Well this is a surprise. I might need to get down to Florida.
Orlando Sentinel said:
"Universal theme parks offer incredibly popular, innovative themed family entertainment experiences based on compelling stories and characters – using powerful storytelling and innovative technology," the companies said in a joint statement. " Nintendo has created remarkable and imaginative worlds filled with captivating stories and beloved characters. Now, for the first time, those stories and characters will be brought to life in entirely new ways – only at Universal theme parks."
Not a ton of new info, but we've got a name (at least for the Universal Japan park), and some nice-looking concept art that makes my inner child excited. The only thing is that I'm hoping for more representation than just Mario.
The gang over at ThemeParkUniversity say they've gotten some inside info on Universal's plans for Zelda-themed content at their parks. This info supposedly comes from multiple inside sources.
- Zelda section will replace the entire Lost Continent at Islands of Adventure - will stretch from Seuss Landing all the way to Hogsmeade and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
There's also some other rumored tidbits about how the rest of Nintendo's attractions at Universal Studios' parks will place out.
- the scope of the project changed as the strategy to compete with Disney became more aggressive - Universal decided to scrap the plans for Universal Studios Florida to get all the Nintendo content - Nintendo content will now be at 3 locations: Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure and the yet-to-be-named new park - the Mario Kart attraction that will open at Universal Studios Japan was slated for Universal Studios Florida - now it will open in the Universal park down the road - Nintendo land at USF was supposed to feature Zelda attractions as well as Pokemon and Kirby - Zelda attractions were moved and expanded upon to Islands of Adventure
This is all very delicious information. However, when the heck is this all going to debut?!? I feel like they keep adding to the list. My kids are gonna be in college by the time they open this puppy up!