Super Nintendo World officially opens at Universal Studios Hollywood on Friday, February 17, 2023.
The themed land inside the park will take guests into the 360-degree world of Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach within the Mushroom Kingdom.
Guests enter Peach’s castle to start their journey into the Mushroom Kingdom and can enjoy taking a ride on Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge, take a break and have a themed dining experience at Toadstool Cafe or go shopping at the 1-Up Factory retail store.
Super Nintendo World will feature Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge ride, which is inspired by the Mario Kart video game series.
Bowser’s Castle is the centerpiece of the themed land, where Mario Kart: Bowser’s Cart is located.
Mount Beanpole is a landmark that sits in the center of Super Nintendo World, and also the entry queue for Mario Kart: Challenge.
The ride fuses together augmented reality with projection mapping technology and actual set pieces along a moving ride track in a four-seat vehicle. It takes guests through underwater courses, as well as in the clouds to compete for the Golden Cup while collecting coins to defeat Team Bowser and win.
Toadstool Cafe is the signature restaurant inside Super Nintendo World, with a menu perfected by Chef Toad.
The menu includes Toadstool Cheesy Garlic Knots, Super Mushroom Soup, Piranha Plant Caprese, Mario Bacon Cheeseburger, Luigi Pesto Chicken Burger, Block Tiramisu and Princess Peach Cupcake.
The 1-Up Factory is the retail shop within the land, with an extension collection of merchandise included specific to characters, including Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Bowser.
You can purchase a Power-Up Band, which is a wearable, interactive wristbands to deepen your interaction across the land. The state-of-the-art wristband syncs with the Universal Studios Hollywood’s free downloadable app.
The band keeps scores for the individual and teams, collect digital coins and obtain keys after winning the challenges throughout the land.
There are six different design options with character themes. It can be purchased inside Super Nintendo World, retail shops inside Universal Studios Hollywood and on CityWalk.
The land includes interactive gameplay, including interactive binoculars employing augmented reality inside the land. Guests can beat the four Key Challenges and collect keys from Koopa Troopa, Piranha Plant, Thwomp and Goomba.
Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood marks the arrival of the themed land in the US. Super Nintendo World is also inside Universal Studios Japan.
The Super Nintendo Snack Stand opened Monday, December 12 with the Super Star Popcorn Bucket, the Super Mushroom Sipper and the 1-Up Sipper available for purchase.