I like the idea that it is a 25 year plan, but selling off its property for residential neighborhoods, in already crowded traffic areas does not seem smart especially on the northern end of their property. For once, lets close the wallets Universal and NOT sell or move hitchcocks hotel, or wsyteria lane sets....HHhhmmm....
Glad to see Citywalk expanding perhaps that resident cirque or blue man show will be good, but bottom line is they have so much potential inside the park for expansion rather than residential.
My perception is they do not use the land they have to it fullest potential. Examples include moving the annual pass areas to a smaller location, all the wasted space near Coke Soak City and T2, the globe theater waste and European backlot sets.....even the line ques for fear factor take up way to much room.
Wasted Space in my opinion....
Now that banks are no longer giving any mortgage to anyone who can fog a mirror, that inflation is gone, and the real estate market is collapsing. Which, in turn, means zero demand for the residences that the Universal plan envisioned -- at the prices that the plan needed to make the proposal work.
So don't be surprised if this plan doesn't become reality. I predict that Universal will reevaluate this plan soon. That doesn't mean more space for theme parks, though. If anything, Universal might just hold steady with what's it got until it sees how the real estate market plays out.
But it's not gonna build all this now.
The following is listed to be removed:
Falls Lake (tank and blue backing)
War of the Worlds area
Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Disney California Adventure
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Studios Florida
Universal Studios Hollywood