Hey Thrill Seekers,
I just can’t stop writing about Universal at the moment, they’re on a roll, what with the successful launch of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley at Universal Studios and their retro themed hotel Cabana Bay they really are the company to watch.
As with any successful company we hear things, bits and pieces that may or may not be true, here are our top 3 things we believe (no confirmation from Universal) are the most likely to happen.
Rumour has it that Universal are well into planning hotel number 5 and even have forward plans for hotel number 6 and 7. We’d love to see a hotel themed around Harry Potter but from what I’ve heard this isn’t on the cards.
Hotel number 5 or project 664, if rumours are true, will be positioned between the Royal Pacific and the Cabana Bay. We believe it will have 1,000 guest rooms and 159,000 square-feet of meeting space perhaps with the same pricing values as Cabana Bay.
Rumours that Universal plan to open a Water Park closer to Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios have been circling for a while now but recently parkscope found an interesting trade mark application for the name Volcano Bay in the area of Water Parks.
Now Volcano Bay could be the name of a new water park or it could be the name of a new land within a water park but general rumour seems to suggest that Universal’s Water Park will feature a huge Volcano in the middle and will either be called Volcano Bay (as above) or WonderSea Island another Universal trade mark filed under water parks.
It may feel recently that Universal Studios is getting all the love and Islands of Adventure isn’t getting much but behind the scenes we hear that the Jurassic Land area is set for a new arrival in the shape of King Kong!
We don’t know much about the attraction but it could be safe to say that it may well be a replica of the ride currently available at Universal Studios Hollywood which is the world’s largest 3-D experience.
More exciting things potentially on the horizon for Universal a theme park company truly on the up. 😉 Get it “up” like a roller coaster…. I’ll get my coat.