Posted Tuesday, October 2, 2018 7:42 AM | Contributed by Jeff
niversal is teasing new art for the new Harry Potter roller coaster that’s opening next year at its Islands of Adventure theme park. Universal has not provided many details about what the ride will be like or given a more specific opening date in 2019.
Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.
Is it wise to try to ride the wave of Star Wars Galaxy's Edge patrons? I struggle to imagine too many people leave the House of the Mouse. Then again, I am already constantly floored by how many people will take a day or two out of their Disney vacation to go see Universal. I have a 7 day trip coming up and it's packed to the gills with just the Disney activities.
Right now it feels like mindshare locally is all Disney, all of the time, save for the people who make sure they hit HHN every year. The scope and breadth of construction around the Disney property is staggering. DHS has seemingly doubled its parking lot, there are two huge new attractions going in at Epcot, the gondola system crosses several areas, there's the giant new Coronado property, the interchanges at the Magic Kingdom lot and near Pop Century, the new solar farm on the western edge, the new Floridian Way extension, the Tron coaster construction... it's like a different place compared to five years ago when we moved here.
But Universal has its new water parks and by next year they will have more than doubled their hotel capacity. Clearly they're planning something big for the property south of Sand Lake, we just don't know what it is, and we won't see it for several years. It's all good news for our economy.
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