Nintendo is generally thought of as a video game company, but they’ve been around since 1889, and in recent years they’ve been on a mission to remind people that they have much more to offer in the field of entertainment. As part of this expansion, Nintendo has teamed up with Universal to create theme parks with Nintendo IP in Osaka, Orlando, and Hollywood.
Construction began in Tokyo earlier this year, and it’s planned to open in time for the 2020 Olympics. We’ve heard that the Orlando location won’t open until a little later, possibly 2023, but in the meantime, Universal just broke ground in Hollywood. There’s not much to see yet and only a small area has been cleared (with more to come), but it looks like Super Nintendo World will be positioned next to the queue for Jurassic World.
Little is known about this location at this time, but Nintendo did release some concept art for the Osaka location, showing a massive green pipe as the entrance. Miyamoto himself has also previously appeared in a video to discuss his vision for the theme parks.
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