The U.S. is getting its own Nintendo theme park
Good news for Nintendo fans looking for a getaway next year: a Super Nintendo World is due to open in the U.S. next year. Universal confirms its Hollywood park will open its Nintendo land in 2023.
The expansion will be the first Nintendo-themed park in the U.S., after a similar one opened in Universal Studios Japan last year. No firm date’s been set yet for the park opening. A year’s worth of window is pretty exciting, though.
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Via the Los Angeles Times, the park will include a ride, an interactive area, and themed shopping and dining. The interactive portion will likely be Super Mario-themed.
Universal Studios Hollywood is also the home of a Wizarding World of Harry Potter park too. While the contrast of Mario and Harry Potter seems strange, it definitely also makes a trip to the park seem pretty appealing.
U.S. park-goers who haven’t been able to make the trip to Universal Studios Japan have only had photos to go by for ages now. Some even took to Minecraft to experience a version of it. Having a Mario-themed park in the States will be a big deal. I’m curious to see just how well the world of Mario and pals translates to a theme park, and whether I can freely punch blocks for coins.
An expansion is also expected in Orlando at some point, though today’s news was just about the Hollywood locale. Either way, it’ll be a little easier for those in North America to enter the world of Nintendo next year.