Discussion in 'Universal Orlando' started by Sped2424, May 7, 2015.
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.
In the art you can see a bowser area which is assumed to be Mario kart. A Yoshi mountain which is supposedly the Yoshi attraction. And then In the distance some tropical trees for the dk area but thts obscured in this art.
This article seems appropriate for this thread:
Great article. Thanks got posting. This could be another game changer.
Hmm. I was thinking Peach's castle would be the Mario Kart ride. Interesting. Wonder if both castles are part of Mario Kart? With bowser being the exit and Peach being the entrance/ride building?? I can't wait to find out more.
Peaches castle is supposed to be the entrance to the area.
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