Nintendo to get its own theme park attractions at Universal Studios

Following the roll out of Harry Potter and Simpsons themed worlds at their Theme Parks around the world, Universal Studios has announced this week that they will be adding new Nintendo-themed areas to their parks in Japan, Orlando and Hollywood.

Japan and Orlando come as little surprise, especially with the company being based in Japan, but with their limited space in Hollywood, its addition there is perhaps more surprising. Fans of the park will be looking forward to seeing how they integrate it into the park’s layout; usually they have to get rid of something that’s there already to make room for it. Sadly, Singapore has once again missed out on an addition to their park.

In a video posted to the Nintendo YouTube channel, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto and Universal Creative’s Mark Woodbury (Universal Creative) outlined their vision for the collaboration, which promises to be an immersive and interactive experience for park goers of all ages.

Miyamoto confirmed, unsurprisingly, that Mario would sit at the centre of these attractions, “Since we’re really bringing the world to life, I think Mario will feel like he finally came home!”, though didn’t hint as to what other franchises would be included. Of course brands like Pokémon and Zelda are like to be favourites, outside of the regular Mario universe.

Here’s the video of their full statement:

Stay tuned to AU Abroad for more details.


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