Universal Orlando files new maps for its King Kong permit application
Written by Robert Niles
Some fascinating stuff hit the South Florida Water Management District website this week. Take a look at a couple of maps filed Thursday as part of the permitting process for "Universal Studios Project 340." These are public documents, originally filed on the district's website for public inspection. You can click on these edited images for larger-sized versions, if you'd like to see them in greater detail.Tweet
The first shows the location in the park for the project, which will be located between the Toon Lagoon and Jurassic Park lands.
The second shows the position of the show building for Project 340 within the project site.
This is a building of significant size, almost as large as the show building for Hogwarts Castle. (If you'd like to examine the full collection of correspondence filed with the district on this project, the application number is 140320-17 and the permit number is 48-00103-S. Kudos to @orlando_united for tweeting about these plans yesterday, before I got around to my weekly check of the district and City of Orlando permitting websites.)
These documents connect Project 340 with a specific site within the boundaries of Islands of Adventure, effectively confirming that Project 340 is a new attraction in the park, and almost certainly the King Kong project that we've reported has been approved by Universal for development. But what will Universal fans discover inside that show building? We await the filing of additional information with local regulatory agencies or the leak of more detail from people associated with the project. Until then, your informed speculation is welcomed in the comments.
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