Mario Kart and Yoshi rides will be among the attractions waiting for visitors
Back in 2016, Universal Studios Japan announced that it would be opening Super Nintendo World—based on the Mario Bros. franchise and featuring other Nintendo favorites—in time for Tokyo's 2020 Olympics. While all has been quiet on the project for some time, more news has arrived, including a peek at what you'll be able to do there.
Super Nintendo World will feature recreations of Bowser's and Peach's castles at opposite ends of the space, along with familiar Mushroom Kingdom terrain throughout. The area will make use of USJ's high-end technology and innovative attraction design. While we don't have a full list yet of what will be on offer, the park has teased a "Yoshi Ride" and real-world Mario Kart:
Despite the area's heavy Mario Bros. theming, fans can expect rep from a variety of popular Nintendo characters.
It seems everything is still a go for the planned spring 2020 release, as evidenced by construction spotted in the park behind the JAWS ride early last month:
Look forward to Super Nintendo World rolling out in the middle of next year. Estimated dates for US iterations of the area have not yet been announced.
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