Theme park and video game fans have been waiting for this moment since Super Nintendo World was announced in 2015. Ground has officially broken on the first Super Nintendo World in Osaka Japan. During this event, special guests, Nintendo characters and confetti coins filled the air!
At the large press event, a stage themed to the classic world of Super Mario featuring a large LED screen played home to the announcements that were made. Universal Creative Presdient, Mark Woodbury, Shigeru Miyamoto as well as Universal’s newest icon, Mario were in attendance.
Watch-Highlights from Universal Japans Groundbreaking Celebration
”SUPER NINTENDO WORLD” is an extensive and extremely thematic area that you can experience the fun of Nintendo games. Guests will be able to experience excitement and excitement, feeling as though they have entered the game of favorite Nintendo. In this project, the creative team who created the legendary character of Nintendo and the world view and the creative team supporting Universal’s popular theme park are all working together. The area with the theme of “Nintendo” will be born at Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood.
It was also officially announced that the centerpiece attraction of the land will be based on the super popular property ‘Mario Kart’. As someone who grew up with Mario Kart, the interactivity and competitive nature of the game could really make for an engaging and dynamic new attraction. Mark Woodbury promised an immersive Mario Kart experience using technology that has never been seen before. We honestly cant wait to see how they pull it off, and what kind of Mario Kart experience Universal has in store.
Given the size of the parking lot and the compact look of the land this new area will run between 6-7 acres in total and is situated directly next to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter which was the last major expansion to open in 2014.
A new teaser was also revealed showing a full rendering of the new land very similar to the artwork that was shown in December. We now have a much clearer look at the layout and multilevel design of the land.
Watch the trailer here!
The opening date is expected to be Summer 2020, just prior to the Toyko Olympics. Similar lands based on Nintendo characters have been announced for Universal Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood and are expected to open after the Japanese version, but no date or details have been released for either park.