(Universal Studios Cabana Bay Beach Resort!)
As some of you may know, a few weeks ago Patricia and I, along with friends Cindy, Seigen, Margaret and Jordan went on a week long trip to fabulous Orlando Florida! The main focus of the excursion was to stay at the brand new, 1950's themed hotel, and Readers let me tell you it did NOT disappoint! This post will be mostly about the hotel itself, the night that we arrived!
After two days of driving from Texas we finally made it to Orlando around 9:00p.m. on Monday night. a slight drizzle covered Orlando, but as we turned into the driveway of the resort the rain didnt matter, it was beautiful.
All lit up and Chuck Berry pouring out of the lobby speakers it was a welcome sight to walk into after a full days drive. Once we stepped through the doors, we stepped back in time.
(Floridians LOVE their terrazzo tile floors!)
The check in went swiftly, and we got to pick our room. So we went big, booked a room on the 4th floor of the "Castaway" wing, with an outside walkway/balcony. It didn't face into the court yard, but it was great!
(Stock photo, but it really did look just like this!)Back in March we booked a family sweet, so there was room enough to sleep six. I'm sure the maid was surprised when she cleaned our room. We had all kinds of props with us! Cameras, radios, bowling trophy's, clothes... all of which looked like they'd been furnished in the room.
After a full days drive, and each others company... we decided to split up for a few hours and explore the hotel on our own.
So away I went with my trusty camera to snap a few photos in this neon wonderland!
(The main neon sign of the hotel.)
(The food court/restaurant.)
(Even the salt packets have star bursts on them!)
(A sputnik or three in every hallway.)
(Even the signs had vintage font.)
(The stair railings were a super cool combo of metal and glass.)
Tune in wednesday to see our visit to Disney World, Universal Studios Adventure Island, and the straight out of a movie evening and Dinner we experienced!
I wish you all could have been there!