With the high tourism that the Olympics will bring to Japan in 2020 one of the other sights to be seen will be the grand opening of Super Nintendo World.
Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa confirmed during a financial call that the theme park addition will be ready by the time tourism for the games really starts ramping up. He stated, “Theme park development with Universal Parks & Resorts is underway. Construction on the ‘Super Nintendo World’ area at Universal Studios Japan is to open in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.”
The scale of Super Nintendo World has been compared to what Universal Studios Florida did for the Harry Potter franchise when it opened. The addition to Universal Studios Japan has cost an estimated 351 million dollars. Super Nintendo World was announced back in 2015 and they did not start breaking ground on the new project until 2017.
The themes of Super Nintendo World will not only tell the history of the company and showcase Mario but many of the other franchises as well. There is no information on how large a scale the land will be or what attractions will be available upon visiting. All we know is that it will be ready in 2020 and that it will be amazing.
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