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?