Nintendo and Universal are combining their efforts to build a collection of attractions for the Nintendo fan in Universal's parks in Orlando, Hollywood and in Osaka, Japan.
It's a solid name, no doubt.
It will have "expansive and multilevel environments filled with unprecedented, state-of-the-art rides, interactive areas, shops and restaurants, all featuring Nintendo's most popular characters and games", with, unsurprisingly, the Super Mario series to be heavily featured.
There are a ton of other possibilities besides that too, although it's important to note that a trademark application is more thorough than it probably needs to be, meaning that Nintendo won't necessarily act on everything they mention in the document. The trademark filings hint at some of the attractions that will deliver on that promise. We're about to get a chance to do some Mario-style kart-racing. Officially, the language says, "arrangement of kart racing". A real life dirt bike stunt show would certainly hit the mark there.
Although reports indicate that work at the amusement park of Universal Studios Japan have already begun, there is very little information at the moment about the North American version.
Three theme parks are now planned in Hollywood, Orlando, and Osaka, so might a European theme park be next?
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