The Cabana Bay Beach Resort opens in Orlando, Fla.

Universal Orlando opened the Cabana Bay Beach Resort. The 1,800-room resort is a 50-50 partnership between Universal and Loews Hotels and Resorts, and opened less than two years after Disney unveiled the similar Art of Animation Resort. The design of the 38-acre hotel harks back to the 1950s and '60s.

The lobby, the hotel room doors and carpets are adorned in vintage blues, yellows and oranges. The Starliner, Thunderbird and Castaway buildings were the first to open. The remaining buildings -- Americana and Continental -- will be ready this summer. An exact date has not been determined.

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