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Universal Studios Japan (USJ) will build a new theme park called Nintendoland in Osaka. There will be rides based on Nintendo characters. USJ said it would be ready in 2020, in time for the Tokyo Olympics. The park will cost $351 million. This is $100 million more than the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida. Nintendo said its park would, "include major attractions…and feature Nintendo's most famous characters". It will give more details later.



Nintendo did not say which characters will be in Nintendoland. Fans hope they can interact with Mario, Zelda and Pokemon. Fans also hope the park will be for people of all ages. One Osaka resident said she was very excited about the theme park. She said Harry Potter and Hello Kitty had a theme park, so it was good that Nintendo had one too. She said it was good fans of Nintendo had a place to go and she couldn't wait for Nintendoland to open.

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Sources
  • http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2500392,00.asp
  • http://www.techtimes.com/articles/138890/20160305/mario-centered-nintendo-land-set-to-open-by-tokyo-olympics.htm
  • http://www.slashgear.com/universal-studios-japan-to-open-nintendo-land-by-2020-07430435/


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

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build

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the Tokyo Olympics

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it would be ready

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famous characters

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in time for

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in 2020

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The park will cost

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details later

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This is $100 million

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a new theme park

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major

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more

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Nintendo's most

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attractions

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It will give more

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$351 million



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

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Nintendo did not say

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with Mario

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characters will

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resident

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Fans hope they can interact

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place to go

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the park will be for

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about the theme park

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One Osaka

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for Nintendoland to open

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she was very excited

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people of all ages

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fans of Nintendo had a

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which

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she couldn't wait

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be in Nintendoland

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Universal Studios Japan (USJ) (1) ___________________ new theme park called Nintendoland in Osaka. There (2) ___________________ based on Nintendo characters. USJ said it (3) ___________________ in 2020, in time for the Tokyo Olympics. The park will (4) ___________________ million. This is $100 million more than the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida. Nintendo (5) ___________________ would, "include major attractions…and feature Nintendo's most famous characters". It will give (6) ___________________.

Nintendo did (7) ___________________ characters will be in Nintendoland. Fans hope (8) ___________________ with Mario, Zelda and Pokemon. Fans (9) ___________________ park will be for people of all ages. One Osaka resident said she was very (10) ___________________ theme park. She said Harry Potter and Hello Kitty had a theme park, (11) ___________________ that Nintendo had one too. She said it was good fans of Nintendo had (12) ___________________ and she couldn't wait for Nintendoland to open.





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UniversalStudiosJapan(USJ)willbuildanewthemeparkcalledNintend
olandinOsaka.TherewillberidesbasedonNintendocharacters.USJsai
ditwouldbereadyin2020,intimefortheTokyoOlympics.Theparkwillco
st$351million.Thisis$100millionmorethantheWizardingWorldofHarr
yPotterinFlorida.Nintendosaiditsparkwould,"includemajorattraction
s…andfeatureNintendo'smostfamouscharacters".Itwillgivemoredet
ailslater.NintendodidnotsaywhichcharacterswillbeinNintendoland.F
anshopetheycaninteractwithMario,ZeldaandPokemon.Fansalsohop
etheparkwillbeforpeopleofallages.OneOsakaresidentsaidshewasver
yexcitedaboutthethemepark.ShesaidHarryPotterandHelloKittyhada
themepark,soitwasgoodthatNintendohadonetoo.Shesaiditwasgood
fansofNintendohadaplacetogoandshecouldn'twaitforNintendolandt
oopen.

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