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Super Nintendo World - Osaka

Discussion in 'Worldwide Universal Parks' started by AlexanderMBush, May 19, 2017.

  1. Jamesh22

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    Good news for us I guess. If it were me I might have looked at another big IP that was 'ready to go' to fill the gap - like Diagon Alley.

    Aiming for the olympics seems fairly pointless too as evidence seems to suggest that visitor numbers at theme parks go down during Olympic events, see below for the 2012 performance in London:

    The negative impact of the London Olympics on the attendance levels of several major English parks. Indeed, tourists and local visitors have focused on sports events rather than on the attractions. Alton Towers (9th) and Thorpe Park (11th) saw their attendance drop by 9.4 and 10% despite significant investments
     
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    That's just London though. Remember, Comcast owns both the TV rights for the Olympics as well as just recently purchased the remaining shares of Universal Japan. You better believe they're going to market the living crap out of the land on NBC and every channel that an Olympic event is held on.
     
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    And talk about opportunity too! Comcast might reap in more crowds to Osaka than the guests to Tokyo Disney.
     
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    Osaka is a 3-4 hour train ride and a 6+ hour bus ride from Tokyo. While it gets people a great relief from Tokyo and the crowds, it faces the same distance problem that Pyeongchang did for increasing Seoul tourism.

    It won't be an upfront benefit but it will be a long term because there is a belief Tokyo plans to step it up next level to increase tourism to Japan already so with so many thing advertise travel to Japan will increase with USJ being a major stop for those who decide to travel the entire country.
     
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    The goal isn't to drive people visiting the Olympics to Universal Japan but to drive tourism over the long term, so Universal's distance from the games and Tokyo is somewhat irrelevant (thought I do see what you're saying). They want to promote the living heck out of a Universal property and that's generally the bottom line.
     
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    Would be comical to see the "Mario Cast" in some commercials participating in Olympic Games, think Wii Sports, as a way to tie in SNW and the Olympics.
     
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  7. Jamesh22

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    If this land only has Mario and maybe one other small ride at opening I can see capacity being a HUGE problem.

    This is USJ so I'm sure there will be ticketed entry like WWHP but just look at the lines for high capacity rides like Flying Dinosaur and Forbidden Journey.
     
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  8. AlexanderMBush

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    From Michael on Themeparx,

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    Sure looks like they're gonna build Donkey Kong there, to me
     
  10. Jamesh22

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    I wonder how they are gonna shield/screen this from within WWOHP? Its at least 2 stories so even with the trees at the back of black lake you are gonna see the structure.

    From the looks of it the MK building is even bigger than Forbidden Journey.
     
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    If it’s anything like the canceled Orlando KidZone plans, the outside was non-descript concrete walls with trees in front of them. All of the colorful 8-bit fun is hidden inside.
     
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    Much like the Grand Avenue entrance to SW:GE?
     
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    Sort of, but even more nondescript... Except for the big green warp pipe entrance of course.
     
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    I think this is the feature I'm going to miss in the 3rd Orlando park. I have a feeling it won't survive the move to being the centerpiece land of the park
     
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    Why? :oO:
     
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    Holy crap that building went up fast!
     
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    That building is massive!! I'm guessing that's for Mario Kart?
     
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    Yup. Which speaks volumes of the scale of the possible attraction.
     

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