It looks like Universal is making it clear they want their new park, Epic Universe, to live up to its name. New questionable information has emerged that appears to show the new theme park in Orlando, Florida will have a Nintendo-themed land.
Called “Super Nintendo World,” the land is already confirmed for Universal Studios Japan. The area is said to include a Mario Kart ride at the very least. Universal Parks & Resort Chairman and CEO Tom Williams said:
“We are going to open up next spring. It’s a whole new separate area of the park. It’s got food. It’s got merchandise. The first phase will have two rides, Super Mario Kart Ride and as well as Yoshi’s Adventures. Yoshi is one of the other Nintendo characters. There will be two rides. The whole land is interactive. And you are going to have a wristband that’s got the big red Mario symbol on it. By the way, the wristband is super cool. It’s all magnetic. You slap it at your wrist and it just snaps on and it won’t come off.”
Universal executives declined to comment further on the park’s plans.
The Trending Rumors
While fans will constantly speculate about the mysteries of new attractions, one blogger’s theory shows Super Nintendo World placed a corner of Universal’s new Epic Universe. By personally color-coding the separate areas, we are shown what looks to be a near carbon copy of what we will presumably find in Japan. But, again, none of this is official or confirmed.
Looking closer at the recent permit image, I love seeing things from official Epic Universe concept art showing up in these site plans! Ignoring the Nintendo area in green, we can still see the octagon building, other structures, and even the pathway lining up in both pictures! pic.twitter.com/4kFzHQAjLN
— Alicia Stella (@AliciaStella) December 12, 2019
The speculation regarding Epic Universe has grown so big and so loud that even the Orlando Business Journal has stopped to cover it.
Universal’s Epic Universe is promised to be 700 acres in size. It will feature many different lands, attractions, restaurants, ancillary hotels, and shops. When it opens, Epic Universe is projected to boost Orlando’s tourism industry by $75 Billion.