Though we've known about Universal Orlando Resort's plan to bring Super Nintendo World to life in Florida since 2015, it has been a long time since we have heard anything about this new land, with many speculating that plans for this land inside the current resort have been abandoned, and are in the process of being reinvented for Universal's Epic Universe.
However, while the wait continues for news about the Florida version of this land, plans are moving forward quickly for the version of this land at Universal Studios Japan, with some new developments recently announced now that there is less than a year to go before this new world's expected opening!
New concept art released for Universal Studios Japan Super Nintendo World shows Yoshi ride as well as iconic Nintendo locations
Last week Universal Studios Japan released a new piece of concept art for the first Super Nintendo World, with familiar landmarks such as Bowser’s Castle, Peach’s Castle, and Toad’s House all in the image. In addition, there seems to be a part of the land the recreates the look of a Super Mario Bros game level, complete with Piranha Plants, question blocks, coins, and warp pipes on the left side of the image.
In addition, on the right side of the image you can get a look at the Yoshi omnimover dark ride attraction as it moves inside from an outdoor track. This seems to confirm that this will indeed be a hybrid indoor/outdoor attraction, which in line with recent rumors which have suggested that this ride will not only feature over 40 state-of-the-art animatronics, but also a scenic view of the park from one of the highest points in all of Super Nintendo World.
Of course, this new land's star attraction, a "realistic" Mario Kart ride, remains shrouded in mystery, but hopefully we'll learn more soon about what we can expect from this ride as well, as Super Nintendo World is expected to debut in less than a year, right before the 2020 Summer Olympics are held in Tokyo.