Super Nintendo World Opens This February at Universal Studios Hollywood


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SUPER NINTENDO WORLD takes you into the world of Super Mario and we are excited to share that an opening date has been announced for the new land at Universal Studios Hollywood! Prepare to level up at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2023 with the opening of the much-awaited Super Nintendo World on February 17! 

The dynamic video game inspired land will make its United States debut after opening at Universal Studios Japan in 2021. The new addition at Universal Studios Hollywood will be in the lower section of the park near the Transformers ride. Guests will enter the Super Nintendo World via the iconic Warp Pipe.

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What will SUPER NINTENDO WORLD at Universal Studios Hollywood be? 

Super Nintendo World will be an innovative and immersive themed land with all of your favorite Nintendo characters including Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and more! The land first opened up at Universal Studios Japan at the end of last year, and will next make its way to Hollywood so you can become part of their compelling universe! The immersive land will be a "visual spectacle of vibrant colors and architectural ingenuity located within a newly expanded area of the theme park, featuring a groundbreaking ride and interactive areas." Themed shopping & dining will also be available to fully immerse you in the Nintendo experience. 

Will there be a Super Nintendo World at Universal Orlando Resort?

There is no exact opening date for the Nintendo land at Universal Orlando Resort just yet, but is slated to be one of the many lands at Universal Orlando's new 750-acre theme park, Universal's Epic Universe. Universal’s Epic Universe is scheduled to open in early 2025. 

What will Super Nintendo World have? 

The immersive, state-of-the-art experience will have attractions that put you in the driver's seat (literally) on Mario Kart: Bowser's Challenge. Interactive gameplay experiences will be available throughout the Mushroom Kingdom and you'll have a wearable "power up" band that that will bring game moments to life.

Get ready for a new world of adventures when Super Nintendo World opens 2/17/23! Watch the video below and learn more about what to expect at Universal Studios Hollywood below: 

Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge: This all-new, technologically advanced ride, inspired by the popular Mario Kart™ video game series, will seamlessly fuse cutting-edge augmented reality (AR) with projection mapping technology and actual set pieces along a moving ride track. Set against a multi-sensory backdrop of color, sound, and movement, guests will be seated in stadium-style, four-seat vehicles as they navigate familiar courses through the creative use and integration of head mounted AR goggles. This unique feature is a key point of differentiation that distinguishes this ride from other theme park attractions.

The premise of “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge” is simple but equally inspiring and challenging, appealing to guests of all ages regardless of gaming experience. As part of Team Mario, guests will steer through underwater courses and courses in the clouds to compete for the Golden Cup while collecting coins to defeat Team Bowser and win. “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge” raises the stakes for guests as an intriguing and repeatable ride with a variety of outcomes.

Mount Beanpole: This towering landmark sits at the heart of the land and also serves as the entry queue for “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge.”

Mount Beanpole at Universal Studios Japan
Mount Beanpole at Universal Studios Japan

Bowser’s Castle: Adorned with a breathtaking sculpture of a large and powerful Bowser, this structure serves as a key centerpiece of the land, home to Super Nintendo World’s signature ride, “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge.” As guests navigate the winding corridors and pass through the hall of medallions and trophies of the ominous castle towards the “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge” ride, they will learn more about Bowser’s calculated plans to defeat Team Mario for the coveted Golden Cup.

Power-Up Band: These wearable, state-of-the-art wristbands sync with Universal Studios Hollywood’s free downloadable app to level-up the guest experience within the land and enhance its many interactive elements. These include, but are not limited to, keeping individual and team scores, collecting digital coins, and obtaining keys after winning challenges throughout the land. Power-Up Bands will also invite guests to enjoy extra-special interactions with Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach. They will come in six design options with character themes and will be available for purchase both within the land and at Super Nintendo World retail shops located in the theme park and on CityWalk.

1-UP Factory: The 1-UP Factory retail shop offers collectable memorabilia, including an extensive selection of merchandise from Mario and Luigi themed apparel to iconic character hats and an array of plush characters, including Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Bowser.

Interactive Gameplay: Within the land, guests will become fully engulfed in an engaging world of real-life gameplay, including punching blocks to collect digital coins and a variety of interactives. They will discover a new dimension of Super Nintendo World via the interactive binoculars employing augmented reality technology positioned within the land. Guests can beat the four Key Challenges and collect keys from Goomba, Koopa Troopa, Piranha Plant, and Thwomp interactive activities to ultimately allow access to the culminating boss battle with Bowser Jr. These energetic, familiar, and fun interactive games will further enhance the entire kinetic experience within the land and immerse guests into the unique world of Super Mario.

Toadstool Cafe: The land’s signature restaurant Toadstool Cafe will serve a gourmet menu perfected by Chef Toad where he will greet guests upon entry. Menu items prepared fresh daily include Toadstool Cheesy Garlic Knots, Super Mushroom Soup, Piranha Plant Caprese, Mario Bacon Cheeseburger, Luigi Pesto Chicken Burger, Question Block Tiramisu, and Princess Peach Cupcake.

Universal Studios Orlando will also get a Super Nintendo World - more details to come.

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