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New Water Park coming to Universal Orlando?

Discussion in 'Volcano Bay Water Park' started by Tbad556, Apr 27, 2011.

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  1. Teebin

    Teebin Legendary Member

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    Isn't the water sucker pvc still there? Little will happen until it is sucking dry bubbles for days extra. It is a curious system I have never seen the likes of outside of Florida.
     
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    Apparently TMs were told today that an announcement was coming for Volcano Bay at the end of the month.
     
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    I hope so. I want as much info on this park as possible!
     
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    I wouldn't expect much more than a name and intentionally vague concept art at this point. Much like the initial Diagon Alley and Kong announcements. Just enough to get people excited, but no real firm details. Lots of little hints to cause rampant speculation (like the Diagon Dragon did!)
     
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    I think if this turns to be the case; It will have atleast two concept arts and the logo.
     
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    Yeah, I'm going g with 2 peices of concept art, and the Logo.
     
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    Probably something very similar to the first pieces of Diagon art. Very exciting. Hope they show off a bit of the Tiki theming.
     
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    I'll go one further and guess that it will be the entrance with the sign and the volcano off in the distance. The second will be of the wave pool prominently featuring the volcano backdrop. That way it doesn't give too much away.
     
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    DragonSlayer Choose Thy Fate... Premium Member

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    Thinking about concept art is making me really excited for this project all over again. Should be so cool, especially if the tropical tiki vibe really pops in the art.
     
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    I could see them showing off a bit more than they had with Kong or Diagon this time around, there is no where for them to hide what they are doing unless it is inside the volcano
     
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    Nick Staff Member Moderator

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    So since we are expecting this to open around Spring 2017 or so, do you guys think they will just close up shop on WnW sometime around then (or possibly even before to get started on something new), or will they continue with two water parks for awhile?
     
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    I think they'll continue with two. With Wet N Wild offsite it serves a different clientele. With the onsite park, its goal will be to get onsite visitors to attend, which isn't really Wet N Wild's position currently. Wet N Wild will continue to serve I-Drive, and Volcano Bay will serve UOR.
     
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    I would imagine WnW will shut down in Jan 2017. Just a hunch, but it makes sense to me.
     
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    Jon84 Have you tried turning it off and on again? Premium Member

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    When I went WnW it did not seem family friendly, which VB is going to need to be. Some of the people I encountered at WnW can stay there!
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if it shut down September/October 2016 tbh. Surely they have something in mind for the property, why not get started ASAP if a new water park is on the way?
     
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    If you look at all the cool rides they have now for watermarks this one will be awesome.
     
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    If they do close WnW, I would hope it would overlap with the opening of VB. From an occupational standpoint, that way the TMs at WnW will have less of a unemployment gap between the two parks - that is, if they choose to apply for positions at VB.
     
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    So Wet N Wild nd it's parking lot are slated to become two mega resorts.
     
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    That is what I'm hearing.

    2 large and possibly one small boutique really high end.
     
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    if they're going that route I wish they'd buy up all the land separating the properties. There's so much garbage right there...it would be nice to see nothing but the freeway separating Universals property.
     
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