Long-awaited ‘Super Mario’ theme park opens in Japan

OSAKA, JAPAN (AFP) – Here we go! After months of pandemic delays, Nintendo’s first ever theme park, featuring a Mario Kart ride in a real-life Bowser’s Castle, opened in Japan on Thursday to delighted fans.

The attraction, whose bright, block-like surroundings are straight out of the classic “Super Mario” games, is part of the existing Universal Studios Japan (USJ) amusement park in the western city of Osaka.

More details on Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin