During a question-and-answer session this week, Comcast executives confirmed the company is considering a fourth theme park for Universal Orlando Resort and it could be called “Fantastic Worlds.”
According to the Orlando Sentinel, the patent application for “Fantastic Worlds” was filed last month and it said that name would be used for “entertainment services in the nature of amusement park and theme park services.” During the Q&A session, an analyst from Bank of America asked if the patent indicated plans for a fourth theme park.
“We are looking at it,” a Comcast executive said. “We love the theme park business. It’s one of our best, most consistent businesses.” By adding a new park, Comcast hopes to turn Universal Orlando Resort into a week-long vacation destination.
There’s no word on desired attractions for the new park, but they could include Nintendo-related rides. In 2016, NBCUniversal said Nintendo lands were planned for Orlando, Hollywood, and Japan in the future, and Super Nintendo World is slated to open at Universal Studios Japan in 2020.
Universal Orlando Resort is currently expanding their hotel options, which could also entice guests to plan longer vacations. The new Aventura Hotel opens on August 16, a modern hotel within walking distance of Volcano Bay. They’re also introducing two new affordable hotels as part of Universal’s Endless Summer Resort: Surfside Inn and Suites opens in Summer 2019 and Dockside Inn and Suites opens in 2020.
Source: Orlando Sentinel