Super Nintendo World Expanding With New Donkey Kong Area

Super Nintendo World in Japan is expanding to include a Donkey Kong themed area, and I am ready to plan my trip to Donk City.

If you’ve been daydreaming about your next holiday when travel restrictions ease, let me suggest Super Nintendo World. You can find it set inside Universal Studios Japan in Osaka.

Perhaps you want to race on a Mario Karts inspired course? Or maybe you want to hunt for eggs with Yoshi? You can also punch real blocks and even eat one filled with tiramisu in a restaurant modelled after Toad’s house.

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Credit: Nintendo/Universal Studios


If that isn’t enough for you, though, everyone’s favourite executive ape (Donkey Kong is always wearing business dress, after all) is getting his own area in the park in 2024.

Donkey kong is coming

According to reporting in Video Games Chronicle, the expansion will increase the size of Super Nintendo world by 70%.

“Guests will be able to take a walk on the wild side through the lush jungles where Donkey Kong and his friends live.”

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Credit: Universal Studios

In a press release, Nintendo announced that the new area will include a roller coaster, interactive experiences and themed food and merch.

Shigeru Miyamoto, the illustrious video game designer (and as he calls himself, ‘Mario’s dad’!), added:

“I am very happy to be able to make the world of Donkey Kong a reality following the world of Mario. I am looking forward to creating a thrilling Donkey Kong experience with the amazing team at Universal. It will take some time until it is completed, but it will be a unique area for not only people who are familiar with Donkey Kong games, but for all guests.”

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Super Nintendo World opened up in March of this year in Japan. There are versions being built in the Universal Studios theme parks in California and Florida. If you are excited to go ape (I’m so sorry), then you can start planning your trip to Donkey Kong’s area in Osaka in 2024.

Are you hyped to visit Donkey Kong at Super Nintendo World? Are you a fan of any other cool theme parks around the world? Let us know via our social media channels.

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