Confirmed: A Donkey Kong-Themed Expansion is Coming to Super Nintendo World

2024 will be here before you know it.

By Angela Marrujo Fornaca. Posted 09/27/2021 22:50 Comment on this     ShareThis

Back in August, we reported on the rumors that a Donkey Kong-themed area was coming to Super Nintendo World in Japan, which was fueled by eagle-eyed sleuths that noticed what appeared to be construction happening at the theme park as well as environmental details that seemed to reflect the Donkey Kong art style.

The rumors are rumors no longer, as Nintendo of Japan has officially announced that the Donkey Kong expansion to Super Nintendo World is happening and will open in 2024. According to the press release posted to Nintendo of Japan’s corporate site, the expansion will include “a roller coaster, interactive experiences and themed merchandise and food.” It’s also expected to be very sizable, as it will increase the size of Super Nintendo World by approximately 70%.

Shigeru Miyamoto will be involved with the design of the Donkey Kong expansion just as he was with the original Mario-themed portion of the park. Nintendo of Japan also claims that the Donkey Kong expansion will be a “gamechanger that combines the innovative technology and globally popular approach to theme park entertainment of Universal with the creativity of Nintendo.”

While 2024 sounds like quite a while to wait, the years fly by and it’ll be here before we know it. That being said, what do you hope to see included in the Donkey Kong expansion of Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Nintendo of Japan

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