It won’t come to fruition for a couple of years, but when Universal Studios finally unveils the door on whatever their Nintendo wonderland is you can bet I will find a way to be there.
Nintendo earlier this morning uploaded a video featuring Miyamoto and Universal Creative’s Mark Woodbury talking about the partnership between the two companies that, in a few years, will result in the literal creation of a Nintendo world in a theme park.
Plans to make (I’m just spitballing here) Mario rides and Waluigi statues trolling visitors were announced for Universal Studios Japan last year, but in the video it was also revealed that Nintendo-themed areas are coming to Universal Studios in Orlando and Hollywood too.
I went to Universal Studios Japan last year and while a few rides were sadly shut down on the day, I was able to check out just how amazing their recreation of Hogwarts was. Given how vibrant and colourful Nintendo’s history has been, I’d expect Nintendoland (or whatever it ends up being called) to be pretty ace.
Just think about it. 4D Mario rides. Mario Kart 8 bumper cars on a grand scale. Double Dash for the kids. An octopus-themed ride for the family using Yoshi’s Woolly World. A gigantic LED board game for people to play Mario Party. Nintendo burgers.
This needs to be in my life.