Super Nintendo World is reportedly now planning to open in Spring 2021 at Universal Studios Japan.
Pop culture website Kai-You reports that the Super Mario-themed theme park is planning to open early next year. Super Nintendo World’s was supposed to open in July 2020, but its launch was indefinitely delayed back in June 2020 in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Kotaku‘s Brian Ashcraft suggests that the opening date for Super Nintendo World may be April 2021, due to the fact that this is when the country is currently considering removing its entry ban for tourists.
The Kai-You report also reveals the ‘Mario Cafe & Store,’ which will apparently open prior to the official launch of the theme park – in its Hollywood Boulevard area – offering Nintendo merchandise and themed food and drinks.
Some of the images shown offer a glimpse at the confectionary, including a pancake sandwich shaped like Mario and Luigi’s iconic caps, a Super Mushroom cup and a set of themed Mario Brothers drinks with cute straws that make it look like you’ve got the face furniture made famous by the moustached plumbers.
Check out these images to see some of the theme park’s areas, courtesy of a Japanese photographer who captured the shots during the theme park’s construction.
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