Super Nintendo World opens February 4th, 2021 at Universal Studios Japan. It features an AR Mario Kart ride, with the AR headset designed like Mario’s cap. Rumor has it a Donkey Kong themed land will be opening nearby in the near future. I’ve been following the progress of this and the detail is incredible. I’m really excited to visit someday.
With contact tracing, wide spread testing, and mask wearing by the entire country, Japan has mostly escaped the pandemic with little loss of life and economic damage. I’m confident they’ll have no issues opening a brand new theme park, while California struggles re-open our existing parks.