Get ready for the most exciting debut at Universal Studios Hollywood, Super Nintendo World, which recently opened! This awesome, immersive land is full of vibrant colors and architectural beauty and is located in an expanded area of the theme park.
From the moment you pass through the iconic green pipe, a journey filled with exploration, discovery, and play awaits you. Super Nintendo World will sweep you into the 360-degree world of Mario, Luigi, and Princess Peach, where you will become an integral part of their exhilarating universe.
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 with projection mapping technology and actual set pieces along a moving ride track.
Set against a multi-sensory backdrop of color, sound, and movement, you will be seated in stadium-style, four-seat vehicles as you 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.
As part of Team Mario, you 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.
This towering landmark sits at the heart of the land and also serves as the entry queue for “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge.”
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.” As you navigate the winding corridors and pass through the hall of medallions and trophies of the ominous castle towards the “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge” ride, you will learn more about Bowser’s calculated plans to defeat Team Mario for the coveted Golden Cup.
These wearable, state-of-the-art wristbands sync with Universal Studios Hollywood’s free downloadable app to level-up your experience within the land and enhance its many interactive elements. These include keeping individual and team scores, collecting digital coins and obtaining keys after winning challenges throughout the land.
You can also enjoy extra-special interactions with Mario, Luigi, and Princess Peach, and can take free photos with them.
Within the land, you will become fully engulfed in an engaging world of real-life gameplay, including punching "? Blocks" to collect digital coins and a variety of interactives. You will discover a new dimension of Super Nintendo World via the interactive binoculars employing augmented reality technology positioned within the land.
You 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 you into the unique world of Super Mario.
The land’s signature restaurant Toadstool Cafe will serve a gourmet menu perfected by Chef Toad, who will greet you upon entry. Menu items prepared fresh daily include 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 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. They come in six design options with character themes and will be available for purchase both within the land and at Super Nintendo World retail shops located in the theme park and on CityWalk.
Universal Studio Hollywood is at 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608. To purchase discounted tickets to Universal Studio Hollywood, click here.