Nintendo and Universal Studios are collaborating to make a Nintendo theme park in Hollywood, Orlando, and Japan.
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Everyone's dream of traveling here and there through green warp pipes is just inches away from coming true. Soon enough, one will be able to enter a world filled with classic Nintendo thrill and excitement --- along with Mario, Luigi, and all of their friends.
Nintendo is responsible for some of the most popular video games in the world --- including "Super Mario Bros.", "Donkey Kong", and "Legend of Zelda". Universal Studios is an American Film Studio owned by Comcast and is one of Hollywood's "Big Six" studios. It is globally known for its theme parks, movie and TV productions, and a whole lot more.
Nintendo's creative fellow Shigeru Miyamoto and Universal Creative President Mark Woodbury even had a share of laughter and excitement during their exchange about collaborating, as shown on a video released by Nintendo (via Los Angeles Times). Thus, it was announced: Nintendo-themed enchantments are coming to Universal Studios in Hollywood, Florida, and Japan.
As what Woodbury pointed out in the video, Universal Studios was always in search of the next great idea --- a great place to be --- and Nintendo sure did have the qualities for it. He also added that as they will work on developing the entire Nintendo World, it will also get more exciting and interesting; and thus, people will feel as if they are playing inside their favorite game.
Miyamoto is continually astonished with how these park developers and designers convey the core essence of their games into real life. He wanted to have attractions that can be fairly enjoyed by Nintendo fans, regardless of their age. He also added that it should feel like home for Mario and his fans.
The theme park will also include various shops and restaurants. Although there are no exact details yet, Nintendo ensured that the planning and innovative works are in great progress.
Check out the video below to watch Miyamoto and Woodbury talk about their vision for Nintendo at Universal Theme Parks.