Universal Orlando Reportedly Files Plans Hinting at New Theme Park

Universal Orlando Resort has reportedly filed infrastructure plans that hint at a new theme park, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

  • Comcast acknowledged plans to open a third theme park in Orlando during an earnings call back in July.
  • Infrastructure plans for 541.5 acres off Universal Boulevard and Destination Parkway have been filed with the Orange County government.
  • The plans include a network of roads with roundabouts and a flyover as well as 5,089 parking spaces and what appears to be a garage.
  • Universal reportedly refused to comment on the filings.
  • As The Wrap reports, Universal trademarked the name “Fantastic Worlds” in June.
  • Following the opening of Universal Studios Florida in 1990, the now-named Universal Orlando Resort expanded in 1999 with the debut of Universal’s Islands of Adventure Park.
  • Universal Orlando also added a water park, Volcano Bay, in 2017.

What they’re saying:

  • NBC Universal CEO Steve Burke during the July earnings call – “In terms of a new gate in Florida, we are looking at it, we filed a name registration and we have a lot of great I.P. and we love the theme park business, it’s one of our best and most consistent business and we think we have a very long runway. We think another gate in Florida would have the advantage of turning Florida from a two or three-day destination to potentially a week-long destination. We think that would be attractive.”

ICYMI – More Universal Orlando news:

  • Guests visiting the Universal Orlando Resort will now be able to skip the line at select dining locations, utilizing the new Mobile Express Pick Up option in the official Universal Orlando Resort App.
  • Universal Orlando recently celebrated 20 million Butterbeer sales since the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
  • Universal Orlando Resort has announced their New Years Eve festivities and tickets for EVE are available now.