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    Universal Studios Japan's anticipated Super Nintendo World zone will finally be accessible to the public in a few months. The Osaka theme park will open on February 4th, 2021 and more details about what it will offer was announced in a press release.


    One of the interesting attractions is the Mario Kart-themed rollercoaster which is supplemented with AR headsets and projection mapping technology. The ride takes place in a reproduction of Bowser's castle and while further details of this attraction isn't available, the press release does mention the ability to throw power-ups obtained from item boxes to counter competitors. It also mentions that the experience changes with each ride. Additionally, the press release mentions that this attraction is the fruit of 6 years of collaboration between Universal Studios Japan and Nintendo's creative team, including Shigeru Miyamoto.

    Moreover, the park is said to be collaborating with health officials to ensure a safe environment for visitors and staff.

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  3. Mr. Looigi

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    This doesn’t exactly seem like the best time to open a theme park-
    Either way
    Hopefully it turns out good :3
    But uh
    Where’s the Yoshi ride :ph34r:
     
  4. Bladexdsl

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    so that's why they shut down that mario kart company in japan to get rid of the competition! :creep:
     
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    Lookin' good. I'm a sucker for theme parks, especially Universal's parks, they've always been my favorite, well above Disney's offerings. Six Flags are always great too, but those aren't so much about the themes as much as they are about being awesome roller coasters lol.

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    These parks tend to open with one main attraction ride to start, and then a second one comes shortly later. My guess is the Mario Kart ride will be there opening day, and the Yoshi Ride is still a half year or so out. I believe this is how both the Star Wars park at Disney and the Harry Potter park at Universal started as well.
     
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    Opens in feb, closed in march due to covid, reopens sometime in the distant future. Anyway back to reality this looks cool. The kid in me wants to go
     
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    Mario Kart Themed Ride should be real go kart racings.
    Imagine a Smash Bros. themed part... where you beat the s*** out of everyone... items included!

    On a more serious note, I can already see children falling off of cliffs trying to escalate them.
    That'd be funny (☉ਊ☉)
     
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    Good timing, just before there is meeaningul deployment of the vaccines? Could they really not wait out two more months or so?
     
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    Another great reason to go to the Land of the Rising Sun! :D
     
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    this AR glasses are 10/10....wait I would even go further. it is a 100/100 :)
     
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    Not happy about that at all. It was so on my bucket list.
     
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    Mario kart ...You think they let people throw banana peels :rofl: Can’t wait for the one in Orlando but what another reason to visit Japan :yay:
     
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    I want to go :cry:

    I also wonder if the AR goggles will be hacked and dumped to use when driving my own car here at home :rofl2::rofl2:
     
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    Yoshi's Safari 2
     
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    Ugh. This park just got ruined for me. :(
     
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    Honestly,who needs a Mario Kart Driving actual ? Look on our Streets....Fun enough I would say....
     
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    Is that hololens 3? I cant wait for hololens with arm cpu powerful than m1
     
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    Perfect time to be building stuff... Not really the best time to be gathering in lines or on a ride though.
     
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    hum... question
    Is that Super Nintendo World or Super Mario World?
    Because... I don't see much Zelda, Pokemon or Kirby there
     
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    As a warning, Japanese theme park rides are made for small people, so if you are taller than 6'2'' or weigh more than 250 lbs, you probably can't ride. They do a pretty good job of checking big people in line with the tester unit at the start of the line at least.

    The Final Fantasy AR rollercoaster at Universal was pretty amazing, but part of my group was too large to ride it.
     
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    These are confusing to me. The park isn't opening today in the heart of Detroit or NYC. It's opening in Japan in February of next year. That's 3 months away, and last I knew they had the pandemic mostly under control. How much longer do we want to drag this out?
     
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