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"This a fan made idea for Universal I thought up since when I was in high school. I always wish that Universal can/could someday think of making their first animal theme park (I know not at Orlando and/or Hollywood, but probably somewhere else) which will/would be very similar and competitive to Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at WDW in Florida (since I know the fact that Universal parks are all acting rivals of the Disney parks if you what I mean). So please comment below and tell me what did you think about my fanon. Would that park be possible for Universal could build at some point? Why or why not? And please no bad words and inappropriate comments"

Universal Metazoa
Location Nelson, New Zealand
Theme animal conservation
Owner NBCUniversal and World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA)
Operated by Universal Parks & Resorts

Universal Metazoa is a zoological, marine and amusement park located at Nelson, New Zealand. It is jointly owned by NBCUniversal (a Comcast company) and World Association of Zoos and Aquariums and operated by Universal Parks & Resorts. The park is Universal's equivalent of Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Florida, which makes it the first Universal theme park to be themed around animal conservation. Universal Metazoa is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and Zoo and Aquarium Association.

 

 

Like all other Universal theme parks in rest of the world, Universal Metazoa has not limited itself to attractions and meet-n-greets based on Universal’s own library. It licensed other popular characters and franchises from rival companies, many of whom did not operate theme parks themselves. Some examples include Madagascar, Kung-Fu Panda, Shrek, and How to Train Your Dragon (DreamWorks Animation), Splatoon, and Pokémon (Nintendo), Ice Age, Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who film, Family Guy, Planet of the Apes films, and The Simpsons (20th Century Fox), Dr. Seuss (Dr. Seuss Enterprises), Garfield (Paws, Inc.), Tom & Jerry (Turner Entertainment), Harry Potter, Looney Tunes, Beetlejuice, and Happy Feet (Warner Bros.), Clifford the Big Red Dog (Norman Bridwell and Scholastic), Pound Puppies and Littlest Pet Shop (Hasbro), SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go! (Viacom’s Nickelodeon), Flipper and Pink Panther (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer), The Berenstain Bears (Stan and Jan Berenstain), I Love Lucy, and Rango (Paramount Pictures), Peanuts (Peanuts Worldwide, LCC), Hello Kitty (Sanrio), Betty Boop, and Popeye (Max Fleischer Studios and King Features), Animal Planet and The Crocodile Hunter (Discovery Communications), Rocky and Bullwinkle (DreamWorks Classics, Jay Ward Productions and Bullwinkle Studios), Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak), Scooby Doo, and The Yogi Bear Show (Hanna-Barbera Productions), Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega), etc.

 

==Areas' ==

Universal Metazoa consists 12 themed areas, and with 6 sub-areas (in total: 18 areas), which surrounds the lagoon called “Discovery Lagoon”. The areas features animal exhibit attractions (and four of the areas are also animal exhibit attractions), rides, shows and other attractions (some are based on movies, television shows, video games, etc. and some are original), meet-n-greets, etc.

 

===Exotic Entry' ===

The first section as an entry of the park. In there, guest can walk around the wildlife village with shops, dinning, entertainment and as well as attractions. Theme: “Wildlife” village

 

Attractions

Exotic Gardens - An animal exhibit and walkthrough attraction homed to flamingos, swans, ducks, geese, cranes, storks, tortoises, fresh water fishes and Caribbean parrots.

Universal Metazoa’s Animal Care Centre Tour - An animal exhibit/walkthrough attraction which invites guest to take a backstage tour through the Universal Metazoa’s Animal Care Centre where contains workers like veterinarians and animal keepers, rooms like hospital rooms, labs and research rooms, kitchens, and baby animal nurseries, and as well as animals that are been brought there. Theme: Universal Metazoa’s Animal Care Centre.

General Electric’s Exotic Theatre - A stage theater which show six annual shows. Presented by General Electric. Theme: stage Theater.

 

Shows

Schedules

Note

The Kratt Brothers Live

January 5  - 25

Featuring Martin and Chris Kratt.

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That: Wildlife World

February 14 – March 6

Based on a children’s animated television show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That.

Hop Live

March 20 – April 27

Featuring characters Universal Pictures/Illumination Entertainment Easter comedy film Hop.

Bindi Irwin Live

May 5 – August 15

Staring Steven Irwin’s daughter Bindi Irwin.

Hybrid

September 25 – November 1

As part of Halloween Horror Nights’ Haunted Wildlife event.

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

November 20 – December 24

As part of Holidays at Universal Metazoa event and based Rankin/Bass’ 1964 animated Christmas special of the same name.

 

Stores

Universal Metazoa Souvenirs – a souvenir store located at the exit of Wild Universal theme park. It sells toys, postcards, books, clothing, hats, accessories, cameras, DVDs, soundtracks, snacks, etc.

Universal Metazoa Photoshop – a photo store.

Exotic Jewelry – a jewelry store.

