All aboard for the vacation of your life! Via Kotaku, the JR Yumesaki train line in Osaka now has a Super Nintendo World train to take Universal Studios Japan visitors to the Nintendo park. More specifically, the exterior of an utterly normal train has been dressed up with gorgeous imagery of Mario and friends that will appear at Super Nintendo World, to create a festive atmosphere.
However, this decoration was planned and done because Super Nintendo World was supposed to open in Japan on Feb. 4 — but it has since been delayed indefinitely due to the ongoing pandemic. Nonetheless, according to a press release conveyed by Kotaku, the train was decorated with Super Nintendo World wrapping anyway in order “to bring a smile to people’s faces in hopes of better days ahead.”
This train kind of feels like a weirdly fitting metaphor for life around the world right now, in various ways, but the important thing is that people will be able to enjoy it and the park eventually. And that’s not even the only exciting video game / theme park crossover coming to Japan: The Dragon Quest Island attraction is coming to the Nijigen no Mori theme park this spring.