You may remember our report that Nintendo and Universal are teaming up to open a Nintendo theme park (watch the official announcement trailer above). This will be a new section of Universal Studios theme parks in Hollywood, Orlando, and Osaka. Last week Nintendo filed the trademark (found here) revealing the official name for its park which is, not surprisingly, going to be "Super Nintendo World." We dig it.
In the trademark listing there are all kinds of details that hint at what kinds of merchandise, events, and rides might be included in the park. You should note that a lot of this is preliminary -- a laying of the groundwork, if you will -- so it's possible that not everything mentioned will come to fruition. There are some rumored rides receiving some official corroboration here, though. For instance, we're all expecting some kind of Mario Kart attraction, and this was alluded to directly in part of the filing. See below:
"...organization, management or arrangement of entertainment shows and events, namely, amusement park shows and special events at an amusement park; organization, management or arrangement of kart racing; organization, management or arrangement of motorcycle events and other events with vehicles; providing amusement facilities; providing amusement parks services" (emphasis ours).
And you want to talk about merchandise? Nintendo is going to make a killing off of the clothes it sells in the park. We thought the shirts from Uniqlo were rad. Just wait until you see what's going to be offered to park-goers. The filing mentions specifically:
"Clothing, namely, coats, dresses, Halloween costumes, hoodies, jackets, pullovers, t-shirts, shirts, shorts, sleepwear, sweatshirts, tops, loungewear, underwear, infant wear, wrist bands, warm-up suits, vests; gloves as clothing; socks and stockings; neckties; headwear; scarves; mufflers; waistbands; belts for clothing; footwear; clothes for sports namely, athletic pants, athletic shorts, athletic shirts, athletic tops, swimwear; masquerade costumes..."
This is going to be huge. As soon as we learn more about what kind of rides we can expect, we'll update you straight away.