Is "Fantastic Worlds" The Name For Universal Orlando's 4th Theme Park?

In a meeting, Universal parent company Comcast hinted at a 4th park.

July 26, 2018

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It's no secret that the theme park business is a cash cow.

Disney, Universal, and SeaWorld have been drivers for growth for the Orlando region for decades and it shows no signs of slowing anytime soon.

In fact, Universal over the past few years has been scooping up land off of Universal Blvd and many have speculated at a new theme park or two for that land along with hotels and entertainment venues.

A Universal filed patent a little over a week ago for the name "Fantastic Worlds" which some believe could be a name in contention for a 4th Orlando theme park. (Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, and Universal's Volcano Bay are their current 3 main gates.)

It was asked in a Q&A session if Comcast was planning a new park in Orlando to which a Comcast executive said "we are looking at it." Comcast wants to see Universal Orlando become a week-long destination, rivaling Walt Disney World Resort.

In my opinion, "Fantastic Worlds" is a nod to the many "worlds" that have been created by Universal owned properties, such as the world of Fantastic Beasts (the Harry Potter prequel), Nintendo World, Jurassic World, and many more franchises that would fit into the encompassing park.

It's worth noting that Universal also has Dreamworks properties such as Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, Madagascar, and many more children's movies which would allow for more family friendly aspects of a theme park.

Nothing is set in stone on a 4th park, but with land being cleared along Sand Lake Road and Universal Blvd, as well as Universal's new Endless Summer Resort in the place of the former Wet' N Wild water park, my guess is it's only a matter of time before a 4th gate is announced for Orlando.

Source: Orlando Sentinel