USJ "Mario" Theme Area Construction Starts on February 20 17:52
It has been about five months before USJ = Universal Studios Japan, a theme park in Osaka, has opened an area with the theme of the popular character "Mario". As construction progressed steadily, a major event was held in New York.
The USJ in Konohana-ku, Osaka, will open new areas before the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, such as attractions and restaurants based on the popular Nintendo character Mario.
This investment amounted to more than 60 billion yen, exceeding the 45 billion yen invested in the “Harry Potter” area that opened six years ago, a record high.
Construction in the area is steadily progressing, and helicopter images show the appearance of the huge building and the appearance of character objects.
A woman visiting the USJ said, "I'm a character I've been familiar with in games, so I'd love to go there. Expectations are growing."
The USJ is expected to take on a wide range of customers, including families, through new attractions and compete against Tokyo Disneyland.
USJ held a large-scale event in New York on the 19th, appealing to overseas operations.