We were invited to the Super Nintendo World Grand Opening Celebration at Universal Studios Hollywood last night and it was freaking Amazing! Can’t believe the day is finally here. We been tracking the construction of Nintendo land back in 2018.
Picked up our credentials! They also gave us a complementary Mario & Yoshi power bands!
This all-new, dynamic land will be a visual spectacle of vibrant colors and architectural ingenuity located within a newly expanded area of Universal Studios Hollywood. SUPER NINTENDO WORLD will feature the groundbreaking “Mario Kart™: Bowser’s Challenge” ride, as well as many thrilling and interactive activities designed to engage the entire family within the captivating Mushroom Kingdom. Along with themed dining at the Toadstool Cafe™ and shopping at the 1-UP Factory™ retail store, SUPER NINTENDO WORLD will be an inspiring, game-changing addition to the world-famous theme park.
From the moment guests pass through the iconic green pipe, a journey filled with exploration, discovery and play awaits that is entirely unlike anything they’ve experienced before. Their journey begins as they enter Peach’s Castle before venturing further into the colorful Mushroom Kingdom.
SUPER NINTENDO WORLD will sweep guests into the 360-degree world of Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach where they will become an integral part of their exhilarating universe. Plus, with purchase of a Power-Up Band™ – wearable, interactive wristbands – guests will be able to deepen their interactions across the land. – Universal press release
Shigeru Miyamoto the creator of Mario is here at the Grand Opening of Super Nintendo World
Mario & Keegan-Michael Key voice of Toad in the upcoming The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Universal executives and Shigeru Miyamoto
Chris Pratt the voice of Mario
Almost time for the Opening Ceremony!
Here’s the Grand Opening Celebration including a quick tour of the land at night
Pretty cool to see dancers created Mario Kart
The president of Universal announced Super Nintendo World is also coming to Universal Orlando Resort
Shigeru Miyamoto is excited to open up this new land
…3…2…1… Super Nintendo World is Now Open!
The opening ceremony was Spectacular!
You can meet with Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach!
View of the land from the press risers
They recently added Pikmin to Super Nintendo World
You can see them on the 2nd floor. They are so tiny
They also added them here too!
Mount Beanpole is the towering landmark sits at the heart of the land and also serves as the entry queue for “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge.” – Universal website
Reception time! We stepped out of Super Nintendo World for some delicious food. They had unlimited Fruity Cream Soda! Our favorite is Princess Peach. It was refreshing! The Fruity Cream Sodas is $12
Time for Mario Kart Ride
“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. – Universal press release
Mario Kart is an insanely fun interactive dark ride with physical sets & animatronics. The queue is massive and incredible.
Love the Mario Kart ride vehicle. The 2nd row is more spacious, higher up, and has more legroom than the 1st row
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. – Universal press release
You can now buy Mario Kart Popcorn Bucket. $43
1-UP Factory: What better way to commemorate a visit to SUPER NINTENDO WORLD than to visit the 1-UP Factory retail shop to purchase collectable memorabilia. The 1-UP Factory will offer 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. – Universal press release
Star Popcorn Bucket. $40.
Between the Star & Mario popcorn bucket we will definitely choose Mario Kart for just $3 more
Me trying to pose like Mario
One of the coolest things in Super Nintendo World at Universal Studio Hollywood is the interactive AR binoculars! There are 2 of them in the land.
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 -Universal
Since the Toadstool Cafe was closed for special guests, here’s what it look like inside from out tweet
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Since the Toadstool Cafe was closed for VIP here’s what it look like from out tweet
Thanks for having us, Universal. We had a Super fun time!
***Make sure to Check out this Amazing colorful interactive Mushroom Kingdom. You can buy your ticket/pass HERE