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.
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:
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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