You know what happens February 17? The final season of Animaniacs on Hulu! But also, on the same day, Universal Studios Hollywood will open the American version of Super Nintendo World, the planet’s first — er, second Nintendo theme park. The original opened in Japan after several pandemic-related delays.
Super Nintendo World
Not all of us will be able to experience Super Nintendo World when it opens soon in Universal Studios Japan. But the next best thing is to be given a thorough tour of the area from Shigeru Miyamoto himself! Nintendo uploaded a new video this morning where the creator of the Mushroom Kingdom showed off its real-world counterpart in all its glory.
Several years ago, Nintendo and Universal Studios entered an agreement…to produce a Mario-themed portion of the park that would launch in time for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. It sounded like a foolproof plan. Mario and the Olympics are both attractive brands. As people poured into Tokyo from all over the world, they would also be attracted to the park, and it would make back its budget nearly instantly.
Nintendo has made it known for a while that they’ve wanted to expand the reach of their gaming IP’s. Thus, in 2015, they revealed that they would teaming up with Universal Studios to bring Nintendo themed attractions to both their theme parks in Orlando and Hollywood, as well as have a park in Japan itself. Now, via a press release and a Twitter post, Nintendo has revealed the title for these attractions, Super Nintendo World: