Yes, it will remain intact. But that doesn't mean it's staying.so stages 16-20 will apparently stay but stages 33-42 may go for more of the theme park according to the map Alex linked. I know the map is not a concrete revelation, but I find it interesting that the Mummy building is still in tact.
Hmm, seems that they aren't going to waste time as they start work on the new soundstages that we're announced back in June...Yesterday on the tram tour, I noticed that the area around the "Lions Estate" signs were completely torn up. Quite a bit of demolition. Also, there were several people along Park Lake with multiple drawing sheets looking over the area. Maybe this area will be gone sooner than later.
When we talked on Saddle Ranch here on the forums, the discussion of a possible hotel came up. And to be honest, I have to really wonder if the reason to why Fum Lung hasn't seemed to happen, stems to a possible larger issue on the area around itself? Because in theory, the hotel would be on an inclined base that is located in LA, home to a lot of earthquakes.
I find that a question too, because of the Hilton and Shearton right next to the park.I don't know a ton about USH. But, how easy would it be for Comcast to simply buy a hotel nearby to the resort and bring that hotel up to their standards?
I would think the Hilton + the Sheraton would be too expensive to flat out purchase. I could see Universal doing some kind of Loewe's style deal with Hilton or Sheraton. But, I'm not entirely sure what Hilton or Sheraton would receive. Universal could hand over some fringe perks (early entry, Universal Express), but I don't think that would move the needle on Hilton/Sheraton attendance as much as they'd desire. I'd be surprised if those two hotels ever have <90% occupancy right now anyways.I find that a question too, because of the Hilton and Shearton right next to the park.
If they can somehow find a way to purchase them, it gives them not just hotels, but possibly land for something more proper to what we see from Orlando, or Singapore.