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Universal 3rd park survey

Jason1980

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I received an interesting survey from Universal this afternoon where I was asked a series of questions in relation to my opinions on a new park. The survey asked about the types of rides/shows/attractions/meet&greets etc I'd like to see. There was nothing specific relating to specific IP's, it was more general around thrill rides, immersive rides, story based attractions, level of theming, food offerings, merchandise etc.

It asked you to compare similarities between a Universal and nearby competitors.

It was interesting as it asked me to design a park with 3 lands. Each land could have 5 attractions and you had to choose if they were to be a roller coaster, dark ride, simulator, hybrid, spinner, show, meet and greet. Then you had to choose who each was for, adults, families or kids. Lastly you chose if it is to be a thrill ride, story based, immersive and a few other options I don't remember.

Anyone else seen it and anyone else have any thoughts/ideas? Even if the survey isn't for a 3rd park it's still great to see Universal might continue with further investment into the Orlando parks.
 

GLaDOS

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Someone doesn't know what the word "confidential" means.

;)
 

TJ Vazquez

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Wow very cool... they wouldn't be asking you these questions if they were serious about a 3rd park. I wonder where it would go? I know Wet n' wild is closing but I thought I read it was a small piece of land that only a hotel/resort could fit on.
 

cba

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If it's to remain confidential that's fine, and I know it didn't talk about specific IP's, but did they hint at some sort of overall theme? Like the rumored video game theme park?
 

JT3000

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They don't want it to be kept confidential. They put this stuff out there on purpose. However, much of these surveys basically just amount to fake rumors started by them. The hard part is figuring out what has a glimmer of truth and what doesn't.
 

Corey P

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They don't want it to be kept confidential. They put this stuff out there on purpose. However, much of these surveys basically just amount to fake rumors started by them. The hard part is figuring out what has a glimmer of truth and what doesn't.
Think you are right. Universal has some momentum but it takes time to build, staff and other wise see how things work out. The more hype you can get going the better while you are on a roll and Universal is on a roll right now. Most people would be surprised that you can get your money back on building a hotel very quickly and attractions as well. How it's accounted for as far as taxes is a different matter. Let's say you build a new hotel and book it solid for a year, you might be able to get your money back that you paid for that hotel after that it 's just a matter of up keep and paying the staff which is controllable by the occupancy. Keep the hype going and keep paying for what you built. Some where down the line business will slow down. If you have the build expense out of the way you are set going forward for the most part.
 

Jason1980

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Original Poster
If it's to remain confidential that's fine, and I know it didn't talk about specific IP's, but did they hint at some sort of overall theme? Like the rumored video game theme park?

No there were no hints relating to the video game theme or any theme. I only completed it as I hoped it might shed a little light but it was a bit disappointing to be honest.
 

JoeCamel

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Last time they sent out a survey they opened the subject service three days later. Uni does move.
 

networkpro

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Comcast has loads of money, much more than the previous regimes. Do remember that they just announced they're adding 400 more rooms to Cabana Bay in two towers.
 

Evolution

Active Member
I don't think it was for an actual third park. Probably just for replacements of older attractions/lands.
 
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