Universal Orlando who’s attendance has literally sky-rocketed since the addition of Harry Potter on its property two years ago, has now decided to partner with Loews Hotels and Resorts is all set to build a fourth on-site hotel to accommodate the growing crowds. The hotel dubbed Cabana Bay Beach Resort that opens in 2014, is set to become Universal’s largest hotel. Half of the hotel’s rooms will feature “family suites,” which are lower-end suites with room for as many as six people. The cheaper rates at the hotel will also be accompanied by fewer amenities and the most important amenity that guests would be expecting. Guests of the Cabana Bay Beach Resort will not receive front-of-the-line ride passes, unlike guests of the existing three hotels.
Note that Universal Orlando is competing with Walt Disney World’s Art of Animation Resort which will feature 1,120 family suites after completion. What could be a real bummer for Universal is that Disney World still offers the same perks to all the guests at their hotels, irrespective of their suites’ class. Hence, not including front-of-the-line privileges despite being in a raw position could cost Universal dearly.