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VIDEO: Universal officially announces “an entire Nintendo world” for their theme parks!

in Entertainment, Nintendo, Park Secrets, Theme Parks, Universal Orlando, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Japan, Video Games


There was some serious hype created when Universal Parks revealed that they would be partnering with video game juggernaut Nintendo to develop…something, in some form. We all wanted to know what they had cooking, and at long last, we finally have an answer!

Now, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto and Universal Creative’s Mark Woodbury have finally taken to video to explain their vision for bringing the world of Mario and friends to life! What’s most important, it looks like Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood, and Universal Studios Japan will all be getting Nintendo expansions — so everybody can enjoy!

The worlds are set to feature some amazing things, including:

  • Nintendo-themed areas are coming to Universal Studios Japan, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood.
  • These will be expansive, immersive and interactive. They’ll be highly themed and authentic environments filled with multiple attractions, shops and restaurants.
  • You’ll feel as if you’re playing inside your favorite games – 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.
Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto
Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto

Universal promises “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.”

Check out the video below:

Sure, details are still a little vague, but it looks like progress is well underway to bring players face-first into the world of Nintendo! For all things Universal Parks, stick with Inside the Magic!


  1. Gabe

    They’re waiting to open Fallon to announce that the whole northeast corner behind Simpsons is going under the knife, right? Increased capacity just in time for ET, Animal Actors, and the kids area to get bulldozed.

    I know it’s all guesswork at this point, but the swath of real estate all the way from the main gate, through Hollywood street, back to behind Springfield feels like the least vital section of the park today – could this be a bigger project than expected?

    Would anyone really throw their hands up in despair to lose the Makeup show, La Bamba’s, and the NBC Preview Center/Corporate Synergy Thrill Experience? I’ve wondered why they’ve kept Terminator on life support so long, outside of simply more space to shuffle guest bodies in and out.

    Plus, Hello Kitty is a natural bridge right into another Japanese mega-brand… ok, taking off my tinfoil hat now.

    ET has a MASSIVE footprint all by itself, so, at any rate, get in those last bike rides to space and kiss Botanicus a big, wet goodbye.

  2. JC

    Clickbait at its finest. literally says nothing about what they are doing.

    1. brianna

      nintendo literally said all of this in their video press release they posted. there is no more information at ALL besides what is in this article. they just simply announced they are making the park addition. an announcement is news.

  3. Bob

    It’s unfortunate they can’t bulldoze the stupid cartoon island in IOA for this…

    1. Reagan Greer

      It’s really fun and people enjoy it so it’s staying now lost continent that’s a different story

  4. Angel

    When I worked for Universal a few months back, the plan was protected to remove kid zone. They’d get rid of Fievel, Woody, Curious George, Barney, E.T and animal actors. There were also rumors of acquiring new land, but I think they’ve used it for the new hotels and water park.

  5. Tyler

    Wait, this is old news by a few months at least

  6. Frostysnowman

    I bet they’ll be done with this expansion at all three parks before Disney is done with Star Wars land.

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