The Real Pokémon Theme Park: A Look Back

The Real Pokémon Theme Park: A Look Back

With the news of a Nintendo collaboration with Universal Studios, many fans are excited for the theme park possibilities. Will there be a Mario Kart ride? How about a Pokémon one? Well, 10 years ago, there was an entire amusement park in Japan dedicated to Pocket Monsters.

Picture: Game Watch Impress

Dubbed Pokémon The Park 2005 (and, like the future Wii game, called "PokéPark" for short), the temporary theme park was only opened for a limited time. Located in Nagoya, it kicked off in March 2005 and ended its run that September. The following year, a limited-time-only PokéPark opened in Taiwan in June and wrapped up on September 24.

Over on 2ch, net users have been looking back at Pokémon The Park 2005 by posting pictures and commenting how fun it all looked. Remember, this theme park wasn't designed to be permanent, so think of it as a travelling fair. With Pocket Monsters. How cool is that?

Below are photos from 2ch, Game Watch Impress, and elsewhere online:

The Real Pokémon Theme Park: A Look Back

Picture: Game Watch Impress

The Real Pokémon Theme Park: A Look Back

Picture: あんぱんまんちゃんのブログ

The Real Pokémon Theme Park: A Look Back

Picture: 2ch

The Real Pokémon Theme Park: A Look Back

Picture: Game Watch Impress

The Real Pokémon Theme Park: A Look Back

Picture: Game Watch Impress

The Real Pokémon Theme Park: A Look Back

Picture: Game Watch Impress

The Real Pokémon Theme Park: A Look Back

Picture: 2ch

The Real Pokémon Theme Park: A Look Back

Picture: Game Watch Impress

The Real Pokémon Theme Park: A Look Back

Picture: Game Watch Impress

The Real Pokémon Theme Park: A Look Back

Picture: 2ch

The Real Pokémon Theme Park: A Look Back

Picture: Game Watch Impress

The Real Pokémon Theme Park: A Look Back

Picture: Game Watch Impress

The Real Pokémon Theme Park: A Look Back

Picture: YOSHIYU機

The Real Pokémon Theme Park: A Look Back

Picture: Game Watch Impress

The Real Pokémon Theme Park: A Look Back

Picture: Game Watch Impress

The Real Pokémon Theme Park: A Look Back

Picture: YOSHIYU機


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