Universal Orlando & Japan to Open Super Nintendo World Theme Park
Video game giant Nintendo is always looking to make a splash. Their innovation over the years has led to ground-breaking and culture influencing products. While they have had the ability to package joy on consoles, now they are partnering with Universal Theme Parks to bundle joy in the most immersive way yet – Super Nintendo World.
Super Nintendo World will be opening in Osaka Japan this year. The U.S. will be getting one as part of Universal Orlando in 2023 with another set to open in California and one more in Singapore after that.
“You’re not just playing the game; you’re living the game, you’re living the adventure,” Thierry Coup, the senior vice president, and chief creative officer at Universal Creative, said in a statement. “Nintendo’s most iconic locations and experiences will be brought to life, including Mushroom Kingdom, Peach’s Castle, an incredible Mario Kart ride, Bowser’s Castle – and more.”
“Nintendo, based on our research, is the biggest potential driver in attendance you can have in terms of intellectual properties,” said Comcast executives to Forbes. “It’s up there with Harry Potter, and in some of our parks, HP drives incremental attendance of 2 million people.”
According to USA Today, the park will be 750 acres and located a few miles from Island’s of Adventure. The theme park will also open up over 14,000 new jobs.
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