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Well, they'll have to arrange to purchase the Pokemon rights which isn't fully with the deal, but some say that talks are basically underway if not guaranteed. And yeah we should know something by the end of the year, and to the extent of exactly when we are getting it too. It'd be nice for USH to get their due before Orlando but it may not be that way.  :(

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 Personally speaking about Pokémon for the parks; I would much rather have Hyrule before Pokémon anyday.

 

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11 minutes ago, Alexshow. said:

 Personally speaking about Pokémon for the parks; I would much rather have Hyrule before Pokémon anyday.

 

What is Hyrule?

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6 minutes ago, Jonathan said:

What is Hyrule?

The world that the 'Legend of Zelda' series inhabits.

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Three notes..

  • It seems that a day or so ago; with the launch of USJ's "Halloween Horror Night" for this year, the Death Eaters have now made their presence at USJ's Hogsmeade (Tweet from Takuya {Or 0905SoRA on Twitter).
  • Speaking of HHN, the event has started with many experiences based on Nightmare on Elm Street, The Exorcist, Ring, JHorror (Japanese Horror), Zombies and the sequel to last year's Trauma (an extreme house from what it sounds like).
  • and, from a reputable source on Orlando United; quinnmac000 has reported that Osaka's upcoming Nintendoland would not be taking over the cluster of soundstages west of the park (next to Space Fantasy and Hollywood Dream's turnaround element west of the park) but would instead be taking over Amity Village; the home to Jaws. The Rumor is due to the popular success that the Universal Cool, HHN, and Shonen Jump events that has come out throughout the past few years

Are you guys excited to see more word of mouth coming from USJs HHN? Are you guys potentially disappointed at Amity Village closing? Sound off below!

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Christmas is coming to The Wizarding World beginning 11/18. From what I am able to glean from the photos and limited Japanese, it looks to consist of holiday decor, an interactive tree, and wand magic falling snow. I'll be visiting in December so this is a welcome surprise!

http://www.usj.co.jp/the-wizarding-world-of-harry-potter/christmas2016/

 

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Yeah, I think they're already there and this will only cement it that much more. 

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I see Bowser's Castle...

I just love how bonkers insane USJ is in its everything. Definitely have to get there soon.

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First off, I love; love; love the name. Especially with some of the rumored attractions going in (with it further cemented by patents earlier last week), I am very excited to see what happens to the park..

7 hours ago, Jon said:

Japan is gearing up to become Universal's flagship park, if they aren't already.

I would actually say that Japan is in a sense, the WDW of the UPR division, but Universal Orlando is the flagship; due to a lot of things originating from there more than Japan.

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http://www.nbcuniversal.com/article/comcast-nbcu-acquires-remaining-49-stake-universal-studios-japan

Universal has fully purchased USJ, making Singapore the only existing Uni park in the world that Universal Parks and Resorts does not fully own. In comparison, Disney does not fully own several of their parks including the Tokyo parks, Paris (although they're looking into buying it outright) and Shanghai.

This is a smart and ambitious move as Japan continues to do great business, especially looking forward with Nintendo on the horizon.

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It's amazing to see how much money Comcast is investing into its theme parks. But I will say this, I'm afraid USJ might lose what made it so special with Comcast coming in. Hopefully, they'll be smart with the changes that are coming to that park.

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9 hours ago, Jonathan said:

It's amazing to see how much money Comcast is investing into its theme parks. But I will say this, I'm afraid USJ might lose what made it so special with Comcast coming in. Hopefully, they'll be smart with the changes that are coming to that park.

Yet they still can't buy that silly golf course. 

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1 hour ago, TheTFReview said:

Yet they still can't buy that silly golf course. 

Which will probably never (and I mean never) happen.

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21 minutes ago, peasoupprincess said:

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Orlando and California were rumored to get it too, and yet here we are seeing Japan getting the cool stuff once again..

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Could this be similar to what we're rumored to be getting, though? Their show incorporates the Black Lake, so ours will obviously be different, but I wonder if ours will implement the same type of backstory involving Dementors.

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