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Universal Studios Japan to Open Donkey Kong Country Area in Spring 2024

Embark on an adventure with one of Nintendo's most iconic characters

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Serena Kim   - 2 min read

Universal Studios Japan (USJ) has announced plans to introduce a new section in its popular theme park dedicated to the beloved Nintendo character, Donkey Kong. The upcoming area, named Donkey Kong Country, is set to open in the spring of 2024 and will offer a fully immersive experience for fans of the iconic video game franchise.

The announcement, made by USJ on December 5, 2023, confirms the addition of Donkey Kong Country to the park's existing Super Nintendo World, which is currently undergoing expansion. This expansion will notably increase the size of Super Nintendo World by a substantial 1.7 times.

At the center of the Donkey Kong Country area will be the exciting Mine Cart Madness ride, allowing visitors to experience thrilling mine cart action reminiscent of the gameplay found in the Donkey Kong series. Additionally, Donkey Kong Country will feature a variety of original food offerings and merchandise, providing fans with the opportunity to indulge in themed delicacies.

The introduction of Donkey Kong Country marks another milestone in the ongoing collaboration between USJ and Nintendo, following the successful launch of Super Nintendo World. As anticipation builds for the grand opening of Donkey Kong Country this spring, fans and enthusiasts alike can look forward to embarking on thrilling adventures inspired by one of gaming's most iconic characters.

Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong was first introduced by Nintendo in 1981 as an arcade game and has since become a cultural phenomenon. The series has achieved great success on various Nintendo platforms such as the Super Fami-Con, Wii, and Nintendo Switch, captivating audiences globally. With total worldwide sales of the series surpassing 65 million units as of March 2021, Donkey Kong stands as one of Nintendo's most cherished and enduring franchises.

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