Universal Studios Japan will open Super Nintendo World, its newest themed land, on March 18, the resort announced Monday.

What You Need To Know

  • Universal Studios Japan sets new grand opening date Super Nintendo World

  • The new theme park land will open on March 18

  • The opening had been delayed a few times because of the pandemic

  • Land will feature Mario Kart ride and other attractions, restaurants and shops

The land will feature a Mario Kart ride and a Yoshi-themed attraction as well as restaurants and shops. There will also be interactive experiences throughout the land such as “? Blocks” that visitors can punch to collect virtual coins.

The opening of Super Nintendo World has been delayed a few times. The land was initially scheduled to debut in 2020 along with the Olympics in Tokyo before being delayed because of the pandemic. The opening was then pushed to February of this year but was once again postponed.

The news comes a week after Universal Orlando announced it had resumed work on its new theme park, Epic Universe, which plans are said to include a Nintendo-themed land. Construction on the park was paused last April due to the pandemic.

Once complete, Epic Universe will include a theme park, hotels, restaurants and an entertainment center. Universal has not yet shared an opening date for the park.

Universal also plans to open a Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood.


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