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Spielberg To Preview Fla. Park

May 13, 1999

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and Michael Douglas were among the celebrities on hand for a preview of Universal Studios’ newest theme park, Islands of Adventure.

Although the 110-acre park doesn’t open until May 28, Universal, and its partner, London-based The Rank Group, have been giving a preview to hundreds of reporters, analysts and company executives this week.

``I continue to be amazed by what everyone has accomplished here,″ Spielberg said during a ceremony Wednesday. Spielberg served as the park’s creative consultant.

``Making a theme park is like making movies and plays and then building an entire city to contain them,″ he said. ``The hopeful result is the same as in the movies. We just want people to be dazzled and entertained.″

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