Some aggressive investment in recent years, most noticeably bringing the world of Harry Potter to thrilling life, has elevated Universal Parks from their post new millennium lull.
With the purchase of the last 400+ acre tract of land available on International Drive, they clearly have big plans to take on Disney for many years to come.
From TV Production To All Out Immersion
Universal Studios is gradually changing before our eyes. Nickelodeon is a distant memory and the Men In Black have taken up residence next to The Simpsons.
A certain wizard has caused the most ripples since he moved into Amityville. While the iconic score and menacing pectoral fin are widely missed, Harry Potter signals a new era of immersiveness in theme parks worldwide and that is something to be very excited about.
Islands Of Adventure
New Millennium Wonder Park Still Has What It Takes
Even now, almost 20 years after it first opened, Islands Of Adventure stands among the top theme parks worldwide.
The quality and variety of the rides on offer satisfy every type of visitor. From casting spells in the original
The Rebirth Of The Waterpark?
The new kid on the block is aiming to shake things up in the stagnated water park market. Opened in 2017 after 2 years of construction, Volcano Bay replaces the worlds first waterpark, Wet ‘N’ Wild on International Drive.
It is the first park in the world to feature virtual queues leaving guests free to explore the park’s other attractions while waiting to ride. Nobody is going to miss the 200ft erupting volcano centrepiece that now dominates the skyline at the north end of International Drive.