Universal announced last year that a third theme park is coming to Universal Orlando Resort this decade. And today, the company confirmed that Super Nintendo World will be one of the themed lands opening at the new park in the next few years.
The news came during an earnings call on Thursday, January 23, when Universal’s parent company Comcast shared more details about what’s coming soon at Universal’s Epic Universe. But the announcement of a Super Nintendo World wasn’t much of a surprise to fans, who have been speculating that the land would be coming to Universal Orlando for years. Once concept art for the new theme park was released in 2019, fans began to place their bets on where exactly the Nintendo-themed land would be located within Epic Universe. So now that Universal has officially announced the land is coming, we can all get excited for real this time.
So what do we know about Super Nintendo World? So far, basically nothing. During the call on Thursday, executives confirmed that Super Nintendo World is the name of the Mario-themed land coming to Epic Universe, but they didn’t say much else. Executives also compared Super Nintendo World to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in terms of how they predict it will impact theme park attendance (each Harry Potter land is wildly popular at both Universal Studios Orlando and Islands of Adventure theme parks). But as far as what exactly fans can expect to see in Super Nintendo World, nothing has bene confirmed or officially announced yet. We’ll keep you updated when we know more information.
Universal’s Epic Universe is the all-new theme park coming to Universal Orlando Resort. It will join the other two theme parks (Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure) and the one water park (Universal’s Volcano Bay Water Park) at Universal Orlando Resort, although there has been much debate surrounding whether Epic Universe is considered a third or fourth gate for the resort.
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Source: Spectrum News 13