The first recognizable piece of Super Nintendo World may have arrived at Universal Studios Hollywood.
A tweet from Universal Core purports to show a piece of the Mushroom Kingdom mountain facade that will surround the land.
— Universal Core (@Universal__Core) August 19, 2020
Here’s what the Nintendo facade looks like from the Waterworld section of Universal Studios Japan.
— USJ情報局 L.C.A.STUDIOS (@LCASTUDIOS_USJ) June 8, 2020
In typical Universal fashion, work on Hollywood’s version of Super Nintendo World has advanced with no official confirmation that the land is being built. Construction was easily visible on the Lower Lot next to Transformers: The Ride 3D before the pandemic closed the park in March.
Hollywood’s Super Nintendo World will feature only one attraction, a Mario Kart ride, lacking the Yoshi omnimover included in Japan.
When Orlando will get its own Nintendo attractions is unknown. A larger Super Nintendo World — with a Donkey Kong mine cart coaster — was planned as an opening-day feature of the new Epic Universe theme park in 2023. That project has now been put on hold, again thanks to the pandemic.
The pictures of the facade would mark the latest in a series of leaks related to Super Nintendo World, which in the past have included a model of the Orlando version of the land and most recently, images from an unpublished promotional website that showed the vehicle for the Mario Kart attraction.
Fun Spot Orlando given failing grades on COVID-19 safety in secret shopper reports
Busch Gardens keeping Howl-O-Scream for 2020 — with no houses
Disney World reopening hurt by Florida COVID-19 surge