Universal Studios is to launch a Nintendo theme park in 2020. Super Nintendo World is to open in Osaka, Japan in the spring, in time for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
The theme park will feature rides based on Super Mario Kart and Yoshi. Nintendo fans will be able to experience an omnimover-style ride, which will propel them down a track with animatronic scenes and views of the park.
Yoshi-themed cars will take guests on a journey through the land. The site will also be home to Bowser’s Castle and Princess Peach’s Castle.
Tom Williams, chairman and CEO of Universal Parks & Resort, announced plans for the new resort during Comcast’s 2019 Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference in September.
Williams shared the news that Super Nintendo World will be coming to all Universal worlds across the global, except for Beijing, during the next few years.
Williams also disclosed plans for bringing a magnetic bracelet element to the park that will enable guests to interact with the land’s environment.
By wearing the wristband, guests will be able to track their scores accumulated on the interactive environment of the park.
“You will be able to go up and keep score and play with the various games and that also translates to a score-keeping capability, if you choose to do so within the rides and it actually interfaces back with your game console,” said Williams.