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  1. zg44 replied to the thread Universal Resort Expansion?.

    Oh I see. Yeah, given how Universal is financing these park investments (borrowing for the immediate expenditure and then paying off...

    Feb 22, 2018 at 8:51 PM
  2. zg44 replied to the thread Universal Resort Expansion?.

    I'm not sure I understand the context. Do you mean if somebody else is funding Warner attractions (who specifically)? Universal's...

    Feb 22, 2018 at 8:40 PM
  3. zg44 replied to the thread Universal Resort Expansion?.

    AT&T is trying to buy TW (parent of WB) at the moment. I think they'll win the antitrust case and takeover WB. Too much of an...

    Feb 22, 2018 at 7:24 PM
  4. zg44 replied to the thread Universal Resort Expansion?.

    Well there's 2 reasons it could make sense. 1) Warner has the most important theme park franchises to Universal potentially (especially...

    Feb 22, 2018 at 7:09 PM
  5. zg44 replied to the thread Universal Resort Expansion?.

    The thing is that Universal would rather keep the vast majority of the profits and then just pay a licensing fee to outsiders. That's...

    Feb 22, 2018 at 6:36 PM
  6. zg44 replied to the thread Universal Resort Expansion?.

    Yeah, I see what you're saying. For the record, I think the maximum size of the 3rd dry park is 150 acres. I can't imagine it being...

    Feb 22, 2018 at 5:04 PM
  7. zg44 replied to the thread Universal Resort Expansion?.

    It's tough because the question of demand is important. Based on economic projections for Orlando's tourism industry, I do think...

    Feb 22, 2018 at 1:20 PM
  8. zg44 liked Disneyhead's post in the thread Universal Resort Expansion?.

    I rarely count anything out no matter how insane it sounds. That said, Comcast is not buying Six Flags. Potter expanding into Jaws...

    Feb 22, 2018 at 11:23 AM
  9. zg44 replied to the thread Universal Resort Expansion?.

    If I had to put odds on it: 100% guaranteed to happen: 3rd dry park 2nd CityWalk 3-5 hotels with 4,000-5,000 rooms They have the 1)...

    Feb 22, 2018 at 11:23 AM
  10. zg44 replied to the thread Universal Resort Expansion?.

    Volcano Bay was estimated to cost around $600 million by Nomura, though other estimates were a bit lower around $400 million according...

    Feb 22, 2018 at 10:05 AM
  11. zg44 replied to the thread Universal Resort Expansion?.

    From Six Flags' annual reports: "We have the exclusive right on a long-term basis to theme park usage of the Warner Bros. and DC Comics...

    Feb 22, 2018 at 9:54 AM
  12. zg44 replied to the thread Universal Resort Expansion?.

    Yeah, I think the only exception to that is if it was Disney thinking about a Six Flags takeover. In that case, they'd probably just...

    Feb 22, 2018 at 7:49 AM
  13. zg44 replied to the thread Universal Resort Expansion?.

    WB isn't going to turn down several million a year in "free licensing money" for nothing. Most likely, in a Six Flags buyout scenario,...

    Feb 22, 2018 at 1:47 AM
  14. zg44 replied to the thread Universal Resort Expansion?.

    It's possible, but at the same time, Warner is just a name/IP provider for their Abu Dhabi park (all money aspects are handled by their...

    Feb 21, 2018 at 3:33 PM
  15. zg44 replied to the thread Universal Resort Expansion?.

    The key question for splitting a park is: Why would the company want to share 50% of $200-300 million in annual profits when they can...

    Feb 21, 2018 at 2:01 PM