- Exploring the Exciting World of Super Nintendo at Universal Studios Hollywood
- Unveiling the Super Nintendo World Experience
- Key Attractions at Super Nintendo World
- Enhancing the Guest Experience
- Where Is Mario World?
- What Are the Key Attractions at Super Nintendo World?
- How Can Guests Enhance Their Experience at Super Nintendo World?
- What Can Guests Expect at Toadstool Cafe™?
- Where Can Guests Purchase Merchandise from Super Nintendo World?
Exploring the Exciting World of Super Nintendo at Universal Studios Hollywood
Super Nintendo World™ has finally opened its doors at Universal Studios Hollywood, and fans of the iconic video game series are in for a treat. The highly immersive and interactive land allows guests to step into the Mushroom Kingdom and become a part of Mario, Luigi, and Princess Peach’s exhilarating universe. The grand opening was officiated by Shigeru Miyamoto, Representative Director and Fellow, Nintendo Co. Ltd., and Scott Strobl, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Universal Studios Hollywood, alongside Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and a crowd of enthusiastic fans and guests.
Scott Strobl, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Universal Studios Hollywood, expressed his excitement about the grand opening, stating, “Today’s grand opening of SUPER NINTENDO WORLD is very exciting, and we are thrilled to share it with our team members, fans, and guests who have been enthusiastically waiting for this day to arrive. This is truly one of the most dynamic moments in the history of Universal Studios Hollywood, and we are very proud of our partnership with Nintendo to bring to life a new genre of highly immersive, next-level interactive theme park entertainment.”
Unveiling the Super Nintendo World Experience
Super Nintendo World is an all-new, visually spectacular land within an expanded area of Universal Studios Hollywood. The land features the groundbreaking “Mario Kart™: Bowser’s Challenge” ride, along with various interactive activities for the entire family. Guests can also enjoy themed dining at Toadstool Cafe™ and shopping at the 1-UP Factory™ retail store, making it a game-changing addition to the world-famous theme park.
As guests pass through the iconic green pipe, they embark on a journey filled with exploration, discovery, and play unlike anything they’ve ever experienced. The adventure begins as they enter Peach’s Castle before venturing further into the colorful Mushroom Kingdom.
Key Attractions at Super Nintendo World
Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge: This technologically advanced ride seamlessly fuses cutting-edge augmented reality (AR) with projection mapping technology and actual set pieces along a moving ride track. Guests are seated in stadium-style, four-seat vehicles as they navigate familiar courses through the creative use and integration of head-mounted AR goggles. The ride raises the stakes for guests as an intriguing and repeatable experience 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.”
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.”
Power-Up Band™: These wearable, state-of-the-art wristbands sync with the official Universal Studios Hollywood’s free downloadable app to level up the guest experience within the land and enhance its many interactive elements.
Interactive Gameplay: Within the land, guests can enjoy many interactive areas, including punching ? Blocks to collect digital coins and discovering a new dimension of SUPER NINTENDO WORLD via the interactive binoculars positioned within the land, employing augmented reality technology.
Toadstool Cafe™: The land’s signature restaurant serves a delicious menu perfected by Chef Toad, offering a range of themed dishes.
1-UP Factory: The retail shop offers an extensive selection of merchandise from Mario and Luigi themed apparel to iconic character hats and an array of plush characters, including Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, and Bowser.
Enhancing the Guest Experience
The Power-Up Band™ enables guests to enjoy “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge” over and over again in an attempt to beat their best scores. Guests with a Power-Up Band may also enjoy an enhanced experience when meeting Mario, Luigi, and Princess Peach. These bands are available in six design options with character themes and can be purchased within the land and at SUPER NINTENDO WORLD retail shops located within the theme park and on Universal CityWalk Hollywood.
Where Is Mario World?
Mario World, also known as Super Nintendo World, is located at Universal Studios Hollywood. It is an all-new, visually spectacular land within an expanded area of the theme park.
What Are the Key Attractions at Super Nintendo World?
The key attractions at Super Nintendo World include the groundbreaking “Mario Kart™: Bowser’s Challenge” ride, Mount Beanpole, Bowser’s Castle, Power-Up Band™, interactive gameplay areas, Toadstool Cafe™, and the 1-UP Factory retail shop.
How Can Guests Enhance Their Experience at Super Nintendo World?
Guests can enhance their experience at Super Nintendo World by using the Power-Up Band™, which syncs with the official Universal Studios Hollywood’s free downloadable app to level up the guest experience within the land and enhance its many interactive elements.
What Can Guests Expect at Toadstool Cafe™?
At Toadstool Cafe™, guests can enjoy a delicious menu perfected by Chef Toad, offering a range of themed dishes, including Toadstool Cheesy Garlic Knots, Super Mushroom Soup, Piranha Plant Caprese, Mario Bacon Cheeseburger, Luigi Pesto Chicken Burger, ? Block Tiramisu, and Princess Peach Cupcake.
Where Can Guests Purchase Merchandise from Super Nintendo World?
Guests can purchase collectible memorabilia and merchandise from Super Nintendo World at the 1-UP Factory retail shop, which offers an extensive selection of items from Mario and Luigi themed apparel to iconic character hats and plush characters.