The new Transformers: The Ride – 3D attraction at Universal Orlando drove higher attendance and guest spending, resulting in an 8.6% lift in operating cashflow in the third quarter to NBCUniversal's theme park business, up to $343 million from $316 million. Total revenue grew by 7.1% to $661 million globally in the third quarter.

Next year, Universal Orlando will unveil Diagon Alley, which will be connected to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter by the new Hogwarts Express attraction. Diagon Alley will debut shortly after the opening of Universal Orlando's fourth on-site hotel, the Cabana Bay Beach Resort.