Discussion in 'Universal Orlando' started by Sped2424, May 7, 2015.
YOU BEAT ME TO IT
I predict Yoshi plushes are going to be the most successful piece of merchandise in US history, we'll see them everywhere.
Well, since you can get them everywhere already I don't know if the impact will be that great. I can see park headgear being huge. Peache's crown. Toads hat. Mario. Link. So many options.
Giant mushroom hats could be their equivalent of mouse ear hats.
I know i would spend stupid amounts of money. :,)
I think my biggest disappointment (if you could call it that) is that it appears to focus 100% on Mario and exclude any other Nintendo properties and, while that's probably the smartest way to go, it is slightly disappointing that it doesn't appear that my favorite Nintendo property (Legend of Zelda) will play any part in their plan. I mean, I'm really not surprised, Mario outsells all other Nintendo properties by a WIDE margin and is by far the most popular, most recognizable, and most family friendly of the major Nintendo properties, just slightly disappointed that my initial "concerns" were well founded. Nonetheless, it looks like it will be a lot of fun and I look forward to hearing more details. It will also be interesting to see if they do what they did with Harry Potter and essentially just create one complete theme area and more or less copy and paste the entire section into Orlando and Hollywood or if there will be significant changes.
Zelda will likely be a Diagon Alley type expansion in another park. Pokémon too.
This is great for a land or central hub.. but i think the more interesting and fun lands would be a Donkey Kong area, Animal Crossing area, Pokemon area, and of course Zelda. Kind of like Magic Kingdom.. sure the castle is pretty and all.. but the real fun is to be had in Adventureland, Frontierland, etc..
Donkey Kong is apparently hidden by Mario and Luigi in the concept art.
A patent shows the track "Breaking" down to a bottom track that winds and go's absolute crazy!
Let's say it again before someone else makes the same complaint in this thread again "Zelda and Pokemon are rumored to be in the works for an expansion later (possibly at universals 3rd theme park in Orlando". First foot forward being Mario and friends is not a mistake it's the only logical step given their iconic status and they are indeed Nintendo's first huge success and brightest property.
Or possibly [redacted].
It's also worth noting that, unlike Hogsmeade, the three (initial) Nintendo projects will probably not be near carbon copies of each other.
What's redacted DON'T DO THIS TOO MEEE lol all joking aside Nintendo is the one super property for me where honestly going there might make me shed a real tear.
Okay, I'll tell you about the... I'm sorry, I seem to have lost my train of thought. What were we talking about?
In all seriousness, it's probably far too early for me to be saying anything, but if what I've heard (from a reputable source) about their possible long-term plans for Nintendo comes to fruition, there may have already been some rather hilarious yet accidental (or not?) foreshadowing somewhere at the resort.
Hmmm something at IOA pointing to Pokemon or Zelda already?
I see what's happening with Nintendo at Universal and I'm pretty excited about it. We're all familiar with the games, characters, music, etc.
I see the ongoing construction of Avatar at DAK and there is no excitement. No one remembers the characters, music, or much else than the 3D and generic story (evil corporations are evil).
I look at Disney and shake my head thinking, "How are you not getting this??"
...and I'd bet that Nintendo at Universal will come in faster and less cost than Avatar at DAK.. Also, Nintendo at Universal seems like a better fit than Avatar at DAK.
They do sell the Master Sword in Lost Continent.
I did my Mario speculation I think I should do Zelda next.
That's been there for years though.
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