Introducing Super Nintendo World

Universal Studios in Japan is partnering with Nintendo to open their first Nintendo attraction: Super Nintendo World. This theme park will be located in Osaka, Japan and will hopefully be completed by the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The anticipated cost is an estimated $4.5 million. So far, the park has already begun advertising the concept for a Mario-themed attraction, which looks like it’ll feature castle, dungeon, and forest-themed areas.

Mario and company have played a huge role in the advertisement campaign so far, but the two companies reassure fans that lots of other beloved Nintendo characters will be featured in the park. Their initial press release gave a few details, promising that Nintendo attractions would be coming to the parks in the States as well. For now, the park in Osaka is the most tangible Nintendo attraction to look forward to, and there are a lot of characters and rides we’d like to see; here are a few of them.

Real Mario Kart

Similar to bumper cars, but on a larger scale. Nintendo and Universal could recreate a few fan favorite maps with varying levels of difficulty. Maybe visitors could even ride like in Mario Kart: Double Dash, where two players work together in the same cart. Obviously, stringent safety precautions must be taken, in order to attempt anything similar to Rainbow Road.

Next Level Pokemon Go

With the recent craze that swept the world, it’s almost a must that the park features some kind of virtual reality section where fans can finally become the Pokemon trainers they’ve always wanted to be. It could be a Safari-type experience where visitors are given special goggles once they enter, in order to see the Pokemon, and then use their Pokemon Go application to catch them all.

Legend of Zelda quest

This attraction would  be located in its own section of the park, much like the Pokemon attraction. Visitors are assigned a specific task they must accomplish. They’re given gear for their adventure and characters help them along the way. No matter how it’s done, Universal and Nintendo must make sure there are real pots to smash at some point!

Metroid Ride

Shooting space aliens is something everyone enjoys, so that could be utilized in this attraction. While it might not be as close to actual Metroid gameplay as some people would like, visitors would ride through the attraction in a cart, equipped with laser guns to shoot targets with, allowing them to feel a little bit like Samus Aran.

Donkey Kong Ride

A nod to the classic Donkey Kong game, it would be a ride with a platform design and various obstacles. Visitors could sit in some kind of cart and travel along the course, with Donkey Kong to the side, preparing to throw a barrel. Obstacles could hurl toward the cart, to create an authentic experience.

Although the theme park is still a long ways off, we can continue to add to our wish list of attractions and rides. Fans the world over are extremely excited to see what the creative geniuses at both Universal and Nintendo can muster up.

Published by: Doug MacFaddin

Douglas Willis MacFaddin was born June 16, 1961 in the Miamisburg Hospital to Patricia Ann MacFaddin and Richard Willis MacFaddin. My mother’s maiden name is Morrison and she is the youngest of seven children who were raised in Lycippus, PA. My father was the second of four children and was a twin. He was raised in the town of Viola, DE. At the time of my birth, my father worked at the Mound Laboratories in Miamisburg, Ohio in research. Mound was an Atomic Energy Commission facility for nuclear weapon research during the Cold War. My mother made a home for our family. My father passed away in 1991 and my mother is currently living in Avon, CT. Doug MacFaddin is the oldest of five children (Doug, R. Stuart, Anne Marie, Megan and Mary (Heather)). I lived in Ohio for two years, spent the next seven years in Murrysville, PA (outside of Pittsburgh), moved to Little Silver, NJ and relocated my senior year in high school to Avon, CT. My four siblings currently live with their families in Avon, CT and are members of St. Ann’s Church. I attended Mother of Sorrows School in Murrysville, PA. In NJ, I attended Little Silver Point Road School, Markham Place School and Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) in Lincroft, NJ for three years. My senior year, I attended Avon High School and I then spent the next four years at Union College, Schenectady, NY. I received a BS in Industrial Economics and graduated in June 1983. While at Salomon Brothers, I was asked to attend a two-week seminar for Public Finance at the University of Michigan in 1986. In Little Silver, I was involved in Troop 126 where I achieved the rank of Life Scout and was both a Patrol Leader and a Senior Patrol Leader. I also was an alter boy at St. James Catholic Church and spent summers a the Ship Ahoy Beach Club in Seabright, NJ and caddying at the Rumson Country Club. At Christian Brothers Academy, I wrestled for the varsity squad for three years. I took second in the districts my junior year and went on to the regionals. I also ran on their cross country team freshman year and was part of the CBA Colt team that hasn’t lost a duel meet since 1973. My senior year at Avon, I won the wrestling States (S). I went on to wrestle at Union College and qualified for the Div III nationals twice (1981, 1982) and was co-captain both years. My senior year at Avon, CT, I also won the States (S) in pole vaulting. It was the first time Avon High School had a state champ in two sports in the same year. During my four years, I earned nine varsity letters between wrestling, track and football. In 1979, I was accepted into The National Honor & Merit Scholars Society. Upon graduating from Union College, I accepted a position at Salomon Brothers Inc in August 1983. I was an analyst in their Public Finance department at One New York Plaza. I lived in Park Slope, Brooklyn and spent the next four years working at Salomon Brothers. As a result of Black Monday, October 19, 1987 the Public Finance Department of Salomon Brothers was jettisoned to conserve capital. By November 1, 1987, I was working at Dean Witter Reynolds in the new Public Finance Department made up of many of my former Salomon Brother’s colleagues. The new Department was located on the 57th floor of 2 World Trade Center.

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