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The Future of KidZone

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

  1. shiekra38

    shiekra38 Veteran Member

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    Agreed, I feel like their current model is:

    USF: Cities (mingling of different properties connected to a midway)
    IOA: Islands (immersive islands able to be explored, tied to a single property, branching paths)
    FW: Worlds (fully immersive and explorable worlds, devoted to overarching property as well as smaller properties within the overarching property)
     
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  2. Felipe

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    PPPPS: My body is also ready for all the Pokemon F&B

     
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    That Eevee bread looks so frigging adorable.
     
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    Nah, more people know Tokyo :grin:
     
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    Right? That's one of those instances where I don't know if I could eat such an adorable thing.
     
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    There is no food so adorable I won't chomp it
     
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    100% on board. The only thing that would make it better is if we could replace American theme park guests with Japanese theme park guests.

    Ate at Pokémon cafe about a week ago during some time here in Tokyo and it was fantastically themed. There’s no reason that it couldn’t be replicated here in the states. It would go gangbusters.

     
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    It’s 2019, we can have small walk around Pokémon we can buy right?
     
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    There are so many aspects of Japanese culture that we could adopt here and it would make the park-going experience so much more enjoyable! From the overall craftsmanship to the organization and demeanor of ops and guests... I can't wait to make it out there, actually very soon :look: I'd love to pick your brain for advice, if I may... Hopefully you'll do a trip report here, too!

    Back to Pokemon, if Nintendo is as involved and strict/passionate about these projects as WB and JKR have been with the WWoHP, I think we could definitely see some of these aspects come to town. Maybe not ops, but the merch and F&B could really be on a whole 'nother level. I'm pretty excited.


    If Universal wants to "respond" to the SWGE's droids, this would definitely be a cool way to do so... I haven't seen Detective Pikachu yet, but were those "live-action" looking Pokemon well received, look/design-wise, to replicate them as plush robotic creatures? Like Pokemon Furbys of sorts, but better lol.
     
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    They were translated pretty well into the real world...Way more so than I was expecting
     
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    Except for.. ya know.. Springfield. :grin:
     
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    And Shrek and Despicable Me.

    Like I said, the current roster doesn't allow it.
     
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    Rugrats and Hey Arnold! merch has officially made their debut at Spongebob Storepants.
     
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    Maybe they plan just to turn it into Nick Zone.
     
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    I’m all in on that.
     
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    If that means I can get a Spongebob Dark ride and a TMNT family dark ride/coaster, then I’m all for it
     
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    Yo, hear me out...'member the Nicktoons Studios from Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast? 'Member how dope that was in its design and concept?

    ...why don't they just do that? I could see it as a more mature (as mature as a kid-focused area can be, of course) take on a kiddie land specifically for Studios.
     
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    Reptar bars would be a big F&B option on the Rugrats side.
     
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    FYE has them and I wonder if Universal could get the license also.
     
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    Nicktoon Blast but it's a high tech motion-base dark ride that mixes physical sets and screens to create an immersive experience.
    (In all seriousness, if it ever were to come back, they should change the story, change the villain to Calamitous, and change the ride vehicle to the Hover Car).
     

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