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Nintendo Coming to Universal Parks

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Universal' started by CatCatCat, May 7, 2015.

  1. TommyJK

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    I think it comes down to who is around in Japan snapping photos (if any) of construction updates.

    This board is very Orlando and Hollywood focused and relies on lots of board members (and a guy who likes to take lots of helicopter rides over Orlando and takes lots of pictures) for the updates we see. Not sure of how many people there are in Japan that are taking construction photos.

    That being said, there is this site I check from time to time that happens to post photos (they're just few and far between)

    Universal Studios Japan expansion construction updates
     
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    Yeah, there's really just two people people (Hari & Yukon Doit) that occasionally post anything on Japan.
     
  3. quinnmac000

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    Yukendoit now lives in Tokyo so don't expect a lot of USJ Nintendo posts from him anymore.
     
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  4. Mad Dog

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    so that leaves us with only one.
     
  5. jrn14

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    Everyone go see Detective Pikachu this weekend so we can fast track that KidZone replacement!

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  6. truejonas

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    Eh, next weekend's plan. I'm going to go straight to UO and hand them my money this weekend. Seems like a more strategic method of encouraging them to keep the lights on.
     
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  7. AlexanderMBush

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    Universal Scoop (one of the many outlets for Universal outside of the usual suspects) have gathered the ride systems and manufacturers for the major attractions, and reaffirming what has been previously guessed for Donkey Kong's manufacturer:

     
  8. Imperius

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    Thought we were only getting DK.
     
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  9. quinnmac000

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    If they managed to also fit DK in that small of an area than I'm through impressed that they can do all three in less space than originally thought.
     
  10. Alicia

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    It’s exactly the same size and shape as the cancelled KidZone plans. EXACTLY the same.
     
  11. AlexanderMBush

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    Excluding Hollywood's size (due to that it's being truncated for now to the Stages22-25/28 plot), yup. It's pretty much to that level; so I actually have to wonder if something may of happened.

    Part of me wonders even, if Osaka was potentially planning on doing multiple phases for Nintendo, as actually seen in a sense when you look at what they did for Minion Park at USJ.
     
  12. Alicia

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    The real question is, if Japan is in fact getting the Donkey Kong Coaster, was it saved for phase two because:

    A: They wanted to get the land done in time for 2020 Olympics, so saved that for later to focus on rest of land.

    B: The rumors that the boom patent didn’t work out were true and they needed longer to rework the concept.
     
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    This was spotted at the Setpoint plant (I believe) back in March
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I assumed it would be for this concept they had, although it's very similar to DK
    [​IMG]
     
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    I meant the current land being used...not the expansion area that no activity is currently being observed.
     
  15. AlexanderMBush

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    I mean, that expansion pad is exactly the spot that would've been DK, but for whatever the reason..it was pulled from Osaka in the initial.
     
  16. Alicia

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    I meant the entire land. The whole thing is exactly the same size and shape, not just the DK plot.
     
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    When I look on the SETPOINT site they show (proudly?) F&F. Do I need to be concerned for Donky Kong??
     
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    They built the motion base for the 360 room. They didn't design the attraction.
     
  19. tielo

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    I presume that works fine. I am relieved.
     
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    If Nintendo comes to all 3 Universal Orlando parks which park will have the biggest presence? IOA? USF? or Fantastic Worlds?
     

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