Universal Studios Japan’s Super Nintendo World Opening Delayed Due To COVID-19

Universal Studios Japan’s Super Nintendo World Opening Delayed Due To COVID-19
Credit: Universal Studios Japan Official Website

Universal Studios Japan has been announcing news, images, and videos of the upcoming Super Nintendo World since last year. Unfortunately, the official opening of the park was delayed because of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The Super Nintendo World will now open later than originally planned with no set release date. Previously, Super Nintendo World would have been officially opened in Fall 2020. The park would feature characters and environments from the Super Mario series that anyone can enjoy, along with selling limited-edition goods.

Like other countries in the world, Japan has been working hard to combat the pandemic. The park’s delay is due to preparations to prevent COVID-19, which means more sanitizing procedures.

Other parks in Japan are now starting to reopen after being closed after the pandemic struck. Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea have now announced they’re reopening on July 1, which is four months after the parks decided to close. The parks will not reopen at full capacity.


Super Nintendo World may be taking notes from how the Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea reopenings will be handled. The number of guests will be restricted, and parks will enforce social distancing measures, guests will have to wear face masks, and have their temperatures taken. Disney has already released guidelines on how to handle the reopenings.

Universal Studios Japan reopened earlier on June 8 to a limited number of guests. They only allowed guests who lived near the park and previously purchased one-year passes. The park is slowly opening to more visitors and is closely monitoring the situation.

It’s possible the park may not open until 2021, which is when the Tokyo Olympics 2021 has been rescheduled, but the company has not made an official statement yet.

Nintendo itself was impacted by COVID-19 as well across the world. The company’s stocks fell as one of their most popular products, the Nintendo Switch, was forced to stop production in China because of the pandemic. Production has increased significantly as companies reopen in Japan, and the President of the company, Shuntaro Furukawa, believes that production should return to normal by the end of Summer.

Universal Studios Japan will announce on its official website and social media of when the park will open Super Nintendo World to guests.