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Super Nintendo World on track to open later in 2020

Posted on June 15, 2020 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

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If not for the coronavirus, Super Nintendo World would be just about ready to open. The original plan was to have the theme park debut alongside the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan. But because of the pandemic, everything is up in the air. This year’s Olympics have been rescheduled for 2021 while we haven’t heard much regarding the status of Super Nintendo World.

It went under the radar at the game, but we did actually receive a slight update a couple of months ago. Comcast, the parent company of Universal, noted in an investor call that Super Nintendo World “is expected to open later this year”.

Senior executive VP and CFO Mike Cavanagh said during the call:

“We remain very confident that the parks business will generate healthy returns over the long term. Nonetheless, we have decided to pause construction of Orlando’s fourth gate or Epic Universe at this early stage while we focus on the immediate challenges that COVID-19 presents, while the final stages of work continue in full force for Super Nintendo World Japan, which is expected to open later this year; and Universal Beijing, which remains on schedule to open in 2021.”

Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts had also noted that “Super Nintendo World Japan is likely to open a few months past our original expectation,” which is certainly understandable.

Following the debut of Super Nintendo World in Japan, the theme park will also expand to Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Singapore in the future.


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