If you’ve ever wanted to be inside a “real-life” video game, Universal Parks and Resorts plans to fulfill your dreams.
While no official details have been announced, a published report Tuesday said new patent applications show Universal apparently plans to build an attraction resembling a Nintendo video game race car.
The “Drift Racer” with two passengers would operate much like a regular theme park car with a driver-controlled steering wheel. But according to the Los Angeles Times, the patent papers indicate the unique vehicle would allow the back end of the car to drift or “fishtail” under the operator’s control.
Just like a Nintendo video game, but for real.
The new attractions are apparently planned for the parks in Universal City in Los Angeles, as well as Orlando and Japan.
Want to be Iron Man? How about sliding into an Iron Man suit while you’re suspended in air, pitching and swaying to simulate flight.
Or you could lie on your stomach on a “mat racer” that’s something like a sled for a terrifying slide down a slippery slope.
While Universal officials have said “expansive, immersive and interactive” Nintendo-themed areas of their parks would be opening in the coming years, they provided no details nor comments to the Times report.
According to the paper, Universal has been “spending heavily” to compete with rivals Disneyland and Disney World.