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Super Nintendo World Based On Nintendo Titles Is Coming To Universal Studios Japan

“SUPER NINTENDO WORLD” is coming to Universal Studios Japan and will be the first such opening in the world 1, featuring globally renowned characters and game worlds from Nintendo. Super Nintendo World is targeted to open in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. While Universal Studios Japan will be the first location to open, Nintendo themed areas are also coming to Orlando and Hollywood as announced by Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts on November 29.


Super Nintendo World will be comprised of expansive and multilevel environments filled with unprecedented, state-of-the-art rides 2, interactive areas, shops and restaurants, all featuring Nintendo’s most popular characters and games. Development cost at Universal Studios Japan is currently expected to exceed 50 billion Yen. Super Nintendo World will be developed mainly using the park’s current parking area and part of an area designated for future expansion. Katsuhiro Miyamoto, Professor Emeritus of Kansai University estimates that Universal Studios Japan — after opening Super Nintendo World — will bring economic benefits following its opening of approximately 6.2 trillion Yen for the Kansai region, 11.7 trillion Yen for Japan as a whole, and will create approximately 1.1 million jobs in Japan within a decade after opening 3. Universal Studios Japan will introduce the wonder of the world-class, Japan-based entertainment brand of Nintendo not only to Japan but to the world.

Super Nintendo World will feature characters and themes from the “Super Mario” series, which has continued over the years to win the hearts of devoted fans around the world. The attraction area will also feature a variety of other globally popular Nintendo characters. Nintendo characters and the worlds they inhabit will be re-created at the highest level of quality through the strong partnership between Mr. Shigeru Miyamoto, Creative Fellow at Nintendo, and Mark Woodbury, President of Universal Creative, renowned for creative and technical excellence. Super Nintendo World will allow guests to fully immerse themselves and all five senses in the worlds of Nintendo, and is expected to attract guests from Japan and the world over.


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29 thoughts on “Super Nintendo World Based On Nintendo Titles Is Coming To Universal Studios Japan”

    1. Either that, or they just didn’t call it Super Mario World to avoid confusion.
      Still, we should be grateful to even have a Nintendo theme park in development at all.

    2. 1.) The Mine Cart ride patent suggests Donkey Kong Country, which would stretch outside just one IP.
      2.) Super “Nintendo” World as a title suggests other IPs will be used.

    1. Not a flier, huh? Same. You’re not getting me on a plane unless I get a parachute + 2 spares + I get to be in the cockpit to watch the controls.

      What is it about flying that makes you evade it?

      1. Because when a plane crashes, you will most likely die instantly. In an automobile crash, there’s a chance I’ll live to tell. Also, I have a major fear of heights. And no matter how many people tells me that planes are safer than cars, I’ll never believe them. At least a car/truck stays on the ground. I was foolish enough to buy a passport a few years ago (which is good for 10 years). Knowing good and well that I’d never use it. So it just became a piece of my collection.

        1. Rgh, don’t remind me about automobile crashes- one of my best friends was just killed in one last week. I completely understand your aversion to planes and flying though- I feel the same.

          …Which makes me wonder how I’m feasibly going to get to Universal Studios once the Nintendo section opens.

  1. It sounds bigger than I expected. I was afraid of how long development is going to take. My in-laws have a timeshare in Orlando, and it’s probably 4-5 years away from opening. :(

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  3. A Zelda section would be great! Metroid and Star Fox would make for nice rides too.

    …who am I kidding, if it’s not a Mario character then the best they can expect is a menu item named after them in the food court.

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