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Universal Studios Japan Slated for First Nintendo Area

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Well okay then thanks for the post. I'm glad we could clear this up and settle and possible future contention between each other

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03/08/16 at 11:56am in Universal Studios Japan Slated for First Nintendo Area (Latest Edit: 03/08/16 at 12:03pm by Shane.)
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I am a little bit puzzled by the announcement. As I said before I would be more interested in a Nintendo Park than Nintendo Land at an existing theme park.

I can't site the article at this time, as it's been several years, but when asked about the possibility of future theme park related initiatives containing Nintendo Intellectual Property, the company has been adamant that they would not put their characters into theme parks. Nintendo's reasoning at the time had to do with immersion and guest experience. They did not want to slap a Mario statue on the top of a spinning ride and call it a day; much like what we see at Planet Snoopy in Cedar Fair parks. (Not that there is anything inherently wrong with this approach)

I have to imagine that the opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has had to have had an large effect on this point of view and influenced a change in decision. That being said it still brings me back to my original concern; if Nintendo is indeed so concerned with the immersion factor, why are they settling for a Nintendo Land and not a park. I can't see them satisfied with their characters being hodge-podged into an all encompassing Nintendo area instead of each franchise being contained within its own unique world.

The this brings about another thought, maybe it will be as immersive as it should be with one major caveat; we will only see Mario and the other inhabitants of the Mushroom Kingdom. While a complete recreation of The Mushroom Kingdom would be fantastic, it would also still be disappointing given the huge library of Intellectual Property that Nintendo owns.

I am still very much interested to see what direction this takes.

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03/08/16 at 12:05pm in Universal Studios Japan Slated for First Nintendo Area (Latest Edit: 03/08/16 at 06:39pm by Thomas.)
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I think to the average park-goer, having all of Nintendo put into one land isn't an issue. Obviously to us hardcore Nintendo fans, it seems like a shame but isn't that different from the Cartoon area at Universal in terms of being an amalgamation of different properties.

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I would love to see a Mario Kart ride similar to when we had Le Mans raceway here at Busch.

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^I wonder if Universal will be able to tell Nintendo up the ante on lawsuits regarding 'misuse' of Nintendo properties in other parks. For instance, can they do anything if people decide to hold an unofficial Mario Kart game, as is tradition on bumper car rides?

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Why would that be the case Bumper Cars and similar rides were around for decades before Mario Kart was even created.

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You may not have had the opportunity to experience it. I have only watched, but maybe someone else can describe the fun that people have had doing Mario Kart themed parties on the bumper cars at BGW. I know it looked like they were having fun, but I have never followed one of these unofficial events personally.

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(03/08/16 08:29pm)CastleOSullivan Wrote:  You may not have had the opportunity to experience it. I have only watched, but maybe someone else can describe the fun that people have had doing Mario Kart themed parties on the bumper cars at BGW. I know it looked like they were having fun, but I have never followed one of these unofficial events personally.

Since you watched videos of these events are the people cosplaying in the videos as well?

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I meant that I was at the park, but I didn't participate. Also, yes. There were a few costumes.

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Probably Yoshi that little twit somehow manages to piss me off for some reason.

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06/15/17 at 11:48am in Universal Studios Japan Slated for First Nintendo Area (Latest Edit: 06/15/17 at 11:50am by Shane.)
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So this is a few days late, but USJ released teasers and concept art along with a video of the groundbreaking ceremony for Super Nintendo World.


From the looks of the concepts it would appear that this expansion really isn't named properly. Super Nintendo World is really a Super Mario centric land for USJ and I think a name like Super Mario World or just The Mushroom Kingdom would be much more appropriate.

Here's hoping that Orlando gets a whole third get for Super Nintendo World with each major Nintendo IP getting it's own dedicated land.

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