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Photo Update: Nintendo construction continues in Japan amid temporary closures

by Tharin White

The world of theme parks has changed incredibly since this time last year, for better and for worse. Numerous closures have stopped guests from enjoying almost every theme park worldwide. In Japan, however, this hasn’t seemed to stop the Super Nintendo World construction process at Universal Studios.

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Photo by @Zedd_uSj_0118 on Twitter

As far as we are aware, construction continues in the park on the upcoming Super Nintendo World. This fun and colorful video game-based world may be just the thing theme park fans need to enjoy once everything goes back to normal.

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Photo by @ibamoto on Twitter

Super Nintendo World originally planned to open shortly before the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. While plans for the Olympics seem up in the air, it appears that Universal Studios Japan is continuing strong.

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Photo by @ibamoto on Twitter

Zooming in on the above image, we can see the scale of Super Nintendo World compared to the close-by Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade. In between the lands, we can also see an empty area that we believe is part of the upcoming Donkey Kong expansion.

Looking at the show buildings, it is easy to see that both the upcoming Super Mario Kart attraction and the existing Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride are huge. Universal Studios Japan’s Super Nintendo World is expected to open with two attractions. One will be a dark ride themed around Yoshi, while the other will be a family-friendly thrill attraction that takes guests on a race in a Super Mario Kart-style adventure.

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Photo by @LCAStudios_USJ on Twitter

Detailed looks, like this closeup of a Thwomp, get us excited for the immense work that is being devoted to this project.

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Photo by @ibamoto on Twitter

Outside of Super Nintendo World construction, we can see other views of the park nearly empty. Universal Studios Japan has been closed since Feb. 28.

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Photo by @ibamoto on Twitter

The park is currently expected to remain closed until March 29, but that is not a guaranteed reopening date. In the United States, Universal Orlando Resort is expected to be closed until April 1. We recently got footage of the major Orlando parks during their temporary closure.

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Photo by @ibamoto on Twitter

The state of the park’s eventual re-opening is in the hands of health professionals. Until that time, we will continue to update you as best we can with limited news coming from Japan.

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Drake April 8, 2020 - 6:23 pm

2 more mouth until super nintendo world will be open

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