Discussion in 'Universal Orlando' started by Sped2424, May 7, 2015.
It's the only thing I could think of.
I considered it, but it's been there so long that Universal must have been talking to Nintendo forever.
I wouldn't count Avatar land out just yet. I'm thinking it will be cool whether you know the movie or not, a movie is not needed for a good theme park land.
Doesn't matter, Universal is on a building binge, Disney is kicking it up a notch. There are no losers in this battle.
Except maybe Toy Story Land. They're totally getting schooled, by Universal of all companies, on how to build a "family" area.
Minions foreshadowing Rabbids?
(I hope they aren't letting those Rabbids effect how they make a game much because they want something like Minions. It's already hard enough to make a good game that many people buy. Nintendo more than some other companies can't afford to release games not many people will buy. But I guess maybe that's why they're supposedly putting them in there, to help with sales of stuff. It just seems kind of risky. )
Or how about moving Popeye to the Nintendo area They made a game of that once.
Theme park wise Universal are doing things right but the fundamental reason why it still won't be enough to make Disney suffer is the sheer brand loyalty that comes from Disneys movie output, which is off the scale excellent....Universal need to start making better movies to make their in house IP unmissable.
At least when it comes to Marvel Disney is inadvertently helping Universal
I think people in general are taking for granted what Disney are doing well on the movie front. Me and 3 friends went to see Moana the other day, we're all over 24...and it blew us away.
So naturally then you look back at all their recent animated films and they're all strong. Then Marvel. Then Star Wars. Pixar continues to deliver. Their dip into live action remakes has started strong and continues to look promising.
Disneys ultimate benefit is their own name. Any good film is instantly recognised as 'Disney', so 'Disney World' will always appeal...as it's the films 'home'
Where Universal are strong and continue to improve in my opinion is that it's becoming a must visit destination for revisitors through good experiences, strong word of mouth and hype. Their state of the art rides are seen as innovative, fresh and exciting...so yeah I see Nintendo continuing to build on this...but ultimately Disney is Disney and the strength of their brand means 'Toy Story land' is every bit as appealing to a casual guest as Universals (likely) much more impressive, ambitious Nintendo World. Sadly.
When it comes to brand loyalty, the quality of Universal's movies isn't the problem. It's simply impossible for them to invoke the same brand loyalty Disney has, as they're a "generic" Hollywood studio that doesn't specialize in a specific type of film the way Disney does. Universal has plenty of classic films in its library, but with the possible exception of the Universal Monsters (which they're currently in the process of ruining), no one looks at them, either individually or as a whole, and pays any mind to who released them. Disney will always have a huge edge in this respect because their products collectively scream their brand from the roof tops. Incidentally, their films also usually translate more easily to theme park attractions.
That being said, I would argue that most of the general public still do not associate Marvel or Star Wars with Disney, and may not for a long time. Those properties aren't bringing anyone to their parks because they're "Disney." That's not to say a Star Wars land won't reel people in, but that would have been the case even if they didn't own the IP, just like Universal and Harry Potter. In practice, I don't believe there's much difference between Disney adding Star Wars and Universal adding Nintendo. One just pays licensing fees and the other doesn't.
Hooray, they're bringing back Earthquake and Jaws!
What, no Nickelodeon Studios?
The Nintendo Switch was the most searched for video game console on Google in 2016 despite being revealed at the end of October.
I have heard that we could see construction at least behind the scenes start after HHN27. That the parade warehouse and the area behind MIB will be cleared. Which means HHN is gonna have to do some shifting around of houses again.
So this isn't just KidZone?
Could it be that Yoshi could be moving behind Men in Black so that we can keep E.T.?
On the other hand, it could just be for trailers...
Just making sure I read the USJ announcement correctly, they're getting two rides. DK mine coaster and mario cart? Is the third attraction still planned for Orlando?
Should be three rides as seen in the art. Yoshi, Mario Kart, DK
@Mike S do you have the link to the art work for the three rides for the new land?
There's really nothing official on Nintendo except the concept art that was released which doesn't show the rides specifically.
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