Articles tagged “universal studios”

Universal Theme Park Growth Is Still in High Gear

Universal Theme Park Growth Is Still in High Gear

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Universal theme parks are expanding in the U.S. and around the world even as larger rival Disney continues to pour money into growing its parks and resorts. As long as returns are healthy, expect the theme park wars to rage on.

7 months ago

Universal Confirms It Is ‘Looking At’ Adding Another Orlando Theme Park

Universal Confirms It Is ‘Looking At’ Adding Another Orlando Theme Park

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Theme park watchers have long been waiting for Universal to announce plans for another Orlando park. While Thursday's comments don't amount to an official announcement, executives sure sound positive about the prospect.

1 year ago

Universal Wants Its Own Characters to Shine at Theme Parks

Universal Wants Its Own Characters to Shine at Theme Parks

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Universal parent company Comcast may want to get more theme park bang out of the bucks it has spent on intellectual property, just like Disney is milking its Marvel and Star Wars acquisitions. But that doesn't mean Universal will turn its back on the cash cow that Harry Potter has become.

1 year ago

Universal Orlando Has More Land Now to Build the Theme Park Fans Want

Universal Orlando Has More Land Now to Build the Theme Park Fans Want

Hannah Sampson, Skift

We've been wondering for years what Universal will do with the land it was buying up in central Florida — and we continue to wonder with this latest purchase. Given what is already known about the theme park operator's plans and recent growth, we expect the Orlando theme park wars to never end.

1 year ago

Universal Orlando Just Bought More Land in Its Quest to Rival Disney

Universal Orlando Just Bought More Land in Its Quest to Rival Disney

Associated Press

Universal Parks & Resorts has big ambitions, and now the Comcast-owned operator has even more land to fulfill those goals. The question remains: What will the company do with all this property?

2 years ago

Universal Is Using Its Own Multi-Purpose Wristband at New Water Park

Universal Is Using Its Own Multi-Purpose Wristband at New Water Park

Mike Schneider, Associated Press

Universal's wristband is different from Disney's in several ways — it stays in the water park and doesn't double as a hotel room key, for example — but the ability to cut down on time waiting in line and to make purchases should help drive revenue for the theme park operator.

2 years ago

Comcast Is Staking a Bigger Global Claim With Control of Japan Theme Park

Comcast Is Staking a Bigger Global Claim With Control of Japan Theme Park

Gerry Smith, Bloomberg

Comcast's latest $2.3 billion bet on Universal Studios Japan shows how much potential the parent company sees in its theme parks.

2 years ago

Theme Park Battles Escalate With Comcast Investment in Universal Studios Japan

Theme Park Battles Escalate With Comcast Investment in Universal Studios Japan

Tesun Oh and Monami Yui, Bloomberg

Comcast is the new Disney.

4 years ago

Universal Studios Coming to Beijing to Build a New Theme Park

Universal Studios Coming to Beijing to Build a New Theme Park

Associated Press

Universal's success in Orlando has given the company the lessons it needs to compete with Disney on a global scale.

4 years ago