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Universal Orlando Resort Expansion (Part 1)

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Universal' started by ReelJustice, Jul 10, 2012.

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  1. ReelJustice

    ReelJustice Premium Member

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    Sounds like Universal may be looking into correcting past mistakes. There have been rumblings from a few sources that Universal is looking to expand its footprint in Orlando.

     
  2. Brian G.

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    They buying out Dr. Phillips? :lol:
     
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    That would be the smart thing to do lol
     
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    To borrow a phrase from a dear friend: I just died.

    I've been entertaining the possibilities of exactly this as an exercise in wishful thinking for a while now-- heck, I think most of us have. So. This is. Yeah. Yup.
     
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    (Fence, wall, whatever it is; it's 3AM and details are the enemy.)
     
  7. BJCool

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    Should we only be assuming that it will be adjacent to the current property? :huh:
     
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    I don't think we are? I just saw an opportunity for a bad joke.
     
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    If they bought Dr.Philips and used that for future expansion how would guest access it?
     
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    The whole area where the double tree and golden corral are is pretty empty at this point. Just sayin.
     
  11. violarum

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    Same. :lol:

    Interestingly to wonder how this new space can be used... I'm so ridiculously interested in both this and the Cabana Bay logistics right now.
     
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    The quote posted is somewhat silly. We already know that Comcast has promised to spend big bucks, $500 million, so it ain't a leap of brilliant insider knowledge that Universal is expanding. It is a 'WELL DUH!' at best.

    And so what if they buy some nearby property... it certainly ain't gonna be a 3rd gate, if anything, they would build another hotel, or cruise-line headquarters. Too, the quotes that I have seen from this person in the very recent past have been on the verge of lip-flapping idiocy. What was his most recent quote prior to this?
     
  13. grizzlybarely

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    Is that the land that they had intended to build timeshares on originally?
     
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    Well, between the new resort, the new USF e-tickets, etc, yeah. I'm pretty sure Universal is expanding.
     
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    People...not expanding as in adding things.

    expanding as in adding LAND.
     
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    And you truly believe they are going to add a sizeable piece of land to UOR proper? You were just questioning this persons knowledge of anything 4-5 days ago.
     
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    I never question's Spirit's knowledge. Like all sources, however, he's not infallible and gets bad info here and there.

    Do I believe they're going to? I dunno. Do I believe they're trying? Yes. Yes I do.
     
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    So how much land are we looking at here? Anyone know?
     
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    No clue. I've been trying to figure it out. Can't wrap my head around it.
     
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    It's quite easy. If they wanted to pull a deal, they could go east or south. But if they did, it would only amount to satellite property as it would cross two major highways that they cannot muck with. They cannot go west or north.
     
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