Fans Rejoice As Beloved Nickelodeon Hotel Announces Comeback

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Nickelodeon Hotel and Resort water area

Credit: Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts

’90s kids, this one’s for you! As Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort fight for the spot of number one Orlando theme park, the long-defunct Nickelodeon Hotel is making a comeback.

the nickelodeon hotel
Credit: Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts

The Nickelodeon Resorts have maintained a presence as a vacation destination in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and Riviera Maya, Mexico as all-inclusive resorts. However, they used to have a location in Orlando, Florida, including a studio and resort.

Nickelodeon Studios
Credit: Nick Animation

Nickelodeon Studios was located in Universal Orlando and served as both a tourist destination and actual production studio, producing Kenan & Kel, Double Dare, and other shows. In 2005, the studio was closed and replaced by The Blue Man Group, which has not returned since closing due to the 2020 pandemic. After the studio was closed, the Nickelodeon Suites Resort opened near Walt Disney World in partnership with Holiday Inn.

Family enjoying the pool
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The resort featured hundreds of suites, water playgrounds, pools, and a food court. The hotel was heavily themed to the iconic channel, with the orange Nickelodeon icon and green slime present throughout as well as popular characters adorning various parts of the resort. The rooms were themed to different iconic shows, including Spongebob, The Fairly Odd Parents, Jimmy Neutron, and Dora the Explorer.

Paw Patrol animals meet and greet with a family
Credit: Everest Place
Unfortunately, the Nickelodeon Resort was closed in 2016 and converted into a normal Holiday Inn. However, it seems as though the iconic resort is officially making a comeback in the theme park capital of the world. Everest Place is a $1 billion development coming to Orlando, featuring a variety of luxury hotels, apartments, restaurants, and shopping centers.
Family celebrates with a Spongebob cake at Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts
Credit: Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts
The project broke ground last summer and will be located near US-192 and State Road 429 in Kissimmee, just minutes from the Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort. As part of the development, Everest Place is bringing back the beloved Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts and will “have all the characters and family fun that goes with it” according to the website. While the project is still just in its first phase of development, ’90s babies and Nick fans have something to look forward to in the next few years.
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