Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan is Closed Today for Inspection After a Fire Broke Out Overnight
The fire occurred overnight after the park had closed
Super Nintendo World at Osaka's Universal Studios Japan theme park will be closed today–during a heavily trafficked holiday period–for inspections after a fire broke out around midnight last night Japan time. Due to the late hour, the park was closed and there was only minimal staff inside the park.
The fire started at the new Yoshi's Adventure ride and was caught by staff who saw black smoke coming from the top of the first floor of the ride. A staff member rushed over to the attraction and put it out before the fire department had even arrived. While the damage is said to be at a minimum, the whole Super Nintendo World will be closed today (November 24) for inspections and confirmation checks–it's already ruled out that Bowser was the case. All the other areas in the park are currently open.
Super Nintendo World finally opened in Japan on March 18, 2021, after being delayed multiple times due to COVID-19 and the State of Emergencies around it. On August 9, a Goomba was blown off its stack due to the remnants of Typhoon Lupit, closing the area while construction workers reunited the Goomba with its buddies.
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.