Universal Studios Hollywood is moving quickly on the construction of their Super Nintendo World expansion — and it is no surprise! Even though the first Super Nintendo World expansion at Universal Studios Japan was delayed, it has soft-opened and the internet is abuzz with how incredibly themed this land is!
After the Southern California Universal theme park has been closed for a year, Super Nintendo World could be a big draw to help bring in crowds for Universal Studios Hollywood after it reopens for Guests.
Let’s take a look at the construction so far on this brand-new addition coming to the lower lot of Universal Studios Hollywood.
We have previously reported on the ongoing construction at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Super Nintendo World. We will be following this project closely as it will be the first Super Nintendo World to open in the U.S.
You can see a video below — by theme park reporter Theme Park Wizard — showing the progress that has been made at the Nintendo expansion of Universal Studios Hollywood in California:
As you can see in the video, there have been more colorful mountains added to what will be the backdrop of the land. Also, you can see the framework that will be Bowser’s Castle and the entrance to Mario Kart Bowser’s Challenge. You can also see a lot more framework that has gone up, so hopefully, more scenic elements will be added soon.
We have previously speculated that due to the notable difference in size for this land compared to its sister expansion in Universal Studios Japan, it may be lacking an attraction. That attraction of course would be Yoshi’s Adventure, which carries Guests on the back of colorful Yoshi high above Super Nintendo World. Universal has not confirmed this, so we need to wait for an official announcement to be sure.
While we wait for more details on this exciting addition coming to Universal Studios Hollywood, we can say that this will be a most welcome addition.
The theme park has been closed just shy of one year now, and many Team Members have been laid off. We hope that because of the big draw of Nintendo properties, especially Mario, that once this expansion is complete many people will be drawn to visit the park. This would hopefully help Team Members get back to work and also create new positions to staff Super Nintendo World.
We cannot wait for an announcement of an opening date for Universal Studios Hollywood’s Super Nintendo World expansion and expect to see even more updates coming later on this year.
Are you excited to visit Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood? Let us know in the comments!