- Mar 13, 2018
I have to wonder with so much changing about the way things are filmed now (even less reliance on soundstages) if they'll be revising the Evolution Plan and further expanding the theme park? So much of the entertainment industry has been disrupted between smaller cameras, less need for stage lighting, and other changes in the technology of movies and television, they could probably condense most of the actual production facilities and just keep the backlots for outdoor shoots.
The technology is changing but there still seems to be a need for a substantial amount of soundstages.
They have already built 4 new soundstages & have another 22 either planned or currently under construction. So far they have demolished somewhere in the region of 5/6? for Theme Park expansion and they have another 8 next to Transformers marked for demolition in the previous evolution plan.
I think I also read somewhere that soundstages are in more demand than ever. Add to that the investment in the Universal Campus and it doesn't feel like they see a change in the capacity they need that would allow for less overall soundstages.
That said, there are still plenty of old soundstages that could be removed around the LL area to allow for large Theme Park expansion.