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A replacement for KidZone In USF

Universal Orlando: How would you replace KidZone?

From Tyler Bell
Posted November 22, 2012 at 11:12 AM
I think that KidZone in USF should be turned into Bikini Bottom. The Barney show could be a SpongeBob themed show. I would retheme the balls area in Curious George to SpongeBob's pineapple house. Then I would convert part of Fievel playland into the Krusty Krab Restaurant. The rest of the Curious George area into Patrick and Squidward's iconic houses as part of the water play area. The woody woodpecker coaster would be repainted and rethemed to SpongeBob as well. The main attraction in Bikini Bottom would be the Krusty Krab restaurant. The rest of the Fievel playland area would stay. New Bikini Bottom scenery and facades would be added to replace Fievel Playland. As I said before the Barney show would be a SpongeBob show, along the concept of a 4D theater style.


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From Bryce McGibeny
Posted November 22, 2012 at 11:13 AM
I'm thinking DreamWorks Land. Move Shrek 4D here, have the Far, Far, Away castle, re-theme Woody Woodpecker's Nuthouse Coaster to Enchanted Airways, a How To Train Your Dragon flying experience, kind of like Soarin'.

From Tyler Bell
Posted November 22, 2012 at 11:16 AM
That's a good idea, I just want to see a real Krusty Krab lol.

From Dominick D
Posted November 22, 2012 at 11:42 AM
Replace Kidzone Pizza with The Krusty Krab (not to be confused with Krusty Burger ;) )
Replace Barney with Dora the Explorer
Replace Fievel's with a Spongebob water area
Animal Actors stays OR gets turned into something Simpsons related
E.T. stays, but gets a major refurb
Curious George stays
Nuthouse Coaster stays

From Tyler Bell
Posted November 22, 2012 at 11:45 AM
E.T. needs a major rehab lol

From Tasia P.
Posted November 22, 2012 at 11:56 AM
Why not both a Nickelodeon/DreamWorks land since they already have a partnership already.

Tear down half of Hollywood for a replica of far far away land. Either an updated new film for a 4d ride or indoor coaster inside the castle.

Find a new home for et and replace it with a spongebob dark ride. Then redo the kz restaurant to krusty krab. Create a bikini bottom mini land.

Change woody woodpecker to how to train your dragon.

Change barney to kung fu panda

Change curious George to penguins of Madagascar

Change fieval& animal actors to a mini Madagascar land with the original plan for the Singapore ride.

Add a Dora spinner or a Dora c or d ticket ride in open space.

Maybe a new version of et can go in the space by men in black? They both involved aliens and Spielberg help create the mib ride.

What film could replace shrek?

From Tyler Bell
Posted November 22, 2012 at 12:33 PM
I would replace Shre with a Transformers experience based on Cybertron, something that will take place in their home planet. It would give that area of Universal a mini Transformers land.

From Tasia P.
Posted November 22, 2012 at 3:21 PM
Transformers isn't a bad choice to me. Usf needs more well themed lands.

From Tasia P.
Posted November 22, 2012 at 3:24 PM
@Bryce I love that idea for how to train your dragon, but universal has so many simulators nice idea though .

From Dominick D
Posted November 22, 2012 at 3:53 PM
After Transformers I don't want them doing another simulator for a long time.

From Bryce McGibeny
Posted November 22, 2012 at 4:04 PM
I agree. They need a new water-ride now that Jaws is gone.

From robert morris
Posted November 22, 2012 at 8:03 PM
Animal Actors is see staying open for a bit till Springfield is done then if Springfield is successfull then Animal Actors goes into Springfield. It takes up a lot of real estate if you include the sitting area and cages behind the show.

One thing to consider is that behind Curious George is room for another land that is also got a point of entry between MIB and Simspons.

So any rebrand of Kidzone could also be an expansion and create two entry points for Kidzone.

From Tasia P.
Posted November 23, 2012 at 5:21 AM
@Robert I thought about that but wasn't sure. I think Madagascar can go there and make it closer to an easy penguins retheme of curious George.

From Mark Fairleigh
Posted November 23, 2012 at 6:21 AM
I would replace it with a cornfield, ethanol processing plant, and a new-old Jaws that runs on Ethanol. Keep ET on top of that and we're golden.

From Ethan Soreide
Posted November 24, 2012 at 5:36 AM

From Ethan Soreide
Posted November 24, 2012 at 3:18 AM
Islands of Adventure

Madagascar is popular in the Singapore Universal and Seuss Landing is getting a bit dated. How often do children read Seuss now a days and do you think it would be popular in 10 years? Also Lost Continent is got nothing good. I personally think it needs a bit of Hobbit..

Ideas:

The Cat in the Hat - Madagascar Crate Adventure

Caro-Seuss-el - King Julian's Beach Party-Go-Around

Cats, Hats and Things - Penguin Mercantile

If I Ran The Zoo scrapped

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish - Flying Penguins

Trolley Train - Baobad Skyline Ride

Circus McGurkus - Casa del Wild

I Don't know what ideas for Middle Earth replacing Lost Continent area but would like ideas!

From Dominick D
Posted November 24, 2012 at 6:53 AM
Ethan Soreide said:

"How often do children read Seuss now a days and do you think it would be popular in 10 years?"

I respond:

As far as I'm aware, Dr. Seuss books are still very popular and well known. In 10 years it will only get bigger.

From Dominick D
Posted November 24, 2012 at 7:16 AM
A very accurate insider from another site said the Barney, Curious George, and Fievel are on their way out.

From Tom Cunningham
Posted November 24, 2012 at 7:58 AM
I like the idea of a water ride

What about a How To Train Your Dragon based water ride ?

Dont forget the characters in the Movie are all Vikings !!! You could base the ride around a Longship journey to the Island of the Dragons some cool Dragon animatronics and a few mild drops perfect for families

From robert morris
Posted November 24, 2012 at 8:15 AM
Well Cat in the Hat still hasa show on TV

Lorax made 200 million just last year
Horton made 150 million plus a few years before

Grinch is almost always one of the highest rated christmas specials every year

With all due respect to Dreamworks, Dr. Seuss is Universal's greatest response to the Disney Classsics

But maybe most importantly Universal doesn't have to share the money on this IP (except with Geisel family) like they do on many others

And yes my children have over 50 different Dr Seuss books

From robert morris
Posted November 24, 2012 at 8:17 AM
So Dom what did the insider say was replacing them and when?

From Dominick D
Posted November 24, 2012 at 9:02 AM
All he said was they were the next to go, nothing else.

From Tyler Bell
Posted November 24, 2012 at 10:04 AM
Hopefully for SpongeBob

From Mark Fairleigh
Posted November 24, 2012 at 6:30 PM
Thank goodness, let Disney cater to the kiddies. Universal Studios isn't big enough to be everything to everybody...stick with older kids and adults.

From Dominick D
Posted November 24, 2012 at 8:38 PM
Whatever is replacing them will still be for kids. Kidzone isn't going away. Also, not catering to younger kids isn't a smart business move if they want to compete with Disney.

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