The long-awaited news is here, friends. Universal Studios Japan, located in Osaka, will be opening its doors to SUPER NINTENDO WORLD on February 4, 2021.
The park's expansion was originally scheduled to open sometime in 2020, but its opening was likely delayed because of the global pandemic.
Mario Kart: Koopa's Challenge
Race on Mario Kart!
Race your way to victory! Iconic Mario Kart courses have been brought to life with cutting-edge technology. Challenge enemies with shells! Aim for the finish line with Mario and Peach! The world's first interactive Mario Kart theme park ride will leave you with a rush of adrenaline!
Go on a journey with Yoshi
Hang on to Yoshi as you search for Captain Toad on a treasure hunt! Use the Captain's map to find 3 mysterious eggs! Get a spectacular view of the Mushroom Kingdom from Mount Beanpole while having fun on this ride that's perfect for the whole family.
Power Up Band Key Challenges
Help Peach recover the Golden Mushroom taken by Bowser Jr.!
The Golden Mushroom has been stolen by Bowser Jr.! Play interactive games throughout Super Nintendo World and collect 3 keys! The Final Challenge is an exciting boss battle with Bowser Jr. Can you defeat the Mushroom Kingdom's most devious trickster?!
Enjoy more adventures of the multilevel Super Nintendo World with a Power Up Band! With a Power Up Band, you can experience key challenges, collect virtual coins and items, and more to bring the experience of playing Super Mario games to the real world.
Guests wishing to visit SUPER NINTENDO WORLD will need a timed ticket for entry as this new area is likely to have a lot of fans planning their visits.
While Japan is still closed to tourists, the government is working on plans to open back up in Spring 2021. I currently have a trip to Japan booked for Spring 2021 and plan to visit SUPER NINTENDO WORLD, but it's likely that my trip will be pushed back due to the pandemic. Once we do get there, I'll be sure to share lots of photos and videos!
Disclaimer: Photos and information courtesy of Nintendo