So excited that this was approved! I'm a Orange County resident and I'm glad that after all the headaches that Universal was causing, that this went through. This will keep Orlando the attraction capital and will keep people coming in to see what else they have planned. I'm not sure why Universal was even against this happening. People will go to I Drive to ride the coaster, and then head over to the theme parks, probably Universal as they continue to thrill us. Disney is amazing at what they do, just not thrilling. Universal will get many more visitors because of this. Again, very excited for the approval and can't wait to see this taking shape, let alone riding all the attractions attached to it. Thank you Orange County board! You will continue to get my vote!!!
^Rumors are Universal is planning a third park and that this would visually intrude on the inside.
More info on the Universal third park rumor (yes it's still a rumor and NOT confirmed by Universal yet) can be found here: