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Plans for Marvel Superhero Island Replacement

Universal Orlando: Here's another idea.

From Oscar Marquez
Posted September 17, 2012 at 10:42 AM
Since Disney acquires Marvel in 2009.

What if... Universal Studios sign the agreement with SEGA?

Marvel Super Hero Islands will become into "SEGA City Island"

* Sonic Adventure (replace The Amazing Adventure of Spider-Man)

* Crazy Taxi: Crazy Road (replace The Incredible Hulk Coaster)

* Space Channel 5: Ulala's Spin Dance (replace Storm Force Accelatron)

* Dr. Eggman's EGGdrop (replace Dr. Doom's Fearfall)

* Billy Hatcher Cafe (replace Cafe 4)

* SEGA All=Star Diner (replace Captain-America Diner)

* Sonic Store (replace Spider-Man Shop)

* Super Monkey Store (replace Marvel Alterniverse Store)

* SEGA Mania store (replace Comic Book Store)

* Oakley store stay but with SEGA reference replace Marvel reference.

* a Rumored new outdoor Interactive show named "SEGA Superstar": This stage has a Giant Screen. Guests can play and interact with SEGA Characters, Dance with Ulala, Spin with AiAi, Care of the Eggs with Billy Hatcher, and run with Sonic.

* Meet n' Greet with SEGA characters (replace Spider-Man and the Marvel Super Heroes)

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In Addition of SEGA City Island.

* Universal Studios Hollywood will have a copy of "SEGA Superstar" interactive show, replace the Blue Brothers show.

* Universal Studios Hollywood also will have a Meet n' Greet with SEGA characters, located in Lower lot

* Universal Studios Japan, if the 10-years plus deal of The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man expires, the attraction will be replace by a copy of Sonic Adventure.

* A Rumor expansion of Universal Studios Singapore with a copy of "SEGA City Island"

what did you think?


Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.

From Dominick D
Posted September 17, 2012 at 10:46 AM
Eh. Don't get me wrong, SEGA is great, but outside of Sonic, I don't really see theme park attractions. Your ideas were good, but like I said SEGA really doesn't scream THEME PARK.

From Giovanny Cruz
Posted September 17, 2012 at 12:14 PM
I think instead of sega nintendo should be the right move
To replace spider man mario adventure
To replace hulk bowser deadly coaster
I haven't thought of the other atractions yet

From Dominick D
Posted September 17, 2012 at 12:23 PM
Nintendo would work, but Nintendo characters will be in Wreck-it Ralph, so who knows.

From Teddy Blass
Posted September 17, 2012 at 12:38 PM
Unfortunately I think the SEGA idea isn't a very great one. In theory it has some charms, but I believe it will fail to impress or excite anyone in reality.

Hell, Marvel Superhero Island has X-Men and extremely popular Avengers characters, and even now it's quite lackluster.

Whatever they decide to go with, they need step it up and show some real focus and creativity.

From Jay R.
Posted September 17, 2012 at 1:42 PM
Legal / licensing issues aside, I think Nintendo would make a great theme "land", they have a nice collecting of characters & properties (mario, zelda, etc) & just developing attractions & the theme (The "power up" snack bar!)

Also, I think Robert mentioned this at one point, but Hasbro would be good as well, you already have Transformers, the my little pony franchise is huge, there could be something there.

I just think it would have to be a unique property, that doesn't really exist elsewhere (like how marvel is now) because that's a selling point.

From Dominick D
Posted September 17, 2012 at 2:20 PM
If a My Little Pony attraction came, it would be a big draw for Bronies.

From Jorge Arnoldson
Posted September 17, 2012 at 3:43 PM
Like I was told in a previous post about Wreck-it-Wralph, the licensing deal is similar to what was done for "Who Framed Roger Rabbit". Also, Disney made a deal with SEGA to have the title character in the new Sonic All Stars Racing game. Nintendo sounds like a great idea for a theme park area, or even its own park itself!

From Dominick D
Posted September 17, 2012 at 3:49 PM
Nintendo is making a park of it's own:

http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/a9OKCtwS_S5XHzdlL5qijlAc5A0fly6d

From Jorge Arnoldson
Posted September 17, 2012 at 3:55 PM
That's only a game for the WiiU. If only it could be a real theme park, if not a section/land or single attraction...

From Andy Milito
Posted September 17, 2012 at 4:05 PM
SEGA hasn't put anything good out in a long time...

From Dominick D
Posted September 17, 2012 at 4:09 PM
Andy, Sonic Generations is pretty good (At least the Xbox/PS3 version)

From Jay R.
Posted September 17, 2012 at 4:51 PM
I think Nintendo has better prospects as a themed land than Sega.

It just seems there are more popular properties to develop attractions for.

From Orrin Carstarphen
Posted September 17, 2012 at 5:39 PM
IMO the only suitable replacement would be a DC superhero Island. Hulk could become Green Lantirn, Spiderman could become Batman, Storm could become Wonder Woman and Dr. Dooms could be Joker themed.

From Teddy Blass
Posted September 17, 2012 at 6:50 PM
I think Superman would be a better fit for Spider-man. Hell, the queue would barely need a change; Daily Prophet -> Daily Planet.

From Jorge Arnoldson
Posted September 17, 2012 at 7:25 PM
The DC Comics idea sounds great, but it would require a major buyout from Six Flags. Universal is one of the industry's leaders when it comes to theming AND thrills, so DC is better left in Universal's hands than Six Flags.

