Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Universal' started by Brian G., Nov 5, 2018.
Dirt has to settle, the rains will help
Is it possible this may be partially security driven? With newish laws in Florida on protecting schools and Dr Phillips HS appears very spread out. There is currently a debate here (Jacksonville) about adding a half cent sales tax to fund replacing over 35 schools. Some of the reasons are maintenance and age related but they in some cases are harder/more expensive to protect as well.
Well we do not even have any confirmation so... let's not get too far off the speculation.
Most Central Florida High Schools are the same in that they are very spread out. At least the ones I’ve been to/seen in the Orlando and Tampa.
If this land would be bought by Universal I could see them put hotels on there but I have a hard time to think they would expand the parks in any meaningful way. The current parks are nice full day parks and I rather have them update these parks and expand within their boundaries as they have been doing for some time now.
Turkey Lake Road is going to look wild.
Good one. ,,,but you're missing the six flags flying over the resort.
Ya my first thought was offices or a gigantic new hotel. Man Im loving Uni rn though, really fun investing in a company that continues to invest and grown themselves.
Let's not get ahead of ourselves. We don't even know if anything is actually happening with the school. If something does happen though, I agree it would be huge.
Bit of a tosser, really.
But he only posts info from solid sources. E.g. his favorite bar getting a Beauty & the Beast overlay. Unfortunately, sometimes solid sources think Freddy Krueger was the killer in Halloween, but for the most part I think he's been fairly accurate.
County-owned land south of the elementary school.
Yes, actually. Can't drive in the area without getting caught behind a dump truck.
To stress, everything other than demolition/relocation is pure speculation. UOR is the 800-pound gorilla in the neighborhood, so wouldn't surprise me they have a hand in this, but could be residential, could be other hotels ... could be this is a SuperFund site and nothing is going in there. I have no clue why this is being done, I just have every confidence they county is going forward with it.
Fair, but minus this new potential land or not my feelings stay the same
I'd put a very large amount of money that if something is happening here and it does involve Universal, that whatever happens on the land the school currently sits on will not be guest facing.
That being said, being able to move and reconfigure everything that's between IoA and USF back there would open up a treasure trove of possibilities
Ya it'd be a somewhat game changing amount of new land for them. As I think we all are, really hoping this develops further!
Oh, of course whatever would happen on the land wouldn't be for guests. They'd very likely move offices, parking, etc so that they can expand both parks in a way they've wanted too but never been able too because of land restrictions. They could also use this as a staging area.
I could see extra parking for TMs, that's it. But the school is so large that I could see them build a new office for Creative that's more purpose built. They are pretty stretched out around Orlando, I'm sure they want to be in one building and closer to UPR HQ.
I’m wondering how they would expand the parks given the Hogwarts Express bean kind of acts as a border to the parks at the moment. Like, how could they creativity hide the HE in potential new lands?
The HE can be hidden if they really wanted/needed to do it. It would just be putting themed walls up lining the track.
Trying to look at aerials of the resort, I can't tell which is backstage and which are part of "Production central" or whatever the DM, Rip Ride Rocket, and Fallon areas are called. I know we're getting bit ahead of ourselves but Im curious where even potential expansion plots may be. Im sure someone here may have better insight?
The main area to look at, is behind Mummy, Diagon, F&F, and the Hogwarts Express track.
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