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Pokemon and Zelda Plans Cancelled at Universal Orlando?

As Universal Parks and Resorts continues to grow at an incredible pace, future plans continue to fluctuate. If you’ve followed us here at Theme Park University, we have tracked plans for the new Nintendo projects for several years now. Very little, however, has been released to the public. It seems that the plans to branch

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Is This Universal Parks Mario Kart Ride System?

With the recent announcement from Dynamic Attractions, many are wondering if their new Dual Powered Coaster system is going to be used in the new Mario Kart ride headed to Universal Parks around the globe. Many people look at some of the imagery used in the sizzle real recently released at the International Association of

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Universal Studios Hollywood Expansion Plans – 2019, 2020 and 2021

In case you haven’t noticed, construction around Universal Studios Hollywood has hit a fever pitch. There are currently three major additions being added to the park that are slated to open in 2019, 2020 and 2021, respectively.  As always, anything we post here that isn’t confirmed by Universal Parks officially is subject to change and

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Nintendo’s Zelda Slated to Replace Lost Continent at Islands of Adventure

Nintendo fans will be thrilled to learn that one of the brand’s most popular games is supposedly slated for its own land at Islands of Adventure. The new area would take over the entire Lost Continent. It would stretch from Seuss Landing all the way to Hogsmeade and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. We’ve

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3 Questions Answered About Future Universal Orlando Projects

Our inbox gets questions all the time from readers about various articles we have written here at Theme Park University. Since we have been hot on the trail of Universal rumors for quite some time, I figured we’d answer a few reader questions regarding some of those future announcements. Let’s dig in! TPU reader Jason

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When Will Universal Orlando Announce Their Fourth Park?

Theme Park University reader Lachie writes in to ask, “I have heard a lot of rumors regarding the announcement of Universal’s fourth gate. Some say it will happen when Disney has their press events from Toy Story Land. You’ve said that announcement is probably a year away. What gives?” Great question!  Admittedly, I don’t pay a

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Could This New Coaster Be Universal’s Mario Kart Ride System?

A new coaster has opened in Japan that seems to have fallen under the radar of many theme park fans. A lesser-known park in Japan called Suzuka Circuit just opened a first-of-its-kind roller coaster that very well could be a game changer. It’s a duel-racing layout that gives “drivers” some control of how the car

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Super Mario and Donkey Kong NOT Headed to Universal Studios Florida – Supposedly

Recently, WFTV News in Orlando reported on plans to demolish Kidzone at Universal Studios Florida in order to add Nintendo additions. According to the plans filed with Orange County, Universal Orlando planned to wipe out everything from the Animal Actors Show all the way back to the Curious George Interactive Playground. While the scope of

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Universal Studios Super Nintendo World Plans Leaked?

A few days after the groundbreaking ceremony in Universal Studios Japan, it seems that some concepts for Super Nintendo World have been leaked. I want to preface that what you’re about to see by making two things clear: 1. There is a slight chance that these are fan concepts. 2. There is a very good

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Will Universal Orlando’s Third Theme Park be Dreamworks Animation?

I wrote a story about how Comcast (which owns Universal Studios) is in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation for reportedly $3 billion. Now, in that article I talked about how great it would be for Universal Parks to have intellectual properties like “Shrek,” “Madagascar,” “How to Train Your Dragon” and “Kung Fu Panda” at their

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