Thanks for a very enlightening & entertaining podcast, Robert! I especially enjoyed the details about the Gringotts coaster attraction and Knockturn Alley.
Thanks for the Hogwarts info. I thought of some questions after it was over.
Harry Potter @ IOA is incredible. Its my favorite themed area out of every theme park I've been to. (I haven't been to Disney Sea yet so it could change) I have no doubt that Diagon Alley will be even better than Hogsmead/Hogwarts. As a Theme Park fan, I'm always wanting MORE :)
Questions-Is there any talk of a 'Phase 3' for Orlando? -Do you think they'll ever expand the original land inside IOA?-Where does Universal go from here to continue the Harry Potter story in Orlando?-Do you think we'd ever see Universal re-theme 'wet n wild' to their IP? I'd love to go to a Harry Potter water park or slide down a Jurassic Park theme flume.
1. Talk? Yes.
2. Someday. First (and probably relatively soon), we'll see additional retail. Long-term, I think there are better uses for the space under Dueling Dragons than a no-longer-dueling coaster, don't you?
3. Who knows?
4. Eventually, Wet n' Wild will transform into something with more of Universal's stamp on it. But, at this point, I have no idea what that might be. Maybe Orlando needs a Super Silly Fun Land?
Agreed on DD. Its a fun Coaster but much of the appeal was lost when they stopped dueling.
The Universal news is very newsworthy. I can't wait for more info on Disney's Carsland, Star Wars, and Avatar expansion news. I guess the Dwarf's coaster is old news.
(I am kidding, BTW. Just for the record. About the tasering, at least.)
I dare ya!