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Universal Orlando: Looks like the remainder of Universal's Land got bought

From robert morris
Posted November 30, 2013 at 8:21 PM
http://blogs.orlandoweekly.com/index.php/bloggytown/oddlando/new-mystery-theme-park-coming-to-orlando/

So 612 acres just got bought off International Drive....

So is it Universal's Third Gate...

Six Flags....

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.

From Ryan Pickhardt
Posted December 1, 2013 at 6:39 AM
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.

From Jaiden Cohen
Posted December 2, 2013 at 5:45 AM
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.

From Tyler Harris
Posted December 2, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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
http://jimhillmedia.com/editor_in_chief1/b/jim_hill/archive/2012/12/27/why-for-downer.aspx

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.

From Robert Niles
Posted December 2, 2013 at 6:04 PM
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?
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/information-architects-acquires-assets-dakota-185957263.html

https://twitter.com/UORBuzz/status/411525769530068992

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted January 10, 2014 at 5:25 PM
D who exactly are those people? Just some random company? What are they credited with?

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