Previously we reported that it seemed Universal Japan was already moving forward with the Donkey Kong expansion in their Super Nintendo World area. There were images that pretty much confirmed this, but there was still no official word. Now Universal Japan has officially confirmed the expansion.
[任天堂HP]ニュースリリース「ユニバーサル・スタジオ・ジャパンの『スーパー・ニンテンドー・ワールド』をエリア拡張 2024年の開業を目指し、「ドンキーコング」をテーマとした新エリアが誕生」を掲載しました。 https://t.co/Wai3XMognp
— 任天堂株式会社（企業広報・IR） (@NintendoCoLtd) September 28, 2021
“[Nintendo HP] News release “Universal Studios Japan’s” Super Nintendo World “is expanded to an area Aiming to open in 2024, a new area with the theme of” Donkey Kong “is born” has been posted.”
They are trying to get the new area opened by 2024 and it will increase the Nintendo area to about 1.7 times the size it is now.
”This time, a new area with the theme of “Donkey Kong” has appeared adjacent to the area where the current Mario world spreads, and along with this, the area of ”Super Nintendo World” has increased to about 1.7 times the current area. It will be expanded. The new area will be a magnificent area where you can experience the world of the character “Donkey Kong” with your whole body, with a lush jungle.
The new area is planned to be completed and opened in 2024. Along with the current “Super Nintendo World,” we will provide an experience that everyone can truly enjoy by combining the technology and imagination of Universal Studios with the creativity of Nintendo, including Nintendo Co., Ltd. CEO Shigeru Miyamoto. I am aiming for.“
Previously this expansion was announced for Universal Orlando’s Epic Universe plans, but that has gotten pushed back due to COVID-19.
Here is a look at the model:
The new area as a “coaster-type ride” and there will will also be food and shopping options. My husband was more excited about the Donkey Kong area than he was the Mario one.
Now it’s official, Universal Japan is getting the Donkey Kong expansion.
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Source: Universal Japan,
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