Super Mario fans, get ready to fully immerse yourself in the Italian plumber’s world thanks to a brand new theme park!
Super Nintendo World is set to open its doors in early 2021 and has heaps of brilliant features, from the real-life Mario Kart ride to a Yoshi-themed ride.
Oh, and then of course there are heaps more attractions paying tribute to the franchise’s beloved characters.
The best part is that the land will be interactive, so you can rock a ‘Power Up Band’ that lets you play in the land including jumping and hitting blocks to collect virtual coins and items., or compete against fellow visitors for high scores.
The highly-anticipated offering will be opening at Universal Studios Japan in partnership with Nintendo next year. It was originally due to open its doors this year, but the impact of the coronavirus pandemic has seen this delayed.
Ahead of the big launch, the theme park is set to open a new restaurant and shop in October.
The world’s first Mario Cafe & Store will offer exclusive themed food and merchandise, including Super Mario pancake sandwiches shaped like Mario and Luigi’s iconic hats, as well as themed souvenir bottles, cream sodas and more.
The exterior of the café and store will feature oversized Mario and Luigi hat sculptures, as well as the iconic red and green color scheme from the Mushroom Kingdom.
Inside, visitors can expect more immersive features including a luminous sky ceiling.
You can find out more on Universal Studios Japan’s Facebook page.
At the time of writing, Japan is exempt from the Foreign Office’s ‘all but essential travel’ advice, however that doesn’t mean Brits can go. At the moment, the country has introduced a series of new entry requirements, and has suspended its visa waiver for anyone holding a British passport.
You can find out more in the FCDO Japan travel advice.