Nintendo and Universal team up for theme park attractions based on Nintendo properties


Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts have announce plans to bring the world of Nintendo to life at Universal theme parks.

The announcement does not say which Universal Studio locations will feature Nintendo properties only that the two companies are now working together.

More details will be provided at a future time says the two companies.

Guess Iwata wasn’t kidding when they said they would be licensing out their properties more.

Press Release

KYOTO, Japan and ORLANDO, Florida (May 7, 2015) ‚Äď Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts today announced plans to bring the world of Nintendo to life at Universal theme parks ‚Äď creating spectacular, dedicated experiences based on Nintendo‚Äôs wildly popular games, characters and worlds.

The agreement brings two icons of entertainment together and represents a significant partnership for Nintendo as it expands the reach and popularity of its characters and intellectual property.

Universal theme parks offer incredibly popular, innovative themed family entertainment experiences based on compelling stories and characters ‚Äď using powerful storytelling and innovative technology.¬† Nintendo has created remarkable and imaginative worlds filled with captivating stories and beloved characters.¬† Now, for the first time, those stories and characters will be brought to life in entirely new ways ‚Äď only at Universal theme parks.


The immersive experiences will include major attractions at Universal’s theme parks and will feature Nintendo’s most famous characters and games.  More details will be announced in the future, as the Nintendo and Universal creative teams work to create specific concepts.

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  • May 7, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    I always thought that Nintendo should do theme parks, but Universal is not the right fit for them. Outside of Harry Potter and the Simpsons, the rest of their parks is almost exclusively aimed at adults, I mean their Halloween Horror Nights are full of blood and gore and I dont like to think that soon it might include a zombie Mario.

  • ShayNeary
    May 7, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    This is so cool! What’s the Patreon goal for a trip to Universal Studios Japan? ;P

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