 

Restaurants

Darwin’s – a restaurant named after a famous English naturist and geologist Charles Darwin and it serves various foods like hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, steaks, sandwiches, chicken, etc. Theme: Charles Darwin

Beastly Feast – an outdoor café restaurant serving various foods.

 

Snacks & drinks

Exotic Snack Market – an outdoor snack stand serving drinks, pretzels, cinnamon sticks, ice creams, candies, potato chips, cookies, candies, etc.

Healthy Gardens – a snack store which serves fruits, vegetables, and low-carb snacks

 

Meet-n-Greet attractions

All-Star Safari Zone – a meet-n –greet attraction featuring various characters all wearing safari suits. Characters includes Woody Woodpecker & Friends characters (Woody Woodpecker, Winnie Woodpecker, Chilly Willy), I Love Lucy cast (Lucy and Ricky), Universal Monsters (Frankenstein, Werewolf, Bride of Frankenstein, and Creature from the Black Lagoon), Beetlejuice,  Despicable Me characters (Gru, Margo, Edith, Agnes, Minions, and Vector), Betty Boop, The Simpsons characters (Homer Simpson, Marge Simpson, Maggie Simpson, Bart Simpson and Lisa Simpson, Krusty the Clown and Sideshow Bob), Popeye characters (Popeye, Olive Oil, Bluto) and Shrek characters (Shrek, Princess Fiona, Donkey and Puss in Boots)

 

===The Dark Continent  ' ===

The second section themed around Africa with replicas of African village. Theme: Africa

 

Attractions

Out of Africa Journeys – an animal exhibit and walkthrough attraction which is inspired by Karen Blixen’s 1937 Danish book and Universal Pictures’ 1985 film Out of Africa and it’s contains the habitats of African animals including lions, African elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, hippopotamus, antelopes, gazelles, African monkeys, ostriches, kudus, bongos, African wild dogs, hyenas, grey crowned cranes, okapis, African rhinos and others. Plus it also contains several of life-sizes replicas of props and engines inspired from the 1985 film along the way. Theme: Out of Africa book and film and African animals

Madagascar Trails - an animal exhibit and walkthrough attraction not only based on DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar franchise, but also homed to lemurs ad other Madagascan animals including chameleons, geckos, fossas, etc. Theme: DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar series and Madagascan animals

Engaging Pachyderms – a dueling steel rollercoaster which consists two sides themed to elephants such as African and Asian elephant for guest to choose either one of them before riding them. It is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company. Theme: African and Asian elephant. Sponsored by McDonald’s. Height restriction: 56”

Curious George’s Jungle Playland – an outdoor interactive play area aimed at young children age 2-6 hosted by a famous monkey Curious George. Theme: Curious George                                                                                                                                                                    

 

Stores

Kenya Kiosk – a gift shop. Theme: Africa

African Village Treasure Marketplace – an outdoor stand sells various items like jewelry, gems, vases, etc. Theme: African village

Madagascar Crates – a gift store located at the exit of Madagascar Trails. Theme: DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar series

Lions’ Den Store – a lion-themed gift shop located at Pride Petite restaurant. Theme: Lions

 

Restaurants

Pride Grill - a lion-themed restaurant located next door to Out of Africa Journeys attraction. In there, it consists an outdoor balcony which guest can take a view around real lions. The restaurant also serves chickens, burgers, hot dogs, pizzas, salads, etc. Theme: Lions

African Village Eatery – an outdoor restaurant next door to African Village Treasure Marketplace which serves African foods. Theme: African village

 

Snacks & drinks

The Watering Hole Stand – a snack stand which serves drinks and snack foods. Theme: African watering hole

 

Meet-n-Greet attractions

DreamWorks’ Madagascar Character Zone – a meet-n-greet zone located within Madagascar Trails, it featuring characters from DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar franchise like Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, Melvin the Giraffe, the penguins, King Julian the Ring-Tailed Lemur, Mort the Mouse Lemur, and Marcie the Aye-Aye. Theme: DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar series

Meet Horton and Friends – a meet-n-greet zone featuring characters from Dr. Seuss’ 1954 book and a 20thCentury Fox/Blue Sky Studios’ 2008 film adaptation, Horton Hears a Who such as Horton the Elephant, Ned the Mayor of Whovillie, JoJo, Morton the Mouse and The Sour Kangaroo and Rudy Kangaroo. Theme: Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who book and film

Meet Curious George and A Man with a Yellow Hat – a characters zone located within the Curious George Jungle Playland kids’ play area featuring two characters from Curious George franchise. Theme: Curious George

 

===Wild Asia' ===

A third section themed to Asian jungle. Theme: Asia

 

Attractions

The Eastern Exotic Walkway - an animal exhibit and walkthrough attraction consisting Asian animals like tigers, Malaysian tapirs, buffalos, oxen, Asian elephants, Asian monkeys, Asian rhinos, etc.

