Super Nintendo World is Coming to Universal Orlando
Comcast executives recently confirmed that Super Nintendo World will be coming to Epic Universe, a new park that is scheduled to open in 2023 as part of an expansion of Universal Studios Orlando. Super Nintendo World is opening in Universal Studios Osaka this summer and North America will be getting their first Nintendo themed park in 2023. With Super Nintendo World expanding outside of Japan, it’s possible that Universal Studios Hollywood and Singapore may get the Nintendo theme park in the future.
“I think the next big thing on the horizon is Nintendo. Nintendo, based on our research is one of the biggest potential drivers of attendance that you could have of any kind of IP. It’s up there with Harry Potter,” said one of the Comcast executives during a fourth-quarter earnings call. Comcast is the parent company of Universal Studios, so this is official confirmation of the expansion. Universal Parks & Resorts chairman and CEO Tom Williams previously stated that Super Nintendo World will somehow integrate the Nintendo Switch into the experience, but how that will work currently remains unclear.
Even if the Nintendo Switch isn’t integrated into the Super Nintendo World experience, Nintendo confirmed that Super Nintendo World visitors will wear a Power Up Band. This Band basically turns the park into a living, breathing video game through AR technology. Through the wearable device, visitors will be able to collect coins and perform other tasks. Now that we know that Super Nintendo World will be coming to Universal Studios Orlando in 2023, we’re curious to see where it will expand to next.
Are you looking forward to seeing what Super Nintendo World has to offer theme park visitors? Which Nintendo character do you hope is part of the theme park experience? Let us know in the comments below!
Source: Digital Trends