Anything going on at USF/IOA?
Now that Barry D. is in charge, anything going on down in Florida?
Rumored new attractions?
Universal Express still being offered for hotel guests?
Or are USF/IOA simply not on anybody's radar screen right now?
01-23-2002 05:34 PM
Was there last weekend and the biggest change I saw was that Mythos and Jurassic Park restaurants were both closed the entire weekend. Spiderman broke down for about 30 mins on Sun. We were standing in the Express line and no announcement was made and they still have not installed air conditioning in that area. Universal Express is still working. My concern is when the new hotel opens up in July if the Express will disappear for on-site guests. I guess its wait and see....
Not much in the way of rumors. Kong being removed....possible ride for Jurassic Park. Although, screamscape is reporting that a possible ride will be built to tie in with x-men movie. Again, a wait and see game.
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TM: Isn't the new hotel going to be a "deluxe" hotel rather than in the same "superior" class as the HRH and PBI?
Maybe only those paying the higher "freight" at HRH and PBI will get the UE "no-wait" treatment ...........
So far parks have addressed but one end of the revenue stream: the masses. That "revenue component" is handled by competing on price with neighboring resorts which is already seen in discounts for locals .........
But what about the luxury customers? At some point, one would think that the parks would seek to offer higher levels of service to those willing to pay for them (no-wait for rides, better dining options, preferred resort activities, etc.) Las Vegas was not built on this principal but is a perfect example of how it should be cultivated by a resort area for those guests who want to pay for privileges that other guests simply can't afford ..........
Perhaps it is significant that Universal offers these kinds of premium services and Disney does not - perhaps it is a statement about Universal's understanding of the caste system existing in the movie and entertainment industry (stars get preferential treatment).
Perhaps the lack of these kinds of programs at Disney reflects a philosophy that all guests will be treated equally with the same high level of service without distinctions based upon price paid ....
On the other hand, it could just be a lack of attention to a particularly lucrative market that Disney has failed to recognize ....