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A construction survey flag has been spotted in an empty lot at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure, sparking reports that a new attraction is on its way to the park Jurassic Park area.

The image, posted by Twitter user HateToFly and embedded below, shows the flag in place in a dirt patch behind the Thunder Falls Terrace restaurant. Universal Orlando has long been rumored to be planning an addition to the Jurassic Park land, possibly tying in with the release of the fourth movie in the series, Jurassic World, which is due to be released in 2015.

Meanwhile, NBCUniversal's CEO Steve Burke reportedly told investment analysts at a conference on September 11 that the Universal Orlando plans to aggressively expand its number of on-site hotel rooms. "We've done a study that says we could have 10,000 or 15,000 hotel rooms and still have occupancy that makes those rooms profitable," said Burke. "And all of those people staying in those hotel rooms would be more likely to go to our theme parks. So I think, strategically, we need to get those hotel rooms open and build out the resort."

Universal Orlando will have 4,200 on-site rooms when the Cabana Bay Reach Resort opens its doors in early 2014. This suggests that a significant number of new rooms will need to be added to meet the resort's targets.

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