Super Nintendo World Opening Date Announced for Universal Japan

We finally have an official opening date for Universal Japan’s new Super Nintendo World! The official opening will be March 18th!

Health and Safety measures like mask wearing and social distancing will be in place. You can learn more about those HERE.

Here’s the press release!

OSAKA (March 8, 2021) – Universal Studios Japan will hold its grand opening of the world’s first SUPER NINTENDO WORLD on March 18, 2021 – bringing to life a highly themed and immersive land featuring Nintendo’s legendary worlds, characters and adventures where guests will be able to play inside their favorite Nintendo games. The grand opening of SUPER NINTENDO WORLD will kick off the park’s year-long 20th Anniversary Celebration.
SUPER NINTENDO WORLD will make its debut as the first multi-level land at Universal Studios Japan where Peach’s Castle and Bowser’s Castle tower over the area. It will feature Mario Kart- and Yoshi-themed rides and attractions, as well as restaurants, shops and other experiences that can only be found at Universal Studios Japan.
It also provides guests with an all-new type of “Asobi” play experience where they will jump, punch ? Blocks and collect virtual coins. Guests can purchase a Power-Up Band in the land and sync it to their smartphones to keep track of their score and compete with other park guests. At Key Challenge attractions around the land, guests can collect keys, gather character stamps and more using their entire bodies in dynamic activities. Families and friends will unleash their passion to play in the new SUPER NINTENDO WORLD.

If you missed the preview, you can find those photos and videos HERE.

Large letters spelling out Super Nintendo WOrld with green warp tunnel entrance to the new area Princess Peach greeting guests in pink and white gazebo Gumba on a rolling green cylinder

There are two new rides:

Race with Mario Kart in Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge (Bowser’s Challenge)

Yoshi’s Adventure

Side note, if you are big Nintendo fans, make sure to check out the fantastic documentary on the history of Nintendo called “Playing With Power” on Crackle. It’s quite good!

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Source: Universal Japan

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