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The Future of Lost Continent

Discussion in 'Islands of Adventure' started by TheDecemberists, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. JM-BENT

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    Honestly a Zelda Stunt Show wouldn’t be a bad idea. I feel like it’d be easier to implement the dungeon crawling and puzzle aspects of the games in that format rather than a ride. Cap it off with a flashy formation of the Triforce scene and a big Ganon battle and you have yourself a solid experience.
     
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  2. Mad Dog

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    It would help IOA if they had a couple of show venues where guests could attend when it's raining, especially during the rainy season...Ooops, they do have two of those, but they sit empty....Perhaps with the increased attendance from Hagrids & the Dark arts Show, they'll feel a need to put something into one of those venues.....When you look at it, IOA was built with fairly sufficient attractions to retreat to when it rained. Unfortunately, they've closed two (both theaters) of them down over the years.
     
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  3. Mike S

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    ...tiny?

    We’re talking about all that’s left of LC.
     
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    Which is about 7 acres.

    nearly more the size of Hogsmeade/FJ/Hippo (minus Hagrids)

    I still think LC is not long for this world after UFW, but Zelda has gotten a larger push thanks in-part towards Breath of The Wild. It could be theoretically possible that Universal Creative and Nintendo have back-up plans in response of if SNW in Osaka and Hollywood prove successful enough to expand on the concepts they already have in-play for Zelda.

    It could also wager, on the success of Breath of The Wild 2, now that it's in full development.
     
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    Are those mesh looking fences just a safety precaution? I've never seen them set up before.
     
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    7 acres with no area for expansion really. Limited area means no real opportunity to monetize the licensed IP at a later level. Also a large scale ride like Hagrid would not be able to fit within that space. Unless you want more screen based rides for Zelda?
     
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    Unless, y'know, it would be designed with a multi-floored aspect, similar to that of the current SNW lands already being built for Osaka and Hollywood..

    Honestly speaking, I think it'd make more sense to have Zelda in the size vicinity of Diagon and Hogsmeade, than that of doing something large like Batuu.
     
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    Which in USJ has an expansion pad to the left despite being 7 acres for SNW..... that's my point. You can't expand here.
     
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    They can fit a Mummy/ET sized building in LC and have enough space for something else.
     
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    A large scale indoor ride that’s not a huge sprawling outdoor coaster could fit.
     
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    To counter, they aren't using the full extent of that 7 acres from the get-go.

    If they want to do something similar with Zelda to that of Osaka's, it's entirely possible to see Universal saving a bit of space. Plus, there's also the boat docks if they so desired to expand more land for Zelda.
     
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    It would be nice if they did some back of house restructuring so LC and others could expand into that land. Universal could really use a new HR building, would love to see a seven story building housing HR+other administration, would allow offices to be moved, buildings demolished, and further land expansion.

    But, I foresee them doing the 'best with what they've got' for now.
     
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    Ya know, there's plenty of expansion space right there in that lagoon..
     
  14. Mike S

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    Zora’s Domain confirmed.
     
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    I feel like I'm the only person in the world that wants Zelda to replace Toon Lagoon instead....
     
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    Why? Toon Lagoon already has one great ride and one fun ride. LC is a complete blank slate.
     
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    Toon Lagoon doesn’t need replacing. Just needs some updates here and there and something to replace the theater
     
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    I just feel like it's a better fit for IOA as a whole, and you can make a bigger and better Zelda land in Toon Lagoon. Plus, Hyrule would get overrun by everyone trying to get to Hogmeade.
     
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    I just think having Zelda and Lost Continent in the same park is a bit redundant
     
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    I'm not saying that they should keep Lost Continent (actually, it needed to go yesterday), but there's other things that can go there as well. Hyrule should be on the other side of the park.
     

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