An aerial view of the Super Nintendo World theme park in Japan has surfaced on Instagram. The image, spotted earlier Thursday by Nintendo fans, shows the park is almost finished. Originally meant to open this summer as part of Universal Studios Japan, its launch has been pushed back due to COVID-19.
When the park was announced back in 2016, the Universal Creative team ensured fans that they would be focusing on the world of Super Mario when designing the park. Bowser’s Castle and Princess Peach’s Castle were among promises that were made and evidently kept. And now, we are seeing some of the first images of what this amazing expansion will look like when completed. Spoilers: it’s looking awesome.
Thanks to some aerial photographs posted on social media, fans are getting a glimpse at what the nearly completed Super Nintendo World will be like. Even from these images of an incomplete themed land, you can see it really does look like an old Mario game come to life. We spotted several overhead shots at themeparX.
Nintendo reached the deal with Universal five years ago. The new land in Universal Studios Japan is rumored to have cost up to $544 million to build, and there’s also a Mario-themed expansion planned for Universal Orlando in the US for 2023, and for Universal Studios Hollywood.