First Glimpse At What A Super Mario Theme Park Could Look Like

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In 2020, before the Tokyo Olympics, Universal Studios Japan will open its Mario-themed amusement area to the public. Today, Nintendo provides our first glimpse at what we might get.

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As Kotaku previously reported, this is not a standalone theme park, but a world in USJ—namely, Super Nintendo World.

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This was first revealed in May 2015, and as previously reported, over 300 million dollars is being invested in the project. Super Mario World will take up a good chunk of the park, and as you can see in the top image, it looks the Mushroom Kingdom brought to life.

Which is exactly what everyone wants.

Earlier this year, Kotaku reported that the the Osaka park will open in 2020, but now, there are plans to bring the world to Universal Studios Hollywood and the Universal Orlando Resort.

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

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shame there isnt more of a mix of properties. doesn’t quite fit to call it nintendo world if in actuality its just mario world. throw some zelda, donkey kong, metroid, pokemon and star fox in there. give your other ip some love!