Holy Hell our dreams are all coming true. Some new details have leaked about the upcoming Super Nintendo World theme park coming to Universal Studio Orlando, and it sounds like pretty much everything we ever wanted is being built as we speak. Multiple sources have procured a leaked map showing the entire theme park layout and all of its sections. Because the map is a bit bigger, we've stashed it in the gallery below so you can click into it and view the whole thing. We suggest you do, because there are some bombshell reveals here.
Starting with the map itself, we can clearly see a few different divisions of the Nintendo World theme park that we didn't know about until today. In the early screenshots and concept videos that Nintendo and Universal released we clearly saw what looked like a recreation of the Mushroom kingdom, but this map reveals for the first time Zelda's Kingdom, Donkey Kong Island, and a bunch of rides.
The rides listed here all sound incredible. The map is a little hard to make out once you enlarge it, but we can clearly see "Super Mario World Ride," which contains a few rides within. There's the Super Mario Kart ride which we've all heard about, but we can also make out signs for "Bowser's Koopaling Airship Ride" and "Luigi's Mansion Interactive... Area."
On the opposite side of the map we can clearly make out a Kirby ride of some kind, maybe something similar to a carousel. In the Mushroom Kingdom in front of Peach's castle we can see "Bullet Bill's Flying Ride," "Koope Troopa Spinning Shells," and a "Pokemon Training Academy." All of this sounds incredible.
It's rumored that the Mario Kart ride will have participants wearing augmented reality glasses, which means we're going to see real Super Mario Kart characters racing all around us, with all kinds of crazy items whizzing by and hitting our karts. We can't wait for that.
There's also a rumor going around that a Donkey Kong minecart ride is on the way, which lines up perfectly with some patents we saw a while back.
Hold on to your butts, folks, this could very well be the ultimate theme park for Nintendo fans. We'll keep you updated as soon as we learn more.