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First Look At The New Super Nintendo World Opening This Spring

First Look At The New Super Nintendo World Opening This Spring

Nineties kids, assemble! In a matter of weeks, Super Nintendo World will open in Japan - and it's set to be a nostalgic trip down memory lane for every gaming fan.

The exciting opening of the theme park - which will be based at Universal Studios Japan - will take place in spring this year, ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

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It's a dream for anyone who remembers playing Mario Kart for hours on end, or rushing home from school to 'walk' the Nintendogs.

Universal has already released a few snippets of the epic park, which is set to recreate the Mushroom Kingdom, complete with castles for Bowser and Princess Peach.

In what is just the "first phase", CEO of Universal Parks & Resorts, Tom Williams has also revealed the super world will feature two rides - 'Super Mario Kart' and 'Yoshi's Adventures'.

The park will open ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games (Credit: Universal Studios/Nintendo)
The park will open ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games (Credit: Universal Studios/Nintendo)
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Eventually, there is also thought to be jungle-themed attractions and activities, inspired by Donkey Kong.

"It's the best, and we've tested them all, and they're killers. It's a great lineup. It takes it to the whole next level. It's gonna redefine what a park experience is like. It really is special," he explained at the the Comcast 2019 Media, Communications, and Entertainment Conference last year.

It's a dream for every Mario Kart fan (Credit: Universal Studios/Nintendo)
It's a dream for every Mario Kart fan (Credit: Universal Studios/Nintendo)

With just weeks to go until its opening, it was revealed this week that the park would also be using Mario-inspired wristbands called 'Power Up Bands'.

To truly immerse visitors into the gaming world, the bands will allow guests to collect 'coins' while competing with other park visitors.

Fans hope Super Nintendo World will arrive in the US soon (Credit: Universal Studios/Nintendo)
Fans hope Super Nintendo World will arrive in the US soon (Credit: Universal Studios/Nintendo)

Bloomberg reporter Kurumi Mori says the bands - which sync with an app guests can download onto their smartphones - "will make you feel like you're part of the game world".

While Japan is a very long (and expensive) way to go to visit the park, many fans have hoped a US Super Nintendo World will be on the cards in the next few years.


However, creating a new themed area within a Universal park is thought to take five to six years in total - so we could be waiting a little longer for it to arrive slightly closer to home.

Anyone else feeling mega inspired to dig out their old Nintendo? We dread to think how many cockroaches will be lurking in our Animal Crossing houses...

Featured Image Credit: Universal Studios/Nintendo

Topics: Life News, Events News, travel

Lucy Devine

Lucy is a journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a master's degree in journalism, she has worked in both print and online and is particularly interested in fashion, food, health and women's issues. Northerner, coffee addict, says hun a lot. Get in touch at [email protected]

 

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