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Andy

aka Hatetofly
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Mar 16, 2010
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Well this is good to see. Not much on the curb appeal but based on Universal and Lowes current properties I have no worries.
 

Bryan

Contributing Member
Mar 18, 2010
950
Orlando
So is it along turkey lake or along adventure way?

If it is turkey lake then that's kind of lame, especially if the waterway isn't extended. Have to take a shuttle to get to the parks? wouldn't really call that on property then. And no universal express? They'll probably still charge for parking too, but hopefully not if it's so remote...
 

Andy

aka Hatetofly
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Mar 16, 2010
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It's the plot next to RP. I have been watching that plot like a hawk for months.
 

JungleSkip

Premium Member
Feb 15, 2010
21,742
The Mushroom Kingdom
So is it along turkey lake or along adventure way?

If it is turkey lake then that's kind of lame, especially if the waterway isn't extended. Have to take a shuttle to get to the parks? wouldn't really call that on property then. And no universal express? They'll probably still charge for parking too, but hopefully not if it's so remote...
Adding that many Unlimited Express passes to the system would totally break the system. It works well the way it is now. Adding upwards of 9000 express passes to the system if the hotel was at capacity is not going to work.
 

Jakemeister

Premium Member
Feb 1, 2008
5,971
Central, Fl
Well played Universal. Opening up all those rooms right before you open up Potter phase 2. There's a reason why this is slated for '14...

And I know this is kind of surprising, but until the employee parking situation is under control don't expect to see anything on the plot of land that the "Hollywood" lot is on. Once there is an employee garage then you'll see that expansion land used. Right now, the parking situation is terrible, and it might not stop Universal from using that land but I promise you it's not helping them everytime someone brings up that land.
 

ReelJustice

Premium Member
Aug 6, 2008
4,011
Universal City
Well played Universal. Opening up all those rooms right before you open up Potter phase 2. There's a reason why this is slated for '14...

And I know this is kind of surprising, but until the employee parking situation is under control don't expect to see anything on the plot of land that the "Hollywood" lot is on. Once there is an employee garage then you'll see that expansion land used. Right now, the parking situation is terrible, and it might not stop Universal from using that land but I promise you it's not helping them everytime someone brings up that land.
I know there have been permits related to parking, but I wonder if that's just preliminary work for garages?
 

BamaToTheBone

Rookie
Sep 13, 2009
300
Birmingham, Alabama
Why would buses make it a problem? Most of Disney's "on site" properties aren't anywhere near the parks, and nobody hesitates to call them on site. They all have to use the shuttle system, and from what I've seen it works out just fine. I think doing it without express pass is the only way to justify keeping the system in place at all. If everyone can get an express pass that easily, why have them at all? That's probably why they're talking about going the Q-Bot route as well, so as to keep the express pass a special item.

So is it along turkey lake or along adventure way?

If it is turkey lake then that's kind of lame, especially if the waterway isn't extended. Have to take a shuttle to get to the parks? wouldn't really call that on property then. And no universal express? They'll probably still charge for parking too, but hopefully not if it's so remote...
 

Teebin

Legendary Member
Oct 12, 2009
20,672
North of the Wall
Correction: Wasn't told to hundreds after all. The info was presented to me in loose terms and I pasted pretty decorations onto it. Turns out, quite a few knew if not everyone. My bad... ban me if you must...

Ok... I am slow on the uptake. So this is 1800 guest rooms total??? That is almost more than the other three hotels combined!
 
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ReelJustice

Premium Member
Aug 6, 2008
4,011
Universal City
Correction: Wasn't told to hundreds after all. The info was presented to me in loose terms and I pasted pretty decorations onto it. Turns out, quite a few knew if not everyone. My bad... ban me if you must...

Ok... I am slow on the uptake. So this is 1800 guest rooms total??? That is almost more than the other three hotels combined!
900 suites and 900 rooms. Quite a lot of capacity.

I think they need to extend the canal with boat service and build a special entrance to IoA between JP & TL for RP & CBBR.

Also, eventually have an EMH equivalent and add a nighttime show to IoA.
 

Andy

aka Hatetofly
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Mar 16, 2010
11,087
So once Potter opens expect Resort Revenue to be up somewhere between 160-200% vs summer 2010 with 1800 more rooms. Geez expect this to pay for itself even faster than phase 1. Let's just hope they don't skimp on Eticket effects like they did with the FJ. (cough willow cough)