Nintendo theme park opens earlier than expected – to the delight of fans

YA-HOO! Nintendo's theme park could now open even earlier than expected – is that a good idea in the current pandemic situation?


Corona is annoying. But there is light at the end of the tunnel: A new theme park that every Nintendo nerd can look forward to! Universal Studios in Japan are getting their own Nintendo theme park. The park in Osaka, Japan was to be completed and opened in time for the 2020 Olympic Games – then came COVID 19. The publication was thus a thing of the past. Now there is hope again.

In this teaser you get a taste of what to expect in Super Nintendo World:

Japan lets tourists into the country again, Nintendo and Universal are happy

Like the Japanese magazine Kai-you reports supposed to be the grand opening of Super Mario Land in spring 2021 occur. A specific day is not mentioned, but rumor has it that April would be an appropriate date. From then on, Japan plans to lift the entry ban for tourists.

It's a shot in the dark, but a good one. After all, Japan needs tourism. 2018 were in the industry more than $ 41 billion implemented in Japan alone. A business area that has suffered greatly from the prevailing pandemic. So why not create reasons to come here and squander money?

However, it remains open so far whether the pandemic restrictions will actually be relaxed. The country has already had two waves of infections. The numbers have been falling again since mid-August, but that could change at any moment. Until then, you'll have to stay at home and continue playing Nintendo games. Fortunately, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit will soon be a great activity for every couch potato!

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Super Nintendo World is also planned outside of Japan

Not only Japanese and local tourists should enjoy the absolute Mario sensory overload. Also in Orlando in the USA a theme park is planned. Before the pandemic, its Opening scheduled for 2023. However, it is not yet known whether the construction work will be delayed due to Corona. The crisis hit the USA much harder than the land of the rising sun. So if you'd rather cruise across the pond from Europe to get the full Nintendo roar, you'll have to be patient.

Johannes Repp
Johannes Repp, GIGA expert.

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