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Nintendo has confirmed that it will expand its Super Nintendo World theme park at Universal Studios Japan with a new Donkey Kong section. The new zone, which is reportedly already under construction, is set to open sometime in 2024 and will expand the park size by 70 percent, Nintendo said.

“The area will feature a roller coaster, interactive experiences and themed merchandise and food,” Nintendo wrote in a press release. “Guests will be able to take a walk on the wild side through the lush jungles where Donkey Kong and his friends live.”

Super Nintendo World opened in March of 2021 after a delay due to COVID-19, with mask-wearing, temperature checks and hand sanitizer requirements in place. However, a surge in the pandemic prompted a temporary closure a month later. As it stands now, travel to Japan is banned for tourists and other travelers.

Nintendo plans similar attractions at the Orlando, Hollywood and Singapore Universal Studios parks. Key attractions at the Japan park are the Mario Kart: Kuppa’s Challenge rollercoaster and Yoshi Adventure. Guests also get a “Power-up Band” that lets them collect coins and have other interactive experiences.

“I am very happy to be able to make the world of Donkey Kong a reality following the world of Mario,” said Nintendo Donkey Kong creator Shigeru Miyamoto. “I am looking forward to creating a thrilling Donkey Kong experience with the amazing team at Universal. It will take some time until it is completed, but it will be a unique area for not only people who are familiar with Donkey Kong games, but for all guests.”

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