The first Super Nintendo World will open at Universal Studios Japan later this year. Bringing the even popular game to a real life experience, featuring iconic locations and characters like the Bowsers Castle, Mario Kart racing and a Yoshi-themed ride.
Universal Studios (USJ) in Osaka is one of the most popular theme parks in Japan. The park already has 8 themed sections, including Harry Potter’s wizard world. Now, together with Nintendo their newest addition will be Super Nintendo world, bringing many of Nintendo’s iconic characters to real life.
Get a quick preview of Super Mario World at USJ
Get right into the action with the introduction trailer called:
【SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™】Galantis ft. Charli XCX – WE ARE BORN TO PLAY
Just watching that makes your inner Mario fan come alive. Combining nostalgia with a full modern decor. It’s clear that the park will be fun for everyone.
When will Super Mario Japan open?
While no date had been set, the opening is expected for fall 2020.
Looking from the onside into the park, it’s clear that progress being made, and it has not withheld some to get a sneak-peek. Such as @ThrillGeek on Twitter. Showing the moving coins of Mario land in the distance. It goes without saying that no expense has been spared to make the world come alive.
🟡 Moving coins. That’s it. That’s the tweet. #SuperNintendoWorld pic.twitter.com/2sRVN4i8kv
— ThrillGeek (@thrillgeek) June 9, 2020
What are the attractions?
As of writing the following attractions have been announced:
- Mushroom Kingdom
- Peach’s Castle
- Bowsers Fortress
- Mario kart
- Yoshi themed ride
With many more yet to come. The park will also bright a whole new level of interactiveness. Grab a Power Up Band and start collecting progress as you explore the park, by interacting with a multi-level game area filled with one-of-a-kind challenges! You can also keep score of mini games you play. In addition to the Power Up Band, download the parks app to bring your unlocks home with you.
How to access Universal Studios in Osaka
Universal Studios has its own JR translation called Universal city station, and is only a 20-minute train ride from Osaka station and fully covered by the JR Pass.
Coming from other cities, you’ll want to use the Shinkansen bullet trains to Shin-Osaka station. Use a local JR lines to Osaka station and there board the train bound for Sakurajima and get out at Universal city station. There’s even a special Universal styled train on the route, so it will be hard to miss.
One thing is certain, Super Mario Land at Universal Studios Osaka will be a must-visit on your next trip to Japan.