“This Changes Everything!” So Let’s Talk Epic Universe
Universal has taken a step to showcase its upcoming new park, Epic Universe. While many have known much about what was going into the parks, official status was given to the different lands and key attractions. In particular, details were given around the centerpiece land, Celestial Park, which serves as an entrance and hub to four other lands, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Ministry of Magic; Dark Universe; How to Train Your Dragon: Isle of Berk; and Super Nintendo World. All this plus hotels and more. Will this park increase profitability for Universal, or rob attendance from its other two parks? Universal’s marketing statement is “This Changes Everything!” So let’s talk Epic Universe, offer some thoughtful analysis, and see if it really does.
Be sure to subscribe to this podcast and give us a rating, review, or referral to others. Also check out Disney Insights where we offer key points, photos, videos, links and more. While there, please subscribe to Disney Insights where you can be notified of upcoming podcasts. Also check out our Facebook page, Disney Insights and our YouTube page of the same name.
The text, photos and videos below support the podcast.
What is Epic Universe
- Four Parks or Three?
- Five Lands or Four?
- Location Far Away From the Rest of Universal
- Starfall Racers–Dual Launch Racing Coaster
- Constellation Carousel
- Atlantic Restaurant and Aquaria Bar
- Nintendo Super Star Store
- The Blue Dragon Pan Asian Restaurant–Not in Isle of Berk
- Seven Acres of Water
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Ministry of Magic
How to Train Your Dragon: Isle of Berk
Super Nintendo World
Three New Hotels
- Universal Grand Helios Resort
- Universal Stella Nova Resort
- Universal Terra Nova Resort
- Portals Which Act as Gates
- Putting the Park into a Theme Park
- A spoke and hub park without the wheel around it.
Impact on Universal Orlando Resort
- Expands the footprint–but not a continuous one.
- What makes Universal Florida an
- Builds on Orange County Convention Center traffic
- No further distance than Magic Kingdom to the Studios–But with Central Florida in the middle
- Will create a more expensive three park ticket
- Creates the possibility of robbing attendance
- Focuses on being a bigger 1 week destination type of experience, but will it?
- Strategy: Be subtle and hold your cards close to your chest
- Prepare as you get past the RCID problem
- Improve on what you have
- Tiana’s Bayou Adventure
- Country Bear Musical Jamboree
- Newly Revised Test Track
- Newly Revised Little Mermaid Show
- Hotel & DVC Additions
- Offer last minute entertainment options
- Make D23 matter
Does this change everything? A rising tide lifts all boats. But which boats will you board? And which boats will stay afloat?
Want to visit Walt Disney World?
Hopefully this podcast has made you realize you need help and support in planning your next trip to Disney. David and Leah with Zanolla Travel know Disney in ways few do and they can make your next trip on land or sea an exciting one–or at least less stressful! Be sure to contact them as you explore your next vacation, whether it is a Disney theme park vacation, a cruise, or an Adventure by Disney. There is no charge to utilize their services, but it will save you enormous time getting all the details right, and with their insight you can be assured you’re going to experience the best trip possible. Contact them today!
David & Leah Zanolla
A Century of Powerful Disney Insights Book
You can order my newest book, “A Century of Powerful Disney Insights” on Amazon. It’s a great way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company. In over 100 years, The Walt Disney Company has emerged as one of the most successful entertainment entities across the globe. In this, the first of two volumes, we study the first 50 years of Disney, beginning with Walt and Roy. We look at major milestones and not only see the evolution of an organization begun in a garage, but how it truly became so beloved to millions around the world. From Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Mickey Mouse through Snow White and Cinderella, from the Mouseketeers to Mary Poppins, and from Disneyland to Walt Disney World, we share stories and insights from 1923 to 1973. We hope you’ll be inspired with ideas and how you can apply these stories to your own life and work.
Want to Create Excellence in Your Organization?
This podcast and post is provided by J. Jeff Kober and Performance Journeys, which celebrates its 20th year as a training and development group bringing best in business ideas through books, keynotes, workshops, seminars and online tools to help you take your organization to the next level.
Want a Keynote Speaker? More than just nice stories, I offer proven insight and solutions having worked in the trench.
Need Consulting? I’ve worked for decades across the public, private and non-profit arena.
Need Support? We offer so many classroom, online, and other resources to help you improve your customer service delivery, leadership development and employee engagement.
Contact us today, and let us help you on your Performance Journey!