Universal Orlando Resort will expand with two new hotels, both being built on the former site of the Wet N' Wild.
The hotels will offer nightly rates starting less than $100, making them the most affordable hotels in their portfolio (and cheaper than Cabana Bay), according to Universal leaders.
According to Universal, the new hotel complex will be both a standalone destination for the theme park brand, but also a part of the overall tourist mecca.
"Guests will enjoy the sun, surf and sand with a laid-back coastal feel," reads the Universal Orlando blog. "Vibrant and natural colors will set a free-spirited and beachy tone, inviting you to hang loose and enjoy your family vacation."
The complex, at the intersection of Universal Boulevard and International Drive, will feature three pools, two food courts, poolside bars, coffee bars and fitness centers. Guests staying there will get the same benefits of staying at other Universal properties, including transportation around the resort and early admission to the three parks.
Reservations will be accepted in early 2018. Universal has not announced an official opening date for either property.
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