In May 2015, Nintendo announced their partnership with Universal Parks & Resorts in the construction of a theme park “Super Nintendo World”. This theme park will use Mario and other Nintendo franchise themes in the dedicated area under construction in universal studios.
The new Nintendo theme park will be the gamer’s paradise. The theme park will be aimed at creating modern attraction site which will be equally enjoyable by everyone regardless of their age.
The idea behind the Super Nintendo world is to expand on the film project with illumination entertainment. It will make fans feel as if they’re playing their favorite games. The super Mario theme park will feature interactive areas, state-of-the-art rides, shops, and restaurants.
- 1 Where it will be located
- 2 Games to be played in the Nintendo Park
- 3 Rides you will find at Super Nintendo world parks
- 4 Recent news from Nintendo
Where it will be located
The universal studio park is set to be launched in three areas. The initial launch is set to be during Tokyo Olympics in 2020 at Universal Studios in Japan then later in Florida and Orlando.
The park construction is underway and the proposed plan will house Super Mario World Ride to put fans in the middle of Mario Kart race. The park will also feature lands like the Princess Peach’s Castle, Mushroom Kingdom, Kirby’s Kid’s Playland, Donkey Kong Island and Zelda’s Kingdom.
The announcement on the project was made in May but the initial construction of Universal Japan started June 2017 and till now they have made good progress.
Nintendo characters like Mario, Luigi, Donkey Kong, Zelda, Splatoon, Pokémon, and Kirby will all make a comeback in the park. Imagine all the fun and adventure you experience through the screen with Mario and his friends pulling you into their world!
Super Mario World
This will be one of the major video game to be played at the Universal studio, Japan. The video game follows a story of Mario’s determination to save Princess Toadstool from the land of Bowsers and Koopalings. The game also includes the Dinosaur Yoshi who can eat enemies.
Nintendo’s popular intellectual property characters will be included in this play.
Early plans also indicate adventure rides will be the longest running rides and most popular in the parks.
Sources indicate partnership with “Despicable Me” entertainment studio will make Super Mario brother’s movie more competitive.
The opening of Nintendo-themed area
The Super Nintendo world will be opened at Universal parks in Orlando, Hollywood and in Osaka Japan. The first one will be opened in Osaka, Japan ahead of the Tokyo’s Olympic Games in 2020. According to Nintendo’s statement, the games will be expansive, immersive and interactive.
Universal studio Japan is located 5 minutes from the Universal City Station in Osaka.
What to expect at the Universal Nintendo theme park
Guests enter the park through the green pipes and assemble in a hub like a plaza to access different parts of Nintendo Land. The Mario Kart theme race track area will be featured in the park. The modern based rides will enable users to have a real-world gaming experience (augmented reality).
Mario Kart attraction will be held in the large bowsers castle in the Osaka Park. There will be an ice-themed section and several snow-covered buildings next to the Bowser’s castle.
In the park, there will be the peach castle which will be the meeting place of your favorite character.
During a press conference, the speakers wore white Mario gloves and red Mario hats and Disney Mickey gloves will also be one of the iconic gifts from the park.
The park will have interactive activities with more customizable technology. A leaked video on Universal studios in Japan shows Piranha plants and a spinning coin to produce Kinetic energy, use of cloud platforms, and Mario flags.
The Hollywood universal studio will have interactions similar to Disney’s Star War Land. The construction is still underway and once completed, the guests will have a chance to interact with the characters in the land. Their success will depend on how the guest can move through the Millennium Falcon.
Nintendo has also confirmed that all handheld consoles will be able to interact with the land.
The Plan features a one-stop Nintendo store to sell the common iconic gifts to guests.
Games to be played in the Nintendo Park
This one of the unlockable region in the Mario Odyssey game. It is one of the most famous games in the Mushroom Kingdom where the princess of the peach castle rules her Toads kingdom. This adventure game will make a comeback in the Super Nintendo World where guests will enter the peach castle. The kingdom is based on a storyline which can only be unlocked after completion of the story.
This game will allow you to;
- Experience the heart of Kingdom in the Peach’s Castle,
- Stroll, roll hills, and dales of the castle ground
- Relax in the soothing spots.
Things you will find in the land of Mushroom Kingdom;
- Interactive gaming area with plenty of games for people to play
- Nintendo Superstore stocked with almost every Nintendo merchandise you can think of.
- Enjoy the mouthwatering Mario and Luigi’s Pizza.
- Meet your favorite Nintendo characters
- More sports retail shops
Kirby’s Kids Playground
The plan features a small play area for young kids inspired by Kirby games. The land will also have round kid’s ride which they can always enter through the large green pipe.
The final battles with Bowser will take place at this castle. When playing Super Mario Odyssey, passing throw the main courtyard checkpoint or winning against Mecha Broodal is very challenging. The castle back door will allow you to fight Bowser and win the battle.
