From King Kong to Donkey Kong? It's been a busy two days for Universal Orlando. Yesterday saw the return of King Kong at Islands of Adventure and today, sees a partnership with Nintendo. What exactly does this mean? Well, we don't know yet. Universal said this on their blog:
"Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts today announced plans to bring the world of Nintendo to life at Universal theme parks."
"Together, these two storytelling giants will create spectacular, dedicated experiences based on Nintendo’s wildly popular games, characters and worlds."
The blog goes on to say that both companies are currently working on concepts together. They promise "immersive experiences" and "major attractions", that will feature Nintendo's famous characters and world's.
This opens up a whole Pandora's Box of ideas, speculation and possibilities. Where? What? How? When? Is this the long rumored replacement for Kid Zone? Is there truth to the long rumored re-branding of Toon Lagoon? Could this open up the possibility of more Video Game branded houses for Horror Nights? Looks like we have to wait for those answers.
As a fan of old school Nintendo, I say bring it on. I would love attractions themed around Mario and Zelda. Yes, yes I would. Give me Hyrule over Middle Earth any day.
HHN LEGACY OWNER