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Super Mario World has an opening date and a new first-look video

Universal Studios Japan released a new video about the new Super Mario World, which is due to open next year.

In this Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, file photo, park guests relax at Universal Studios City Walk in Orlando, Fla.
In this Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, file photo, park guests relax at Universal Studios City Walk in Orlando, Fla.
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Universal Studios Japan announced Monday that its Super Nintendo World will open on Feb. 4, 2021.

  • The Super Nintendo Land at the theme park will open on that date.

Universal Japan released a first-look trailer of the park, which really looks straight out of a video game.

Per The Verge, the opening date is a little earlier than expected. Nintendo suggested the project would be pushed back until the spring due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The park will have a “Mario Kart” roller coaster, which is inside a Bowser castle. The ride uses AR projection mapping technology. Riders will be asked to wear headsets shaped like Mario hats.

Bloomberg shared some early look videos of the theme park so far:

Leaked photos of the park

Back in 2019, photos of the park leaked online. The photos showed photos of the attractions planned for the park, including Toadstool Café, Yoshi’s Adventure and Mario Kart, which is apparently hosted in Bowser’s Castle, according to a report from the Deseret News.

The land reportedly would feature an area specific to Donkey Kong, which includes a ride and a treehouse.