Nintendo-Themed Theme Parks Will Soon Be a Reality in the U.S.
Soon you won’t need a multi game arcade machine to immerse yourself in all of your favorite game titles – all you need is a ticket to Universal Studios. Nintendo is teaming up with the theme park company to bring its classic titles to life. Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, Universal Orlando and Universal Hollywood will all be recipients of Nintendo’s new theme park attraction creations. It’s time to start planning your vacation. Where Can You Go for the Experience? Universal Studios and Nintendo first announced their partnership in May 2015. At the time, not much information was released about the details of the attractions the partnership would produce, and both companies are still staying tight-lipped about the particulars. First, in March 2016, they revealed that Universal Studios Japan would be a target location. Now, they’re expanding their vision to the U.S. Both the Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood may see rides and attractions based on some of Nintendo’s beloved characters. What Will the Rides Be Like? It seems like Nintendo and Universal Studios are doing more than just creating a few fun rides – they’re building entire worlds within the parks. According to Nintendo, the attractions will be “expansive, immersive, and interactive. They will be highly themed and authentic environments filled with multiple attractions, shops, and restaurants.” They have also stated that, “Mario and all his friends are there to pull you into a brand-new world.” After all, a Nintendo-themed them park wouldn’t be complete without Mario, Luigi and the gang. When Will the Attractions Open to the Public? Nintendo and Universal Studios have not offered a specific timeline for rolling out these new attractions. They have stated that each park’s attractions will open separately over the next few years. If you’ve been planning a trip to Japan, Florida or California and want to visit a theme park while you’re there, consider waiting until Nintendo makes this, every gamer’s dream, a reality. What other Nintendo characters do you want to see on your park visit?