Published: May 25, 2012 at 3:56 PMIf I'm reading that correctly, and my math is correct, islands of adventure saw (at least) a rise in attendance of 1,756,000 people for 2011.
Published: May 25, 2012 at 6:30 PMI understand why Disneyland Paris is up, in the Netherlands they give tickets away for free when you are a AAA member and they continue to give hundreds of euros discount on hotel stays (and little kids are free).
Published: May 25, 2012 at 10:08 PMFrom the PR it sounds like the 1.7 million increase may be for both Universal Orlando parks and not just IOA.
Published: May 26, 2012 at 2:06 PMWWoHP is going to USH. Where do you get 3 parks from? It is NOT going to USJ or USS, so why make the comment?
Published: May 26, 2012 at 2:43 PMNot only has it already been announced, but Universal Studios Japan is getting Harry Potter next, before Hollywood.
Published: May 27, 2012 at 7:59 PMStaggering figures for Island's of Adventure if accurate, a real testament to just how right they got it with Harry Potter.
The addition of Potter to Universal Studios Hollywood will undoubtedly increase attendance considerably on the West Coast, too. Though I'm still in doubt as to whether Universal will be able to dig into Disneyland's attendance quite as much as they have with Walt Disney World.
Potter Land in Universal Studios Japan will be incredibly interesting. Just how much will it vary from the Orlando version? Will the Japanese market expect something different?
And, most importantly for the money men in the Far East, how appealing will Harry Potter merchandise be over at Universal Studios Japan.