Panda Kingdom - an animal exhibit attraction is home to giant panda bears and red pandas

 

Stores

Thailand Treasures – a gift shop with Thai items. Theme: Thailand

Asian Supply Palace – a gift shop. Theme: Asia

 

Restaurants

China, Japan and Korea Diner (aka CJK Diner) – a Chinese/Japanese/Korean cafeteria restaurant. Theme: China, Japan and Korea

 

Snacks & drinks

Himalayan Treats – a stand which serves ice creams, ice cream cookie sandwiches, frozen yogurt, freezies, frozen drinks and other frozen goods.

 

Meet-n-Greet attractions

DreamWorks’ Kung-Fu Panda Character Zone – a meet-and-greet attraction located outside of the Panda Kingdom exhibit featuring Po the panda, Master Shifu the red panda, Tigress the tiger, and Tai Lung the snow leopard from DreamWorks Animation’s Kung-Fu Panda franchise. Theme: DreamWorks Animation’s Kung-Fu Panda series

 

===Rainforest Adventure' ===

A fourth section themed to the rainforest of Central and South America. It is also an animal exhibit walkthrough attraction with giant anteaters, Brazilian tapirs, South American monkeys, macaws, toucans, sloths, etc. Theme: Central and South American rainforest

 

Attractions

Woody Woodpecker’s Wacky World of Birds – a family-friendly interactive stage show featuring Woody Woodpecker teaches the facts about birds. Theme: Woody Woodpecker and birds

Dora & Diego’s Musical Jungle Adventure – a sing-along musical stage show featuring characters from Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer and Go, Deigo, Go! Theme: Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer and Go, Deigo, Go!

Flying Toucans & Macaws – a child-sized flying rollercoaster themed which is a similar concept to Pteranodon Flyers, but as a dueling coaster where young guest can choose either toucans or macaws-themed sections to take on a flight around Rainforest Adventure. Theme: toucans and macaws. It. Height restriction: 36” – 56”

Sumba! – an outdoor musical performance with sumba music and Brazilian dancers. Theme: Sumba music

 

Stores

The Amazon Treasures – a gift store which sells toys, books, jewelries, etc.

 

Restaurants

Latin Quarter - a restaurant with Latin foods and as well as music performance. Theme: Latin culture

Rainforest Café – a rainforest-themed restaurant owned by Landry's, Inc. Theme: rainforest

 

Snacks & drinks

Rainforest Treats – an outdoor snack stand which serves fruits, vegetables, drinks, cinnamon sticks, chips and candies

 

Meet-n-Greet attractions

Meet Dora & Friends – a meet-and-greet attraction featuring Dora the Explorer, Boots the monkey, Diego, and Baby Jaguar. Theme: Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer and Go, Deigo, Go!

 

===Wild Seas                                                          ' ===

A fifth section themed to marine wildlife. It is also includes three sub-zones such as Amity Village, Inkopolis: The World of Splatoon and SpongeBob LandPants. Theme: marine wildlife

 

Attractions

Marine Life – an aquarium-alike walkthrough attraction with fishes, crabs, lobsters, sponges, starfishes, orcas, dolphins, etc. Theme: marine animals

Seals and Sea Lions Habitat – an animal exhibit where can encounter with seals and sea lions and even feed them with fishes. Theme: seals and sea lions

Polar Wildlife – an indoor animal exhibit and walkthrough with two separated buildings with animals of Artic and Antarctica. Sponsored by Kodak. Theme: polar animals

Here Comes Flipper! – a dolphin show based on 1960s feature film and television show FlipperTheme: Flipper

Happy Feet: Tappin’ on Stage – a musical revue show featuring the characters from Warner Bros. Happy Feet franchise. Theme: Happy Feet franchise

Marine-Go-Round – a carousel based on sea animals. Theme: marine animals

 

Stores

Treasure Grotto – a store that sells toys, books, clothing, accessories, etc. Theme: sea

Harbor Market – an outdoor store stand that sells marine-related gifts. Theme: harbor

Polar Explorer Souvenirs – a gift shop located at Polar Wildlife. Theme: Artic & Antarctica

 

Restaurants

Port of Eatery – an outdoor cafe which serves seafood. Theme: harbor

Fish Filet Café – a seafood restaurant. Theme: fishes

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company – a seafood restaurant inspired by the Paramount’s 1994 film Forrest Gumpand owned by Landry's, Inc. Theme: Forrest Gump

 

Snacks & drinks

Tropical Treats – a snack kiosk which serves tropical drinks and snacks. Theme: tropics

 

Meet-n-Greet attractions

Happy Feet Character Zone – a meet-n-greet attraction featuring Mumble and the emperor penguin, the Amigos penguins, Gloria the female emperor penguin, and Lovelace the rockhopper from Happy Feet franchise. Theme: Happy Feet franchise

