A Mario Kart attraction might be coming to a theme park near you soon
Finally! Real-life Mario Kart might finally be on the way
Despite no official confirmation from Nintendo, it is very likely that the United States theme park will share the name, Super Nintendo World, with its Japanese counterpart. For those of you unaware of what I’m talking about, Super Nintendo World is a Nintendo-themed section located at Universal Studios.
Everything in the theme park, ranging from rides to games, as well as merchandise (naturally), will focus on Nintendo’s mascot, Mario, as well as various other Nintendo intellectual properties. “Super Nintendo World will be comprised of expansive and multilevel environments,” the company explained. “[F]illed with unprecedented state-of-the-art rides, interactive areas, shops and restaurants, all featuring Nintendo’s most popular characters and games.”
“Super Nintendo World will be comprised of expansive and multilevel environments,” the company explained. “[F]illed with unprecedented state-of-the-art rides, interactive areas, shops and restaurants, all featuring Nintendo’s most popular characters and games.”
The Japanese company has filed a US trademark for the theme park’s name along with filing for the trademark; the company also may have hinted that a Mario Kart attraction may be included in the park. In the filing, it mentions the “management or arrangement of kart racing.” Anyone who is a Nintendo fan will immediately guess that they are referring to the Mario Kart series.
Along with all the remaining trademarks, several of the lists was there most likely to prevent anyone else from using the Nintendo name to make a profit. However, if you look closely at the filing, it does make a note of Super Nintendo World-themed hotels, restaurant’s, ideas for clothes as well as Christmas tree decorations (I wouldn’t mind putting a super star on top of my Christmas tree, to be honest.)
Currently, the Nintendo theme parks have been confirmed at the Universal Studios locations in Osaka, Japan, Orlando, Florida, and Hollywood, California. Out of the three sites, the Osaka, Japan site confirmed to be the first one to open.
We’ll reach out to Nintendo to see if we can get anything concrete in writing, but we’re guessing nothing will come out of it. We’ll keep you posted if we hear anything back.