Super Nintendo World theme park seen for the first time… and it looks like a dream come true for Mario fans – The Sun

NINTENDO fanatics can now turn their gaming fantasies into reality thanks to a new theme park opening in Japan.

Sneak preview pictures of the Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios in Osaka have surfaced.

All singing and dancing ...Mario kicks off the start of work on the Super Nintendo World theme park

All singing and dancing …Mario kicks off the start of work on the Super Nintendo World theme park

An artist impression of what it will look like when finished

An artist impression of what it will look like when finished

Officially it is launching in 2020, but photos have emerged of scenery at the Universal Studios in Japan.

The parks official Twitter account @LCASTUDIOS_USJ tweeted images, complete with piranha plants, brick blocks and bright green turf.

A video also posted shows that real-life Mario was on hand to help with a special groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday.

How the entrance will look

How the entrance will look

Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios in Japan is set to launch in 2020

Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios in Japan is set to launch in 2020

This marks the start of work on the park.

Other images uploaded to the Facebook page for @LCASTUDIOS_USJ show it is work in progress.

The designated spot is a building site.



The attraction will include Donkey Kong and Mario Kart themed rides.

The Nintendo-Universal partnership was first unveiled in November.  

Nintendo said the park will be “expansive, immersive and interactive” so people will “feel as if they are playing inside their favourite games”.

The park hopes to offer a fun spiritual home to Nintendo for fans around the world

The park hopes to offer a fun spiritual home to Nintendo for fans around the world

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