Sales up 4% for Universal theme parks in last three quarters

Posted Thursday, February 16, 2012 9:28 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Comcast Corp. said Wednesday that sales at NBCUniversal theme parks rose 4 percent during the final three months of 2011, propelled by higher per-guest spending at Universal Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 10:13 AM

Well, I did buy two ButterBeers there back in December....
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Thursday, February 16, 2012 3:45 PM

Just curious..what does a Butterbeer go for, anyhow? I understand they're available frozen or not.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 4:04 PM

They're $3 for a...12 or 16oz cup, can't remember the size. During the soft openings I always got an annual pass discount down to like $2.50, but after the official opening I didn't always get it (some of the bartenders at Hog's Head said it didn't apply), but that didn't really bother me since I enjoy it and still get value out of it for the full $3 price.

Of course, I missed getting a Butterbeer by like 5 minutes my last trip, so prices could have gone up a bit. If you want the "souvenir mug, it's like $8 total, or was. Personally, I prefer the regular over the frozen. I just didn't get the flavor with the frozen, it was much stronger with the regular. Also, the "magic" of the foam (I swear, it only increases the more you drink) is either non-existant or at best severely lessened with the frozen in my experience.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 10:43 PM
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I forget the price, but I know it's 50¢ less* for a Heineken draft at that place by Jurassic Park during happy hour.

*meant to say that it's 50¢ less than Butterbeer. That treads like it's just 50¢ off.

Last edited by kpjb, Friday, February 17, 2012 10:36 AM


Thursday, February 16, 2012 11:40 PM
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I witnessed some weirdness there in last January, where despite a line, they closed it for the day. The service was already super slow with one person, and then they pissed away at least a dozen $10 girly drinks.

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