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Super Nintendo World (Hollywood)

Discussion in 'Lower Lot/Studio Center' started by techmaniac16, May 8, 2015.

  1. AstroOwl52

    AstroOwl52 Rookie

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    Now that i think about it, is this new land gonna be layered like Osaka? I mean, it would make sense if they went that route. More verticality would help the land feel more open and expansive, even if it's on a small plot of land.

    (Oops nvm, Jamesh answered my question beforehand. Thank you J!)
     
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    This will be SNW in the sense of the immersive level and scale. Even if it's not going to be as fleshed out initially--it'll be added onto. It's also going to retain the verticality as far as I'm mistaken.

    Even if it's just Mario Kart, the interactive elements, and some shopping and dining; this won't be the only time for Nintendo at Universal Hollywood.
     
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    They could always relocate the grab n go location. That location is prime real-estate!
     
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    Repurposing the arcade was discussed. Not sure how that stands now.
     
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    Wasn't the arcade repurposed into Starbucks though?

    Honestly, I could see Mummy Treats get a refresh to become a new grab/go counterservice for the sake of locations; considering it's location in-betwen Mummy, Starway, and Jurassic World.
     
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    Thanks for the replies! What I was actually referring to was the fact that if there's supposed to be an actual Nintendo "World" with warp pipes, shops, and areas to just walk around (just like Harry Potter), but all we have so far is a tiny area where the Mario Kart building is being constructed, an area for Peach's Castle?, and seemingly no room for these aforementioned walking around areas and shops and restaurants (Calling Mushroom Burger now! haha) unless more stuff downstairs gets demolished.

    Peach's Castle is, I'm assuming, going into the empty lot next to it? Meaning there's not gonna be much area to walk around and have shops and "interactive experiences" unless surrounding stages go...... or Peach's (or even Bowser's?!) castle go on top of Mario Kart?
     
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    Isn't Studio Cafe only open on peak days though? I recall it being closed for an extended amount of time at one point. Losing that would not be a major blow. Bathrooms on the other hand is where the real issue is.
     
  8. Ron101

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    The restroom location on the lower lot is HUGE and just got renovated! I imagine they'll work around that building a focus on the panda/studio cafe portion to the right of it.
     
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    What else is in that central area now? Panda, Grab n Go, Starbucks and restroom block? Anything else?

    I'm actualy really wondering what they do with the wall around SNW - they could have a number of F&B buildings backing up against it if they wanted - and it would be a good use of space and help hide the land.
     
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    Oh... So i was right.

    You know, this is the perfect opportunity to go "i told you so" and act like a complete tool but i'm gonna take the higher ground here.
     
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    Fyi I'm on the studio tour right now and just rolled by a sound stage with three females in Mario world costuming. Was not able to get a photo.
     
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    If i we're to guess, that's a sign that construction has reached a "this project is too large to keep a secret anymore" levels. Probably will use those costumes in a grand unveiling.

    I don't know if anyone has info on this but does anyone know how far into construction Hogsmeade was when they announced the arrival of WWOHP?
     
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    The first WWoHP Hollywood announcement was actually in 2011, a full two years before construction began! However, the opening date announcement wasn't until December 2015, less than six months before it opened. I would expect a more detailed announcement about SNW sometime mid-2020.
     
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    Oh WOW ok. That's a lot earlier than I expected. What's with the silent lip then? I mean, they've already announced that Nintendo is coming to USH and it's not like Hagrid's where they would be setting a deadline on themselves. I don't see any risks or losses that could come from revealing the project at this point in time.
     
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    Tom Williams (who runs UPR) has mentioned that they're trying to not detract people from visiting the parks when they are adding new attractions and experiences on the constant.

    Sometimes though, they do publicly speak of certain large projects about a year off from the opening of said project (like when they did DWT, JW, and Pet's announcements), sometimes it's much larger. Nintendo for Hollywood's already been confirmed, but they've merely just not given a date or timeframe to speak off (they did this for Hogsmeade too).
     
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    I misunderstood you; I thought you were referring to the Hagrid video itself.

    I was referring to the fact that Wizarding World is a fairly big space with shops and restaurants AND rides; the construction we're seeing seems fit enough for a castle and the Mario Kart ride and that's it.... was just speculating that there's gotta be way more knocking down to go to have those wide open Hogsmeade-like spaces.
     
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    Wizarding World: Hogsmeade is a big space... I'm sorry, since when?

    I mean, if we we're to count on just pure square mileage than having two of IOA's largest rides, Forbidden Journey and Hagrid's, makes Hogsmeade a big land.

    However, if your talking about space to walk-around which i presuming you are, stepping inside literally any of the stores in Hogsmeade will prove that the land is anything but "wide and open".
     
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    Some updates on Nintendo and Pets
     
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    This tbh
     
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    Has anyone considered the possibility that maybe the warp pipe could go through the show building?

    If the building ends up being multi-purpose and the positioning of the land's landmarks are moved, that seems like a simple solution that wouldn't disturb the existing lower lot.
     

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