World’s First Donkey Kong Park Will Open Inside Universal Studios Japan!

The World’s First Donkey Kong-Themed Park Will Open In Universal Studios Japan!

Time to play this video game in real life.

Universal Studios Japan just keeps getting bigger and bigger. It’s set to feature the world’s first Donkey Kong-themed area, which will open in 2024. This was announced by the Universal Studios Japan president J.L. Bonnier on 28 Sep 2021. The new Donkey Kong area is an expansion of the Super Nintendo World, which opened on 18 March of this year. 

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Donkey Kong Park in Universal Studios

According to a statement issued by Nintendo, the Donkey Kong park will be an immersive experience. “Guests will feel like they are playing inside the world of Donkey Kong as they take a walk on the wild side through the lush jungles where Donkey Kong and his friends live,” the joint statement said.

This new section will reportedly increase Super Nintendo World by 70%. It will feature a roller coast, interactive spaces, including Donkey Kong-themed merchandise and food. The park will be designed by Nintendo and Universal’s creative teams, including Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Super Mario.

Donkey Kong is a video game that dates back to the ’80s and has sold more than 65 million units to date. The Donkey Kong-themed park promises to bring all the popular aspects of the game to life for visitors from all generations. 

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“Super Nintendo World creates a whole new level of theme park entertainment and has quickly become an exciting, must-do experience for our guests. Our new Donkey Kong-themed area will bring even more excitement and fun to the Super Nintendo World experience,” said Bonnier in a media interview. 

All images credited to Universal Studios Japan | Official Website

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