 

====Amity Village' ====

A sub-zone located within Wild Seas section inspired from Universal Pictures’ Jaws franchise. Theme: Jaws trilogy

 

Animal exhibits, attractions, and rides

Jaws – a boat ride. In Wild Universal version of the ride, it contains a queue with tank exhibit of real sharks which is located at the Jaws: Encounter of Sharks next-door. Theme: Jaws

Jaws: Encounter of Sharks – an aquarium walkthrough located at next-door to the Jaws ride which consists the exhibits of sharks. Theme: sharks

Amity Midway Games – an outdoor interactive arcade featuring various midway-style games. Theme: midway games

 

Stores

Amity Gift Shop – a store located at Jaws ride and Jaws: Encounter of Sharks. Theme: Jaws

 

Restaurants

Amity Landing Restaurant – a restaurant that serves seafood and fried chickens.

 

Snacks & drinks

Boardwalk Snacks – a snack stand.

Amity Ice Cream - an ice cream stand.

 

====Inkopolis: The World of Splatoon' ====

A section sub-zone located within Wild Seas inspired by Nintendo’s 2015 video game SplatoonTheme: Splatoon

 

Attractions

Encounters of Squids and Other Cephalopods – an indoor animal exhibit attraction contains the exhibits of real cephalopods like squids, cuttlefishes and octopuses. Theme: Splatoon and cephalopods

The Turf War Competition – An annual interactive laser tag game show attraction allows Splatoon fans, age 8 to up, to become teams to challenge each other. It occurs every summer season from May 30th – September 20th.

Splatfest Concert Featuring the Squid Sisters – an outdoor rave dance party performance occurs every weekend nights, and hosted by the Squid Sisters, Callie and Marie, from SplatoonTheme: Squid Sisters from Splatoon

 

Stores

Booyah Base – a replica mall-like marketplace themed to a fictional store from Splatoon of the same name, which contains the series of four gift stores that sells Splatoon-exclusive merchandise. The stores, that’re inspired from the game, includes Ammo Knights, which sells toys, water guns and games, Cooler Heads, which only sells hats and other headwears, Shrimp Kicks, which only sells shoes and other footwears, and Jelly Fresh, which only sells clothing/apparel. Theme: Splatoon

 

Snacks & drinks

Inkopolis Snack Bar – a snack stand.

 

Meet-n-Greet attractions

Splatoon: Characters Encounter – a meet-n-greet zone featuring characters such as boy and girl Inkling, Capt’n Cuttlefish, The Squid Sisters (Callie and Marie), Sheldon, Annie and Moe, Crusty, Judd, and Jelonzo from Nintendo’s Splatoon video game located right next door to Splatoon: Encounters of Squids and Other Cephalopods. Theme: Splatoon

 

====SpongeBob LandPants' ====

A third sub-zone located within Wild Seas based on Nickelodeon’s popular animated television series SpongeBob SquarePantsTheme: SpongeBob SquarePants

 

Attractions

The Undersea Adventure of SpongeBob SquarePants – a dark ride. Theme: SpongeBob SquarePants

SpongeBob’s Neighborhood – the walkthrough attractions where guest can enter inside four of the replicas of the houses inspired from the show SpongeBob SquarePants such as SpongeBob’s Pineapple House, Squidward’s Moai HousePatrick’s Rock House, and Sandy’s TreedomeTheme: SpongeBob SquarePants

Jellyfish Fields – an outdoor play area for children which is themed around the fictional vast area of the same name from SpongeBob. It is also included two attractions within an attractions such as Jellyfish Encounter, and SpongeBob’s Jellyfish Carousel. Theme: Jellyfish Fields from SpongeBob SquarePants

SpongeBob’s Jellyfish Carousel – an aerial carousel located within Jellyfish Field play area. Theme: jellyfishes from SpongeBob SquarePants

Jellyfish Encounter – an aquarium exhibit located within the Jellyfish Field children’s play area which features the encounter of real jellyfishes. Theme: jellyfishes

SpongeBob’s Crazy Boating Bumpers – a family-friendly bumper car attraction themed after Mrs. Puff’s Boating School from SpongeBobTheme: Mrs. Puff’s Boating School from SpongeBob SquarePants

 

Stores

SpongeBob StorePants – a SpongeBob-themed store. Theme: SpongeBob SquarePants

 

Restaurants

The Krusty Krab – a themed restaurant based on a fictional restaurant of the same name from SpongeBob SquarePants. It serves hamburgers, chickens, salads, seafoods, hotdogs, pizzas, etc. Theme: The Krusty Krab restaurant in SpongeBob Squareants

 

Snacks & drinks

Bikini Bottom’s Snack Stand – a snack store.

Bikini Bottom’s Ice Cream Bar – a ice cream stand.

