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PHOTOS, VIDEO: Take a FULL TOUR of the Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites Grand Opening at Universal Orlando Resort

It may be December, but you can celebrate an endless summer at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites, which held its grand opening today after being delayed due to the COVID-19 closure. Its sister hotel, Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites, reopened in July.

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The sign for the resort promises a sunny beach with ocean waves.

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There are entrance only and exit only signs, and of course signs reminding guests to keep masks on and social distance.

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Inside, every check-in counter has Plexiglass, and there are social distancing markers on the floor throughout.

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Some counters even have large dividers between check-in spaces at the same counter.

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The vacation planning center also has Plexiglass dividers.

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There are hand sanitizer dispensers near high touch points.

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The lobby is decorated for Christmas!

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There’s one large Christmas tree, plus some smaller ones around the resort.

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The round tables that guests can relax on while they wait for their room have USB charging ports in the center.

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Nearby is the Sunset Lounge.

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And you can’t go wrong with a Starbucks.

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Sunset Lounge opens at 4:00 PM.

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The drinks menu boasts cocktails, including their house signature, the Endless Summer Lemonade with Grey Goose vodka, lemon, and thyme for $12.

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The resort’s main quick-service location is Dockside’s Pier 8 Market.

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No one was eating at 11:00 AM, but it was open.

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There is booth seating and table seating, with some marked as unavailable for social distancing.

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Grab an exclusive Dockside Inn and Suites mug to get drink refills and commemorate your stay.

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The bakery station had plenty of delicious-looking treats ready for a late breakfast.

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Each station has their own menu.

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Some of the menus have the same pictures, but look carefully. They actually have different items.

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There were some pre-packaged meals for order, and some to-go items.

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You can get a cup of Mini Melts ice cream at this machine in Pier 8.

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Next to it are two drinks machines.

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The touch screens let you choose from coffee shakes, lattes, frappes, chocolate shakes, fruit shakes, smoothies, juice refereshers, and lemonades.

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The grab-n-go fridges are available with bottled drinks inside.

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There’s an alcove to the side with more pre-packaged snacks.

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Back in the lobby, we headed over to Starbucks.

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It’s a standard Starbucks, and also wasn’t very busy this morning.

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There are some outlets under the counter for anyone who wants to sit and charge their phone.

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There’s also a shop with plenty of Dockside Inn and Suites branded merchandise.

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You can also grab Universal Orlando Resort theme park merchandise, such as items from the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

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Screens in the resort act as maps.

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Even the people on the restrooms sign are dressed for a summer at the beach.

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Inside, the restrooms have beachy blue walls.

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Some entrances and exits were blocked off to better control traffic, especially during the grand opening.

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The pool is surrounded by palm trees.

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The Oasis Beach Bar is right next to the pool.

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Each cocktail is named after a different Wet ‘n Wild attraction to pay homage to the closed park.

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Watch our video tour of the resort below.

Will you be taking a vacation at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites? Let us know in the comments.

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Courtney King
Courtney King
9 months ago

Will be cking in on the 19 of Dec. 😊