Construction images of Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan have emerged on Twitter. The expansion is taking shape ahead of its opening in spring 2020.
Super Nintendo World will feature state-of-the-art rides and immersive attractions, as well as shopping and F&B – all based on Nintendo’s most popular characters and games.
Chairman and CEO of Universal Parks & Resorts, Tom Williams, recently confirmed the Nintendo expansion will be coming to all Universal Parks, except Universal Studios Beijing.
The photos were posted to Twitter by ‘USJ情報局 L.C.A.STUDIOS’, and show the Super Nintendo area under construction.
The images also unveil video game-style trees and clouds, a Mario flag pole and the yellow question mark box.
Construction photos in Japan unveil video game theme
— USJ情報局 L.C.A.STUDIOS (@LCASTUDIOS_USJ) September 28, 2019
USJ情報局 L.C.A.STUDIOS wrote alongside the snaps: “Super Nintendo World is under construction behind JAWS Ride and will open in the spring of 2020!”
Super Nintendo World will have two rides – Super Mario Kart and Yoshi’s Adventure. There will also be themed areas based on Bowser’s Castle and Peach’s Castle.
“It’s the best, and we’ve tested them all, and they’re killers,” said Williams. “It’s a great lineup. It takes it to the whole next level. It’s gonna redefine what a park experience is like. It really is special.”
The attraction will also be interactive, with Nintendo-themed magnetic wristbands and possible Nintendo Switch integration.
Expansion will boast rides, attractions and F&B
“You’ll 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,” Williams added.
Scale model photos of Super Nintendo World previously leaked online, suggesting the expansion will include a Donkey Kong Country area.
However, the models are from 2016 and plans may have changed since then. Earlier this month, Universal teased more about Super Nintendo World.
Images: USJ情報局 L.C.A.STUDIOS