April Smith traveled down to Universal Orlando and had a blast exploring the ever changing parks and the Cabana Bay Resort! Here is more about her trip in her own words and pictures:
Where did you travel?
I traveled to Universal Orlando Resort staying at the new Cabana Bay Beach Resort attached to the amusement parks.
What dates where you there?
I was there from February 11th – February 14th
How long did it take you to get there?
I had a nonstop flight on Southwest from Memphis to Orlando. It was about a 2 and a half hour flight.
Have you been there before?
I have been to the Universal Orlando Resort visiting both parks, Universal Studios & Island of Adventures about 8 years ago. So they have had plenty of new updates! It was my first time staying at the Cabana Bay Beach Resort, as it was new in 2014, and I LOVED IT. We were able to get in the park one hour before the general public and had free transportation from the resort to the parks and City Walk areas.
Tell a little about your trip.
I arrived in Orlando Thursday afternoon. I took the Mears transportation bus offered at the airport to my resort. Once I arrivied, I checked in and lounged around the resort for the remainder of the day enjoying the pool, sand areas, and cafeteria. On Friday, my husband and I got up early and ate breakfast at the resort and then head to Universal Studios. This resort included transportation to the City Walk/Parks so we didn’t have to worry about getting any taxis, etc. We spent the whole day at Universal Studios, eating lunch there, and riding as much rides as we could. The lines weren’t long at all. The longest we had to wait was around 45 minutes, which was for the Harry Potter rides. By the end of the day, we went back to the resort, got dressed for dinner, and headed back to the City Walk for dinner. On Saturday, we spent all day at the Island of Adventures. This day we decided to splurge and get Fast Passes. We were able to ride every ride numerous amounts of time! This night, we did decide to get off property and explore the city. Sunday morning, we lounged around the resort, and headed back later that afternoon to the airport for our flight back to Memphis.
What was your favorite part?
As much as I LOVED this property, Universal Studios was all my time favorite. There were so many rides and activities going on in the park that could take your whole day.