Nintendo Theme Park to Open at Universal Studios

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It’s as if Nintendo Land is about to leave the game world and enter the real world.

According a press release from Universal Studios Theme Parks:

The immersive experiences will include major attractions at Universal’s theme parks and will feature Nintendo’s most famous characters and games. Universal theme parks will create spectacular, dedicated experiences based on Nintendo’s wildly popular games, characters, and worlds. More details will be announced in the future as Nintendo and Universal creative teams work to create specific concepts.

This sounds like it will be an area inside a dedicated park instead of giving Nintendo it’s own park (as similar to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter). With Marvel being owned by Disney, it’s a safe bet Nintendo will take over the Marvel areas of these parks.

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Nintendo has hinted at this idea before. Five years ago, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata said “Countless times, the ideas of a theme park has been debated and discussed, and there have been rumors in various forms. But at the present moment, there are no concrete plans.”

Previously, Universal Studios Japan did work with Capcom on short lived Monster Hunter and Resident Evil attractions.


When Universal Studios Florida and Hollywood have this new Nintendo Land open to the public, you can bet that your friends here at The Hidden Triforce will be there to check it out!

What does this mean for Nintendo? A partnership with a Universal theme park could be the foot in the door to a major production company to distribute some much rumored animated shows based on Nintendo characters.

What kind of attractions can you come up with? Real life Mario Kart? Link’s Lost Woods? Tell us what you think in the comment section below!


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