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P. 611: Bride of Frankenstein & Texas Chainsaw Massacre HHN houses announced!

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Don't screw this up, Universal!

 

Just going into attractions and doing cut-and-chuck re-themes isn't going to work. Universal has set the bar insanely high with the Wizarding World. Nintendo keeps their IP insanely close to their chest, and it would be a shame for the one time they branch out be ruined by a low-quality set of attractions.

 

I could not agree more with what you wrote. I feel exactly the same. Universal better deliver!!!

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I've talked about Nintendo building a theme park for years. Just with your core games, you could easily have themed lands. The characters alone are worth all the merch you could sell. I could see them redo the kids area to Pokemon or just Nintendoland. Have all the Nintendo characters in the area. Turn the old Barney Live into a huge Nintendo store where you can play all the games. I love to see them build huge themed lands. This is exciting, especially since Comcast has stated they will continue to add to the parks.

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Just an idea but with Disney owning Marvel, would they use Nintendo to re-theme some of IOA's Marvel rides? There's so many things under the Nintendo name could just that be used to make a 3rd park?

 

Even if it couldn't in Orlando, with all that talk about a 2nd park in Japan, i think it would go down really well over there.

 

I was thinking the exact same thing. Rumors are already swirling that Universal could remove the Hulk coaster theming as soon as the end of this year. Seems like the timing of this is about right to give Uni and new IP that could fairly easily be placed into the current Marvel section. Also, I know there have been rumors that UO is looking to get rid of the comic strip theming in the land adjacent to Super Hero Island. They could turn the whole area into a Nintendo themed section.

 

As much as I'd love something brand new (a big ticket attraction themed to Zelda would be awesome), I'd more expect a retrofitting/retheming of current attractions, especially given the rumored accelerated time table of the Marvel discussions. I wouldn't expect it to get the level of detail of Wizarding World for two reasons. 1) The world of Harry Potter lends itself much, much more to that immersive, heavily detailed theming. 2) Anything Nintendo themed is going to involve several individual IPs (Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, Pokemon, etc). To me, that fits more into the way they have the Marvel and Comic Strip lands set up rather than the Wizarding World.

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Star Fox B&M Wingrider or Flyer with on board audio... "Do a Barrel Roll"!

 

...build this. Please. Universal, wherever you build this, I'll go. US, Japan, I don't care, just make this happen.

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Don't screw this up, Universal!

 

Just going into attractions and doing cut-and-chuck re-themes isn't going to work. Universal has set the bar insanely high with the Wizarding World. Nintendo keeps their IP insanely close to their chest, and it would be a shame for the one time they branch out be ruined by a low-quality set of attractions.

 

Nintendo most likely would never have agreed to this partnership unless Universal had something really special planned. Stay tuned!

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Nintendo would be a PERFECT replacement for Kid Zone. Not sure how I feel about it replacing Super Hero Island. I'm having trouble even thinking of what character you'd use to to re-theme Hulk. And Spiderman isn't going anywhere either.

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Nintendo most likely would never have agreed to this partnership unless Universal had something really special planned. Stay tuned!

I sure hope it comes soon, because I would love to experience it while I'm within driving distance of central Florida.

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Spiderman turning into Mario Kart.... that's my dream... right there.

Imagine little balloons on the back of the karts? How fun!

 

"I'm a Wario! I'm a gonna win!"

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If the 2nd Universal park in Japan is Nintendo themed, that would be simply amazing! There is so much diversity of themes within the Nintendo properties the possibilities are endless for attraction adaptations.

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I seriously hope they leave MARVEL Island alone. Spiderman is by far the best attraction in Orlando, and I would seriously be upset if they chose to completely redo it. I'm not really a big Nintendo geek, although I do like Mario Kart. Replacing KidZone with Nintendo theming would be a way better idea.

 

Imagine Mario Kart go-carts....

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This is definitely going to be an entire section of the park considering that Nintendo has such a wide range of famous universes (Mario, Zelda, Pokemon, etc.) and that this is the park's first foray into video game related theming, and video games are almost on the same level as movies in today's market. Surprised it took this long for something like this to happen but this has been my biggest dream for a park for years and I'm so glad it's Universal of all chains. Knowing Nintendo's insane attention to detail, perfectionism, and polish, there's no way this will be a simple re-theming. Both President Iwata and Shigeru Miyamoto (the creator of all the Nintendo characters/stories) would never accept something half-ass. I highly doubt we'll be getting any attractions themed to Samus/Metroid or Star Fox but I can certainly dream. I'm wondering if we will see a castle, and if it will be Peach's or Hyrule. I have a feeling the focus is going to be mostly on Mario and Pokemon, but Zelda definitely deserves a dark ride or something!

 

And a full sized K.K. Cafe/Brewster Cafe.

 

I would burst into hysterical tears if this came true. I'm feel like I'm gonna throw up from the excitement of the announcement alone!!!

 

And a go-karts attraction on a rainbow painted track where you can throw bananas at each other would be life changing. Either way this is the best theme park news in a long time!!!

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I know this is the USO forum, but what are the chances we could see some of these IP's popping up at Universal Hollywood? I know space is limited, but a Nintendo attraction on the lower lot (replacing say "The Mummy") would be really cool.

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