Universal Orlando Has A "Major Announcement" To Make And It's "Fantastic"

Are they finally announcing the new theme park or Jurassic coaster?

July 26, 2019

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Universal Orlando Resort is really bad at keeping secrets.

Which, isn't a bad thing to be honest.

The theme park announced today that on Thursday, August 1st, they have a major announcement to make at the Orange County Convention Center. The announcement was made via invites to the press for a major press conference.

But, fans have pretty much already narrowed down what they could be announcing. 

You see, when they build something... they begin construction and then months into the project announce what it's going to be. I like this model over announcing a project well before construction is even ready to begin.

Kind of like how on the 500 acres Universal acquired over the past few years, they've been moving dirt and creating drainage ponds almost as if they're building a new theme park resort. Maybe "Fantastic Worlds" perhaps? 

Or how they demolished a ton of trees in the Jurassic Park area of Islands of Adventure and steel roller coaster track has shown up on an off-site holding area. (See Jurassic Coaster.)

Or how fans think they'll be creating their own style of Magic band system currently in operation at Walt Disney World.

Here's why I think they're announcing a new theme park and resort area. 

First of all, the obvious is that the announcement is being made at the convention center... which is across the street from the vacant land they own on Universal Boulevard.

Secondly, Disney is about to open their much anticipated Star Wars Galaxy's Edge, and Universal can take some wind out of their sails if they announce a new theme park and detail the park with what will be in this new area.

And third, I do think they'll also finally announce the Jurassic park roller coaster project and detail what riders can expect. With track pieces showing up and construction crews driving pilings into the ground, this rumored super tall coaster is going to be hard to miss once that construction begins.

But again, until Universal formally announces these projects, it's all rumor and speculation. I mean, I could be totally wrong. Maybe they're announcing Jaws is returning or something totally out of the blue.

I mean... just look at some of these tweets and maybe you'll side with us. 

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Source: Orlando Sentinel