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"Super Nintendo World" is Universal Studios Japan's Nintendo area

Chairhome

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https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/808175059718180864

#SUPERNINTENDOWORLD featuring attractions based on many Nintendo titles is coming to Universal Studios Japan! https://t.co/NcmxK0GAZ6



More news via Nintendo Wire.
http://nintendowire.com/blog/2016/1...ld-theme-park-coming-universal-studios-japan/
According to the official Japanese webpage, Super Nintendo World will open before the 2020 Olympic Games that will be held in Tokyo. It has also been confirmed that the Japanese park is scheduled to launch before the two parks in Orlando and Hollywood. The park will feature rides, shops, restaurants and more!
 

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https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/808175059718180864

PR from USJ: http://www.usj.co.jp/company/company_e/2016/1212.html

"Super Nintendo World Coming to Universal Studios Japan in Time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
The World’s First*1 Nintendo Themed Area Being Developed with More than 50 Billion Yen

December 12, 2016 - “Super Nintendo World” is coming to Universal Studios Japan and will be the first such opening in the world*1, featuring globally renowned characters and game worlds from Nintendo. Super Nintendo World is targeted to open in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. While Universal Studios Japan will be the first location to open, Nintendo themed areas are also coming to Orlando and Hollywood as announced by Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts on November 29, 2016.

Super Nintendo World will be comprised of expansive and multilevel environments filled with unprecedented, state-of-the-art rides*2, interactive areas, shops and restaurants, all featuring Nintendo’s most popular characters and games. Development cost at Universal Studios Japan is currently expected to exceed 50 billion Yen. Super Nintendo World will be developed mainly using the park’s current parking area and part of an area designated for future expansion. Katsuhiro Miyamoto, Professor Emeritus of Kansai University estimates that Universal Studios Japan — after opening Super Nintendo World — will bring economic benefits following its opening of approximately 6.2 trillion Yen for the Kansai region, 11.7 trillion Yen for Japan as a whole, and will create approximately 1.1 million jobs in Japan within a decade after opening*3. Universal Studios Japan will introduce the wonder of the world-class, Japan-based entertainment brand of Nintendo not only to Japan but to the world.

Super Nintendo World will feature characters and themes from the “Super Mario” series, which has continued over the years to win the hearts of devoted fans around the world. The attraction area will also feature a variety of other globally popular Nintendo characters. Nintendo characters and the worlds they inhabit will be re-created at the highest level of quality through the strong partnership between Mr. Shigeru Miyamoto, Creative Fellow at Nintendo, and Mark Woodbury, President of Universal Creative, renowned for creative and technical excellence. Super Nintendo World will allow guests to fully immerse themselves and all five senses in the worlds of Nintendo, and is expected to attract guests from Japan and the world over."

*1 Based on an internal survey of Nintendo brand characters and their worlds at other parks and themed areas around the world
*2 Based on company research of the theme parks in operation worldwide in November 2016
*3 Announced by Kansai University (December 12, 2016)
 
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Very Mario heavy, but it's not a huge surprise.

Give me some real Yoshis, Nintendo. This art suggests it's going to happen. I want to pet them.

Sounds neat. Hopefully something similar will come to the US some day!

I'm not sure what differences will exist, but they've already announced that both the Orlando and Los Angeles locations are getting Nintendo parks.
 

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NOA tweeting Japanese news? Must be hinting the region-free news for the Switch on Jan. 12th!
;)
 

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One rumor i saw was Nintendo stuff in Universal Japan in 2018, '19 in Hollywood, and '20 in Orlando, but that was a rumor from early this summer. It'd be hard to get it up and running that quick.

Have they? Where would they fit it at OG Universal Studios? Guess they can tear down a few soundstages, but they already had to expand for Harry Potter.

Rumor has it going at the kids area, where ET is, at Universal. Another rumor had them building a third park video game park in Florida.
 

