Super Nintendo World will officially open at USJ on February 4. The park had previously been set to open this year, though plans were ultimately derailed by the coronavirus pandemic.
A report from IGN highlights Super Nintendo World's "immense" recreation of Bowser's Castle, featuring a massive bronze statue of the villain himself, and rollercoaster Mario Kart: Koopa's Challenge, which will bring the racing franchise's courses to life using AR and projection mapping technology.
That attraction can be previewed in the official theme park trailer found below alongside some more shots of Bowser's Castle. At present, Japan's borders are closed to international tourism as the pandemic continues.
It's official! The very first #SuperNintendoWorld is set to open on Feb. 4th in Osaka, Japan!— Kurumi Mori (@rumireports) November 30, 2020
I got a first-hand look and can confirm the Mario Kart ride uses AR headsets but is ON RAILS. So no falling off Rainbow Road 🌈 😆
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I'm in the crying club at how cool the Mario Kart ride and extras look at Super Nintendo World in Universal Studios Japan 😭😍 pic.twitter.com/Hliop8ctlI— eU Bear (@BearUNLV) November 30, 2020
just transport me to the Super Nintendo World Universal Studios Japan theme park PLEASE pic.twitter.com/8GBjal5dNN— SAB (@Sabby) November 30, 2020