SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™ is now open at Universal Studios Hollywood, and it is “game on” as enthusiastic guests enter the giant green pipe into a world of video game nostalgia. The new land, which makes its US debut, is a paradise for gamers of all ages, featuring interactive experiences, rides, and attractions inspired by beloved Nintendo games such as Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, and Yoshi's Island.
Early entrance to the land at Universal Studios Hollywood is sold out for the rest of April and beginning of May, indicating the high demand for this highly anticipated addition to the park. Super Nintendo World is now open to the public, and here's what every Mario fan needs to know before they go.
The land features a Mario Kart-inspired ride called Mario Kart: Koopa's Challenge, where guests can race through the Mushroom Kingdom and compete against their friends and family. The ride is a blend of physical sets and augmented reality technology, allowing riders to throw virtual shells and collect coins while navigating through the race course.
One of the highlights of Super Nintendo World is the interactive Power-Up Band, which guests can wear on their wrists to explore the land and unlock various surprises. The band syncs with a mobile app that provides a map of the park and allows users to collect virtual coins, compete in challenges, and interact with various elements throughout the land.
Another must-visit attraction is the Yoshi's Adventure ride, which takes guests on a gentle tour through Yoshi's Island. Riders can hop on the back of a Yoshi and explore the beautiful landscape, encounter friendly characters, and collect coins along the way.
For those looking for a bite to eat, Super Nintendo World features a restaurant called Kinopio's Café, named after the beloved mushroom character from the Mario games. The menu includes a variety of themed dishes such as Mario and Luigi's Fettuccine Alfredo and Bowser Jr.'s Burger, as well as desserts like Piranha Plant Caprese and Question Block Tiramisu.
The land is also filled with various photo opportunities, including a life-size statue of Mario, a giant Piranha Plant, and Princess Peach's Castle. Guests can take pictures with their favorite characters and share their experiences on social media using the hashtag #SuperNintendoWorld.
3...2...1...GO! Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood opened to the public on Feb. 17, and here are some tips for making the most of your visit. First, make sure to download the mobile app and sync your Power-Up Band before you arrive at the park. This will allow you to start collecting coins and unlocking surprises as soon as you enter the land.
Next, head straight to Mario Kart: Koopa's Challenge, as this ride is expected to have the longest wait time. Use the single rider line if you don't mind riding alone, or use the virtual queue system to reserve a spot in line and explore the rest of the park while you wait.
Make sure to also check out the various shops throughout the land, such as the 1-Up Factory and the Super Star Candy Store, where guests can purchase exclusive Super Nintendo World merchandise and souvenirs.
Here are the answers to your frequently asked questions about the new Mario-themed land at Universal Studios Hollywood. Yes, Super Nintendo World is now open to the public, and no, you don't need a separate ticket to enter the land. However, you will need a valid park admission ticket to access the land and its attractions.
Finally, let's-a go! The wait is finally over as America's first Super Nintendo World has officially opened in the heart of Los Angeles at Universal Studios Hollywood. This new addition to the park is a dream come true for gamers and fans of the beloved Nintendo franchise, and it is sure to be a hit with visitors of all ages.