Universal Parks and Resorts Will Be Bringing Nintendo To Themed Environments in Hollywood, Osaka and Orlando

Nintendo and Universal Parks will be teaming up in the near future to bring Nintendo themed environments into their resorts in Osaka, Hollywood and Orlando. A recent PR mail from Nintendo detailed the information we have so far:


Imagine the fun of stepping into a larger-than-life Nintendo adventure

29th November, 2016 – Imagine the fun of stepping into a larger-than-life Nintendo adventure. Gigantic Piranha Plants spring to life. ? Blocks, power-ups and more surround you. And Mario and all his friends are there to pull you into a brand-new world.

You will enter an entire realm filled with iconic Nintendo excitement, gameplay, heroes and villains. And it is coming to three Universal theme parks around the globe. See more in the official announcement video on YouTube.

The creative visionaries behind Nintendo’s legendary worlds and characters are working together with the creative teams behind Universal’s blockbuster theme park attractions. Their goal: to bring the characters, action and adventure of Nintendo video games to life within Universal theme parks. And to do so in new and innovative ways that capture what makes them so special. All of the adventure, fun and whimsy you experience through a screen will now be all around you – in breathtakingly authentic ways.

·         Nintendo-themed areas are coming to Universal Studios Japan, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood.

·         These will be expansive, immersive and interactive. They will be highly themed and authentic environments filled with multiple attractions, shops and restaurants.

·        Guests will feel as if they are playing inside their favourite games – this time in real life.

·         There will be something for everyone – regardless of their age or gaming experience level.

·         Planning and creative work on these areas is well underway; they will open separately over the next several years.

The new themed areas come as the result of a global partnership between Universal Parks & Resorts and Nintendo – two icons of the entertainment world. Universal theme parks create incredibly popular family entertainment experiences for millions of people based on compelling characters, stories and innovative technology. Nintendo creates remarkable and imaginative games filled with captivating stories and beloved characters.

Each Universal theme park will announce details of its specific Nintendo areas. The first such announcement will come soon.

Source: Nintendo PR


  1. Well, I don’t know about anyone else, but this is something I’ve dreamed about since I was a kid. I just hope there’s a Mario Kart ride, either outside in roller coaster fashion or inside in a Spider-Man ride kind of style.

    1. Maybe they’ll have an actual racetrack in the park where you can ride Mario themed karts. After 3 laps, whoever wins gets a free Mario item of their choosing. @.@

  2. A Zelda dungeon will be awsome! Imagine a lost woods area or inside the deku tree. Or obtainaing the Master sword in the sacred grove or in the Temple of Time.

  3. This is very exciting and the possibilities are endless. Imagine a Splatoon paintball competition where the same rules apply as the game as to where you and your friends have to get the most paint on the other’s territory while blasting at each other. Wouldn’t that be so much fun? Or like I said previous posts imagine if you can get aboard a Star Fox Arwing and be able to communicate with other Star Fox enterprise members via a monitor inside of the ship while there’s a 3D huge green screen that surrounds you that replicates levels from previous Star Fox games and maybe even some exclusive ones for Universal Studios. I’m telling you, if my ideas come to fruition Universal Studios will be my permanent vacation spot

    1. star fox arwing could be possible like a back to the future kinda ride, splatoon is still new so i dont expect a ride for that untill a significant time later

    2. More like the place where you are going to spend the honeymoon with either doctre or Laura “Chris Chan” Dale (or both). Lmfao

    1. And you’ll likely be getting the more extensive area, given how much space Orlando has to work with. The question is whether it will take up space in the main park or if it will be replacing one of the Islands of Adventure. In the case of the latter, my money is on Lost Continent.

  4. Mario Kart Bumper Cars, F-Zero and Starfox Rollercoasters, Luigi’s Mansion Haunted House, Mario Kart Arcade GP and any other Nintendo Arcade Cabinet for the Arcade, Park employees wearing Pokemon and Mii costumes. The possibilities are endless.

  5. 1.) YES! Hollywood is included in this! I was worried that the limited space said park has to work with would prevent this, but here we are with Hollywood getting an entire Nintendo area.
    1b – With Radiator Springs Racers at DCA, a Mario Kart attraction would serve as a suitable rival. I’d consider it the Back to the Future: The Ride to RSR’s Star Tours.
    2) Next Step: Open a Nintendo store on both the Studio City and Orlando Citywalks.

    Wishful Thinking

    – At least in Japan, re-open Kirby Café as a Universal eatery.
    – A Fire Emblem live stunt show. Make it happen.

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