1. Welcome to the Inside Universal Forums! Make sure to sign up and join the community! It's fast, free, and easy! DO IT!

The Future of Wet 'n Wild

Discussion in 'Volcano Bay Water Park' started by Nick C., May 21, 2015.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. JungleSkip

    JungleSkip Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2010
    Messages:
    14,160
    Likes Received:
    9,303
    Location:
    The Mushroom Kingdom
    I think you're going to see a lot of construction really take off in the next few months. VB, F&F exterior, and Cabana Bay towers are all wrapping up in quick succession. WNW demo/replacement, Adventura, and possibly even DC demolition/replacement could all be humming along by the end of the year.
     
  2. AlexanderMBush

    AlexanderMBush Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2013
    Messages:
    7,067
    Likes Received:
    7,474
    Location:
    Arizona
    I have doubts right now that F&F's exterior will be done soon. But I do agree that with the WNW demo, Adventura, and finishing F&F (as I don't see DC and Kidzone touched till the end of the year), it will be interesting.
     
  3. JungleSkip

    JungleSkip Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2010
    Messages:
    14,160
    Likes Received:
    9,303
    Location:
    The Mushroom Kingdom
    By "exterior", I mean the heavy lifting. The building shells are largely done.
     
  4. GadgetGuru

    GadgetGuru Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2011
    Messages:
    1,240
    Likes Received:
    938
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    4000 rooms is monstrous. Some quick Wikipedia research says that this hotel would roughly be one of the 10 largest in the world (by room count) and easily the largest in Orlando. Heck, it's the largest in the Western Hemisphere outside of Vegas.

    There's going to be more to this. Whether it's an indoor CityWalk or transit or something, there's going to be more. You can't add this many rooms without some serious infrastructure to support them. That means more restaurants, more parks, more transit.
     
    twebber55, Mad Dog and Quint like this.
  5. scott_walker

    scott_walker Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2014
    Messages:
    5,975
    Likes Received:
    10,739
    Location:
    Glasgow
    Once construction really gets going, it will be the biggest clue to Universal's future plans for transit.
     
    GadgetGuru likes this.
  6. mcusi

    mcusi Rookie

    Joined:
    May 12, 2015
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    52
    With the CityWalk idea being passed around, I wouldn't be surprised if the rumored apparel stores that are closing at CityWalk get moved to an indoor shopping mall at the new resort IF Universal went that direction.
     
  7. AlexanderMBush

    AlexanderMBush Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2013
    Messages:
    7,067
    Likes Received:
    7,474
    Location:
    Arizona
    I have to think that whatever will be south, will be more similar to Disney Springs.
     
    mcusi likes this.
  8. mcusi

    mcusi Rookie

    Joined:
    May 12, 2015
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    52
    Could be the case. Just makes you wonder how Universal would sell this concept with CityWalk basically falling under the Disney Springs umbrella. Universal would have two CityWalk's/Disney Springs on their hands. How do you sell that besides throwing the "Hey this is connected to a resort" pitch?

    I absolutely love the idea of keeping some of the Wet 'n Wild slides and having them re-themed to the resort. THAT would be something.
     
  9. fryoj

    fryoj Veteran Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2013
    Messages:
    1,756
    Likes Received:
    1,649
    I'm wondering if the parking garage in the SE corner will be TM parking? With it clearly having access from a side street, it makes sense. Of course, there could be three hotels and one garage for each with an access road for that garage built off Universal Drive.

    That crane is for Aventura. There is no way they'd set up a tower crane for demo of something like WNW. Tower cranes are good at vertical in one location. They aren't good at moving. WNW will get mobile cranes for teardown.

    I can't see this being one hotel. You check in, and are told your room is across the street? Not likely. I'm sure there will be bridges across the street for pedestrian access, but making a hotel that big doesn't make much sense. I'd say two hotels, and possibly a third. Multiple light themes to appeal to different guest types.
     
    JoeCamel and scott_walker like this.
  10. UniversalRBLX

    UniversalRBLX Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2015
    Messages:
    943
    Likes Received:
    1,136
    Location:
    ROBLOX
    I could see two hotels with one hotel havin a mini shopping entertainment area while the other being more moderate.
     
  11. Brian G.

    Brian G. Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    16,288
    Likes Received:
    11,523
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    twebber55 and Joe like this.
  12. Joe

    Joe aka TestTrack321 Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Messages:
    5,615
    Likes Received:
    8,287
    Location:
    Akron, OH
    Emphasis is mine. This isn't one hotel. ;)
     
  13. scott_walker

    scott_walker Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2014
    Messages:
    5,975
    Likes Received:
    10,739
    Location:
    Glasgow
    I'm curious to see how they're going to price it.

    If they go for a hotel similar to CBBR is it going to be priced less? If they go for another that's high end, how do they price is for it technically being off site?
     
  14. Brian G.

    Brian G. Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    16,288
    Likes Received:
    11,523
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    gbird and AlexanderMBush like this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page