Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort opened in 2014 to attract families touring through the theme park mecca that is Orlando. Offering moderately priced amenities, the property also had to maintain a strict budget. To accomplish this, the design team chose to offer all the features in a single pool, rather than split up with multiple bodies of water. The resort had been modeled after 1950s and '60s beach resorts - with retro architecture and classic cars parked in the front. To blend in with the motif, the designers styled a dive tower of the era, which cut a distinct figure and sits in the center of the aquascape. Definitive lines and bold colors also harken back to the period.

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Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort | Orlando

Aquatic Designer: Aquatic Design & Engineering

Architect: Lindsay Pope Brayfield Clifford & Associates

Pool/waterfeature contractor: Van Kirk & Sons

General Contractor: Balfour Beatty

Landscape architect: Littlejohn Engineering


Controller: Ecolab

Filtration, interactive waterfeatures, slides:
Com-Pac Filtration

Heaters: Lochinvar

Pumps: Marlow