Universal and Nintendo Are Teaming Up to Bring You a Real-Life Mario World

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As a native Floridian, I feel that it’s my duty to tell you that Universal Studios in Orlando is one of the greatest places on earth. In addition to rides based on movies like The Mummy and Men in Black, it also contains immersive experiences like the Harry Potter section, as well as area solely dedicated to The Simpsons (which even includes a decked out Moe’s Diner). That’s why I’m excited to learn that this awesome theme park will be setting aside some space for Nintendo’s Mario in the near future.

“We’re always looking for the next great idea, the next great place to take people and Nintendo fit the bill,” Mark Woodbury, a member of the Universal creative team, said in a video released by Nintendo. Theme parks usually stick to movies and television, so a project based on a video game is a nice break from this. Plus, going with one of the most popular video game characters of all time seems like a safe bet.

This “immersive” and “colorful world is heading to all three of Universal’s theme parks including Universal Studios Japan, Universal Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood. We don’t have an officially opening date just yet, but it looks like they’re well underway in construction. “Since we’re really bringing the world to life, I think Mario will finally feel like he came home!” added Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto.

I can’t wait!

(via Uproxx, image via screencap)

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