Last month, a piece of concept art showing off the Donkey Kong Country-themed part of the Super Nintendo World area of Universal Studios was shown off, and this week, we got more information in the form of a confirmation of one of the rides, which is based on the Yoshi series. [Thanks, Nintendo Everything!]
According to Universal Parks & Resorts chairman and CEO Tom Williams,
We are going to open up next spring. It’s a whole new separate area of the park. It’s got food. It’s got merchandise. The first phase will have two rides, Super Mario Kart Ride and as well as Yoshi’s Adventures. Yoshi is one of the other Nintendo characters. There will be two rides. The whole land is interactive. And you are going to have a wristband that’s got the big red Mario symbol on it.
By the way, the wristband is super cool. It’s all magnetic. You slap it at your wrist and it just snaps on and it won’t come off. And that allows you to, on an interactive basis throughout the entire land which is built on three different levels. It’s got all the popular Bowser’s deal and Princess Peach’s Castle and all the different key elements. And you will be able to go up and keep score and play with the various games and that also translates to a score keeping capability, if you choose to do so within the rides and it actually interfaces back with your game console. So you can build on it and come back again and really got everything going for it.
From what Williams mentions, visitors to Super Nintendo World are going to receive wristbands that seemingly will interfaceable with the Nintendo Switch. Additionally, he mentions that Super Nintendo World will be coming to all parks except for China’s at first, although China’s will get it later.
Super Nintendo World will open in Japan’s Universal Studios Osaka in 2020, and was also recently confirmed for Universal Studios Singapore.