Super Nintendo World, the theme area for Mario and friends at Universal Studios Japan, was set to open next month on February 4th. However, due to the state of emergency declared in Osaka, it will not happen.
This is not the first delay in the park. It was originally scheduled to open in the summer of 2020, but after last year’s state of emergency it was repulsed.
The last announcement was made earlier today at USJ’s official site:
The grand opening of Super Nintendo World has been postponed.
We will announce the new opening date shortly after the lifting of the state of emergency in Osaka Prefecture.
Preview was held for the park last November, showing visitors what to expect.
As covid-19 cases continue to rise in Japan, a state of emergency is declared yesterday for Osaka and surrounding prefectures. This comes after a similar announcement it was made last week for the greater Tokyo area and as a new option of the new coronavirus was recently discovered in Haneda Airport.
The current declaration of a state of emergency for Osaka will end for Japan on February 7.