I remember playing Super Mario Sunshine as a kid and getting to the “Pinna Park” amusement park land and thinking “someone should make this but in real life.” I don’t know if that could ever happen, but I at least have a reason not to dismiss the idea entirely, thanks to the upcoming Nintendo theme park attractions announced by Universal Studios.
Anyone who’s at all familiar with Nintendo’s classic video game offerings will immediately see the potential behind an idea like a Nintendo theme park. Imagine being able to get behind the wheel of a real-life Mario Kart racer, or Samus Aran’s starship. I mean, really, the sky is the limit – and the fact that it’s Universal Studios partnering with Nintendo to make it happen is also a good sign, given their track record with properties like Harry Potter and The Simpsons.
You can read the Nintendo theme park announcement over at Universal Orlando’s blog right here. Details on specific attractions and more will come sometime in the future, so stay tuned.