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Local Name:
ユニバーサルスタジオジャパンの拡大
Budget:
550M
Announced:
19 Oct 2016
Construction Start:
08 Jun 2017
Opening:
04 Feb 2021
Location:
Area:
4 ha
  1. Michael is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    More photos inside the queue and station for Mario Kart: Koopa's Challenge plus the ride's augmented reality headset:





























    Paraphrased translation of the article describing the augmented reality aspect of the ride:

    Guests get into the vehicle, grab the steering wheel, drift and spin, and race with Mario and Luigi. During the race, you can also throw the shells you got from the item box at the enemy, which is a familiar part in the game. The result of the race is that you may win or lose, and you can enjoy a new experience every time you ride.

    In addition, one of the features of this attraction is that you can board the cart while wearing a headset that resembles Mario's hat. According to attraction executive producer Thomas Galati, the headset is "designed and developed to bring the world of Mario Kart to the real world," through AR (Augmented Reality), projection mapping, screen projection video, all kinds of world-leading video technology and special effects such as steam, and the famous scenes of successive games reproduced on the course as a set on the stage are elaborately combined, stories and characters appear in the real world, and it is an attraction where you can enjoy the world view of "Mario Kart".








    Sources: https://www.famitsu.com/news/202011/30210343.html and https://nlab.itmedia.co.jp/nl/articles/2011/30/news105_2.html and https://www.businessinsider.jp/post-225155 and https://magazine.atnavi.net/articles/4858 and https://topics.nintendo.co.jp/article/8b1b3f75-506c-4abf-b5ad-89f3960772d6

  2. Michael is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    BREAKING:

    Super Nintendo World officially opening February 4, 2021!













    Mario Kart: Koopa's Challenge

    Race on Mario Kart!
    Race your way to victory! Iconic Mario Kart courses have been brought to life with cutting-edge technology. Challenge enemies with shells! Aim for the finish line with Mario and Peach! The world's first interactive Mario Kart theme park ride will leave you with a rush of adrenaline!


    Yoshi's Adventure

    Go on a journey with Yoshi
    Hang on to Yoshi as you search for Captain Toad on a treasure hunt! Use the Captain's map to find 3 mysterious eggs! Get a view of the Mushroom Kingdom from Mount Beanpole! Cute friends are waiting to meet you on this happy, exciting adventure!


    Power Up Band Key Challenges

    Help Peach recover the Golden Mushroom taken by Bowser Jr.!
    The Golden Mushroom has been stolen by Bowser Jr.! Play interactive games throughout Super Nintendo World and collect 3 keys! The Final Challenge is an exciting boss battle with Bowser Jr. Can you defeat the Mushroom Kingdom's most devious trickster?!
    Sources: https://twitter.com/usj_official/status/1333274615523655680 and https://s.usj.co.jp/information/2021/super-nintendo-world/

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    Nothing special but here's a quick side view of Super Nintendo World from the highway:



    Source: https://goo.gl/maps/vzUFBx6LY6vaQQwX8

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    I think this photo is new and not a repost of the photos from earlier this month because the little bit of scaffolding that was to the right of the Yoshi's Adventure entrance is gone in this photo:



    Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/CG88aGrjO5-/

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    If you look closely at the artwork on that bag, you can see three Pikmin. A blue one on the left lamppost, a red one under Luigi’s hand and a yellow one next to the Question Mark Block in the middle.
    Do you think it’s possible that this is implying representation from Non-Mario Nintendo properties in the area?
    Alternatively, I imagined a scavenger hunt where you search for Pikmin throughout the area similar to the Chameleons hidden around the ‘Tangled’ bathrooms in Magic Kingdom.
    Alicia from Orlando ParkStop said last year that she heard a rumour the land would have hidden Pikmin around the land that guests would be tasked to find. I think she was correct

  6. If you look closely at the artwork on that bag, you can see three Pikmin. A blue one on the left lamppost, a red one under Luigi’s hand and a yellow one next to the Question Mark Block in the middle.
    Do you think it’s possible that this is implying representation from Non-Mario Nintendo properties in the area?
    Alternatively, I imagined a scavenger hunt where you search for Pikmin throughout the area similar to the Chameleons hidden around the ‘Tangled’ bathrooms in Magic Kingdom.

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    Today is a media preview of Mario Cafe & Store in the Hollywood area of Universal Studios Japan and a soft opening has just begun as well:































    Awesome new promotional image on the shopping bags (notice that the bottom of the bag says Japan and Hollywood):



    Regarding Super Nintendo World, the Vice President of Universal Studios Japan was quoted as saying: "The project is in the final stages, and we will announce the specific opening date as soon as it is decided."

    Sources: https://twitter.com/KobayashiYutaro/status/1316531707403595778 and https://twitter.com/KobayashiYutaro/status/1316534305342910464 and https://twitter.com/KobayashiYutaro/status/1316535813564370945 and https://twitter.com/KobayashiYutaro/status/1316538563090018304 and https://twitter.com/made_in_USJ/status/1316603107833335808/ and https://news.denfaminicogamer.jp/news/201015b and https://jp.ign.com/super-nintendo-world/47681/news/usjusj

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    This is unconfirmed but these two images are potentially renderings of one of the scenes in the Mario Kart ride. According to an article in Orlando ParkStop, Dolphin Shoals, a course in the Mario Kart 8 video game, is one of the scenes found in the ride and these two renderings seem to match that:





    Examples showing what Dolphin Shoals course looks like:







    Sources: https://www.suzyriffel-artanddesign.com/digital-skills and https://youtu.be/oAn0HkjAd4s and http://www.mk8.info/course/star/dolphinshoals.html and https://orlandoparkstop.com/news/rumors/mario-kart-ride-details-for-super-nintendo-world-track-layout-scene-descriptions/ and https://gfycat.com/obedientgiftedaztecant

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    More new aerial photos and videos taken this afternoon of Super Nintendo World from Sankei Shimbun, Mainichi Shimbun, and the The Asahi Shimbun which are all other Japanese newspapers:













    A bonus video showing an up-close view of the Peach's Castle area and Yoshi's Adventure omnimover ride testing can be seen at the following link: https://www.asahi.co.jp/webnews/pages/abc_8097.html



    Sources: https://www.sankei.com/west/news/201007/wst2010070020-n1.html and https://mainichi.jp/articles/20201007/k00/00m/040/174000c and https://www.asahi.com/articles/photo/AS20201007002373.html

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    Today Universal Studios Japan confirmed that Super Nintendo World will be opening in Spring 2021.

    Here's a new aerial photo of Super Nintendo World shared today by Yomiuri Shimbun, a Japanese newspaper:



    Universal Studios Japan also announced today that prior to the area opening, on October 16, 2020, a special Nintendo-themed cafe and store named "Mario Cafe & Store" will be opening in the Hollywood area of the park. It is assumed that the merchandise and food being sold there will be some of what is available at Super Nintendo World next year.

    Concept art of Mario Cafe & Store:







    Details showing the merchandise and food can be seen on the official Universal Studios Japan website and official Nintendo website: https://www.usj.co.jp/web/ja/jp/restaurants/mario-cafe-and-store-new-open and https://topics.nintendo.co.jp/article/f62c63df-477b-4bfa-8579-5050dc02392d

    Sources: https://www.yomiuri.co.jp/national/20201007-OYT1T50138/ and https://www.usj.co.jp/web/ja/jp/restaurants/mario-cafe-and-store-new-open and https://twitter.com/USJ_Official/status/1313710523377053696/ and https://www.usj.co.jp/company/news/2020/1007.html

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