Super Nintendo World details Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge for Universal Studios Hollywood
Posted on June 2, 2022 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News
Universal Studios Hollywood has revealed details about the Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge ride at Super Nintendo World.
The theme park in Japan has something similar, which is known as Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge there. Universal Studios Hollywood says that at the upcoming location in California, “guests and fans will find themselves immersed in one of the world’s largest, most interactive rides they have ever experienced.” It offers a mix of augmented reality with projection mapping technology and actual set pieces along a moving ride track.
Here’s the full rundown on Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge:
Guests will access Super Nintendo World via the iconic Warp Pipe to enter the land where they will find the “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge” ride located within Bowser’s Castle.
This innovative achievement will propel guests into a multi-dimensional experience that recreates iconic environments from the Mario Kart games and where no two races are alike. “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge” is also one of the most complex rides ever built within the entertainment industry.
The sophisticated ride is a multi-sensory cornucopia of color, sound and movement that invites guests to navigate familiar environs through the creative use and integration of head mounted augmented reality (AR) goggles – a key point of differentiation that distinguishes this ride from other theme park attractions.
From the depths of the dungeon within Bowser’s Castle, guests will climb aboard stadium-style, four-seat Mario Kart vehicles inspired by the video game, put on their AR goggles … and then with a 3-2-1 GO! signal from Lakitu, they will be off to the races.
The premise is simple but equally inspiring and challenging and will appeal to guests of all ages regardless of gaming experience. As part of Team Mario, guests will steer through courses underwater and 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.
A new video showing off Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge at Super Nintendo World in Universal Studios Hollywood can be found below.
Super Nintendo World will open at Universal Studios Hollywood in early 2023. Currently fans can access the Feature Presentation retail store which has merchandise such as Mario and Luigi themed apparel and iconic character hats and a selection of plush characters, including Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, and Bowser.