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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:
2021
Location:
Area:
4 ha
  1. Michael is online now themeparX Top Investigator
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    Super Nintendo World sign at the entrance to the pathway leading to the new area has just been uncovered:



    Source: https://twitter.com/kakutani0225/status/1338675543848337408

  2. Michael is online now themeparX Top Investigator
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    Updated Universal Studios Japan map in preparation for Super Nintendo World’s opening:



    Source: https://www.usj.co.jp/ticket/common/campaign/super-nintendo-world/entrance_map.html via https://twitter.com/chizuoo/status/1338425246240555009

  3. They’re going to be doing timed ticket entries. They already have to do that over in The Wizarding World due to its popularity.

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    The land seems very small, I wonder how they will manage the crowds?

  5. Michael is online now themeparX Top Investigator
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    I'm not 100% sure but I think this is a current aerial view of Super Nintendo World:



    Also this past week Universal shared a wider version of the promotional image that they have been using for years:



    For comparison here are the older versions:





    The wider image is also on display now in a new advertisement at Umeda Station in Osaka, which is the busiest railway station in western Japan:



    Sources: https://matomekari.blog.jp/8063944.html and https://thesmartlocal.com/japan/super-nintendo-world/ and https://twitter.com/pana99nico/status/1335431057349304322

  6. Michael is online now 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

  7. Michael is online now 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/

  8. Michael is online now themeparX Top Investigator
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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

  9. Michael is online now themeparX Top Investigator
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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-/

  10. Quote Originally Posted by Guest View Post
    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

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