 

Meet-n-Greet attractions

Meet SpongeBob SqaurePants & Friends – a meet-n-greet located at The Krusty Krab-themed restaurant featuring the characters from the show like SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Squidward Tentacles, Sandy Cheeks, Mr. Krabs, and Mrs. Puff.

 

===Jurassic Park' ===

A sixth section inspired by Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster film franchise of the same name. Theme: Jurassic Park franchise and dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures

 

Attractions

Jurassic Park: The Ride – a flume water ride. Theme: Jurassic ParkHeight restriction: 42”

Encounters of Ancient Survivors – an animal exhibits/walkthrough attraction with turtles, tortoises, amphibians, alligators, American crocodiles, wild insects and small mammals. Theme: longest surviving animals

T-Rex Rampage – a T-rex-themed wooden rollercoaster. Theme: Tyrannosaurus Rex. Height restriction: 45’’

Jurassic Park Discovery Centre – an indoor interactive attraction. ThemeJurassic Park and dinosaurs and prehistoric life

Pteranodon Flight – a kid-sized flying rollercoaster. Theme: Pteranodon. Height restriction: 36’’-56’’

 

Stores

Dinostore – a gift shop located at Jurassic Park Discovery Centre which sells dinosaur-themed merchandise such as toys, books, apparel, fossil replicas, clothing, etc. Theme: dinosaurs

Jurassic Souvenirs – a store located at the exit of Jurassic Park ride which sell official Jurassic Park-related merchandise such as toys, hats, apparel, adventure gear, beach towels, clothing, etc. Theme: Jurassic Park

 

Restaurants

Pizzasaurus – an outdoor pizzeria restaurant.

The Burger Digs – a restaurant located at Jurassic Park Discovery Center which serves hamburgers, chicken, sandwiches, etc.

Thunder Falls Terrace – a restaurant which serves rotisserie chicken, BBQ ribs, turkey legs, salads, etc.

 

Snacks & drinks

Jurassic Treats – a snack stand.

 

Meet-n-Greet attractions

Dinosaurs Encounter – a meet-n-greet with costumed and animatronic Jurassic Park dinosaurs. Theme: Jurassic Park dinosaurs

 

===The Land of Ice Age' ===

A seventh section inspired by 20th Century Fox’s Ice Age animated film trilogy. Theme: Ice Age movie series

 

Attractions

Ice Age: Glacier Waterfall – a water flume ride. Theme: Ice Age movie series. Height restriction: 45”

Sid’s Kids Corner – an outdoor interactive children’s playground. Theme: Ice Age movie series

Hyraxes Encounter – an animal exhibit with real hyraxes. Theme: hyraxes

 

Stores

Ice Age Store: a gift store with Ice Age-themed merchandise. Theme: Ice Age movie series

 

Snacks & drinks

Ice Treats – an ice cream stand.

 

Meet-Greet attractions

Ice Age Characters’ Cave – a meet-n-greet featuring Manny, Ellie and Peaches the mammoths, Diego and Shira the sabretooth tiger, Sid and Granny the sloths, Scrat the sabretooth squirrel, Crash and Eddy the possums, and Louis the hedgehog from Ice Age films. Theme: Ice Age movie series

               

===Wild Woods of America' ===

An eighth section and an animal exhibit walkthrough themed to wildlife of woodland forests of North America. It is home to American woodland animals like deer, elks, moose, beavers, badgers, foxes, rabbits, American bald eagles, lynxes, pumas, skunks, raccoons, woodpeckers, bears, wolves, rams, etc. Theme: American woodland wildlife

 

Attractions

Bears – an animal exhibit within an exhibit with bears. Theme: bears

The Berenstain Bears Treehouse – based on The Berenstain Bears book series, it is a walkthrough attraction which is replica of The Berenstain Bears family treehouse. Theme: The Berenstain Bears

Brother & Sister Bear’s Playground Fun – a children’s play area located within The Berenstain Bears Treehouse. Theme: The Berenstain Bears

 

Stores

Wild Outdoors Cabin Warehouse – a gift shop located at Cabin Grill restaurant. Theme: American outdoors

The Bear Country Gift Shop - a store which sells The Berenstain Bears- exclusive merchandise such children’s apparel, toys, educational toys, The Berenstain Bears books, etc. Theme: The Berenstain Bears

 

Restaurants

Yellowstone Picnic Area - an outdoor café named after Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho in U.S. It serves chicken, cheese stake, hot dogs, BBQ ribs, turkey legs, and hamburgers. Theme: Yellowstone National Park

Cabin Grill – a restaurant which serves rotisserie chicken, fried chicken, BBQ steak, salads, corn dogs, etc. Theme: American outdoors

 

Snacks & drinks

Campsite Treats – a snack stand which serves s’mores, candies, cotton candies, chips, beef jerkies, popcorns, drinks, etc.

