This rumor is one of the most recurring in the resort.
There are people that say that Universal will build a new theme park on the lot just behind Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls, while others say that they will build a new water park (and get rid of the largely un-themed Wet 'n' Wild, which is not as profitable as a whole new, and themed, Universal Orlando water park would be).
But, let's take a look at the place in question. The place is really big, as you can see from these photos:
You can't really notice it, but there are a lot of yellow cones behind these tarps. We wonder if they mean something, or if they've simply been there forever:
As of now, that piece of land is used as a storage for the resort boats. Space misused, at this time:
As we said before, this place could be really huge, but it is cut in half by a road that would have to be removed (unless they want to build two smaller parks. Hmmm... Could they?):
To conclude, this is all speculation, but as we reported some months ago, Universal is seriously thinking about building a new theme park or water park. According to Screamscape, "This time they are apparently not just in a Blue-Sky dreaming mode, as they have been previously when submitting a few guest surveys [...] If the rumors are true, the idea this time may be to put a solid entry for the waterpark project into the new 5-year Masterplan that Universal is working on." (Screamscape)
Really interesting rumors, right? But, what do you think? Should Universal build a new theme park, water park, or just renovate Wet 'n' Wild and spend more money on their existing theme parks?
Personally, I would love to see a new theme park, but if they'll build a fully-themed water park, as we previously said, I would be happy.