Prediction: in 2015 or 2016 Universal’s Islands of Adventure
will have higher attendance than Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
They’re closing in and have the momentum.
Against the mostly stagnant Magic Kingdom resting on its 17 million a year,
and against the even stinkier stagnating EPCOT, AK & Studios;
Universal’s far more ambitious (at least recently) two parks will continue to gain.
I wish Universal would build an even better Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood so Southern California would have another excellent theme park.
And I wish that they would build this before 2016.
I hope this doesn't happen, but I could imagine RISC (Rasulo, Iger, Staggs, Crofton--Eisner's spawn) continuing their risk-averse Disney Parks ways
and building a clone of Carsland at WDW that makes the original less special,
while Universal creates an interestingly different version of the WWoHP in California.
Universal's Steve Burke should take over as CEO of Disney when Bob Iger retires in 2015.
Maybe Thomas Staggs could remain with Disney in the #2 Roy Disney, Sr./Frank Wells role.
What do you think?