 

Meet-n-Greet attractions

Meet the Berenstain Bears Family – a meet-n-greet attraction located at The Berenstain Bears’ Treehouse which features the Bear family from The Berenstain Bears franchise such as Papa, Mama, Brother, and Sister Bear. Theme: The Berenstain Bears

'Meet 'Fievel - a meet-n-greet attraction featuring Fievel Mousekewitz from An American Tail franchise. Theme: An American Tail franchise

 

===The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Forbidden Forest' ===

A ninth section based on J.K. Rowling Harry Potter book series and Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter film series. It is themed around the series’ fictional forest of the same name. Theme: Harry Potter book and film series

 

Attractions, shows and rides

Dragon Challenge – the intertwined inverted roller coasters themed to two dragons such as the Chinese Fireball and the Hungarian Horntail. Theme: Harry Potter book and film series and dragons. Height restriction: 54”

Flying Griffin – a family rollercoaster themed to a griffin. Theme: griffin. Height restriction: 36”

Mythicarousel – a carousel ride themed to mythical creatures. Theme: mythical creatures

Owl Cove – an indoor animal exhibit and walkthrough with various owls in worldwide. Theme: owls

 

Stores

Owl Post - a store located at the exit of Owl Cove which sells owl-themed merchandise. Theme: owls

Ollivanders – a store which sells the replicas of wands from the Harry Potter films.

Filch's Emporium of Confiscated Goods – a gift store which sells toys, Harry Potter books, apparel, movie prop replicas, chess sets, and other treasures. Theme: Harry Potter

 

Restaurants

Three Broomsticks – a restaurant which serves salads, fish & chips, shepherd's pie, soup, salads, Butterbeer, etc. Theme: Harry Potter

Dragon Grill – an outdoor restaurant which serves burgers, hot dogs, steaks, pizzas, pastas, and fried shrimps. Theme: dragons

 

Snacks & drinks

Sweets from Honeydukes – a candy and snack store.

 

===Animal Starland' ===

A tenth section which is inspired by animals in worldwide popular culture and homed to old and modern animal stars, characters and icons both real and fictional. Theme: animals in pop culture

 

Attractions

Dracula’s Bat Lair – an animal exhibit and walkthrough attraction which contains various bats all around the world. Theme: Dracula and bats

Encounter of the Planet of the Apes – an animal exhibit inspired by 20th Century Fox’s Planet of the Apes franchise and contains with real non-human apes such as gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, and gibbons. Theme: Planet of the Apes series and apes

Universal’s Animal Actors – an animal live stage show featuring trained animals showcasing their talent stunts. Theme: animal celebrities

Aesop's Animal Fable Garden – a small outdoor storytelling stage show aimed at young guest which features Aesop who tells his famous animal fable stories. Theme: Aesop’s fables

You’re on Animal Planet – an interactive screen attraction which allows guest to star as the TV hosts or hostesses for the wildlife documentary programs on the television channel Animal Planet by being filmed in front of the green screen. The final video can be purchased by guest for money. Theme: Animal Planet’s wildlife documentary shows

Where the Wild Things Are – a trackless dark ride based on Maurice Sendak’s 1963 children’s book of the same name. Theme: Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are

Animal Starland’s Paw of Fame – a walkthrough attraction which is similar to Hollywood Walk of Fame, but features paw-shapes with names of famous past and present real and fictional animal stars and icons in entertainment industry. The paws are located all around the sidewalk of Animal Starland. Theme: tributes of animal stars and icons

How to Train Your Dragon: The Ride – an IMAX 3D simulator ride based on DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon franchise. Theme: DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon franchise. Height restriction: 40”

King Kong Encounter – a dark/simulator ride based on Peter Jackson’s 2005 remake film King Kong. Theme: Peter Jackson’s King KongHeight restriction: 40”

Pokémon Arena Spectacular – an arena show with costumed and animatronic Pokémon creatures. Theme: Pokémon

 

Stores

Creatures All-Star Store – a gift store located at Creature All-Star Café. Theme: animal icons, stars and characters

Animal Planet Souvenirs – a store which sells Animal Planet-themed merchandise. Theme: Animal Planet

Wild Things – a store sells toys, clothing, children’s apparel, books, towels and others based on Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things AreTheme: Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are

How to Buy a Dragon – a store which sells DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon-themed merchandise. Theme: DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon franchise.

Skull Island Souvenirs – a gift store which sells King Kong-themed merchandise located next door at King Kong Encounter. Theme: King Kong

 

Restaurants

Creatures All-Star Café – a character dining themed restaurant similar to Planet Hollywood, but inspired by the tributes of various famous animal stars, characters and icons past and present worldwide. It serves pizza, Italian foods, hamburgers, sandwiches, chickens, salads, steaks, tacos, etc. It is also includes live performances. Theme: animal icons, stars and characters

 

Snacks & drinks

Animal Starland Snacks – a snack kiosk.

