Those looking forward to the Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Orlando will have to wait quite a while longer as it has been announced that the yet-to-be constructed expansion has been put on hold indefinitely.
Originally scheduled for a 2023 opening, it was recently revealed during a conference call for Comcast’s Second Quarter 2020 earnings that construction for the theme park will be put on hold indefinitely due to reduced revenue stemming from the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Super Nintendo World was planned as an expansion to the main Universal theme park named “Epic Universe”.
Here is the official statement by Comcast as reported by NBC Wesh,
In April, Universal announced Epic Universe would be delayed. Then, on Thursday, top executives with Universal’s parent company Comcast said the project was on hold indefinitely. ‘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,’ Jeff Shell said.
It is not certain if plans for the park will pick up once the pandemic subsides and we can only wait and see if Super Nintendo World in Universal Studios Orlando will become a reality or not.
At the very least, fans can still look forward to visiting the Super Nintendo World in Japan once the pandemic goes away, as that seems to be right on track to being completed.