Building is progressing
Since its initial reveal way back in 2015, not a whole lot has been said about Nintendo and Universal's joint Super Nintendo World project. At the end of 2017, we learnt that the Orlando park would be bigger than originally expected, but things have been rather quiet as we build up to the main, Japanese park's 2020 opening...
Last year in April, there was a rumour Universal Studios was launching a Pokémon park in Orlando as soon as 2020. Now, there's a new one floating about suggesting the plans for this park and The Legend of Zelda attraction may have been temporarily shelved for at least four years or permanently axed. According to an update over at...
According to a report from Florida TV station WFTV, Universal Studios is expected to launch a Pokémon Park as soon as 2020. The information comes from the channel's news anchor Jamie Holmes, who along with Theme Park University blogger Josh Young, has spoken to numerous sources inside the company who say Pokémon is indeed coming...
To include Donkey Kong and Mario Kart sections
Back in 2015 it was officially confirmed that Nintendo would have attractions at Universal resorts / theme parks, and from late 2016 it started to get more official attention. Though not due until 2020, Nintendo even attended a ceremony and released a trailer (above) for the Tokyo attraction. Super...
An animated movie this time
Over recent years Nintendo's been making a major effort to expand its commercial efforts - there's been merchandise and various tie-ins, most notably plans for a Universal Studios Japan attraction. That deal with Universal seems to have led to further opportunities, with The Wall Street Journal (paywall
Miyamoto-san highlights previous initiatives like the Louvre 3DS app
As you've no doubt seen, Nintendo and Universal recently hosted an event to celebrate the breaking of ground for the Super Nintendo World Theme Park attraction. A key detail of that was the news that a Mario Kart-themed ride would be a part of the theme park, which naturally opens...
Miyamoto attends special ceremony in Japan
Universal Studios has released a trailer for the forthcoming Super Nintendo World at its Japanese resort, which shows off - in CGI form, at least - what the park will look like once it is complete. Much of what is shown we've already seen in initial promotional material, but it's nice all the same. As well...
Watch out for the piranha plants
We recently posted about the Super Nintendo World attraction that is coming to Universal Studios in Japan, but now we have our first look at the construction courtesy of L.C.A. Studios, which has posted some photos on Twitter: While the construction is obviously at a very early stage, we can see they are going for...
Kart racing confirmed
We've known about plans for the Super Nintendo World amusement park attraction for some time now. Late last year, Nintendo and Universal Studios announced that they would be bringing Nintendo attractions and rides to Universal Studios Japan, Hollywood and Orlando, and we haven't been able to stop wondering what they might...
First concept art showcases stunning theming and immersion
Universal Studios Japan has revealed initial details surrounding Super Nintendo World, Nintendo's first foray into theme park entertainment. The much anticipated theme park experience will be completed in time for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The themed land in Japan will be the first...
Investment exceeds that of Harry Potter park
It's been well known for a while now that Nintendo is looking to leverage its IP in more ways than just video games going forward. There have been rumours of movie and TV series', a Kirby Cafe is set to open this summer, and we know that there are plans to build a Nintendo Theme Park. The theme park is...
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