Animal Starland Ice Cream Bar – a ice cream shop.

 

Meet-n-Greet attractions

Meet Max and the Wild Things – a meet-and-greet attraction located at the Wild Things store featuring Max and the Wild Things from Where the Wild Things AreTheme: Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are

Animal Idols – a meet-and-greet located at Creatures All-Star Café restaurant which features Scooby Doo, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Rocky & Bullwinkle, Stuart Little, The Cat in the Hat, Yogi Bear, Boo Boo, Brian Griffin in Family Guy, E.B. from Hop, Pink Panther, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Donkey and Puss in Boots in Shrek series who will meet and interact with guest all around the restaurant. Theme: animal icons, stars and characters

DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon Character Zone – a meet-and-greet zone featuring Hiccup, Astrid, and Toothless from DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon franchise. Theme: DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon franchise

 

===Petopia' ===

(pronounce: pet-topia)

An eleventh section inspired by the public's general curiosity about domesticated and livestock animals. Presented by PetSmart. Theme: domesticated and livestock animals

 

Attractions

Creepy Critters Corner – a animal exhibit walkthrough attraction containing with bugs, roaches, small rodents, and lizards. Theme: small animals

Babe’s Petting Barn – a petting zoo inspired by Babe movie franchise and homed to livestock animals like pigs, horses, ponies, goats, sheep, llamas, donkeys, chickens, and turkeys where guest of all ages can have their chance to pet and feed them.  Theme: Babe and livestock animals

That’s Dog-Gone Showbiz! – a dog show. Theme: dogs

Garfield’s Cool about Cats – a interactive stage show starring the Garfield the cat (in holographic technology) teaches guest about the facts of cats. Theme: Garfield and facts about cats

The Secret Life of Pets: Play-Go-Round – a carousel ride based on Universal Pictures/Illumination Entertainment’s upcoming animated film The Secret Life of PetsTheme: The Secret Life of Pets

Pound Puppies Playard – a kids’ playground inspired by Hasbro’s Pound Puppies toyline and TV series. Theme: Pound Puppies

Tom & Jerry: Wacky Chase – a trackless dark/3D simulator ride featuring Tom & Jerry and consists two versions of the mouse-themed vehicles where guest can choose like either a regular version or a ride version, similar to the SeaWorld’s attraction Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin. Theme: Tom & Jerry. Height restriction: 40” (for a ride version)

Petopia Arena – an arena which only shows the annual Kennel Club Dog Show.

Petopia Dome – an indoor dome which only for Universal Metazoa’s Animal Adoption Week annual event, where guest can adopt abandon pets.

 

Stores

Petopia Store – a gift store. Theme: pet animals

Littlest Pet Shop – a store within Petopia Store which sells toys, clothing, towels and apparel based on Hasbro’s toylne franchise of the same name. Theme: Littlest Pet Shop

Garfield Stuff – a store located at the exit of Garfield’s Cool about Cats attraction and Garfield’s Lasagna Place restaurant which sells Garfield exclusive merchandise. Theme: Garfield

Hello Kitty’s Fashion Store – an interactive gift store which sell merchandise based on Hello Kitty and other Sanrio characters. Theme: Sanrio’s Hello Kitty

 

Restaurants

Garfield’s Lasagna Place – a Garfield-themed Italian/pizzeria restaurant which serves pizzas, lasagnas, spaghettis, meatball subs, sandwiches, etc. The restaurant is also surrounds with classic Garfield comic strips. Theme: Garfield

 

Meet-n-Greet attractions

Petopia Greet Zone – a meet-n-greet zone located at Petopia Store featuring Tom & Jerry, Peanuts’ Snoopy and Woodchuck, Pound Puppies’ Lucky, Cookie, Squirt, and Niblet and Sanrio’s Hello Kitty

Littlest Pet Shop Character Zone – a meet-n-greet attraction at the Littlest Pet Shop-themed store featuring Blythe Baxter, Zoe Trent the dog , Penny Ling the panda, Pepper Clark the skunk, Minka Mark the monkey, Russell Ferguson the hedgehog, Sunil Nevla the mongoose, and Vinnie Terrio the gecko from Littlest Pet Shop2012 television series. Theme: Littlest Pet Shop

Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog - a meet-n-greet attraction featuring the giant animatronic Clifford the Big Red Dog and his owner Emily Elizabeth. Theme: Clifford the Big Red Dog

Meet Garfield & Friends – a meet-n-greet zone located at Garfield Stuff store featuring Garfield the cat, Odie the dog, Nermal the kitten, Arlene the female cat, and Jon Arbuckle. Theme: Garfield

 

===Desertlands' ===

A twelfth and last section of the park which is themed to wildlife in the deserts and is consists with three sub-sections such as Outback, Wild West, and Sahara. Theme: wild deserts

 

