Nintendo World Theme Parks Are Coming

Universal Studios Japan and Nintendo have announced a new Nintendo-themed area of their park in Osaka. It will be named Super Nintendo World. The same thing is also planned for Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood after the park in Japan will be completed in 2020, the summer of the Olympics in Tokyo.

This park will cost about $350 million just for the new section, which is even more than they spent on The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The new Nintendo attraction will also have interactive features. The signature ride will be based on Mario Kart, and some documents were found about a Donkey Kong Country roller coaster. The document says: Previously patent documents showed a ride vehicle built for two riders that is constructed to simulate a “drifting” effect. One rider would have control over the steering and speed of the vehicle while the other rider could provide the vehicle with various boosts and hinder other vehicles.

Another patent for a “boom coaster” showed a ride vehicle that appears to be traveling along a track but is actually operated by a mechanical arm, allowing it to “leap” over obstructions, simulating death-defying aerial maneuvers over holes in the tracks like those mine cart from Donkey Kong Country, a video game property that has yet to be confirmed for the park.

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