After being delayed for nearly a year, construction on Universal Orlando’s new theme park, Epic Universe, has resumed. This new park will contain a US version of Super Nintendo World, but it won’t be open until early 2025, two years later than first expected.
As reported by The Orlando Sentinel, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings claims Universal Studios told him that the new park will be open in “early 2025.” In a statement released by Universal following Deming’s comments, the company confirmed that construction had indeed resumed on Epic Universe, but didn’t give a specific window for when to expect the park to open. However, the statement did warn that it will take months before construction returns to “full-speed.”
Super Nintendo World, the Mario and friends themed area at Universal Studios Japan, was scheduled to open next month on February 4. However, due to the state of emergency declared in Osaka, it will not.Read more
The construction of Universal’s Epic Universe was delayed indefinitely back in July 2020, as the pandemic rapidly spread across the world. In January, Universal Studios Japan in Osaka had to delay the grand opening of the finished Super Nintendo World area of that park due to covid-19. Super Nintendo World in Japan was supposed to open on February 7, but Universal Japan said it will wait until the state of emergency in Osaka has been lifted. That happened a few days ago, but no new opening date has been announced.
It seems like maybe trying to build or open big theme parks during a global pandemic is a bad idea, and we should all focus on trying to stay safe and avoid crowds.
Universal Studios’ Super Nintendo World was supposed to open in Japan this week before being indefinitely delayed due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic. That said, folks who recently had a chance to visit the park during a special preview day are apparently still allowed to share footage from their experience,...Read more
It appears someone working on the cacti props at the Super Nintendo World theme park in Universal Studios Japan might have inadvertently built them to look just like some cacti that appear in a New Super Mario Bros Wii fan mod. Whoops!Read more