Orlando TV Station: Universal Studios Plans Pokémon Theme Park Area
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Orlando television station WFTV's 9 News program reported on Wednesday that Universal Studios plans to add a Pokémon area to its Orlando Resort theme park's KidZone. In addition, according to the station, Mario Kart and Donkey Kong attractions are now slated for a recently purchased 400-acre lot across the street from the main park.
The report stated that the 400-acre lot is planned for a new park, and that most of the Nintendo properties will form one of several themes that will debut in the new park. (By contrast, the Pokémon area would be in the existing Universal Orlando Resort park.)
The report added the Pokémon area will open in 2020, but the Nintendo area will open in 2023, as Nintendo areas are planned first for the Universal Studios parks in Japan and Hollywood.
The effort is part of the larger planned Nintendo-themed initiative that Universal is adding to its theme parks. Universal is already planning a Super Nintendo World that will open at Universal Studios Japan in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.