Nintendo Land

I can’t count the number of Nintendo games that have presented worlds that I wish I could just jump right into, and Nintendo Land is one of those games. Wouldn’t a real-life Nintendo theme park be awesome? Apparently anything’s possible, according to Shigeru Miyamoto.

In his interview with ABC, the designer was asked if he would ever consider a real-life Mario theme park. While Nintendo is of course busy focusing on software at the current time, he did not rule out the possibility of a Nintendo branded theme park in the future. Read on to see what he has to say.

ABC: ““Nintendo Land” very much teased us, and everyone wants to actually go to Nintendo Land in person. Have you ever been approached about a Mario theme-park, or is that ever something you would consider in real life?”

Miyamoto: “Certainly, with Nintendo being in the entertainment industry, there may come some point in the future where that might become a possibility. But right now we’ve got our hands full creating our digital products. Certainly, it’s not an impossibility.”

Nintendo already issued a Pokemon theme park in Japan in 2005 by the name of Pokepark, so I wouldn’t be too surprised if this happened in the future. To be honest, I’m surprised the company hasn’t done it already.

Zelda’s wide range of mini-games and emphasis on adventure could pave the way for endless inspiration for real-life attractions. So, what rides are you thinking? How about Epona Horse-Riding, Wind Waker Pirate Ship Ride, Castle Market Shooting Gallery, and Spirit Tracks Rollercoaster?

Source: ABC (via My Nintendo News)
  • EspiDeity

    I’d actually go to the real-life Nintendo Land,no matter where it located!! That’s pretty awesome that it could happen.

  • Link

    that, would be, TOTALLY AWSOME! I'd give all my money just to be there. as long as it does indeed have a good number of Zelda related atractions that arn't totally overshadowd by a ton of bigger (slightly better) mario stuff.that, would be, TOTALLY AWSOME! I'd give all my money just to be there. as long as it does indeed have a good number of Zelda related atractions that arn't totally overshadowd by a ton of bigger (slightly better) mario stuff.

  • Link

    ^ oops. somehow managed to have the same message twice in that comment XD

  • K2L

    I’m all for it! ^o^

  • 3pointstoGryffindor

    What about a safer replica of the mining cart ride from Skyward sword? Or for that matter a Loft wing inspired ride? Heck, twilight princess canoeing….the possibilities are abound. Just thinking on special occasions how they could cover the Zelda section in twilight with raining down black confetti gives me the tingles : ) hahaha a tingle balloon experience followed by getting "Popped!!!" now that would be rich.

    • Sage_of_Winds

      I think a Twilight Princess "Zora River Rapids" ride would be pretty fun. And a Loftwing roller-coaster. Which would probably be the only roller-coaster I would ever ride.

  • Zelda Paradox

    "Vegeta, how much fun would that be?!"
    "OVER 9000!!!!!"

  • RPH1

    Majora's Mask-like boat ride. Snow Peak leaf boarding. Wind Waker Deku leaf Zip-lining. Padded sword and shield fighting. A safer version of a bombchu game. Let me buy a boomerang.

    That's just off the top of my head. Maybe I should sleep on it.

    I like 3pointstoGryffinndor's ideas, too. Those are fantastic.

  • Ari

    This would be so awesome!!! Seeing this really makes me want a Wii U ;_;

  • Laruto

    Hmm, I don’t really like theme parks myself, but why not? I would give up all the rupees in my wallet to go on the minecart ride from Skyward Sword… with a safety bar of course.

  • Tobias

    Rainbow Road.

    It's an indoor roller coaster.


    • Loco4Loki

      It would be like Space Mountain but the tracks are glowing colors!! :O

  • Chapu

    How about something along the lines of the canoe game in Twilight Princess. You can go on a canoe ride down the Zora River (like those whitewater rafting attractions), shooting at the pots as you go (similar to those haunted house rides that have you shoot the ghosts).

    I like other posters' ideas about the minecart in Skyward Sword.

    I also wish they could throw Salvatore in there somewhere, with his battleship game or the other one (I think it was boat shooting?). With the 'Swiiish" and "Kaboom!" sounds effects and all.

  • Rachel

    Oh crap, I hope they don't do this. I'm pretty sure I'd go bankrupt taking vacations all the time to wherever they put it, probably Japan, or at best California.

  • jgreekboy

    it be great to see a king of red lions flume ride or a dumbo-like loftwing ride

  • Angel

    & a show goes down every night, with Zelda and Impa riding away on their white horse, and Ganon following with his black horse, with little Link standing there with the Ocarina of Time. *-* omg, just imagine that! The beginning scenes of Ocarina coming to life!!