Attendance and revenue soar for Universal Orlando

Posted | Contributed by Jeff

Universal said it drew 11.2 million visitors in 2010, an increase of nearly 2 million from 2009. Annual revenue leapt 41 percent to $1.1 billion. Operating profit soared 79 percent to $267 million.

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Revenue up 40%? Holy Hogwarts! And, if my math is right, that's an extra $117M in profit this year vs. last---with only about a half-year's worth of operation. Given that the whole investment was something in the mid-$200M range, they have to be feeling pretty good about things.

delan's avatar

Raises for everybody!

More like layoffs, after The Potter craze ends.

kpjb's avatar

Hooray for optimism!


Okay, after ticket price Increases!

ApolloAndy's avatar

Layoffs often lead to raises for everyone left behind.

Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

Andy, I hope that's sarcasm. Every place I ever worked at when layoffs happened you were just happy to keep working.

I was just there on Tuesday, and for being a weekday in the off-peak season, it sure seemed busy. Potter-land seemed really well done, and they had consistently had a long line of people waiting to buy $30 plastic wands, so that's got to be good for business. My only complaint (other than the Potter area being too crowded) was that Forbidden Journey was busted every time I tried to get in line.

And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun

Jeff's avatar

My only complaint is when people call it Potter-land.

Jeff - Editor - - My Blog - Phrazy

Vater's avatar

That doesn't irk me nearly as much as Maggie, Millie, or *cringe* Timmy...

Jeff said:
My only complaint is when people call it Potter-land.

Not a name issue, but my pet peeve is when people (especially the media) refer to it as a separate theme park.

Original BlueStreak64

birdhombre's avatar

^^ What are your feelings on Mags, MilF, and Intrimidator? :)

Vater's avatar

Oh, about the same...

Vater, what does Timmy refer to?

Vater's avatar


Gotcha! Thanks.

Vater said:
That doesn't irk me nearly as much as Maggie, Millie, or *cringe* Timmy...


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