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Does Universal Orlando have any room left for a third theme park?

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  • Does Universal Orlando have any room left for a third theme park?

    I was wondering if Universal had any room left for a third theme park.

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    Re: Does Universal Orlando have any room left for a third theme park?

    I am only guessing on this, so make sure you understand that this is just a guess.

    I just checked Google Earth and there is an area in the south end of the property that looks like open space. But, a road runs directly through that space. My guess is that they will use the area for more hotels.

    So, there may have been room for a third park, but it looks like they will use it for hotels instead.

    Hope that helps.

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      Re: Does Universal Orlando have any room left for a third theme park?

      the only space left has enough room for a water park (if they ever want to move wet and wild) as well as parking and another resort, i estimate..

      they used to own the old lockheed property, but prior to NBC owning the universal package Vivendi (who used to own universal) sold the property.

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        Re: Does Universal Orlando have any room left for a third theme park?

        Originally posted by figment1986 View Post
        the only space left has enough room for a water park (if they ever want to move wet and wild) as well as parking and another resort, i estimate..

        they used to own the old lockheed property, but prior to NBC owning the universal package Vivendi (who used to own universal) sold the property.
        That is a shame too. Universal could have rival Disney for Orlando's tourist money. I knew that when Islands Of Adventure and City Walk opened, they had planned to expand the City Walk, add a golf course, a water park, and a third gate. Unfourtanley the launch of "Islands Of Adventure" didn't go so well.
        Goodbye, Me Bizarro is not Monkey Joe. Me Bizarro hates Disney parks so much. Hello

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          Re: Does Universal Orlando have any room left for a third theme park?

          We had a long discussin on this over at IOACentral about a month back. There is enough room for another theme park about the same size of USF and to still have room for either more hotels or a small waterpark as well. I think they'd be better off putting their own waterpark on resort, some value resorts, and adding at least one new land or greatly expanding existing lands to each of their parks.

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            Re: Does Universal Orlando have any room left for a third theme park?

            Well could they still buy some of the land around them?

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              Re: Does Universal Orlando have any room left for a third theme park?

              ^Yes, just like Disney could buy more land around Disneyland, in fact exactly like that .

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              • #8
                Re: Does Universal Orlando have any room left for a third theme park?

                As for the universal orlando property, they should focus on expanding the parks and adding new attractions before doing another theme park. If not you're going to be left with 2 aging theme parks and a new one. That's no good. They need to add some more stuff to IOA (well you have the Harry Potter stuff, but you need more) and improve Universal Studios (Twister,ET and Earthquake must go).
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                  Re: Does Universal Orlando have any room left for a third theme park?

                  Originally posted by EPCOT1982 View Post
                  As for the universal orlando property, they should focus on expanding the parks and adding new attractions before doing another theme park. If not you're going to be left with 2 aging theme parks and a new one.
                  Because they'd just abandon the two parks they already have... [/sarcasm]

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                    Re: Does Universal Orlando have any room left for a third theme park?

                    Originally posted by hotshot1091 View Post
                    Well could they still buy some of the land around them?
                    They SOLD the land they had around them...mostly on the west side of the property. So while they could try to get itback, they would have to pay a pretty penny for it now.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Does Universal Orlando have any room left for a third theme park?

                      The land they sold was next to the convention center.

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                        Re: Does Universal Orlando have any room left for a third theme park?

                        Originally posted by JtnOrl View Post
                        The land they sold was next to the convention center.
                        And the one to the south of Dr Phillips High School as well as far as I know, which is the lot I was referring to.

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                          Re: Does Universal Orlando have any room left for a third theme park?

                          As I understand it, this is the land that Universal owns that could be used for either a waterpark, hotels, or possibly another theme park. I've shaded that area in yellow.



                          For comparison purposes, here's an image of USF and IOA from the air as well.



                          So after further review it appears that there is enough land there for another full park (minus a lagoon) and possibly a hotel, but not much more.

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