I pulled this from a article tilted Available Space at Universal Orlando? at www.themeparkinsider.com. It is from someone named Robert Niles and it seems fairly logical to me. Anyone have any imput? I am a little disappointed that, if true, there is no third theme park in the near future. (IMPORTANT) I forgot to add that this is not the actual article but a post from one of their members) ------------------------------------------- Here's what I hear from my sources in Orlando government. Universal will not build any major new structures on property at IOA or USF in the foreseeable future. The next new major development will be on the Lockheed property. Universal's intent is to create a themed entertainment area to go after the convention market. The model they've mentioned is Epcot--not necessarily the World's Fair theme, but something that would have more emphasis on dining and shopping in an effort to attract an older crowd. Beyond that very vague concept of the market it wants, Universal's not developed any ideas that it's shared outside the company. The timeline for this is to have it by the end of the decade. USF and IOA will continue to get new attractions to replace existing ones, or possibly some in-fill, in the areas Kevin's pointed out above. Universal's sold off the land that it owned across Turkey Lake Road, next to Dr. Phillips High School. It has no current plans for anything in that large parcel next to the Royal Pacific, but might install a hotel on the site. Working against that plan, however, is Universal's desire to include convention hotels as part of the Lockheed project. Universal obviously doesn't want to overbuild the market, so a new hotel next to Royal Pacific is a low priority. Of course, market conditions can change any long-range plans. Development for 2003 is set. Universal wants something to grab the conventioneer market on the Lockheed property by the end of the decade. Beyond that, it's up for grabs.