In fact, earlier today, the Orlando Sentinel was able to confirm that this deal has gone through, opening up seemingly endless expansion possibilities for the resort, especially since a portion of the land is already zoned for a theme park.
if they somehow score the land where lockehead martin is, then that whole space could become something more.
I feel as if I should point out, what could they put in a new park.. starting from scratch, i dont think universal have too many properties that could fit there.. i think all the major franchises not owned by disney or universal are in play in other parks in the area..
that being said, if they scored the lord of the rings/hobbit rights, they could do some amazing things.
Dear Max iGeek,
You seem to have forgotten that Universal recently purchased the theme park rights to Nintendo.
If building a third amusement park is what they plan on doing, I just hope Uni keeps up on their two existing parks while doing so. I'd hate to see the Studios fall to the level of DHS and EPCOT when their contract for using Marvel runs out.
This IS why universal has focused on updating their current parks and churning out new attractions every year. It makes sense - its really all in preparation for the next big step that they are determined to make that will put them in serious contention with Disney. It's an exciting time in Orlando for sure.