Super Nintendo World is Coming to Universal Studios Japan

Move over Disneyland; there's a new 'happiest place on Earth.'

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Universal Studios Japan has announced that a Nintendo-themed expansion is coming to their park in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. "Super Nintendo World" will feature characters and game worlds from Nintendo's games. The expansion will include expansive and multilevel environments filled with "state-of-the-art rides."

Development of Super Nintendo World is expected to exceed 50 billion yen, (around $433 million USD). There will also be Nintendo-themed interactive areas, shops, and restaurants to compliment the rides. The Super Nintendo World expansion is projected to create 11.7 trillion yen in revenue and create 1.1 million jobs in Japan over a ten year period.

Shigeru Miyamoto of Nintendo and Mark Woodbury of Universal Creative have worked hand-in-hand in designing Super Nintendo World. Although the Universal Studios Japan version of the Nintendo-themed expansion will be the first to open there are already plans to open similar expansions at Universal Studios Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood. Since the Japanese Super Nintendo World is set to open sometime in or near 2020, expect the American versions to open sometime after that.

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    December 12, 2016 7:40 AM

    Jason Faulkner posted a new article, Super Nintendo World is Coming to Universal Studios Japan

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      December 12, 2016 9:04 AM

      Pretty sure it's coming to Florida and somewhere else as well.

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        December 12, 2016 10:13 AM

        As stated in the article, it will be coming to Universal Studios Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood sometime after the one in Universal Studios Japan opens.

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        December 12, 2016 11:33 AM

        We don't know what those attractions will be called yet.

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        December 12, 2016 12:12 PM

        Yeah, the man with the briefcase is correct. It's only confirmed that there will be "Nintendo-themed" attractions at Universal Orlando and Hollywood. They won't necessarily be "Super Nintendo Land."

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      December 12, 2016 9:27 PM

      Man I wish they had that now. My 5 year old would absolutely love it. He loves everything Mario. Everything we do ties into Mario. Damn house is full of castles and question blocks I can't see, lol.

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        December 12, 2016 9:27 PM

        That sounds awesome :)

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          December 12, 2016 9:30 PM

          It is, haha. All he wants for Christmas is Mario Maker so he can make levels for Mom that start easy and then have tons of Bowsers all the sudden. We are going to have so much fun with that game.

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            December 12, 2016 9:32 PM

            I love Super Mario Maker!

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            December 12, 2016 9:32 PM

            That already sounds better than half the levels I've found. Kid has good instincts!

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              December 12, 2016 9:36 PM

              I just hope it lets you dump a ton of bowsers or he is going to be bummed out, lol.

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                December 12, 2016 9:37 PM

                Tops out at 3 on the Wii U version unfortunately. Not sure about 3DS.