The Super Nintendo World theme park is scheduled to open in Spring 2021, after it was postponed due to coronavirus setbacks. Until then, visitors can visit the themed café and store that will be open to the public beginning October 16.
The universal studios released a video introducing fans to the concept during their kick-off presentation event.
Universal studio’s website states that “the land’s interactive environments will seamlessly connect using state-of-the-art technology to create an innovative and immersive theme park experience for countless opportunities to discover the excitement of your favorite games,” emphasizing riding through the park on Yoshi’s back as well as punchable blocks.
The café and store will allow visitors to purchase themed merchandise and indulge in food and drinks inspired by Nintendo characters, all while enjoying the thematic ambiance.
A Mario Café & Store will open at Universal Studios Japan later this month ahead of #SuperNintendoWorld 's Spring 2021 opening. Check out more treats and merch here: https://t.co/3QXcJpouQR pic.twitter.com/zh9fisTFsJ— Nintendo Wire (@NinWire) October 7, 2020
The park will animate the Nintendo world by presenting elements of the games with accuracy and detail including moving Super Mushrooms, Koopa Troopas, and even the Thwomp.
ヨッシーかわいい！— Yw-ki (@ywki_woo) June 19, 2020
Visitors will also be given wristbands to grant them access to various activities and will be encouraged to collect items using an app and compete against one another to win as they would in the game.
Nintendo confirmed that the park will feature popular characters and games, along with entertainment for guests like rides, restaurants, and shops located in Universal Studios Japan.
Some of the rides will include the Yoshi adventure ride, and Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge rumored to include augmented reality glasses (AR).
Back in January, Nintendo collaborated with musical artists Galantis and Charli XCX to release a music video promoting the upcoming park.
New photos showcasing the progress of the park have also contributed to generating excitement for the 2021 official opening.