Super Nintendo World isn’t opening on Feb. 4.
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Super Nintendo World won’t be opening in Universal Studios Japan on Feb. 4 as originally planned, the Osaka theme park confirmed Thursday. The delay followed Japan extending its state of emergency to include Osaka due to a rise in COVID-19 cases around the country.
The measures are due to remain in place until Feb. 7, and Universal Studios Japan said it’ll announce the new opening date then.
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When it opens, Super Nintendo World will feature two major rides — a Mario Kart-themed one called Koopa’s Challenge and the kid-friendly Yoshi’s Adventure. Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto gave us a sneak peek at the park last month, in a Nintendo Direct presentation.
Theme parks around the world have been hit by the pandemic. Most of Disney’s parks remain closed, and Disneyland Resort in California is reopening as a mass COVID-1 vaccination site.
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