Super Nintendo World Will Feature Two Mario Themed Rides
The engineers, designers, and hard-working folks preparing for the Tokyo Olympics are working diligently to make sure all is well by the time the festivities begin. Even though the world has approximately a year before it commences, there’s plenty of talk regarding the grand displays that are in development. As 2019 comes to an end, information on Super Nintendo World is gradually coming out of the woodwork, and its stakeholders are ready to speak on its progress.
CEO and chairman of Universal Parks and Resorts, Tom Williams, spoke with Bank of America on Super Nintendo World’s projected opening window and the attractions to come. As a major addition to Universal Studios Japan located in Osaka, Super Nintendo World will feature rides from none other than the Mario franchise. There will be exclusive merchandise, themed restaurants, Peach’s Castle, and more.
Super Nintendo World will open with two rides in its “first phase” – the Super Mario Kart Ride and Yoshi’s Adventure. Here’s what Williams had to say on the theme park’s grand opening next year and a few of the attractions the theme park has to offer:
We are going to open up next spring. It’s a whole new separate area of the park. It’s got food. It’s got merchandise. The first phase will have two rides, Super Mario Kart Ride and as well as Yoshi’s Adventures. Yoshi is one of the other Nintendo characters. There will be two rides. The whole land is interactive. And you are going to have a wristband that’s got the big red Mario symbol on it.”
Elaborating on the the role of the wristbands all attendees will receive, Williams says they’re magnetic bands that allow park-goers to travel throughout the theme park and interact with key areas to garner points and keep scores. “It’s got all the popular Bowser’s deal and Princess Peach’s Castle and all the different key elements,” said Williams. “And you will be able to go up and keep score and play with the various games and that also translates to a score keeping capability, if you choose to do so within the rides and it actually interfaces back with your game console. So you can build on it and come back again and really got everything going for it.”
In addition to Super Nintendo World’s introduction to Universal Studios Japan, the company plans on taking these ideas “everywhere” and that includes the United States. While there’s no time frame on that quite yet, one thing’s for sure – they’re not starting in Beijing. “We are taking it everywhere,” Williams told Jessica Jean Reif Cohen. “Any place we are not going to start round one is in Beijing. There is a tension between the Japanese products in China.”
Either way, we’re excited to see all that Super Nintendo World has to offer, well, the world! Would you travel to Japan just to experience the theme park? What do you think of the aforementioned attractions? Let us know what you think in the comments section below or start a conversation on Don’t Feed the Gamers Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming and entertainment news as it happens, follow us on Twitter! Here are some of our latest:
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