Universal Studios will be teaming up with Nintendo to bring Nintendo-themed areas to all three of their theme parks including Universal Studios Japan, Universal Orlando, and Universal Studios Hollywood.

Universal wants people to imagine the fun of stepping into a larger-than-life Nintendo adventure in their theme parks. Gigantic piranha plants spring to life, question blocks, power-ups, and more surround you. Mario and all his friends are there to pull you into a brand-new world. As you walk into the park, you will enter an entire realm filled with iconic Nintendo excitement, game-play, heroes and villains.

The creative visionaries behind Nintendo’s legendary worlds and characters are working together with the creative teams behind Universal’s blockbuster theme park attractions. Their goal: to bring the characters, action and adventure of Nintendo video games to life within Universal theme parks. And to do so in new and innovative ways that capture what makes them so special. All of the adventure and fun you experience through the games will now be all around you – in breathtakingly authentic ways.

Each of the theme parks will feature expansive, immersive, and interactive Nintendo areas. They will be highly themed and authentic environments filled with multiple attractions, shops, and restaurants. Guests will feel as if they are playing inside their favorite games – this time in real life. Universal and Nintendo want to make sure that there will be something for everyone – regardless of their age or gaming experience level. As of this moment planning and creative work on these areas is well underway; they will open separately over the course of the next several years.

Each Universal theme park will announce details of its specific Nintendo areas. Watch as Nintendo and Universal unveil their vision for these theme parks!

Universal has plenty of experience of bringing different worlds to life as the world of Harry Potter has been a beacon at Universal Orlando of what a theme park can truly accomplish with its level of immersion.