The parent company of Universal studios has spent 27 million dollars to buy 100 additional acres of land for the construction of a new addition to the universal studio’s theme park in Florida. As they already own 400 acres of land at west sand lake road, Universal studios hinted at a possible name for their new attraction – The fourth theme park on the Comcast call last week.
After the Harry Potter theme park and the water park, Universal is on the exciting venture of its fourth theme park which might include anything from Lord of the Rings to Jurassic World.
The reports have confirmed that the patent application was filed for the name “Fantastic worlds,” which was described for entertainment services in the nature of amusement park and theme park services. During the Q and A session on the Comcast earnings call last week, a Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst asked about the patent application, whether that was any indication that universal is planning another gate in Orlando.
Comcast CEO Stephen Burke confirmed they filed the application and responded, “We are looking at it. We love the theme park business. It’s one of our best, most consistent businesses.”
The executives further added that the new gate in Florida can benefit the theme park and can potentially turn Florida into a week-long destination.
It is rumoured that “gate” could mean a ticketed entry to the theme park and says the Comcast executive was likely talking about the fourth park in Florida.
Universal is preparing to compete with Disney in attracting guests who stay for a longer duration. The theme park is ready to open its new hotel – Aventura Hotel which makes the number of rooms in the Universal theme park to just over 6000 while Disney has more than 30000 rooms and hotels in Orlando.