Hey Thrill Seekers,
It’s been the worst kept secret in the world so it was nice that Comcast today in their quarter 2 earnings call confirmed they were looking at opening a 4th gate in Orlando, the already have Universal Studios, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay, to turn Universal Orlando Resort from a 2 or 3 day visit to a weeks visit.
Steve Burke NBCUniversal CEO stated;
In terms of a new gate in Florida, we are looking at it. We filed, basically, a name registration, we have a lot of great I.P. We love the theme park business, it’s one of our best, most-consistent businesses, and we think we have a very long runway. Another gate in Florida would have the advantage of turning Florida from a two- or three-day destination to potentially a week-long destination,” he continued. “We think that that would be attractive.
The internet is obviously awash with rumours as to what this 4th gate could be called and quite a few are pointing to a Universal trademark submitted in June for the name “Fantastic Worlds” but this obviously could be a nod to the Potter franchise Fantastic Beasts. Another suggestion was sighted as Universal’s Epic Universe as a nod to the kind of buzz words being used by Universal employee’s. One things for sure a new park with the amount of IP Universal are sitting on will be TOTES EXCITING!!!!