For financial analysts, the main point of discussion on the earnings call was the company’s plans for a NBCUniversal streaming service in the wake of archrival Disney unveiling its own streaming platform, Disney+.
Special offerings will include "The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle" projection show and performances by Manheim Steamroller on select nights.
One-day tickets for the busiest days of the year will now cost $135 per adult, while multi-day tickets increased by $10 across the board.
Major theme parks in the region are required to report injuries or illnesses that require at least a 24-hour hospital stay as part of an agreement to avoid state inspections.
Long expected to be a part of the ride, the Fluffy animatronic shows how the new coaster differs from recent Universal additions that have been dominated by screens.
"Universal always keeps their plans close to the vest. In this case it worked out well for Universal, as they began to realize that the project was big enough to be in a new theme park rather than being added to one of the existing parks."