Even though many of us won’t be able to travel to Japan for the foreseeable future, it’s very exciting to know that Universal Studios Japan will kick off their 20th Anniversary Celebration with the grand opening of SUPER NINTENDO WORLD on February 4, 2021! This is the first of the highly themed and immersive Nintendo theme park areas in Universal Parks and will bring to life Nintendo’s legendary worlds, characters, and adventures. Guests will, quite literally, be able to play inside their favorite Nintendo games.
The brand new land will feature Mario Kart and Yoshi attractions, as well as restaurants, shops and other experiences. The land itself is an attraction thanks to the wearable Power-Up Bands that will be available for purchase for ¥3,200 (tax included). The innovative technology will help bring gameplay to life. Guests will be able to keep score via a special application as they punch blocks, collect virtual coins, and more. Key Challenge attractions will allow guests to collect keys, gather character stamps and more using their entire bodies in dynamic activities throughout the land. SUPER NINTENDO WORLD will be colorful, interactive, and immersive on a new level.
Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge
Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge is the marquee attraction of SUPER NINTENDO WORLD. The world of Mario Kart and its courses will come to life at the park using state-of-the-art technology utilizing augmented reality. Guests will throw shells and take out opponents to race ahead with Mario and Princess Peach in a life-sized experience with countless thrills and excitement. The attraction will be approximately 5 minutes. 4 guests will be in each vehicle and you must be over 48 in/122 cm to experience the attraction or 36 in/92 cm if accompanied by an adult.
Yoshi’s Adventure will be another family-friendly attraction inside the land. Guests will climb atop Yoshi’s back and follow Captain Toad on a treasure hunting adventure. Guests will have to find 3 colored eggs that lead the way to the Golden Egg that Captain Toad was seeking before he forgot his treasure map. The attraction will have a spectacular view of the Mushroom Kingdom from Mount Beanpole. The attraction will be approximately 5 minutes, 2 guests will be in each vehicle and you must be over 48 in/122 cm to experience the attraction or 34 in/86 cm if accompanied by an adult.
Power-Up Band Challenge
Guests will work their way through the games located throughout the area to collect three keys. The experience requires a purchased Power-Up Band that will allow guests to jump, punch, and use their entire bodies and all their instincts to win a dramatic boss battle against Bowser Jr. to retrieve the Golden Mushroom. All colors and varieties of the Power-Up Band are available for purchase for ¥3,200 (tax included) at the USJ Official Online Ticket Store and select locations at Universal Studios Japan. The experience is recommended for ages 5 years and above.
SUPER NINTENDO WORLD will debut at Universal Studios Japan on February 4, 2021 with plans to bring the land to Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort in the future.