Universal Orlando announces fifth resort

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Posted at 7:40 AM, Sep 10, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-12 10:57:50-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (WTXL) -- Universal Orlando resort announced plans to build their fifth mega-hotel resort.

Universal Orlando is teaming up with Loews Hotel & Resorts to build the new Sapphire Falls Resort. The 1,000-room, Caribbean-themed resort is set to open in the summer of 2016.

Renderings posted online show various aspects of the new resort, which will also boast a 131,000 square foot meet and event space.

The announcement comes in the midst of on going growth at the theme park resort, including the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley, which opened earlier this summer.