Nintendo Characters and Attractions Coming to Universal Theme Parks

Cross your fingers for a “Mario Kart” ride


Nintendo characters will soon descend upon Universal theme parks.

The video game company behind hits like “Zelda,” “Donkey Kong” and “Super Mario Bros.” has partnered with Universal Parks & Resorts to create “spectacular, dedicated experiences” based on popular Nintendo games, characters and worlds.

Thursday’s announcement did not specify what characters and games would be brought to life at Universal theme parks, one of which is located in Los Angeles and another in Orlando, but it’s a safe bet Mario and Luigi will be leading the pack.

The agreement, the companies said, represent a significant partnership for Nintendo as it expands the reach and popularity of its characters and intellectual property.

More details will be announced in the future, as the Nintendo and Universal creative teams work to create specific concepts.