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Next year, you can do real-life ‘Mario Kart’ in Japan

Universal Studios Japan is opening Super Nintendo World in February

We can tell this destination will be a happy place. IMAGE FROM NINTENDO

You don’t need us to tell you that the whole world is dying to get out there and travel again—as long as it’s safe to do so, of course. And as far as being safe is concerned medically speaking, there is probably no place better to visit than Japan. Even before the pandemic, people there had been wearing face masks. They’re just really clean individuals, you know.

It’s why the Land of the Rising Sun is one of our favorite countries to fly to. Not only is it sanitary, the culture is truly one of a kind. Where else would you see Mario Karts being driven on public roads?

Well, assuming we’ll be allowed to enter Japan next year, there’s a new reason for booking a flight to Osaka. And that’s to have some good time at Universal Studios Japan. Why exactly? Nintendo has officially announced that it is opening its “Super Nintendo World” inside the popular theme park on February 4, 2021.

Time to save up for this trip, people! PHOTOS FROM NINTENDO

These images you see here were released by Nintendo to tease fans of Mario Kart, its globally successful video game. In Super Nintendo World, visitors will get to try the so-called “Koopa’s Challenge.” You are invited to “unleash your passion to play” and to “team up with friends to battle rivals and power up.” That’s the only information we have, but it sounds fun and interesting.

All we can say is that we can’t wait for the vaccine to arrive sooner.

Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist for 26 years. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.