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Nintendo's Super Mario park opens after roller-coaster ride

Gaming giant's first amusement zone opens in Japan after COVID delays

Super Nintendo World opens at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka on March 18. (Photo by Tomoki Mera)

OSAKA/TOKYO -- Nintendo has thrown open the doors on its long-awaited venture into the amusement park business after its world-famous Mario character joined the likes of Harry Potter as the newest face at Universal Studios Japan.

Crowds trying to maintain social distancing requirements gathered around the entrance to Super Nintendo World as mascots representing Mario, his twin brother Luigi and Princess Peach waved at the crowd. They celebrated as colorful confetti was blasted from a cannon.

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