I feel bad for you if you were not already aware that there is a Super Nintendo World theme park being built in Japan. Seriously. Where have you been living? Anyhow, there is a Super Nintendo World theme park being built in Japan. Right now.
The Super Nintendo World theme park is planned to open in 2020 (the same year that Bitcoin is apparently going to hit $250k according to some analysts). This is great news. The timing is impeccable as there will reportedly be many new millionaires that will be able to afford traveling to this new theme park. How cool is that. Also, does that mean that Nintendo knows something we don’t about Bitcoin?
Back on topic, “Guests will enter a world of excitement where they will feel as if they are playing inside their favorite Nintendo games,” Nintendo’s press release states. “The creative visionaries behind Nintendo’s legendary worlds and characters are working together with the creative teams behind Universal’s blockbuster theme park attractions.”
Photo courtesy of LCASTUDIO_USJ’s Twitter account (they have more so click through and take a gander).
Full press release below:
At 10:10 a.m. on June 8, 2017, Universal Studios Japan held a groundbreaking ceremony for Super Nintendo World™, the world’s first* Nintendo-themed expansive entertainment areas featuring Nintendo’s legendary worlds and characters.
Super Nintendo World will present the exciting world of Nintendo, which originated in Japan and is now hugely popular around the world – and which is expected to boost the attendance of Universal Studios Japan in the years to come. The more than 60 Billion Yen Project is set to open in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
An all-new Mario Kart attraction will be part of Super Nintendo World and will bring the hugely popular Nintendo game to life in a way that takes theme park entertainment to an entirely new level and goes beyond what Nintendo fans and theme park fans have ever seen.
Super Nintendo World will bring the fun of Nintendo games to life within an expansive, highly themed environment. Guests will enter a world of excitement where they will feel as if they are playing inside their favorite Nintendo games. The creative visionaries behind Nintendo’s legendary worlds and characters are working together with the creative teams behind Universal’s blockbuster theme park attractions. Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood have also announced that they will also feature Nintendo-themed areas in the future.
*Based on an internal survey of Nintendo brand characters and their worlds at other parks and themed areas around the world.
Nintendo properties are trademarks and copyrights of Nintendo. © 2017 Nintendo.