Super Nintendo World News: First 'Super Mario' Theme Park to Rise in Japan; Universal Studios Targets 2020 for Opening

By Louise Bonquin , Updated Dec 14, 2016 07:10 PM EST
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Super Nintendo World, a theme park featuring the beloved characters from the "Super Mario" game, is set to open in Japan before the Summer Olympics in 2020. Game enthusiasts will surely find something that they will love in this place so many are already excited for its opening.

The Super Nintendo World is another theme park that will be managed by Universal Studios and Nintendo is the official business partner in this endeavor. And while the characters from "Super Mario" will be the main attraction in the park, visitors can also expect to see other well-known Nintendo characters.

"You will enter an entire realm filled with iconic Nintendo excitement, gameplay, heroes and villains," Nintendo stated in the press release. "And it is coming to three Universal theme parks around the globe."

Nintendo added, "All of the adventure and whimsy you experience through a screen will now be all around you - in breathtakingly authentic ways."

The plans to build the Super Nintendo World was first announced last year. It was revealed that the "Super Mario" themed park is actually not a standalone but it will constructed inside of the existing Universal Studios' amusement park in Japan, Hollywood and Orlando, U.S.A.

The Super Nintendo World was estimated to cost around $433 million. Once completed, it is expected to produce over one million jobs for the Japanese workers within the span of 10 years from its opening date.

According to Mirror UK, the Super Nintendo World theme park will have state-of-the-art amusement rides and exciting interactive areas. In addition, there will be restaurants and shops all over the park.

Finally, the Super Nintendo World theme park will feature notable bits and pieces that are only seen in the "Super Mario" game. Firstly, fans will be thrilled to know that the castle of Princess Peach will be at the park. Of course, the whole place might be designed to look like the Mushroom Kingdom.

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