New Theme Park for OrlandoUniversal Orlando: Looks like the remainder of Universal's Land got bought
From robert morrishttp://blogs.orlandoweekly.com/index.php/bloggytown/oddlando/new-mystery-theme-park-coming-to-orlando/
Posted November 30, 2013 at 8:21 PM
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 BGood catch... this could get interesting. Six Flags sounds plausible.
Posted December 1, 2013 at 2:04 AM
From Ryan PickhardtCould 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.
Posted December 1, 2013 at 6:39 AM
From N BRead 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.
Posted December 1, 2013 at 5:26 PM
From Jaiden CohenIf 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.
Posted December 2, 2013 at 5:45 AM
From Tyler HarrisWell, 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?
Posted December 2, 2013 at 12:00 PM
From N Bhttp://jimhillmedia.com/editor_in_chief1/b/jim_hill/archive/2012/12/27/why-for-downer.aspx
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 DudaAmusement 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.
Posted December 2, 2013 at 4:48 PM
From Robert NilesI 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.
Posted December 2, 2013 at 6:04 PM
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 FisherCould this be related?
Posted January 9, 2014 at 9:36 PM
From Andrew DoughertyD who exactly are those people? Just some random company? What are they credited with?
Posted January 10, 2014 at 5:25 PM
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