Universal Planning 4,000 Hotel Rooms on Wet ‘n Wild Property

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Universal has filed a master-plan with the City of Orlando that shows the now-closed Wet n’ Wild land will be used for hotel rooms. The document shows areas marked off as “HOTEL” on both sides of Universal Boulevard with three parking structures located throughout the property.

This news is not surprising, and basically anyone who follows Universal Orlando news assumed that this land would be used for more hotel rooms. The rumors vary, but many speculate that the technically off-site hotel(s) will be value priced, and could also contain some type of shopping/dining district – like a miniature CityWalk.

As of now, Universal Orlando has declined to comment further on these plans. Universal’s sixth hotel, Aventura, is currently under construction, and the expansion of Cabana Bay Beach Resort should be finished in the near future.

(h/t – Orlando Sentinel)

  • Alex G

    It all comes down to connectivity with the main property, I think that’s what will make or break the Universal sprawl.

  • Mary

    A mini citywalk in the area would be a great idea. I really hate how the value resorts at Disney World keep you isolated from everything so you have no choice but to eat in the teeny and insanely crowded food courts when you’re stuck on property.

    • Nick Stasiak

      I don’t understand how the value resorts force isolation. Seems like an unfair assessment. The hotel food courts are a matter of convenience and while they can be small and crowded you’re certainly not sequestered. Feel free to board a bus or seek alternate transportation to a more acceptable dining venue.