Super Nintendo World will finally open at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka in March

The theme park featuring Peach’s Castle, Yoshi’s Adventure, real-world Mario Kart and more is opening today, March 18

Emma Steen
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Emma Steen

After several Covid 19-related delays in opening its new Mario-themed area, Universal Studios Japan has announced that Super Nintendo World will finally open on Thursday March 18. The highly anticipated new addition will come with attractions like real-world Mario Kart and feature some of Nintendo’s most iconic creatures and characters. 

Universal Studios Japan
Photo: Universal Studios Japan

Photos and videos of the new area show that walking through Super Nintendo World will feel a lot like moving through a Mario game with blocks to ‘punch’ to collect virtual coins and items as you explore. Other attractions, which are sure to create lines as far as the eye can see, include a real-life Mario Kart track, Princess Peach’s castle and a Yoshi’s Adventure ride. 

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Universal Studios Japan will limit the number of people allowed into the park at any given time in order to prevent infections from spreading. If you’re hoping to enter Super Nintendo World as soon as it opens, first get your One-day Studio Pass (¥8,200), which grants general entry into the park. Then, obtain a free area timed entry ticket to gain admission into Super Nintendo World at a designated time – or purchase a Universal Express Pass (from ¥7,800) to beat the queues

For more information, see our guide on how to get tickets for Super Nintendo World. You should also check out the theme park's website for a virtual tour of the attractions. 

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