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    Wow-ser: Japan 'Super Mario' theme park to open in February

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    Theme park

    Nintendo's popular Italian plumber - Mario - and his friends are getting their own theme park in Japan next year.

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    Mario Bros

    The character from Nintendo’s Mario line of video games is a household name, having featured in the company’s lineup since 1985 - over 30 years ago.

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    Delayed launch
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    Delayed launch

    Mario’s theme park was supposed to open ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics - which were naturally pushed ahead to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Fun centres

    The ‘Super Nintendo World’ is set open within Universal’s existing space in Japan, but is set to be Nintendo’s first foray into theme parks.

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    COVID-19 restrictions

    Mario’s theme park is opening is set for February 4, after all the postponements, but there is no word yet on Japan allowing international travel, which means global fans of the plumber will just have to wait.

    In pic - An aerial view shows Super Nintendo World at the Universal Studios Japan theme park in Osaka, western Japan.

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