New Theme Park for Orlando
Looks like the remainder of Universal's Land got bought
So 612 acres just got bought off International Drive....
So is it Universal's Third Gate...
Or Merlin as their Ferris Wheel and other attractions are being built less than 1/4 mile away
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From N B
Posted December 1, 2013 at 2:04 AM
Good catch... this could get interesting. Six Flags sounds plausible.
Could Cedar Fair up a theme park in Florida? Six flags is possible or maybe the Polar Coaster. The Polar Coaster obviously wouldn't take up 612 acres, but it could be part of a master plan for a theme park.
From N B
Posted December 1, 2013 at 5:26 PM
Read all about the land they are talking about. It is toxic and needs to be decontaminated due to missile testing from the mid 50"s. Universal was smart to sell that land, in my opinion.
If it's Universal I want to see Jaws, Back to the Future, and if kong does not go to USF or IOA I want to see him there to.
Well, if the land is toxic and has been used for missile testing...why don't guests just wear Hazmat suits before riding the roller coasters. Problem solved. And where di you find this out N B?
From N B
Posted December 2, 2013 at 1:14 PM
Scroll down until you see the convention center photo and read that section, about half way down the page.
From Tony Duda
Posted December 2, 2013 at 4:48 PM
Amusement areas are perfect 'brown fields' developments, dig up the surface layers, place on clean fill and then cover everything with roads, parking lots and above ground buildings.
I think the consensus among reporters in Orlando was that there's nothing to this -- that the land was sold, but the zoning/land-use description was left over from when Universal owned the land.
That's not to say that a new owner couldn't try to develop the land as a park. It's approved for that use. But that's not necessarily how this will go forward.
From D Fisher
Posted January 9, 2014 at 9:36 PM
Could this be related?
D who exactly are those people? Just some random company? What are they credited with?
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