Donkey Kong Island
The plan will have a Donkey Kong land with kid’s playground, family roller coaster events, and indoor activities. These video game series feature the adventures of ape-like character, Donkey Kong. The video game is suitable for bigger kids and adults.
The Donkey Kong has two levels;
Kong Jungle Playground: This has tree fort playground similar to Tarzan’s treehouse of Disneyland. The game is written on a storyline feature a tree fort where Donkey Kong lives at the beginning of the game.
Monkey Mines Madness coaster: This animated series features Winky the fog in the first level of the game. Enemies like Neckies help the Kong to reach higher areas. The mine cart vehicle is the second level and can win the enemy by jumping over the gaps on the ground.
This will be an indoor family ride game. Yoshi appears in Super Nintendo entertainment system as a sidekick to Mario and Luigi’s. The love of Mario horse riding influenced Yoshi creation in Super Mario’s brothers. Yoshi, act as a dinosaur who takes out the enemy with his tongue.
Koopa Troopa spinning shells
They are one of the enemies in the Mario franchise. They first appeared in Mario brothers and were created from the idea of jumping onto them in order to damage them.
Rides you will find at Super Nintendo world parks
Mario Kart Ride
This will be the perfect ride game for a roller-coaster. Universal Resort filed a patent for several ride games and Mario cart will be one of the signature rides in the Super Mario World. The kart ride will have score and race element to it according to the report by Rick Munarriz to WFTV. This roller-coaster game will give thrilling dark rides across multiple Mario worlds.
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the wild
This ride features Hyrule castle of Zelda’s kingdom. Whether riding on horseback or riding on top of any creature you have tamed, you will a fun ride. It is similar to Harry Potter and Spiderman rides which already reside in Universal studios.
This “breath of the wild” will be available on both Nintendo Switch and Wii U and there will be plenty of games to play from room to room even after you finish the game.
Pokémon is a very interesting fun game. Imagine being able to ride in Universal Studios with a pair of augmented reality goggles. You can unlock the Pokémon rides and be given a special badge at the end of the day. You will compete against another Pokémon opponent and win the battle.
This ride will enable you to do barrel rolls and zip around. An animatronic Fox McCloud at the front of the room will guide you through winning the battles.
The Donkey Kong franchise uses 3D screens that surround the riders in this popular game presented in Universal studios.
If you like to steer clear of thrill rides, then this Splatoon will give you a perfect experience with fun family-oriented attraction. The game is water-themed with water guns attached to the pod. Two teams battle against each other and the team that squirts the other wins the game.
Recent news from Nintendo
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The recently released planning documents indicate that Orlando Universal studio will be bigger than the previously expected size.
In another report, Nintendo has signed a deal with Universal and Illumination in order to produce a CGI Mario movie.
The Orlando studio is rumored to take place of Woody Woodpeckers KidZone. The studio is estimated to occupy 8.8 acres of land.
It is rumored that Zelda and Kirby have been removed from the Florida plan since the Mario kart has taken a lot of space than the expected. The new park may also include the Lord of the Kings and Jurassic World.
There will also be a ministry of magic attraction at Florida studio and live-action mixed media show.
The major riders will use augmented reality like in Mario Kart and themed Donkey Kong. In Donkey Kong, the will be made to think their jumping tracks just like the carts in mines game. It also features slow-moving rides like the magic kingdoms theme in Yoshi game.
The Nintendo store plan in Universal Orlando has moved from inside the Nintendo land to near the entrance of the park.
Nintendo has confirmed to be closely working with Illumination entertainment to release new movies. E.g. the Pokémon movie and Mario brother’s movie which will be released by next year. The specific dates for the release are not yet known.
Food, snacks, and beverages with universal dining options will also be available in the Super Nintendo World.
The progress of universal studios Japan
A YouTube content creator Yukendoit recently recorded a footage on the construction progress of Japan Universal studios. The footage shows the mini-park area, the giant warp pipe and Mario’s land among others.
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This project is due for completion in 2020. A lot of work has already been completed and seems the project will be launched at the scheduled time.
Super Nintendo will bring the fun of Nintendo games to life. This virtual reality will make guest fill that they are playing alongside their favorite characters. Creative minds behind the Nintendo’s franchise and Universal blockbusters are working together to launch the theme park attractions. This will be later launched in Universal Studios in Hollywood and Orlando.
The launching of Florida studio is rumored to be 2021.
The construction of Universal Japan is estimated to cost of 50Billion Yen. The establishment of this world-class entertainment brand will boost the economic growth of Japan by 11.7 trillion Yen and create 1.1 million jobs by 2030. It will also boost the economy of the Kansai and the surrounding area by 6.2 Trillion Yen.
The themed attraction pack will give fans a lot of gaming experience with the touch of modern technology. The super Mario Odyssey is one of the switch’s selling game will be one of the main ride theme in Nintendo theme park. Other ride games like Mario Kart, Legend of Zelda will also give fans a breathtaking experience. The theme park will not only let the fans enjoy augmented reality on the famous rides but also attraction sites.