fantastic!

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