Pokémon and Mario will headline the upcoming “No Limit Parade” at Universal Studios Japan

Parades are quickly becoming a mainstay of theme park culture. What once began as a chance to see Mickey Mouse and a fellow with a trumpet walking down a street has since become a huge attraction of intricate floats, dance routines and *trembling* audience participation. Now Universal Studios Japan is getting in on the hype, and it’s bringing Mario and various Pokémon along for the ride.

We’ve known for a while now that Pokémon wanted it some part to play at Universal Studios Japan, although we were unsure what this would entail. Well, it looks like the franchise will be one of the lead attractions in the park’s upcoming ‘No Limit Parade’ debuting at 1 March 2023.

The news was announced on Twitter, with the following summary provided by @tdrexplorer:

The park also released an official trailer for the event which you can find at the top of this article. We’d say it does a pretty good job of showing what the parade is all about, giving glimpses of the Mario Kart and Pokémon floats with bubbles, music and dancing in the center. The Pokémon fleet will feature a Charizard that breathes smoke and flaps its wings, as well as a dancing Pikachu (the best kind of Pikachu). The Mario fleet, on the other hand, is modeled after Rainbow Road and sees a whole line of Mushroom Kingdom regulars walking the map and waving to the crowd.

The No Limit Parade will be the first the park has seen since all events were halted during the COVID-19 pandemic. While no such restrictions currently apply in Hollywood or Florida (the future sites of two upcoming Super Nintendo Worlds), it’s unclear whether the parade will find its way across the continents and become a mainstay of the Universal Studios experience.

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