Universal's IRL Nintendo Theme Park Has Been Delayed Indefinitely

Looks like we'll have to wait a little longer to jump into Mario's world.

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In another addition to the long list of things the pandemic has delayed or cancelled, Universal's Epic Universe theme park expansion in Orlando has been put on indefinite hold, NintendoLife reports. The park was due to be home to the long-awaited Super Nintendo World.

Originally scheduled to be opened in 2023, the park has yet to be constructed, and is now on indefinite hold as a cost-saving measure due to the pandemic's impact on the entertainment industry. The delay was revealed on Comcast's Q2 2020 Earnings call.

"We are continually adjusting our cost base and capital, including pausing development of our Epic Universe project in Florida, for example, until the future becomes more certain," NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell said.

Universal Studios Japan has also delayed the opening of its Super Nintendo World, after the Tokyo Olympics were pushed back to 2021. The Japanese version of the park was due to open in the summer to coincide with the Olympics, with images and videos of some of its Mario-themed attractions leaking online.

Many of the US's largest theme parks have now re-opened with added precautions, including Universal Studios Orlando and Disney World. Universal Studios Hollywood has yet to reopen, and Halloween Horror Nights has been cancelled at both parks for the first time in its 30-year history.

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