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The Future of KidZone

Discussion in 'Universal Studios Florida' started by Brian G., May 27, 2014.

  1. Brian G.

    Brian G. Staff Member Administrator

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    Let's not try to derail this thread with baseless and silly speculation. Let's try to keep it with a purpose and not all over the place, please.

    With that out of the way, let's discuss the KidZone rumors.
     
  2. DufflesMcGee

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    Well, Problem is we have no rumors to go by atm. Unless HTF, teebs or the guys from parkscope share something we are stuck atm...

    All we know for now is

    1) Deconstruction starts after potter
    2) We should expect it to open in 2016
    3) Family oriented, not just kid oriented
    4) E.T. and Animal Show will stay
    6) Expect it to be potter level theming
     
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    mainejeff Rookie

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    Hard to say what it will be. I'm hoping that ride system wise that the main attraction will be a trackless dark ride of some type. I know that I don't want to wear 3-D glasses......I would like awesome theming, animatronics and special effects. Hopefully, a Mystery Manor level ride is in the cards.
     
  4. Cole

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    ....yeah sorry Brian we got out of hand lol. The fact is there are just no plans to base rumors off of as Duffles said above, we have really no choice but to throw stuff at the wall and see what sticks. Whatever we will see what we can work with.

    WHAT I EXPECT AND WANT
    -atleast 2 new dark rides
    -something 3D
    -one new playground
    -a show
    -something marketable
    -new restaurant
    -different areas with different IPs
    - no overall theme
    -awesomeness

    WHAT WE CAN DO TO MAKE THIS THREAD NON CHAOTIC
    -no MLP
    -no nick
    -no Nintendo
    -NO DC LAND!!!!
    -don't post ideas without any thought or reasons why I'd work
    -don't go overboard

    Don't want to sound like a dictator here but this is all for the better, post away :)
     
  5. Brian G.

    Brian G. Staff Member Administrator

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    Speculation wasn't the problem. It was when we started getting into "Hey, what about My Little Pony Land?" and the like that made it an issue.
     
  6. Vyrus

    Vyrus The man with the master plan Premium Member

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    As long as they keep this as a children's are, which the park needs, I'll be happy.

    Personally what I'd LOVE would be an update to ET to some more modern AA's maybe along with better lighting, soundtrack, and stop the tire squeels while you're riding it.

    Then just expand on the Universal or Nickelodeon theme that started with SB store. With the Hard Rock building out of the way, it gives them even more space to push back and do more now.
     
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    The Hard Rock building took up basically no space. It won't make much of a difference in regards to expansion
     
  8. DufflesMcGee

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    Yep. And going back to what we all have been saying, dont expect this expansion to be solely kid themed.
     
  9. Felipe

    Felipe Premium Member

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    I think it'd be best if we keep this strictly to KidZone rumors, not for our wishlists or ideas.

    The wishlists and ideas can still be discussed on other threads, such as Your Dream Universal Attraction, as well as many other IP/theme-specific idea threads posted within the Miscellaneous Universal section :thumbs:
     
  10. mahnamahna

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    1) Deconstruction starts after potter
    2) We should expect it to open in 2016
    3) Family oriented, not just kid oriented
    4) E.T. and Animal Show will stay
    5) Expect it to be potter level theming

    Wants/Needs for KidZone's replacement
    1) 1 E-ticket dark ride (new attraction) and one D-ticket dark ride (E.T.)
    2) ONE all-ages show (Animal Actors could fulfill this)
    3) ONE immmersive, fun-filled playground (no need for two within 50 feet of each other)
    4) ONE family water ride (a Splash Battle with POTC-level theming would be great)
    5) ONE family coaster (SDMT/Big Thunder level of intensity) rather than an off-the-shelf roller-skater
    6) ONE leisure track ride (Treasure Hunters at Universal Singapore, Casey Jr. at Disneyland)
    7) ONE flat ride unique to Universal Orlando (Music Express, Junkyard Jamboree-style, chairswings, ferris wheel, frog hopper, etc)
    8) A theme that can connect the current KidZone area with the mystery plot
    9) Something that everyone can enjoy (not JUST kids or JUST teens or JUST adults)
    10) A really great land that will finally silence those who believe USF doesn't have any family attractions
     
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    The shire....perfect for little people...the barrel ride can still go in toon lagon
     
  12. mahnamahna

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    Well, the only issue with that is every other area of USF is urban.

    Production Central
    New York
    San Francisco
    London/Diagon Alley
    World Expo
    Springfield
    Hollywood

    The Shire would stick out terribly... and it'd mean losing E.T. :down: whatever we get should be suburban/foresty in order to keep with the park's loose connection. I'd prefer LOTR stay in IOA or the 3rd gate.
     
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    So the rumor it would be based on a recently revived classic IP ... discredited?
     
  14. Cole

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    Well what other rural theme could work for kidzone besides china or japan?
     
  15. Universal Bob

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    Bikini Island is a rural setting............
     
  16. Felipe

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    You mean urban, not rural.
     
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    Well I guess we only have Japan and China left theme wise so it has to be one of those...
     
  18. Cole

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    Look I need a suburban theme for this new expansion :lol:

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    That or another kidzone themeless whatever area witch you all probably know at this point I'm down for but hey who doesn't love Asia? GODZIRRAH!!!!
     
  19. anihilnation

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    Ideal would be a suburban setting, as someone in the original thread mentioned (sorry I forgot your name) a cul-de-sac would be great. Also, since ET is staying, a suburban cul-de-sac facade would be great because ET is set in something like that. They can also have a forest theme behind it so that if they want to they can even something that firs in an urban/fantasy crossover genre, kind of the way it works in Smurfs.
     
  20. Cole

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    Do any of you think we could get a updated ET facade for the new kidzone? I think it would definitely help it stand out less
     

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