A Mario-themed train on the JR Yumesaki train line in Osaka, Japan is celebrating the upcoming opening of Super Nintendo World.
The new section of the Universal Studios Japan theme park was supposed to open on February 4, but it was delayed yet again. The grand opening was delayed due to a state of emergency declaration in Osaka Prefecture related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It does not currently have a new opening date.
In fact, the planned opening was scheduled for 2020, just in time for Tokyo’s 2020 Summer Olympics. Of course, the Olympics were delayed as well. We’ve been following news about the park’s progress for over a year now. Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto recently toured the now-finished theme park.
Eventually, the train with Mario and pals will whisk visitors to Universal Studios Japan and the new Super Nintendo World section. But until then, Nintendo fans can at least enjoy the sight of Mario, Luigi, and Bullet Bill on the side of a local train.
Pretty cool, yeah?