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Universal Studios Adding Nintendo-Themed Area

The new worlds will feature Mario and friends.

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    Universal Studios theme parks in Hollywood, Orlando and Osaka, Japan are getting Nintendo-themed attractions. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016)

    Get ready to power up.

    Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool, Yoshi and the gang are heading to Universal Studios.

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    Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts jointly announced Tuesday that new attractions are coming to Orlando, Hollywood and Osaka, Japan as "expansive, highly themed environments."

    "Imagine the fun of stepping into a larger-than-life Nintendo adventure," read the statement. "Gigantic Piranha Plants spring to life. Question blocks, power-ups and more surround you. And Mario and all his friends are there to pull you into a brand-new world."

    A partnership between the Japanese game-maker and Universal Studios was announced last year.

    The creative planning of the new attractions is already underway, the statement said, but no specifics about the possible rides or other attractions was released.

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    A timeline for construction and opening dates will come later from each of the individual parks.

    Editor's Note: Universal Parks & Resorts is owned by NBCUniversal, the parent company of this site.