Huge rumours around about universal buying over 50 acres of land on IDrive and if this means they are really getting ready to build that third park :bugeye:
Universal Orlando buys Wet 'n Wild land
June 27, 2013
Universal Orlando has purchased more than 50 acres of land under and around the Wet 'n Wild water park, giving itself more flexibility for future growth.
The giant theme-park resort, which has been rapidly expanding under new owner Comcast Corp., paid $30.9 million for the properties, based on documentary-stamp tax payments.
Oooh. VERY interesting. Looking forward to hearing more about this!
And now this is announced......interesting.......
Slough out of the films I have seen banded around as possible attractions I am not that enthused (especially as they can not use DC because of the six flags contract)
Thomas Tull's entertainment company announces a five-year partnership with the Comcast-owned studio, starting in 2014.
Universal Pictures and Legendary Entertainment have officially agreed to enter into a five-year production and co-financing partnership, starting in 2014, in which Universal will market and distribute Legendary's movies worldwide, both companies announced Wednesday.
"Comcast and NBCUniversal’s global assets in film, television and theme parks offer Legendary unmatched breadth and opportunity to grow our business. We are delighted to be in business with this exceptional team and look forward to a successful partnership," Legendary CEO Thomas Tull said in a statement.
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Legendary hopes to take advantage of Universal's theme parks and cross-promotional opportunities from other Comcast properties through its new deal. The two companies will explore ways to expand Legendary's franchises and intellectual property into Universal's theme parks and Universal will be able to collaborate with Legendary on projects in China due to the latter's deal with China Film Group, the companies said.
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"Legendary continues to prove that big ideas are relevant and profitable with our global movie-going audience. We couldn't be more thrilled to embrace the challenges and changing marketplace with Thomas and his team and we are also excited about what opportunities this will bring to our Theme Parks around the world," Universal Studios COO Ron Meyer said in a statement.
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