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This Is Not A Drill… Universal Orlando Is Getting A Super Nintendo World!

By Malia Wooten

This Is Not A Drill… Universal Orlando Is Getting A Super Nintendo World!

It’s-a really happening!

Just when we thought our theme parks couldn’t get any better, we’ve caught wind that a Super Nintendo World is planning to set up camp inside of our very own Universal Orlando Resort! Soon, gamers of all ages and expertise will get to experience an immersive world created around what may arguably be the most recognized video games in the world.

As of right now, all the buzz is centered around Universal Studios Japan and it’s Super Nintendo World opening ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics. Though there isn’t much information released about the new theme park, Newsweek reports that it will be filled with “incredibly fun rides, shops, a restaurant, and interactive gameplay throughout the land.” If your mind is as blown as ours, wait ’till you watch this video below of ride-testing of some sort in Japan!

Park-goers will also have the option to purchase a “Power Up Band”, equipped with the same technology as the interactive wands at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The bands are designed around the beloved Super Mario Bros characters so get ready to rock wearable versions of Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Daisy, and Toad! You can get a sneak-peek of them in the video, below!

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The bands will allow visitors to use “their arms, hands, and entire bodies” while exploring the park and also present die-hard gamers the opportunity to collect digital coins, participate in “Key Challenges” and battle people around them via a smartphone app or Nintendo Switch! The mobile app will also serve as a go-to source for finding attractions. As far as rides go, Universal Studios Japan has confirmed that they will have a life-size Mario Kart ride as well as a more “child-friendly” option based around Mario’s BFF called Yoshi’s Adventures!

As to when we can visit Florida’s very own Super Nintendo World? PopSugar says that the add-on theme park is expected to launch sometime in 2023. The West Coast will beat us to the punch when Universal Studios Hollywood gets its park in 2021 or 2022… Road-trip anyone?

Be sure to check back for updates!

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