Nintendo and Universal recently announced that a Donkey Kong expansion to Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan is coming in 2024.
Will we also see Donkey Kong come to Universal Orlando Resort’s newest theme park, Epic Universe?
Super Nintendo World
Super Nintendo World is coming to Universal theme parks around the world, except Universal Studios Beijing. The first of the Super Nintendo World’s to open has been at Universal Studios Japan. Work is being done to build Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood, but no opening date has been set yet.
Nintendo and Universal have confirmed that Donkey Kong is coming to Super Nintendo World! This is such an exciting and large expansion for a new theme park land that just opened. Universal stated that this will increase the size of the Super Nintendo World in Universal Studios Japan by 70%.
Donkey Kong as a part of Super Nintendo World has been the source of many rumors for a few years. A model of Super Nintendo World including Donkey Kong surfaced online, that was proven to be a true model after the land was built was almost exactly accurate to every detail of the leaked model.
Universal stated that this land will be home to retail, dining, and a roller coaster, all of which you can see in the model above.
We cannot wait to see Donkey Kong come to life at Super Nintendo World in Universal Studios Japan. But will we see this area come to Epic Universe?
We know that Epic Universe will be home to Super Nintendo World at the Universal Orlando Resort. Given that this Super Nintendo World will not need to be fit into space at an existing theme park, but rather be built from the ground up with a park, it is possible that we could see the Donkey Kong area be open on day 1 with Epic Universe.
It is important to note that Universal has not given much information on Epic Universe at this time. So we will need to wait and see if Donkey Kong is announced for Epic Universe, all we can do now is cross our fingers and replay our favorite Nintendo games while we wait for more information.
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