We’ll Soon Be Getting A Nintendo Theme Park By Universal Studios
We’ve always enjoyed Disney parks, but now, there’s a whole new world that’s coming up that might just be the new happiest place on earth.
Universal Studios in Osaka, Japan will be expanding their theme park to include an all-new Super Nintendo World. Super Nintendo World won’t just be another theme park, but will have a lot of tech infused in it as well. Typical turn-of-the-decade stuff. Bloomberg reporter, Kurumi Mori, attended the press event and reported that visitors will receive Nintendo-themed wearable hands called “Power Up Bands” that will sync with a smartphone app and track digital activities while you walk around.
Additionally, the Power Up bands will help visitors collect digital coins which can be used to compete against other visitors. Thierry Coup, the chief creative officer of Universal Creative (the theme park design and R&D division of Universal Parks & Resorts), made the series of announcements at the park’s global kickoff celebration, where he called Super Nintendo World “ a life-size, living video game.”
— Kurumi Mori (@rumireports) January 14, 2020
According to the report, the park will start off in Osaka, Japan and will spread across Singapore, Hollywood, California and Orlando, Florida. A lot of info hasn’t been revealed, but what we do know is that there will be an actual Mario-Kart ride in the park, according to The Verge. Yay!
Nintendo also added to the excitement by releasing an official theme song for Super Nintendo World. The theme song, We Are Born To Play, has been composed by electronic duo Galantis and singer-songwriter Charlie XCX. Give it a listen below.