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The Future of KidZone

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

  1. Scott W.

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    USF does need a water ride.
     
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    Yeah, I think people are getting a little ahead of their self on this, especially considering how many times we’ve been burned on KZ rumors.
     
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    That would be awesome, plus they already have TONS of water pipes there
     
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    I'd prefer a rapids ride for USF, themed to a mix of Pokemon Snap and Let's Go. It ends with you riding through the middle of a Pokemon battle, splashing down into the village below.
     
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    Eh. It's coming from a reliable source. No harm in having fun and speculating
     
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    Gotta catch em all
     
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    IF Pokemon, do you think it would be a smart idea for a dark ride of some sorts where you are tracking Pokemon where there is an optional experience of purchasing a Pokedex of some sorts that you can then use on the ride. Or do you think they'd be risking backlash with that kind of idea? I think the only way you stop making people annoyed at having to buy a $50+ item for a ride is if there are other experiences within the land for it, like a walking trail where you can find pokemon or maybe another ride altogether.
     
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    If it is Pokemon here's how I see it:

    A jungle-like land themed to the Safari Zone from the games, with a village inside it with a Poke Center, a Poke Mart, and the Professor's Lab experience as the main buildings, maybe with a snack and drink location too. Around the village will be the safari zone, which would be a large play area/exploration zone. Think Camp Jurassic but with Pokemon. Here animatronics as well as screens will allow people to track and catch Pokemon, as well as having play areas and climbing nets. In the back will be the E-ticket safari ride, whether it be a big indoor dark ride or a flume ride.

    In my head the story would be that the Safari Zone is a protected area where Pokemon from all over the world have been brought to live, so you could get away with using whatever Pokemon you want.

    I missed this one earlier. I dunno if it is Pokemon, I'm just speculating even if I do think it makes the most sense, but I will be very, very surprised if it's anything DreamWorks related.
     
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    Edit: Accidental double post
     
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    I think I’m the only person here who could not care less about Pokémon...
     
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    That makes two of us. :lol:....but it would be a good business decision on Universal's part if they did a Pokemon land or mini land.
     
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    I don't really care about the IP personally, but I love new stuff.. especially when Universal is working with other companies so you know the quality will have to be top notch.
     
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    Yea. Just like I will never get enough Potter attractions, Nintendo attractions, from what I've seen, are going to be just as good or better. Give them all to me.

    I mean does it help that I'm a HUGE Pokemon fan? Sure. But I think anything that comes out of the Nintendo/Universal partnership will be worth it for non fans as well.
     
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    Make that three and I’ll expand that to Nintendo in general. I don’t really care for Harry Potter either but it has brought out the best in Universal creative and I think Nintendo will do the same so I’m more than ok with it.
     
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    I will be excited for whatever comes here (unless Hello Kitty takes over the entire plot), too many years of "its finally going to close... oh wait Uni changed their minds".

    Let's say SLOP goes into Animal Actors, ET stays (which without a doubt is going to) and Pokemon gets a large chunk of Kidzone, it would be best for Uni to create facades from SLOP to ET (like London) to divide and hide Pokemon, and you can expand the Central Park area to include SLOP and ET. Because I highly doubt that Universal would waste such a large IP like Pokemon and stick it under a general Universal's Kidzone named area.
     
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    They won't "hide" Pokémon. At least, not like they did Diagon. It will be walled off (so the rest of the park is hidden while you're inside of it), but I suspect the entrance will be garish and huge. That sort of stuff fits the tone of the IP.

    And if they don't have a quick-service restaurant called "Pika-Chews," they're missing out.
     
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    I'm all for a re-imagined KidZone, but I think everyone is getting a little carried away with this considering the only thing we are going off of is HateToFly's tweet about something finally happening in 90 days...
     
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    I mean, @Alicia also tweeted about KidZone
     
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    Yea, but I get it. I mean I knew KidsZone was closing for SNW before. They even had work walls up. You never know with these people! They change their mind on a dime. I mean, they just refurbed Woody to get another year out of it last month!
     
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    Oh for sure. They could change their mind tomorrow to do Shrek, only to change it again next month to do FFL.

    I think KidZone makes the most sense though. We still have the infrastructure permit for Project 130, so you'd think whatever that's there to support will get going soon.
     

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