Epic Universe, Universal’s new theme park in Orlando slated to open in 2023, will get a Super Nintendo World, as has been widely speculated since the new park was announced.

The Universal Hollywood Resort also will get a Super Nintendo World.

During parent company Comcast’s earnings call on Thursday, executives confirmed that the land will come to the domestic parks.

Super Nintendo World will open this summer in Universal Studios Japan in Osaka.

Comcast CFO Michael Cavanagh said Universal Studios Japan dragged down earnings for Universal’s parks in Q4. Parks revenue was up 3.2% to $1.6 billion, but adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) was down 4.5% to $646 million because of softness in Japan, he said.

“Looking forward, we remain confident in our outlook for growth in the parks business, which will benefit from our robust pipeline of new attractions,” Cavanagh said.

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said the fourth quarter was “challenging” for NBCUniversal’s theme parks, but the year overall was solid. He is particularly bullish on Super Nintendo World’s opening in Japan and its effect on attendance there.

Citing the 2021 opening of a Universal park in Beijing and Epic Universe’s 2023 opening, Roberts said, “The parks business is set up for growth for years to come.”


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