We’ve known that Mario, Luigi and the entire Nintendo gang would be coming to life at Universal Parks all over the world. We jus don’t know exactly how…yet. A new copyright filed sheds a little light on what we could expect to see when Super Nintendo World is unveiled in Japan.
The copyright describes all the details of the license use, and includes just a few details that confirm what we’ve heard before.
“organization, management or arrangement of kart racing;”
Kart racing? As in MARIO Kart racing? That’s a distinct possibility for a new attraction, and knows me of a no brained at this point. After all, patents were discovered about using a new ride system that simulated Kart style cars just last year.
However, it could be something more as well, it could mean actual karts. Here’s more of the copyright description.
Providing non-downloadable images of characters, amusement park and amusement park events via communication; providing non-downloadable videos of characters, amusement park and amusement park events via communication; providing non-downloadable movies via communication; presentation of live show performances; direction or presentation of plays; presentation of musical performances; providing non-downloadable music and sounds featuring sound recordings from video games via communication; organization, management or arrangement of video game events; organization, management or arrangement of entertainment shows and events, namely, amusement park shows and special events at an amusement park; organization, management or arrangement of kart racing; organization, management or arrangement of motorcycle events and other events with vehicles; providing amusement facilities; providing amusement parks services
The thing that screams out to me here is the “live shows” and “motorcycle events and other events with vehicles”.
While there’s nothing specific here, we could be possibly be seeing live stunt shows where guests watch a live action Mario Kart race.
Even more, there’s descriptions of video game events, hotel services and dining. Everyone is focusing on the aspect of a Mario Kart ride, which would be amazing, but if you read the entire form, you get the idea that Nintendo and Universal is going to push the envelope like never before.
Again, nothing is officially announced, so don’t get too excited, but from the sounds of things on the copyright form Universal and Nintendo are hedging on this new land being not only interactive from the attraction standpoint, but interactive in using video games, cell phone apps, and much more.
Universal Japan is expected to open the first Super Nintendo World by 2020, in time for the Olympics. We won’t likely see the new land hit the states until sometime after that.
What are you hoping to see most of all when Super Nintendo World opens?