Universal finally announces... an announcement
Well, well, Universal does have a publicity department, after all. ;^)
Months after construction began on not one, but two major new developments at Universal Studios Florida, Universal finally has confirmed that it will... announce something.
They haven't told us what it is yet, but the announcement's coming on November 1 at 7:30 pm ET. The evening's an unusual time for press announcements, but Universal's shown that it doesn't care for playing by the book on these sorts of things. Theme park standard operating procedure typically calls for making an announcement, then starting construction. Given the progress Universal's made on its projects without saying a thing about them, I was beginning to wonder if Universal Orlando's PR staff had been pressed into work on the construction sites, leaving them no time to actually send out press releases.
Of course, we already know what the two big developments at Universal Studios Florida will be. Theme Park Insider readers last December got the Web's first look at the plans for the Gringotts coaster in the new "Diagon Alley" Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Florida. And in June, we broke the news about Transformers: The Ride coming to USF.
Then again, given the way that Universal's coyly denied confirming anything about these two projects, it's possible that the Nov. 1 event will announce something entirely different. Nothing Universal Orlando does anymore surprises me. All I know is that some people at Universal wouldn't mind at all if their little announcement on Nov. 1 made people forget about that new Fantasyland thingie down the street for a while....
Lets hope it'sot another coaste Grongot's or whatever, or a hybrid darkride coaster. PH has already 2 coasters and universal already got a hybrid darkride coaster. So lets hope it's something else that is awesome and can be enjoyed by everyone.
My vote is for the Transformers announcement. Since they are fast tracking construction I'm guessing they will annonce it first since potter verse phase 2 is still several years out.
Potterland V.2 is SEVERAL years out? I'd be surprised if it took them more than a year and a half/two years, honestly.
At least Transformers. Probably the new Simpsons area as well. Possibly Potter.
Announcing what the theme-park-loving world already knows? I hope not. My gut says the announcement has nothing to do with either project. That's my hope at least...let's keep this train chugging, Universal!
At this point it isn't about the theme park world. It's for the normal world, aka 90% of Universal's business.
It's Transformers, look here (saw it on Inside the Magic's twitter):
Looks like they changed TransformerCoundown to UORCoundown.
Let's not forget the
Good point Robert. If Universal let's it all loose, then could we expect more from Disney's What's Next? presentation? Let's take a look at what these announcements could include:
It's Transformers, the source code reveals all!
i don't mean to sound like a newbie here dom, but what exactly do those acronyms stand for....
SDMT= Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
You forget a key abbreviation Dom,
I looked at the code as soon as I saw the Flash animation. I posted it on the official UOR Facebook page, and a minute later, I saw the screenshot that someone else captured with the link.
Forgot one Todd
hopefully they will announce both (and possibly finally know if universal and disney have done a deal about marvel ye)t. can't wait have been waiting for this for ages so i can plan my next trip around it :)
Don't expect to hear about WWoHP, IMO.
Let's see, Harry Potter / Transformers or Fantasyland. Unless you are 6, (and you are not reading this) what Universal is doing has no comparisons in Disney. Think they will make the announcement at the park? Might have to go.
Do Harry Potter and Transformers push the age range all the way up to 13? Orlando theme park attractions are mostly youth-based, bro, let's not
So Universal...what about the park on the West Coast? Any official announcement on whats replacing T2:3-D and when. How about Harry Potter...where will it be located and whats the timetable?
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