As a father to two little girls, I know a thing or two about theme parks, as I have been to my fair share of them. They’re expensive, crowded, and exhausting experiences… Happiest places on earth my ass.
As an adult, there was only one theme park that genuinely excited me, and that was Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. Now, you can add Super Nintendo World to that list.
Super Nintendo World in Universal Studios Japan seems like a legit destination. The attention to detail appears to be spot on, and I’m looking forward to Super Nintendo World opening at Universal Orlando in the future. I can imagine that Nintendo will eventually expand to their entire catalogue. Imagine a Zelda Land, or Metroid Planet, etc…
Next time the wife and kids drag me and my wallet to Orlando to visit Disney, the old man is going to insist we spend a day at Universal Studios. Like Star Wars, I grew up with this shit, and marketers now that the quickest way to my wallet is nostalgia.
Nintendo has release the first official image of the Super Nintendo World, which will be located at Universal Studios theme parks worldwide.
The image is just a mock-up, but it is certainly making the imagination of this Nintendo fan happy. According to Nintendo’s official Japanese website, via Google translate, the park will have the “world’s most state-of-the-art ride attractions, interactive areas, shops, a huge complex area of the two-layer structure with a restaurant…”
The park in Universal Studios Japan is planned to be completed by 2020, just in time for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. As for Super Nintendo World parks in Orlando and Hollywood, we’ll have to wait a bit longer.
News that Nintendo was partnering with Universal is actually old news. The partnership was announced back in May, but it seems that everyone quickly forgot about it. Well here’s a reminder that this is still a thing.
Nintendo attractions will be available at Universal Parks in Japan, Florida, and California. One can expect rides, restaurants, and stores.
Now you can tickle your Harry Potter AND Nintendo fancies all in one place.