Universal wants to widen part of Sand Lake Road amid talk of building new theme park

Universal wants to widen part of Sand Lake Road amid talk of building new theme park

Universal wants to widen part of Sand Lake Road amid talk of building new theme park

As reporting August 20, 2018 by The Orlando Sentinel by Dewayne Bevil:

Universal Orlando Resort is seeking to widen a roughly half-mile portion of Sand Lake Road north of the land it’s been acquiring.

The new permit application comes as the theme park operator is pursuing a major expansion in Orlando. Universal has acquired 575 acres around Universal Boulevard in the past two years.

In late July, company leaders confirmed they were looking at building a new park to join Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Island of Adventure as they spoke with analysts during a Comcast earnings call.

Universal filed a permit Monday with the South Florida Water Management District.

The application was still in the initial review as of Tuesday morning.

Universal did not immediately return a request for comment.

Don Korta
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