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Universal Orlando announces Dockside Inn and Suites opening date

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Universal Orlando Resort has announced the opening date of its eighth hotel, Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites. The attraction has also unveiled new renderings of the hotel, set to open in spring 2020.

According to a press release, Dockside Inn and Suites will open on March 17, 2020. It will be an affordable ‘value’ category hotel with rates starting at $85 per night.

Dockside Inn and Suites will join its sister property at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites, which opened in June 2019.

The new hotel will add 2,050 rooms to Universal Orlando, including standard rooms and two-bedroom suites, which can sleep up to six people.

Dockside Inn and Suites opening March 17, 2020

universal dockside inn and suites

Guests will also receive exclusive benefits, including early park admission and free transportation to and from Universal’s three theme parks.

Dockside Inn and Suites is themed to feel like a beach retreat, providing a calm, cool and inexpensive stay for visitors.

Dockside Inn and Suites is in partnership with Loews Hotels & Co.

Also coming to Universal Orlando Resort is Universal’s Epic Universe, which is expected to open in 2023.

New hotel will add 2,050 rooms to Universal Orlando

universal dockside inn and suites

Epic Universe will be situated near the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. It will feature an entertainment centre, hotels, shops, and restaurants.

Universal has not unveiled any themed zones at the fourth gate, but said it will boast “beloved stories” within “vibrant lands”.

However, it’s thought to feature rides and attractions based on How to Train Your Dragon and The Secret Life of Pets, and may have a Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Super Nintendo World.

Elsewhere, Universal Studios Beijing is opening in 2021 with seven themed lands, including those based on Kung Fu Panda, Jurassic World, Transformers, Minions, and Harry Potter.

Images: Universal Orlando Resort

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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