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Universal Orlando Executives talk about when to add to WWoHP

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  • Universal Orlando Executives talk about when to add to WWoHP

    This article is a must read for any fan of IOA, UO, or Harry Potter.

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/trave...,1982334.story

    Some highlights...

    It is difficult to overstate how dramatic Universal's turnaround has been. Last Christmas, Orlando's No. 2 theme-park resort was limping to the end of a year in which attendance tumbled by 1.3 million people to 9.3 million — its first year with fewer than 10 million visitors since Islands of Adventure opened in 1999.

    This year's yuletide is far merrier. Attendance for the third quarter — which began days after Wizarding World formally opened June 18 — skyrocketed 36 percent, as Universal drew an extra 1 million people in just three months. It has continued to climb through the fall.
    Although they won't discuss specific plans, Universal executives say additions to Wizarding World will happen at some point. The resort's licensing contract with Warner Bros. requires it to incorporate elements from the final Potter films, the last of which will open in theaters in July.

    "We intend to very gladly live up to all those commitments," Sprouls said.
    That part of the licensing agreement I was not aware.... how interesting. HMMMMMM So UO is spending 80 million next year on capital expenditures? HMMMM What oh what are they going to spend it on? hmmmm lol
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    Re: Universal Orlando Executives talk about when to add to WWoHP

    Man now Harry Potter is going to be at every Universal studios, lol

    But really good news and I hope they add some really cool new shows or ride in the next few years.....really you can do a lot with a Potterland.
    Happy Halloween!!!

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      Re: Universal Orlando Executives talk about when to add to WWoHP

      Originally posted by JerrodDRagon View Post
      Man now Harry Potter is going to be at every Universal studios, lol

      But really good news and I hope they add some really cool new shows or ride in the next few years.....really you can do a lot with a Potterland.
      Maybe that's the "secret project" that Universal is doing with Rowling?

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