Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan Looks Absolutely Insane
Get your ultimate Super Mario fix in 2021.
There’s no way 2021 can be anything but an improvement over 2020, right?
Well, that remains to be seen, but if you’re into Nintendo and looking forward to a trip to Japan, here’s some good news: According to Yahoo News, the “Universal Studios Japan theme park in Osaka will welcome its long-awaited Nintendo-themed area, which includes a Mario Kart ride, next year.”
The new #SuperNintendoWorld at Universal Studios Japan will officially open on February 4, 2021! Check out newly released images & video of the immersive land with the world's first interactive Mario Kart theme park ride, Mario Kart: Koopa's Challenge. https://t.co/sLfpiHPwPk
— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) November 30, 2020
The park will feature real-world recreations and features dedicated to the Super Mario games–including AR (augmented reality) headsets park guests will wear when on the Mario Kart ride.
BREAKING: Super Nintendo World will open on February 4, 2021 at Universal Studios Japan.
— Orlando Informer (@OrlandoInformer) November 30, 2020
Here’s more about that ride from Yahoo:
Each kart for the ride has four seats, and riders will have some control through the steering wheel but it’ll also be on rails. The AR headset will give users the opportunity to collect items and throw shells at other karts on the track. Nintendo and Universal is already rumored to be building an additional area next to the Mario Kart zone, with it expected to focus on Donkey Kong.
The announcement inspired excitement as well as jokes on social media. Check out a few below.
It's official: Super Nintendo World is opening on February 4, 2021 at Universal Studios Japan.
I was hoping to be there for opening day, but, yeah….. pic.twitter.com/tEw023Qv1p
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) November 30, 2020
Super @Nintendo Land — a Super Mario Bros-themed amusement park set to open this spring in Japan — looks AMAZING. Might have to make a road trip once this pandemic thing is done. https://t.co/1vEocNGOMd #marketing pic.twitter.com/mayQY4CTFB
— J.W. Cannon (@cannonjw) November 25, 2020
2022 vacation is definitely going to be Japan! THE ONLY TIME IM EXCITED FOR A THEME PARK
Super Nintendo World is set to open in 2021 in Osaka, Japan https://t.co/tJVZI7OGWe
— DerryBerry (@DerryBerryTV) November 30, 2020
— Attractions 360° (@SoCal360) October 7, 2020
Hopefully, travel will become a lot easier in the New Year. Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan will officially open its doors on February 4, 2021.