Super Nintendo World opening delayed

Konohana, Osaka, Japan

The opening of Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan, initially planned for Feb. 4, has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The new themed area will include a Mario Kart-inspired ride and other augmented reality attractions. Click the headline for more information

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Phoenix to rise over Coney Island

Brooklyn, New York, USA

After being closed for the iconic Ferris Wheel’s 100th Anniversary year due to COVID-19, Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park will be adding a new Vekoma family suspended coaster in 2021. Phoenix will rise 68 feet (21m) over the famous Coney Island boardwalk, reaching speeds up to 34 mph (55 km/h). Click the headline for more information

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Super Nintendo World opening in 2021

Konohana, Osaka, Japan

Universal Studios Japan announced that Super Nintendo World will open February 4th. The new $580 million themed area will feature augmented reality attractions based on the game series, such as Yoshi’s Adventure attraction and Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge ride inside a re-creation of Bowser’s Castle. Click the headline for more information

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Hot Racer for Sydney’s Luna Park

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Luna Park is getting the world’s first Intamin Hot Racer coaster as part of a $30 million facelift for 2021. The park will close Jan. 27 to undergo renovations, which will include a Gerstlauer Family Boomerang, a thrill ride and six children’s rides, with an expected re-opening in June, 2021. Click the headline for more information

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