Representatives from Comcast confirm that Nintendo will be opening a theme park in Orlando, Florida. This confirms the multiple rumors that a Nintendo-based theme park will be opening at Universal at Florida. According to USA Today, the upcoming park will open in 2023. It is expected to double the size of Universal Orlando, as a part of the theme park’s massive expansion project.
The park is expected to take up 750-acres and lie just a few miles off Universal Orlando. Universal Orlando Nintendo already employs 25,000 workers, and the upcoming Nintendo Theme Park is expected to employ another 14,000 workers. The park is expected to be similar to the about-to-open Super Nintendo World Osaka, in Japan.
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Super Nintendo World Osaka
Set to open Spring 2020, Super Nintendo World Osaka aims to bring the Nintendo universe and smaller stories to life with an interactive theme park where the visitors are playing “a game” rather than just visiting. Visitors to the park will receive a magnetic wristband that interacts with the games and rides around the park. They can then collect points (or coins) based on certain achievements throughout the park. The unique concept brings the game of Nintendo Land to life.
Tom Williams, CEO of Universal Parks & Resorts, confirmed during a Comcast Media conference in 2019 that two rides based on Super Mario Kart and Yoshi will be formed during the Phase One launch. Reports have suggested that the Yoshi ride will be an omnimover-style ride with each cart resembling Yoshi.
The upcoming Nintendo Theme Park is expected to be very similar to Japan’s upcoming theme park. We will have to wait and see this spring when Osaka’s Super Nintendo World opens, to get more details about the upcoming 2023 Orlando park. Are you excited for Super Nintendo World? Let us know in the comments!
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