Nintendo Coming to Universal Theme Parks… in Japan

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Super Mario is coming to a Universal theme park near you… if you happen to live in Japan, that is.

Super Nintendo World is an upcoming expansion of the Universal Studios Japan amusement park, and the hype is already beginning. A new teaser video was posted on YouTube a few days ago, showing Mario interacting with real world park guests. Obviously, this is not representative of what the park will actually be like, but it’s pretty fun to watch.

A video was also posted of the groundbreaking ceremony.

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“A key part of Super Nintendo World will be the Mario Kart Experience,” said Universal Parks and Resorts Vice Chairman Mark Woodbury. Universal promises to be an attraction unlike any other, and that they know “the fans and guests will be thrilled to experience it.”

A key goal of the new themed land is to immerse park visitors into what is essentially a live-action video game.

Could this light a fire under Disney to get to work on the rumored Wreck-It Ralph attraction reportedly based on the Sugar Rush kart racing game?

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Super Nintendo World is scheduled to open in Japan in 2020. There’s no word yet as to whether or not Universal Orlando will replicate the park Stateside, but it certainly would be a huge draw.

For more information, visit the official website.

[Source: YouTube]


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