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Rumor: New additions coming to Florida theme parks?

Leah Zanolla | Posted: Aug 10, 2010 | Updated: Oct 19, 2014 - 9:25:27 AM
On the heels of rumors regarding possible Haunted Mansion and prince/princess themed rooms coming to Walt Disney World, an article in the Orlando Business Journal has added more rumors to the mill. According to the article, big changes may be on the way at both Disney World and Universal Studios in the next few years.

The report suggests Epcot's World Showcase may soon welcome a 12th country to its collection. Since this news still classifies as a rumor, there is no official word on what the new country would be, but one "Walt Disney World insider" suggests Spain is the current front runner.

Epcot's neighbor, Disney's Hollywood Studios has allegedly also received the "greenlight" to construct the long-discussed Monsters Inc. roller coaster. It has long been believed that the remaining space vacated by the extinct "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Play It" attraction would be the location of this new coaster.

Finally, in a similar fashion to Disney World's recent resort survey, Universal Orlando has sent out a "Blue Sky" survey to gauge visitors' interest in popular film franchises such as "Avatar", "Lord of the Rings", and "Twilight" becoming part of the theme park landscape through possible merchandise, attractions, or character interactions.