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The Yoshi's running around outside that the Mario World tower would imply the Yoshi's Island Dark Ride.

Mario Kart E-Ticket inside of Bowser's Castle? (Maybe that's the track you're on? Would make sense and be "easier" to theme than a daytime track... darkness is a theme park's best friend).

Also might imply no DK Mine Kart Coaster for Osaka.
 

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I'm not sure what differences will exist, but they've already announced the both the Orlando and Los Angeles locations are getting Nintendo parks.

Have they? Where would they fit it at OG Universal Studios? Guess they can tear down a few soundstages, but they already had to expand outside the parks original boundaries for Harry Potter.
 

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One rumor i saw was Nintendo stuff in Universal Japan in 2018, '19 in Hollywood, and '20 in Orlando, but that was a rumor from early this summer. It'd be hard to get it up and running that quick.

That doesn't sound crazy to me. I'd just be bummed Orlando is last because that's the one I'd be most likely to go to.
 

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There better be a Final Destination attraction where you can dress up as Fox and beat other people up.
 

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They should just call it Super Mario World.

Anyway, here's the PR from USJ: http://www.usj.co.jp/company/company_e/2016/1212.html

Universal Studios Japan PR said:
Super Nintendo World Coming to Universal Studios Japan in Time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
The World’s First*1 Nintendo Themed Area Being Developed with More than 50 Billion Yen

December 12, 2016 - “Super Nintendo World” is coming to Universal Studios Japan and will be the first such opening in the world*1, featuring globally renowned characters and game worlds from Nintendo. Super Nintendo World is targeted to open in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. While Universal Studios Japan will be the first location to open, Nintendo themed areas are also coming to Orlando and Hollywood as announced by Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts on November 29, 2016.

Super Nintendo World will be comprised of expansive and multilevel environments filled with unprecedented, state-of-the-art rides*2, interactive areas, shops and restaurants, all featuring Nintendo’s most popular characters and games. Development cost at Universal Studios Japan is currently expected to exceed 50 billion Yen. Super Nintendo World will be developed mainly using the park’s current parking area and part of an area designated for future expansion. Katsuhiro Miyamoto, Professor Emeritus of Kansai University estimates that Universal Studios Japan — after opening Super Nintendo World — will bring economic benefits following its opening of approximately 6.2 trillion Yen for the Kansai region, 11.7 trillion Yen for Japan as a whole, and will create approximately 1.1 million jobs in Japan within a decade after opening*3. Universal Studios Japan will introduce the wonder of the world-class, Japan-based entertainment brand of Nintendo not only to Japan but to the world.

Super Nintendo World will feature characters and themes from the “Super Mario” series, which has continued over the years to win the hearts of devoted fans around the world. The attraction area will also feature a variety of other globally popular Nintendo characters. Nintendo characters and the worlds they inhabit will be re-created at the highest level of quality through the strong partnership between Mr. Shigeru Miyamoto, Creative Fellow at Nintendo, and Mark Woodbury, President of Universal Creative, renowned for creative and technical excellence. Super Nintendo World will allow guests to fully immerse themselves and all five senses in the worlds of Nintendo, and is expected to attract guests from Japan and the world over.

*1 Based on an internal survey of Nintendo brand characters and their worlds at other parks and themed areas around the world
*2 Based on company research of the theme parks in operation worldwide in November 2016
*3 Announced by Kansai University (December 12, 2016)
 

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Some have speculated Japan is getting Yoshi's ride and Mario Karts ride from this pic?

Meaning America would get DK Mine Cart and Mario Kart atleast?
 

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Some have speculated Japan is getting Yoshi's ride and Mario Karts ride from this pic?

Meaning America would get DK Mine Cart and Mario Kart atleast?

The three rides supposedly are:

Mario Kart E-Ticket (all 3 parks)
DK Mine Kart Dark Roller Coaster D-Ticket-ish (Orlando and Hollywood)
Yoshi's Island Dark Ride D-Ticket (Osaka)