====Outback' ====

A section’s first sub-section and an animal exhibit which is themed to Australia. It contains Australian animals such as kangaroos, koalas, wombats, Tasmanian devils, emus, etc.  Theme: Australia

 

Attractions

Steve Irwin: The Crocodile Tribute – a 20-minute documentary film about the life and career of the world’s famous wildlife expert and a TV host for the wildlife documentary show The Crocodile Hunter Steven Iwrin. Presented by Animal Planet. Theme: the tribute of Steven Irwin

Thylacine – a steel rollercoaster themed after the extinct marsupial animal of the same name. Theme: Thylacine. Height restriction: 54”

 

Stores

Down Under Gift Store – a gift store. Theme: Australia

 

Restaurants

Outback Steakhouse – a Australia-themed restaurant owned by Bloomin Brands. In Universal Metazoa version of the restaurant, it is themed around the cultures and wildlife of Australia. Theme: Australia

 

====Wild West' ====

A section’s second sub-zone and an animal exhibit/walkthrough themed to the Old West of United States of America and is homed to American bisons, bobcats, rattlesnakes, armadillos, hawks, vultures, bearded dragons, gophers, gila monsters, etc. Theme: American frontier

 

Attractions

Rattlesnake Spin – a rattlesnake-themed Music Express spinning ride. Theme: rattlesnake. Height restriction:48”

Fievel’s Playland – a children’s playground based on An American Tail franchise. Theme: An American Tail franchise

Stores

Western Souvenirs – a gift store. Theme: American frontier

 

Restaurants

Green River Saloon & Grill – a restaurant and a bar named after Green River, the tributary of the Colorado River, and which serves hamburgers, BBQ ribs, steaks, chickens, alcoholic beverages, etc.

Hot Dog Wagon – a food stand which serves hot dogs, corn dogs, nacho chips, etc.

 

Snacks & drinks

The Coca-Cola Bar – a drink stand which serves The Coca-Cola Company drink products. Theme: Coca-Cola drinks

 

Meet-n-Greet attractions

Meet Rango – a meet-n-greet zone featuring Rango the chameleon from the 2011 animated movie Rango. Theme: Rango

 

====Sahara' ====

A section’s third and last sub-zone themed to the Sahara desert. Theme: Sahara desert

 

Attractions

Camel Farm – a petting zoo with camels. Theme: camels

SaharAracade – an outdoor interactive midway-style arcade.

 

Stores

Sultan’s Treasures – a Arabian-themed gift store. Theme: Arabia

Saharan Village Marketplace – an outdoor store which sells cloths, appeal, shoes, flip-flops, jewels, etc.

 

Restaurants

Morocco’s – a Morocco-themed cafeteria restaurant which serves daily foods. Plus it also includes the live performances with acrobats, snake trainers and belly dancers. Theme: Morocco

 

Snacks & drinks

Mirage Stop – a drink stand

 

===Discovery Lagoon' ===

A man-made lake that surrounds Universal Metazoa park. Theme: lagoon

 

Attractions

Wildlife of the Night Spectacular - A nighttime fountain show. It focus on a timeline of animal life which shows many different footage of animals worldwide and then shows why’s important to protect the wildlife form various dangerous harms. Presented by World Wildlife Fountain (WWF). Theme: Wildlife.

 

==Annual parades' ==

The annual parades makes their way down from Rainforest Adventure to Exotic Entry.

 

AnimaLights – a nighttime parade which features floats and performance that are covered in thousands of electronically controlled lights, similar to Magical Starlight Parade at Universal Studios Japan and Main Street Electrical Parade at the Disney theme parks, but themed to animals both real and fictional. Theme: animals. Occurring dates: January- February

The Seuss Creatures Parade – features Dr. Seuss creatures. Theme: Dr. Seuss. Occurring dates: March 3rd-20th

Toon Critters Parade – features with various popular animal characters and featuring verity of pop cutler songs. Theme: animal characters. Occurring dates: June-August

Toon Critters’ Christmas Parade - features with various popular animal characters celebrating Christmas and feature verity of Christmas songs. Theme: animal characters. Occurring dates: late-November-December

 

==Annual events' ==

 Green is Universal: Nature Fest – a Earth Day event which is dedicated to helping to keep earth clean. Presented by Green is Universal. Occurring dates: every Earth Day season from March to April

Universal Metazoa's Animal Adoption Week - located exclusively at the Petopia Dome in the Petopia section, it is a festival that allows guest to adopt abandoned pets. It occurs from April 3rd - May 25th. Sponsored by SPCA.

The Kennel Club Dog Show Championship - an annual dog show shows at the Petopia Arena. It occurs June 9th - September 2nd.

Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights: Haunted Wildlife – a Halloween event aimed at guest age 13 to adult. Occurring dates: late-September-November 1st

Holidays at Universal Metazoa – a Christmas event. Occurring dates: late-November-December 24th

 

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