Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan is officially open! The highly anticipated expansion finally opened to Guests yesterday after suffering delays.
The Super Nintendo World expansion at Universal Studios Japan was initially set to open on February 4, 2021. Unfortunately, that was delayed after Japan declared a state of emergency due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Lets take a look and see what the opening ceremony for Super Nintendo World was like!
Reporters of all things Nintendo, Twitter’s Nintendo Life account, shared this pic of Mario creator, Shigeru Miyamoto — he made a surprise appearance at the land’s debut! You may recognize him from previous Super Nintendo World tour videos:
Super Nintendo World Celebrates Park Launch With Grand Opening Ceremony
— Nintendo Life (@nintendolife) March 18, 2021
A video of some of the opening day ceremonies at Super Nintendo World was posted on Twitter by theme park reporter, Orlando Informer, and it looks incredible!
Nothing will make you wish you could drop in a warp pipe straight to Universal Studios Japan more than this grand-opening moment of #SuperNintendoWorld
— Orlando Informer (@OrlandoInformer) March 18, 2021
Universal Studios Japan has been soft opening Super Nintendo World for certain visitors. The theme park has allowed those who had the chance to visit the land before it officially opened to the public to share photos and videos from their visits.
Footage from the highly anticipated Mario Kart Koopa’s Challenge attraction was made available online from videos taken by fans, and it was received with mixed reviews. The rest of the land appeared to be met with much praise by fans online, especially when it came to the character meet and greets.
Here is a look at a Guest, @taromadamada412 shared to Twitter of meeting Toad:
— ♤♡たー坊♦︎♣︎ ⛄️ (@taromadamada412) March 17, 2021
What can you expect when you visit Super Nintendo World? Characters, themed food, and incredible attractions. The two attractions at Universal Studios Japan Super Nintendo World expansion are Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge, and Yoshi’s Adventure. You can read our full guide to Super Nintendo World here.
The Super Nintendo World expansion at Universal Studios Japan is the first of many similar expansions coming to Universal theme park resorts all around the globe. Construction is already moving quickly at the Super Nintendo World expansion coming to Universal Studios Hollywood. There are also planned Nintendo-themed additions at Universal Orlando and Universal Studios Singapore.
Are you excited for the grand opening of Super Nintendo World? Let us know in the comments!