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Universal Orlando 4th Theme Park is Currently in Development Code Name "Project 314"

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by Offical_Pitchnoir, Apr 3, 2018.

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    There does appear to be a fourth park coming, but that articles rumours seem a bit off. The current rumour is nintendo land is going where kidzone is, and wouldn't it make sense for a ministry of magic land to be connected to the harry potter lands they currently have? The end of the article also says the new potter ride at IOA will be indoor even though its already gone vertical?
    Sorry about ranting about the article it just seems off to me :)
     
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    Agreed, The Ministry of Magic thing sounds like utter tripe, the film was not a huge success and there's not enough buzz around that part of the Wizarding world. I also think the Jurassic World things is utter bollocks as well, it makes no sense to split the JP rides between parks.
    I do think the Nintendo land has legs though, and I'd love some LOTR action, but salt very much applied to this info.
     
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    The Nintendo Land announcement was said to have been scrapped, though, instead for an entirely new area in a new park. Which coincides with this rumour.

    Also, Tolkein family refused to let LOTR become a themed attraction years ago, so I'm seriously surprised if they do so now - but I hope I am very very wrong about this because I want a LOTR ride.
     
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    I mean, it would fit in with how the story in Jurassic World worked - new park built near the original site.

    Plus, with the new movie debuting this summer it adds in a chance to add in a potential Dive coaster of some form, or a potential launcher that would involve the bike/Raptor scene from Jurassic World (or a combo of both). I think it would be pretty awesome to visit the original area, and then hit up the new area and re-experience the entrance again while walking into the new park.

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    But General Joe and Jane aren't going to think of it like that are they? The are in IOA one day and there's Jurassic Park with dinosaurs, the following day they go to gate 4 and there's Jurassic World with dinosaurs... Fair enough in parks a state away from each other you can expect some copies but less than a mile away?
     
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    That article is like a large smoothie of rumours from the past two years. Granted I've not been browsing the Orlando forums for a little while but there's nothing new in there. I'm not sure why he's getting caught up over the project number either, pretty sure every Universal project is given a very random number with no relevance to the final product.

    Also, the insiders last year seemed pretty dead set on Ministry of Magic going where Fear Factor Live is seeing as that location is based in London so putting it next to their Potter based London set would like... make sense?

    Also permits were also filed for the Kid zone to be turned into Nintendo like November time? Rumours suggested the plan will either be scrapped or they'll have two Nintendo Lands focusing on different IPs.
     
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    ^ This.

    Tbh I think the article is mostly a load of tripe.
     
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    If you mean the Fantastic Beasts movie, it was the 5th most-successful of all 9 Harry Potter films and there's plans for another 4 so it ain't going away.
     
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    That's interesting, I heard a lot of people say they didn't enjoy the movie, I thought it was alright, so yeah, maybe 5th out of 9. Of all the potential areas to build I'd be very surprised if they went with something which hasn't been a huge part of the series.
    I guess the main point is that aside from Hogwarts/Hogsmead and London/Muggle World, there aren't any other big scenes to the franchise. It would make a lot more sense to extend the existing areas, Ministry of Magic/Dursley house in the London area, and Forbidden Forest/Godrics Hollow in the Hogwarts area. So far the Fantastic Beasts part is minor and currently wouldn't warrant a 3rd land. In my opinion.
     
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    The best location to feature from Fantastic Beasts would not be any of the places visited in the movie, but the travel suitcase where Newt Scamander keeps his collection of critters. It would be easy to adapt to a theme park setting too, since it has no architectural restrictions, and the outside appearance is not important at all (unlike, say, Hogwarts castle). It's just a bunch of pens (some of them seemingly the size of small cities) containing habitats for various magical beasts, and the movie doesn't strictly define how they are connected. Perfect setting for an indoor ride.
     
