Mario Bros. and Other Nintendo Game Characters May Soon come to Life at Universal Studios in Orlando
The theme park has reportedly made a deal with Nintendo to create attractions and entertainment venues based on its popular video game titles
If you ever wanted to run, jump and crawl thought the pipe world of Mario Bros. or perhaps climb Donkey Kong’s high-rise lair, a new deal between Universal Studios Florida and Nintendo may be bringing this live videogame-inspired experience. While the details are still fuzzy, collaboration between these two big names will likely draw great interest from crowds that grew up playing these videogames. From merchandising to themed restaurants, the Nintendo deal may “1Up” other Orlando theme parks, helping Universal Studios gain ground against its biggest competitor.
In recent years, the race between Orlando theme parks to outdo each other has led to great innovation by Universal Studios—as in the case of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter—and tourists can expect this trend to continue. As technology gets more sophisticated and the live-ride experience shifts to simulation rather than a stroll-on-tracks, Universal Studios is expected to continue raising the bar. Not for nothing, Nintendo game-themed attractions at the theme park can be expected to immerse guests into a fantasy world that the whole family will enjoy.
We can only wish and hope for an interactive live-action Mario Kart ride at Universal Studios. The video game series from Nintendo has been a winner in its Wii console, as well as in the Wii U portable video game system. Characters like Mario, his brother Luigi, Princess Toadstool, and Donkey Kong—along with hordes of Goomba and Koopa Troopa—would also give Universal Studios guests a chance to get their pictures taken with these video games icons.
Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is impatiently waiting with the rest of Orlando’s hospitality industry to hear more news about what Universal Studios partnership with Nintendo will bring. And rest assured that we will share more updates about it on our Blog!