From Teddy Blass
Posted September 17, 2012 at 8:18 PM
I wonder if it would be possible to get rights for just Florida, or to only buy-out Six Flags' rights for parks east of the Mississippi river -- like how Universal has with Marvel now.

The closest Six Flags to USF/IOA is 400 miles away.

From Melissa Kosztowny
Posted September 18, 2012 at 8:09 AM
i think nintendo is the only possible replacement that would work properly.

Pokeball twirl - storm force
rainbow road or bowser for the hulk
super mario for spider-man
zelda for dr. doom
and a new interactive mario party game

From Tim Odom
Posted September 18, 2012 at 12:42 PM
Ok, not going to touch the 'Universal is not getting rid of Marvel' thing, cause I have said that over and over. Let's go to what could replace Marvel IF Universal were to lose it.

Sega - In a word, no. Sega has basically 1 really well known property, Sonic. Everything else, yeah gamers know about, but the general public is clueless about. Remember, don't think of what you want to see, think of what people older and younger than you want to see. Sega, unfortunately, does not cut it.

Nintendo - More possible, but I see 2 issues. First, Japanese companies are not, traditionally, in favor of doing major deals with American companies. Second, the existing rides do not match what Nintendo is usually about. Yeah, Spider-Man could be adapted to anything. But I really do not see Nintendo putting one of their characters on the Hulk coaster, never mind Dr. Doom's Fear Fall.

DC - This one could fit the existing rides and theme. However, Universal would have to acquire the rights to DC, at least for Florida. I doubt that Six Flags would sell much more than the Florida rights (since, unlike Universal with Marvel, Six Flags has a ton of parks east of the Mississippi, so that kind of deal is probably off the table.)

If I were a betting man, I would think Universal would go after DC if they lost Marvel. But I don't think they will in the near future.

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted September 19, 2012 at 5:18 PM
I'm a huge gamer and if your going to take video games into theme parks you first need the same target audience for the games as the rides. SEGA hasn't made a good game in any recent years, and the majority of the gameinformer world will agree. Personally, I think activision, 2K games or a Microsoft license is best. Activision has games like COD 2K has borderlands and Microsoft has halo, fable, forza and Alan wake. Also other good ideas could include capcom bethesda and EA.

But overall, leave gaming on the screens at home and leave the Theam Park Rides to the Theme Parks.

From Dominick D
Posted September 19, 2012 at 6:49 PM
Andrew, Im sorry, but Activision and 2K? Really?

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted September 19, 2012 at 7:47 PM
Well activison was a joke but Borderlands would be a cool ride, but Bethesda has all of tamriel to work with.

From Carrie Hood
Posted September 20, 2012 at 6:48 PM
Incoming geekout moment:
Oh My God, YES! A Wonderbolts or Rainbow Dash Coaster to replace Hulk!
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!
/geekout moment

Okay in all reality, why don't we try picking a property or franchise Universal already has rights too? Cause I doubt the gaming companies would really be that interested in having a theme-park land.
While a good idea and gaming is huge, let's look at the fact it doesn't really touch multiple generations. Gaming has only been a thing since the mid-late 1980's so that's a maybe 2 or 3 generations at best but doesn't appeal much to the over 50 crowd... and that's where the money is.
Nintendo would be the better brand as more people are familiar with their characters/product but considering they don't yet have a park in their native Japan, I doubt they'd suddenly build one or even a land here in the US before that.

From robert morris
Posted September 27, 2012 at 11:47 AM
Instead of Harry Potter's London going to USF, thought a train running from a rethemed Marvel conversion to London to Hogsmeade made sense.

Dr. Doom is a Levitation Spell gone wrong, Spiderman man rethemed for the Knightmare Bus

Stormforce a weather spell gone wrong.

Hulk repainted and themed for the Flying Car (with turbo)

Obviously the buildings bricked and refaced for London and HP is contained to one park

And what for Amity: Translyvania of course

Dracula's Winged Coaster, Frankenstein Dark Ride, a village for shopping, Walking tour for Wolfman, Mummy already featured in New York

From Chad H
Posted September 27, 2012 at 9:18 PM
MGM is desperate for cash... How about a world based on James Bond. Rides taking their lead from the gadgets, stunts and cars from the series....

From Andy Milito
Posted September 28, 2012 at 1:01 PM
^ That I could enjoy...

From Dominick D
Posted September 28, 2012 at 1:44 PM
Lets not forget Bond is in a different Studio park ;)

From robert morris
Posted September 28, 2012 at 7:21 PM
How about Translyvania already is a Universal property:

Hulk is converted to Frankenstein transformation with Major Buildout to line and theme. Stormforce is blended in for Frankenstein's lair.

Spiderman is built in ensemble ride thru Transylvania with Von Helsing, Dr Doom is converted to a crazy scientist.

Reface the buildings with dark stucco and no neon and rest of decor to match.

Ampitheater is destroyed and Count Draculas winged Coaster launches over the lagoon

From robert morris
Posted September 28, 2012 at 7:52 PM
How about Translyvania already is a Universal property:

Hulk is converted to Frankenstein transformation with Major Buildout to line and theme. Stormforce is blended in for Frankenstein's lair.

Spiderman is built in ensemble ride thru Transylvania with Von Helsing, Dr Doom is converted to a crazy scientist.

Reface the buildings with dark stucco and no neon and rest of decor to match.

Ampitheater is destroyed and Count Draculas winged Coaster launches over the lagoon

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted September 28, 2012 at 8:15 PM
Just re red the top thing and it sounds like you pitched a dream cast land.

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