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    Why not? Diagon Alley and Hogwarts are not within the same ticketed park, and while not as far apart as what these may be, are still their own locations that can be enjoyed seperately on two different days. Why not just build the two together next to one another and not involve a train to get there. Wouldnt it have worked regardless?

    I admit that it is an old franchise with a good 10+ year gap from the original trilogy to the new trilogy, but it helps further immerse oneself within the realm of Jurassic Park/World. New park on the same island as the original resort, just in a different location as depicted in the movie.

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    But they have an actual themed link with the Hodwarts Express. Think of how magical it would be to leave the park and get public transport to the other park which is a good 5/10 minutes drive.... OoOoOoh Magic.
     
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    Mate, there's a HUGE difference between the popularity of Harry Potter and Jurassic Park, they can't be compared. There's no chance that a new JP/JW area will increase footfall anywhere near what HP did for the parks.
    HP works with the train and 2 parks thing because the two areas are so different, one is London re-imagined, the other a magical wonderland. JP/JW is basically the same thing but one is 25 years old and the other is more technologically advanced.
     
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    There is a huge difference in popularity, that I will agree; however, to completely write off the Jurassic Park franchise, when the original area opened during the filming of the 2nd movie, just shouldnt happen. HP worked wonders because it had a plethora of material to work with back when Phase 1 opened, and even more when phase 2 opened.

    If this were to be opened directly after Jurassic World came out, or Jurassic World was just a standalone - I would agree with just rebranding the current area to fit the new film. That isnt happening though. The new trilogy is adding in FAR more depth to the story, more lore and fixing plotholes from Lost World, Jurassic Park 3 and the time between the original 3 and the beginning of Jurassic World. Not only that, the new area is going to have elements from the new movie and potentially the 3rd that has yet to come. That alone opens up so much more that could happen in this new area just from an interactive environment standpoint (baby dino petting zoo, the holographic display of dinos inside the welcoming center, a tour ride that is similar to the gyro-sphere shown in JW).

    As for the dinosaurs, there have been SO many new dinos introduced since Jurassic Park that you wouldnt really just see:

    Brachiosaur/Brontosaur (I cant remember just which one was showcased on the river ride)
    Velociraptor
    Tyranosaurus Rex
    Dilophosaur
    Parasuar
    Triceratops

    We'd be seeing the Carnotasuar, Ceratosaur, Spino (possibly) Pachy, Compy, Gallimimus, Stegos, Ankylos, Baryonyx, the infamous Indominus Rex and possibly even the Mosasaur. And those are just the ones that have been seen since Jurassic Park opened its gates in Island of Adventure.

    I will reiterate it again - the franchuse is finally being given the depth of story and lore that has been lacking from the book conversion that a new area is damn near needed to possibly explore all that is there to offer. And who knows, maybe the new area is a sign that the old area is going to be turned into something else.

    Which, the possibilities of leaving it there as a tie in for the new area, just more overrun by nature and reclaimed by the dinos is just so appealing to my inner child who grew up with this franchise.

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    This I could get on board with. It would be a shame to lose River Adventure as it's brilliant, but to replace the current JP area with a new/updated JW area in gate 3 would be ideal.
    I just don't think 2 separate areas in 2 separate parks which are very closely aligned would work.
     
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    If they go two completely different routes then it could work. Isla Sorna is about to erupt in the new movie, so the park could be based purely up to that moment, or beyond really.

    I would really love for them to explore the darker side of the series - the genetic splicing/modifying of dinos to create new ones, which was lightly touched upon before Jurassic World debuted, and can go to many places beyond what we've seen in the mvoies and has been shown online through the DPG website distribution of intel from the Masrani website backdoor login.

    I do feel that this could be Universal just trying to showcase a better area for the JP Franchise and rebrand the current area into something else entirely.

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    First leak for the park has come out
     
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    Looks great! And it should be great if the high quality across Universal's two other Florida theme parks is anything to go by!

    Also, is it only me who thinks that this name hints at Fantastic Beasts being used in the park, or am I reading into it too deeply?
     

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