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Is Super Mario World Coming to the Super REAL World? Nintendo Is Making Amusement Park Rides With Universal Studios

It’s long been the dream to live in the Mario world, where we can triple jump and backflip with ease, soar through the sky with a raccoon tail (which, in our lame world, isn’t even a thing raccoons can do), and stop worrying about money, since it’s lying all over the ground.

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“It’s-a my student loan payment!”
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And now, thanks to Universal Studios, we may get our chance to live in a Mushroom Kingdom-like world: after years of rumors, Nintendo has confirmed a partnership with Universal Studios to create rides and theme park attractions based on their much-beloved video games. Here’s the video making the partnership official — watch it if you want to once again see Shigeru Miyamoto talk about his creations as if they were real:

He created Mario, so it’s cool, but if your grandpa started talking about make-believe like this, you’d ask your most responsible uncle to move closer so he could keep an eye on him.
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The rides were announced for all three Universal parks — Japan, Orlando, and Hollywood — and both Shigeru Miyamoto and Universal Creative Mark Woodbury promised both kids and parents a lot of fun!

Because of course they would. They weren’t going to acknowledge the underlying violence inherent in the Super Mario series. I mean, we’re talking about a man who blasts away the walls of other people’s fortresses to get what he wants. Miyamoto and Woodbury have to downplay the fact that exposing kids to a real life Super Mario World will have devastating consequences on their psyches, and therefore on the temperament of their parents.

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“I can’t make stuffed mushrooms anymore without my son jumping on them!
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