After a long delay, Universal Studios Japan’s Super Nintendo World Theme Park will officially open on February 4, 2021.
This news was shared on USJ’s official Twitter account this morning, giving us a closer look at some of the park’s details. There is a wonderful image of the park itself and it looks like a fascinating and colorful wonderland. You can also see the Mario Kart vehicle first revealed in the leaked (now deleted) image earlier this year.
Bloomberg’s Mori Kurumi also shared the details of the park after seeing it in person. Mori confirms that the Mario Kart ride, called Bowser’s Challenge, is an on-rail experience using an AR headset. She said, “It was really cool with themed walls, doors, banners, ceilings, lights, and giant Bowser statues. Visitors squeezed all these and the trophy room while lining up for a ride. You can see.”
In the same Twitter thread, Mori explains that every rider is given a slim headset and each cart has four seats and handles. The rider seems to have “some control” on the cart, allowing him to collect items and “throw shells” in other carts.
Last month, Super Mario Cafe and Store opened at Universal Studios prior to the launch of the main theme park. The whole looks pretty fun.