Universal Parks & Resorts in Osaka, Orlando and Hollywood are all about to get new attractions from Nintendo!
Nintendo hasn’t divulged a whole lot of details about its new partnership with Universal Parks & Resorts since announcing it last year. Today, we’re finally starting to hear a little bit of what they have planned. Nintendo’s goal is to allow visitors to step inside their attractions which will capture the “adventure, fun and whimsy” of playing within their favorite titles. In other words, their bringing their most iconic games to life.
The Nintendo side of each Universal park will be “expansive, immersive and interactive” with its rides and attractions, restaurants and shops. We don’t know yet exactly which characters and games will be used to create these areas; details are coming soon as the planning and design get underway. However, you can count on Mario making an appearance.
Back in March, Japanese media outlets reported that the area inside Universal Studios in Osaka would be a focused entirely on the iconic plumber. That attraction is currently expected to open sometime in 2020, just in time for Japan to host the summer Olympics.
Nintendo says the themed sections of each park will open separately “over the next several years.” So if you want to get the full experience as the video game giant intended, you may not want to book your vacation just yet. In the meantime, let’s all rejoice that Universal is about to get even more epic in the years to come.