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Universal Announces New Stella Nova and Terra Luna Resorts

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Get ready for an out-of-this-world vacation experience at the recently announced Stella Nova and Terra Luna Resorts starting in January 2025. Located next to the new Universal’s Epic Universe theme park also opening in 2025, these two new resorts are open for booking now. This article covers the two new resorts, their differences, similarities, and their price points.

Universal Stella Nova Resort and Universal Terra Luna Resort are sister Primve Value resorts located at Universal’s South Complex, next to Epic Universe. Prices start at $189 per night and as low as $134 per night for a 7-night stay.

Each ten-story, 750-room, indoor tower is covered in color-changing panels that shimmer in the sun. Guests enter through the black hole portal into a neo-futurist lobby with sweeping surfaces and large windows, similar to the TWA Hotel at JFK Airport. The interior spaces feature patterns of colors and lights to break up the large spaces, take note Aventura Hotel. Next to the check-in area is the lobby bar, coffee shop (most likely a Starbucks by the time of opening), and food court.

The sweeping arches and circles continue outside to the pool and outdoor recreation area. Weary travelers can jump in the pool or relax in the hot tub and the kids can let off steam in the interactive splash pad. Thirsty or famished? Visit the pool bar and grill for exclusive food and drinks while you lounge around the pool or fire pit. The bar features exclusive cocktails and draft beers created only for the resort.

Universal Stella Nova Resort opens January 21, 2025 and takes its theme from galaxies and constellations. The interior space is filled with swirling galaxies and sweeping lights that resemble comet tails. The pool is shaped oblong with a satellite hot tub and splash pad.

Meanwhile, Universal’s Terra Luna Resort takes inspiration from planets and moons. Opening February 25, 2025, Terra Luna features bold circular patterns throughout the resort – globe-shaped lights hang in the lobby while the hot tub appears to orbit the circular pool.

The room layout should look familiar to fans of Cabana Bay with identical layouts and square footage.  Rooms are decorated in cool blues and greys with a large lighted accent piece above the two queen beds. An eye-catching oval window replaces the floor-to-ceiling windows of Cabana Bay and Aventura, we hope Loews and Universal have a plan to offset the lower natural light levels. The rooms are nearly identical to the other Prime Value resorts but there are no Family Suites at these resorts. Darn.

Each room includes a 55-inch TV, alarm clock, mini-fridge (take a note Disney), coffee maker, hair dryer, iron, ironing board, hanging closet, and two large drawers. The lounging space is now a couch built into the entertainment unit which cannot be moved – take note crib users.

Differences Between Stella Nova and Terra Luna

Can’t decide between Stella Nova or Terra Luna? Like the Gemini twins, both resorts are very similar, but not identical. Stella Nova is a closer walk to Epic Universe than Terra Luna, but at the time of writing it is unknown if there will be a walking path to the new park. Terra Luna has one additional view option, a lake view, in addition to standard and pool views. And like with the two Endless Summer hotels, there will likely be menu variations at the bars and restaurants.

We do not see there being a major difference between the resorts for most guests, book whichever has the lower price or more desirable aesthetic.

Touring Plan Touring Tips

  • Book Early – Universal uses variable pricing and offers refundable deposits up to a week before your trip. Lock in a lower rate early and rebook if prices drop.
  • Book a longer stay and receive a per-night discount through Loew’s Stay More, Save More Discount program.
  • While there is no official fireworks view if Epic Universe features a nighttime fireworks show we suggest staying in any of the north-facing rooms.

Are you excited about Universal’s new hotels? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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Joseph Matt

Joe covers theme parks through the lens of his quality engineering day job. He has over five years of writing experience at Touring Plans and has gone on dozens of trips to Orlando over his life. When not at amusement parks you can find Joe at breweries, enjoying live theater, playing video games, and cooking.

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