Published: June 13, 2007 at 12:54 PMSo does this mean the new resort with be HP-themed? That seems like the smart thing to do. And didn't some of the earlier reports say that part of the HP theming at IOA WOULD include a Hogwarts themed hotel?
Published: June 13, 2007 at 1:57 PMabout time!!!!
Published: June 13, 2007 at 2:10 PMIs this a reality? Last I heard it was a rumor, and only one of two they plan on building. There is also a rumor that they are building another theme park starting in 2012.
Published: June 13, 2007 at 2:49 PMInteresting about the Loews hotel. I wonder if it will have a Harry Potter theme, although that's not very likely. But they might make a hotel similar to Wilderness Lodge or Grand Californian, with a forest-lodge theme to it. I'd like to see what they do.
Published: June 13, 2007 at 5:23 PMExcellent. Looking forward to staying on-site there!
Published: June 13, 2007 at 5:58 PMThis is all I could get, but another update is that EarthQuake is being changed slightly in the near future (Next year I think). The ride will remain but the pre-shows are getting dumped or renovated, but it will be a big overhaul.
Harry Potter theme'd hotel would be a great idea!
Published: June 13, 2007 at 6:31 PMUntil its official, I dont buy it. It makes sense with the new Harry Potter land coming,but again....not official. I heard the same thing back in March, and the theme was supposed to be a carribean themed hotel, with Pirates.....
Published: June 14, 2007 at 8:34 AMAs an employee for one of the Loews properties, I can tell you what rumors have been going around.
The word is that the hotel is going to be a pyramid, kind of like a mini Luxor in Vegas, and while it will be owned and operated by Loews and Universal, it cannot hold the Loews name because of branding issues. (Loews hotels have to be at least 4-diamond, and are all upper-upscale, so it can't be called Loews and be sold as a budget hotel.)
It is supposed to be built next to the Royal Pacific on that little tract of land that stretches towards Adventure Way, and may share facilities with the Royal Pacific.
Published: June 15, 2007 at 7:11 AMThanks for the confirmation Tamara.
Ha ha Erik, Joking...
Published: June 16, 2007 at 3:08 PMG....you also had confirmation on Babylon 5......I aint sayin, I'm just sayin.
Published: June 16, 2007 at 8:21 PMNo, it was Stargate, and don't rule that one out just yet my good buddy ;-)