Over Halloween weekend, my wife and I joined a couple of our good friends for a trip to Universal Studios Orlando. This trip being mostly about riding roller coasters and experiencing the theme parks (The Wizarding World of Harry Potter—WOW!), I didn't bring my Nikon into the parks, but I did find the resort to be an interesting photographic subject.
Cabana Bay Beach Resort is one of several Universal-owned properties, and thus considered to be "on-site" along with the parks. This particular resort was designed to feel like a hotel/motel from the 1950s and 60s, when the family road trip became a popular vacation activity for American families. Ironically (?), I was most reminded of The Jetsons, and the now-retro vision of the future they represented in the 1960s.
I kept thinking how much my Leica M2 would have fit right in with the time period, but I was on a Nikon kick at the time, so that's what I brought! I couldn't resist shooting all the retro signs and vintage cars on the property, but as you may notice, a shot snuck in of the pool at one of Universal's other resorts (the Royal Pacific—it was our favorite pool).
All photos taken at Universal Studios Orlando Florida | October-November 2015
Nikon FE + Nikon 50mm f/1.8 AI | Kodak Gold 200 film
Develop & scan by The FINDlab.