Super Mario at Universal Studios Japan? Who’s excited?!?!
In 2016, Universal Studios Japan officially announced the much-anticipated Super Nintendo World is coming to Osaka, Japan.
In the last couple of weeks, photos and videos of the theme park started circulating on social media. It honestly seems as if you were actually dropped into one of the Super Mario games. It looks THAT realistic!
This aerial view shows us the layout of the vibrant-colored park. It looks as though Mario & his friends will be neighbors with WaterWorld.
The video below reveals some of the iconic elements in action. We get a live glimpse of Koopa Troopa’s shell, coins simultaneously spinning, Piranha Plants looking for prey and Yoshi running around.
Here we see the infamous stone villain, Thwomp, being destructive as always. If you’ve played Super Mario 64 on the Nintendo 64, you definitely remember getting flattened by these Thwomp traps.
Originally slated to open in July 2020 to align with the Tokyo Olympics — in light of the global pandemic, Universal Studios Japan have decided to indefinitely delay the opening.
Although the Osaka-based Universal Studios reopened on June 19 allowing half capacity of visitors, the Mario & Luigi would bring in too many fans, increasing the potential threat of the guest’s safety.
Let’s see if Sony follows suit and opens up a playstation-inspired theme park.