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Topic: Nintendo is putting Nintendo theme park attractions in Universal parks!

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DefHalan

Have Theme Parks turned into a good investment? I live near Six Flags - Magic Mountain and use to work there, and it felt like they were always bleeding money. I heard they have had to get so many tax breaks and what not to stay in business and they get them because they employ a lot of people in my city.

People keep saying the Xbox One doesn't have Backwards Compatibility.
I don't think they know what Backwards Compatibility means...

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DefHalan wrote:

Have Theme Parks turned into a good investment? I live near Six Flags - Magic Mountain and use to work there, and it felt like they were always bleeding money. I heard they have had to get so many tax breaks and what not to stay in business and they get them because they employ a lot of people in my city.

It requires large investments to even get off the ground (which is why many new projects tend to stall indefinitely) but a well-run theme park in a good location can be massively profitable. Disney makes more money off their theme parks than they do off their movie, video game and toy businesses combined, and Nintendo partnering with Universal is bound to be very beneficial for both.

But like every other industry bad investments can be damaging. Six Flags suffered thanks to a string of poor business decisions, not least of all aggressively expanding in the late 90s by buying up dozens of properties and make massive investments across all of them, even though for many of them there was no realistic way they could hit the attendance required for Six Flags to make their money back. The debt accumulated during those years still haunts them and was the leading cause for the company going into bankruptcy protection in 2009.

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DefHalan

cookiex wrote:

DefHalan wrote:

Have Theme Parks turned into a good investment? I live near Six Flags - Magic Mountain and use to work there, and it felt like they were always bleeding money. I heard they have had to get so many tax breaks and what not to stay in business and they get them because they employ a lot of people in my city.

It requires large investments to even get off the ground (which is why many new projects tend to stall indefinitely) but a well-run theme park in a good location can be massively profitable. Disney makes more money off their theme parks than they do off their movie, video game and toy businesses combined, and Nintendo partnering with Universal is bound to be very beneficial for both.

But like every other industry bad investments can be damaging. Six Flags suffered thanks to a string of poor business decisions, not least of all aggressively expanding in the late 90s by buying up dozens of properties and make massive investments across all of them, even though for many of them there was no realistic way they could hit the attendance required for Six Flags to make their money back. The debt accumulated during those years still haunts them and was the leading cause for the company going into bankruptcy protection in 2009.

I more bring it up because a lot of people are talking like we are going to see a "Nintendo World" pop up but from my understanding the partnership isn't about building rides and what not, but closer to using Nintendo IP on pre-exsisting booths. I am seeing all these ideas of rollar coasters and big attractions that would require huge investments, but I think we are just going to see possibly some Nintendo themed carnival games and Mario & Luigi walking around Universal. Maybe a Nintendo themed store too.

People keep saying the Xbox One doesn't have Backwards Compatibility.
I don't think they know what Backwards Compatibility means...

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Rexcalibr

OMG I live in California and I will totally go to this.

Can you imagine? A Mario Kart ride....dare I say.. a Koopaling Chaos Carousel? OMG......

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LilDoggo48

I know it's been some time since these were announced, but I'm curious, will there still be a Nintendo world at the U.S. Universial theme park or is it just Japan only cause if there's one stateside eventually as well I needa start saving now so I can go some day!🤩

Eagerly Awaiting Animal Crossing for Switch!

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