Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan has become one of the most popular theme park destinations in the country. Universal and Nintendo teamed up to bring the world of Mario to life in a spectacular way. You can ride on Yoshi’s back, race karts with Luigi and Princess Peach and explore the Mushroom Kingdom with even more attractions planned for the future like a Donkey Kong ride in 2024.
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Universal is quickly becoming one of the most immersive theme park experiences in the world. From Harry Potter’s Wizarding World to Jurassic Park they really know how to bring the movies to life. Well now the Nintendo themed area is finally coming to the United States.
It was just announced that the Super Nintendo World section for Universal Studios Hollywood will finally be opening in 2023. The section has been under construction for quite some time as the COVID-19 Pandemic delayed construction. But not with things somewhat going back to normal the construction is nearing completion.
#SuperNintendoWorld is opening in 2023 at Universal Studios Hollywood! Level up with exclusive merch at the Feature Presentation store, opening soon. pic.twitter.com/4qh0bDACGN— Universal Studios Hollywood (@UniStudios) March 10, 2022
Dennis Speigle, president of the International Theme Park Services consulting firm, had this to say:
“They are getting a jump on the market, getting people excited early. With the pandemic and other craziness, they are putting things out there for people to look forward to.“
Universal is really giving the Walt Disney Company a run for their money. The only other character that can match the popularity of Mickey Mouse is definitely Mario. And with Disney’s current CEO, Bob Chapek, known for cutting corners and not wanting to rush theme park expansion, definitely gives Universal Studios an edge in the current theme park wars.
Aside from lower costing tickets and more affordable hotels Universal is looking to take the crown away from Disney as America’s Number One theme park and entertainment destination.
Are you looking forward to Super Nintendo World coming to Universal Studios Hollywood?
Source: LA Times
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