ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - There’s a new salvo in Orlando’s theme park wars.
Universal Orlando Resort is announcing its latest expansion plans on Thursday with most experts predicting news of a new theme park. The resort already operates Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, as well as the Volcano Bay water park, in Orlando.
This is kind of a big deal. pic.twitter.com/boxonV1uJF— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) July 29, 2019
Universal recently has been acquiring hundreds of acres of land near Orlando’s convention center.
Universal’s announcement comes weeks ahead of the planned opening of a Star Wars land at rival Walt Disney World. An identical land opened earlier this summer at sister park Disneyland in California
Earlier this summer, Universal also debuted a new ride based on the Harry Potter property, which had fans waiting for hours to ride it.