Universal Studios Japan's Super Nintendo World Opens Next Spring

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Originally, Universal Studios Japan’s Super Nintendo World was scheduled to open this July. But due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Mario-themed area was delayed.


As previously reported, in the park’s attempts to maximize social distancing and avoid congestion, it was decided opening the new area would make that too difficult.

Today, according to Kai-You, it has been announced that Super Nintendo World will open in spring 2021. But which month exactly?

Here’s a hint: As of writing, Japan is mulling over whether to lift its entry ban that’s been in place during the pandemic and reopen for tourists next April. That month is also the start of the Japanese financial year.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.



Prediction: The open announcement / possibility of lifting travel ban hangs around just long enough for key players to make money riding the wave of optimism before an open date (and ben lift) is pushed back to the Fall.