Super Nintendo World opening Donkey Kong expansion in 2024.
Universal Studios Japan will expand the Super Nintendo World to include a new area themed after Donkey Kong. The space will feature a roller coaster, interactive experiences, and themed merchandise and food. Guests will be able to take a walk through the lush jungles where Donkey Kong and his friends live. The new area is set to open in 2024.
Nintendo’s Donkey Kong franchise started with an arcade game in 1981. It quickly captured the hearts of fans around the world. Since then, the Donkey Kong game series has continually delivered more games on Nintendo video game systems. As a result, the series has sold over 65 million units (as of March 2021) worldwide to generations of fans.
The Universal creative team and the Nintendo creative team includes Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Super Mario. He will bring the new Donkey-Kong-themed area to life. The space will be a gamechanger. It combines the innovative technology and globally popular approach to theme park entertainment of Universal with the creativity of Nintendo. Lastly, With the addition of the Donkey Kong area, SUPER NINTENDO WORLD at Universal Studios Japan will increase by approximately 70%.