Rumor: Universal Orlando CityWalk Announcement December 12th 2013

Vince Agusta
By Vince Agusta December 4, 2013 11:06 Updated

Rumor: Universal Orlando CityWalk Announcement December 12th 2013

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  • It has long been rumored that the WWE Hall of Fame will eventually make its presence felt at Universal City Walk.
  • We will see if TNA terminating the building lease with Universal in the past will make it easier for the WWE to negotiate a deal. Universal has been very loyal to TNA over the years, so I guess only time will tell.
  • Another rumor going around is that the Pollercoaster maybe setting up shop on location. The Pollercoaster is going to be the world’s tallest roller coaster and is expected to break ground somewhere in Florida.

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Written By: Vincent M. Agusta
Published: December 4th 2013

Universal will be making a major announcement next Thursday rumored to be about CityWalk’s future. If you have been following this situation closely you can clearly see they are preparing for a full blown revamp. You will soon notice some of your favorite stores and restaurants either closing or being relocated.  So one can only wonder what may be around the corner.

It has long been rumored that the WWE Hall of Fame will eventually make its presence felt at Universal City Walk. The only road block in the way is that rival wrestling organization TNA; TNA tapes shows on site at the “Impact Wrestling Zone” located at soundstage 19.  Keep in mind early in 2013, TNA Wrestling officially terminated its lease with Universal Studios to tour nationally. When TNA found its way back to Universal a couple of months ago rather going back to the original Impact Zone, they went to Soundstage 19 which holds smaller crowds. Rumors are if the WWE (Formally World Wrestling Federation) want to be the exclusive GIANT in town, they will have to shoot shows on location. We will see if TNA terminating the building lease with Universal in the past will make it easier for the WWE to negotiate a deal. Universal has been very loyal to TNA over the years, so I guess only time will tell.

Less than a decade ago, Pleasure Island was the place to spend the night out; I am sure many of you have great stories to tell about your experience. It was home to some of the hottest dance clubs, restaurants, and comedy clubs around. For any adult, this was truly the happiest place on earth and I bet you can still remember the sights and sounds. Rumors were Disney wanted a more family friendly area and plans for its future never got off the drawing board with the Hyperion Wharf project. The Hyperion Wharf project officially put a fork in Pleasure Islands night life, and all our favorite hot spots got shut down. Disney Springs is currently in the works and will be a great place to spend the day, but my girl friend and I want a  electrifying place to enjoy the evening.

We need some night life action back in central Florida again; don’t get me wrong Church Street is awesome but the clubs downtown Disney were unmatched at the time. Maybe Universal is looking to capitalize on this knowing Disney Springs will be more family friendly and continue to run with the opportunity targeting adults wanting to have a good time out.  They definitely have the space and creativity to pull something like this off, if so I will be ecstatic. Building on the foundation they currently have they can easily bring the fun and excitement back to Orlando nightlife.

Another rumor going around is that the Pollercoaster maybe setting up shop on location. The Pollercoaster is going to be the world’s tallest roller coaster and is expected to break ground somewhere in Florida. Orlando is the obvious choice, but with rumors of it landing at City Walk it will face tough competition. In the distance is Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure,  the question is how much extra cash on hand does one have to spend. Or maybe the announcement will be about one of their many resorts we all enjoy!

Universal Orlando City Walk Link: https://www.universalorlando.com/Nightlife/Citywalk-Nightlife.aspx

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