Universal Studios Japan has announced the all-new Donkey Kong Country expansion to Super Nintendo World will open in Spring 2024.

Based on the globally beloved and popular Nintendo franchise, Donkey Kong, the new expansion will feature the headlining attraction – Mine-Cart Madness, a first-of-its-kind thrilling family coaster, that will seemingly jump across gaps in the track and perform other stunts from the Donkey Kong Country games.

Universal Studios Japan’s President and CEO, J.L. Bonnier spoke at the kick-off event saying, “Thanks to the strong partnership with Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto and the many talented people at Nintendo, we are confident Donkey Kong Country will deliver an amazing, one-of-a-kind Donkey Kong experience to fans across the globe. Through the collaboration between Nintendo, Universal Destinations & Experiences, and Universal Studios Japan, we are preparing a theme park experience that will once again awe the world. I look forward to the day we can bring these newly enhanced experiences to all.”

Donkey & Diddy Kong Power-Up Bands will also be released. Power-Up Bands allow guests to track scores and unlock interactive gameplay around the land.

The land and attraction are expected to be a part of Universal’s Epic Universe, the new Orlando theme park set to open in 2025.

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