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Former Wet 'n Wild Site

Discussion in 'Universal Orlando' started by Bob Harlem, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. JoeCamel

    JoeCamel Well-Known Member

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    The hotel is not for the near term. It will be a couple of years at the soonest and 3 - 4 at the outside. Plenty of time. They will break ground in two years with opening in 6 so it it all aligns.
    They are pros, as long as the orange guy doesn't crash the economy it should work out.
     
  2. Tom Morrow

    Tom Morrow Well-Known Member

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    ... if it's still there by then. Nobody rides it.
     
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  3. JoeCamel

    JoeCamel Well-Known Member

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    I agree, it is now the Coca-Cola eye so maybe it will stick around with the sponsorship
     
  4. Rider

    Rider Premium Member

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    Hell they could fit 5 or 6 parks into that land. Their 3d movie in a box attractions dont take up much space!

    Anyway... I don't think Uni needs to be worried about maxing out the number of rooms they can offer. They will steal business from all their hotel competitors before the Orlando market for more rooms dries up.
     
  5. BubbaQuest

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  6. trr1

    trr1 Well-Known Member

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    So basically just talks about documents show Universal is looking at the entire 64-acre land mass of Wet 'n Wild that is split by Universal Blvd. Plans show Universal is looking at 4,000 hotel rooms and three parking garages for the property — one on the east parcel where the water park was and two on the opposite end where guest parking was located.

    The Orlando Sentinel also has this information no account needed.

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/busi...ion-for-hotel-development-20170321-story.html
     
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    HauntedMansionFLA Well-Known Member

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    How many hotel rooms would this bring Universal up too since they are going up against Disney?
     
  10. JoeCamel

    JoeCamel Well-Known Member

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    10,000 + partners
     
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    HauntedMansionFLA Well-Known Member

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    Wow, pretty impressive. Plus they have a lot of new lands coming up plus a third park. Love the theme park wars.
     
  12. WDWBigEd

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    Orlando Business Journal has renderings

    Here are some highlights:

    The theme park filed plans with the city of Orlando for a development with 4,000 hotel rooms that will encompass two or three branded hotel properties. "Hotels will be branded/themed to complement existing on-site Universal hotels, and will feature resort-style landscaping, resort amenities including retail and food and beverage outlets, resort-style pools and other resort features in keeping with the brands for each respective property," said the plans.

    A traffic study said the 4,000 hotel rooms will be split into 1,200 rooms on the west side of Universal Boulevard and the remaining 2,800 rooms on the east side.

    Industry insiders said Universal was looking at the potential to build up to 4,000 rooms on the former water park parcel that would have inspiration similar to Walt Disney World's All-Star Resort properties. They added that requests for proposals are being gathered.

    http://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/...orlando-shares-a-look-at-hotel-plans-for.html
     
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  13. Disneyhead'71

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    New rumors are that one hotel will be Cirque du Soleil themed and the other will be DreamWorks themed and the complex will include a Cirque produced DreamWorks show.
     
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    Well, that would explain La Nouba getting the axe. Not sure these are the most appealing themes for a hotel though.
     
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  15. JoeCamel

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    Expect a Cirque show back at DS. It will have plenty of DIS$ IP shoved in it. Gee, I thought I went to see them for their original, unique brand of entertainment. Guess I was wrong all these years and what I really wanted was toons mixed in with my acrobatics.
     
  16. trr1

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    for newlywed maybe La Nouba;):oops:
     
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    trr1 Well-Known Member

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    I hear the Ifly lot is up for sale do you think comcast/universal will buy it?
     
  18. JoeCamel

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    They have had a year to do it. Doubt it if it didn't happen by now.
     
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    I heard it on universal newscast
     
  20. JoeCamel

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    Been up for sale for a year. Think those guys are official arms of the company? They could have taken an option on it at any time. They have not exercised such an option to date. It did not come up for sale 3 days ago.
     

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