Let’s-a-go (to Hollywood)! First US ‘Super Mario’ theme park to open

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Nintendo’s first theme park outside of its native Japan will open in California next month, just weeks before Mario gets the big-screen treatment in a major new Hollywood film. Super Nintendo World will be part of Universal Studios Hollywood — an amusement park that is traditionally home to rides based on film and TV franchises from “Waterworld” to “Harry Potter.” But with the video game industry now eclipsing movies in size, and theme parks using increasingly interactive technology to immerse guests, bosses of the two companies have joined forces to capitalize on the plat…

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