So in opening the Wizarding World, USH will lose only the Curious George playground (Which I think a similar-style playground will open next to Despicable Me, not sure on that one) and the Gibson Amphitheater, which for tourists like me it doesn't mean much. Thats a more than fair trade.
It's going to be exciting to see the changes coming to this park in the next coming months and years.
Disney can counter this attraction by adding Mystic Manor, which I think is a perfect counterpunch. Hogwarts castle versus the Adventurer's Mansion.
Only a small percentage of people visit both USH and Universal Orlando regularly and a lot of people who visit the California park have never set foot in the Sunshine state. Plus the ride/land is amazing, the more people who experience it the better.
Hmm that report does mention replacing WaterWorld with a future attraction. Could that attraction be the Gringotts Coaster that is being built in the old Jaws attraction space in Orlando?!? It would be right next to Hogwarts.
Something to ponder.
The parks are designed to be different, & I think it isn't bad to have unique attractions at each.
Otherwise, Walt Disney World (and the subsequent parks) would have REALLY been a clone of Disneyland. Same castle, same layout, same lands, etc. even the same slogan (happiest place vs most magical place....)
And one could easily bring up the point that every resort needs the same additional parks (i.e. AK, Epcot, DHS, DCA, WDS TDS should be at every resort so everyone has the chance to visit them.
I understand the financial theory behind it & it's true, BUT that in itself comes with the territory of choosing a vacation destination.
I would love to have alot of the attractions that are in Fl here in Cali, but I understand each park is different & with that, comes the disadvantage (or advantage) of getting certain attractions.
Whatever they do with the land, this is going to be a great addition to USH.