Thursday, December 18, 2014

3.16 - Ten Days or Whatever of Kwanzaa


Joe, Nick, and Sean draw Cards Against Humanity cards then dive into SeaWorld, Cedar Point, the Polynesian, Avatar is doing something or another, Be Our Guest for breakfasts, Kong updates, and water park permits. Then Nick dives into his recent trip talking about Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, HOT Butterbeer, and Cowfish. Happy Festivus y'all!

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

3.15- Universal vs Disney: The Unofficial Guide with Sam Gennawey


Joe and Nick are joined by Sam Gennawey, urban designer, planner, and author of the book 'Universal versus Disney: The Unofficial Guide to American Theme Parks' Greatest Rivalry'. We discuss the origins of the book, the creation of the Universal Studios Hollywood Tour, the developments that lead to the creation of Universal Studios Florida, the creation of Islands of Adventure, and much much more. This is just a sample of the full contents of the book, now available!

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

UOR Permit Update: More Water Park News

First I want to apologize for the incomplete nature of this post. I'm having a hard time getting pictures up through Blogger right now, but Mike will be updating this post ASAP with the documents in question.

This post has more to do with the water park, which is quickly coming into view as more and more permits are found. The newest update comes as an addition to our previous report on the water park. More documents have been added to the original, giving us more insight into the water park project. According to the updated permit, the water park construction will disturb 53 acres of land, and will have a construction period of 11/20/2014 - 11/20/2016. That's interesting, as it's seems to be only two years to build and complete the park.

As always, keep an eye on Parkscope for more details.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

3.14 - Food Coma



Joe and Nick are stuffed with food and give thanks by talking about the Great Movie Ride, hats, Animal Kingdom developments, WonderSea permits, what we're thankful for, and we answer your questions.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

UOR Permit Update: More Water Park Proof



Morning, everyone. We're here for another Universal water park update for everyone. The above two images come from a NPDES Stormwater CGP (Construction General Permit) on the land south of Cabana Bay, which we all know is rumored to be the location of the new Universal water park. Our sources have told us there are only two types of these permits: one for projects larger than five acres, and one for projects less than five acres. As you can see, this project is for more than five acres, meaning Project 533 is more than just a construction trailer park for another remote location. Of course this doesn't tell us what it will be, only that it will be big. The permit also has an expiration date 5 years from the filing date. We're not sure if that's just the standard length for such a permit or not, but that would be an awfully long build time for Universal's recent track record.
That's all for now, but stay tuned to Parkscope for more information as it comes out.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

UOR Permit Update: Project 533 Water Park Permit Posted


Well, I've been waiting for this for a while, but it looks like the first permit for Project 533, rumored to be the Universal Water Park, has finally been put up. First, this was first posted at Orlando United's forums. But the address, which coincides with the location south of Cabana Bay Beach Resort, has long been rumored to be the location for the water park coming to Universal. Rumored to be themed to a volcanic island, complete with an active volcano centerpiece, Universal has trademarked names such as Volcano Bay and Wondersea Island for the park.

Stay tuned to Parkscope for more updates.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

3.13 - Let My Sign Go



Joe, Nick, and Sean team up to discuss Pop Tarts, I-Drive, Tokyo Disneyland Expansion, Fifth Gate at WDW Discussions are Stupid, Cowfish, Kong, Frequent Fear, Building 88, 25th anniversaries, and answer your last minute questions!

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