Back in January, it was revealed that the Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan (USJ) will open before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Of course, that was before the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the pandemic, the opening of the Nintendo-themed attraction has been postponed.
Now though, USJ has announced that Super Nintendo World will open in Spring 2021. The announcement of the attraction’s opening was made via the official USJ Twitter.
『SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™』
待望の #SUPERNINTENDOWORLD 開業に先駆け、マリオの世界が散りばめられた、パーク限定グッズやフードが楽しめる『マリオ・カフェ&ストア』が10月16日オープン‼ #USJhttps://t.co/zw3cMFH3jW pic.twitter.com/t7YlCGtnyd
— ユニバーサル・スタジオ・ジャパン公式 (@USJ_Official) October 7, 2020
Aside from revealing the opening of Super Nintendo World, USJ has also given details on some rides and other attractions in the area. Of course, there will be a Mario Kart ride. There will also be a question mark blocks that visitors can punch (just like in the Super Mario games). Plus, visitors can also travel through Super Nintendo World on the back of Yoshi.
While Super Nintendo World’s opening is months away, USJ has announced that it is opening a Mario Cafe and Store in the USJ Hollywood area on October 16, 2020. At the cafe, visitors can enjoy Mario-themed food/drinks, as well as buy various Nintendo goodies.
With the opening of Super Nintendo World scheduled for next year, here’s hoping our situation improves by that time so that Nintendo fans from all over the world can enjoy the first-ever Nintendo theme park attraction.