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Super Nintendo World interactive wall

Super Nintendo World continues to evolve, and the theme park at Universal Studios Hollywood just added a new interactive wall. It can be found within the Frosted Glacier area.

According to Universal, the wall “is designed to challenge guests as they engage with familiar Super Mario characters within the dynamic land.” Visitors can collect digital coins and stamps through the Power-Up Band while keeping track of their score as they challenge themselves each time they play.

Super Nintendo World Universal Epic Universe Orlando

A brief update was shared today about the Super Nintendo World location at Universal Epic Universe. For one thing, a 2025 launch has been reconfirmed. Additionally, a Donkey Kong Country area is planned.

Universal Epic Universe is the new theme park at the Universal Orlando Resort in Florida. How to Train Your Dragon, Celestial Park, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Ministry of Magic, and Dark Universe are the other attractions.

Donkey Kong theme park delay

The upcoming Donkey Kong expansion for Super Nintendo World in Japan has been delayed. In a message on social media, it was announced that the park is now opening in late 2024.

Originally, the Donkey Kong expansion was on track for a Spring 2024 debut. A reason for the delay was not provided. The message contained an apology to those interested in the theme park.

Super Nintendo World anniversary celebration

The Super Nintendo World location at Universal Studios Hollywood is about to celebrate its first anniversary in a couple of weeks, and a few initiatives are planned for the milestone. The all-new Power Up Cafe will be opening, a special-release Golden Power-Up Band will be available, and a limited-edition complimentary 1-Year Anniversary Button is planned as well.

The Power Up Cafe opens on New York Street can be accessed starting February 15 on New York Street, located on the Upper Lot inside the theme park. It’ll include exclusive Super Mario Power Up themed menu items and guests will be able to order either at the venue or via Universal Studios Hollywood’s official mobile app.

The snacks and beverages lineup includes the following;

Nintendo have taken to X to give us a quick glimpse at the upcoming Super Nintendo World in Florida, which will debut as part of the Universal Epic Universe theme park at the Universal Orlando Resort. Although details on the official site are still showing as “Coming Soon”, the images give us an idea of what to expect when it arrives next year.

You can get a better look at the images below:

Fans are speculating about the possibility of The Legend of Zelda at Universal Studios after series producer Eiji Aonuma was spotted at Universal Epic Universe.

Epic Universe is the new theme park in Orlando, Florida opening in 2025. Construction is underway for Super Nintendo World. We should be seeing Super Mario and Donkey Kong there, but will The Legend of Zelda follow?

Super Nintendo World Splatoon

Super Nintendo World is the Big N’s take on theme parks – in partnership with Universal of course – but it’s easy to notice how there’s a big focus on Mario. Shigeru Miyamoto has now spoken on that decision.

In an interview with Polygon, Miyamoto did share that other IPs were considered for Super Nintendo World like Splatoon. However, in the end the decision was made “to start with something focused” since “it would be easier”.

Super Nintendo World menu

Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood is almost ready for its grand opening, and we now have a rundown of the menu players can expect at the Toadstool Cafe.

The cafe features a giant red-capped mushroom exterior and a lavish interior adorned with an array of larger-than-life mushroom décor and iconic green pipes. The signature restaurant is helmed by Chef Toad himself. 

Super Nintendo World Mario Kart waistline limit

When Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood opens next month, it’ll come with a rider waistline limit for Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge. The Wall Street Journal reports that visitors may be turned away if their waistline measures 40 inches or more.

Super Nintendo World is the focal point of the outlet’s article, but it’s also mentioned that “navigating theme parks has grown tougher for plus-size visitors as parks balance accessibility with heightened safety requirements.” Other parts of Universal Studios, SeaWorld, and other locations “are equipping rides with tighter restraints to ensure that small children and others can’t wriggle out from seats.”

Super Nintendo World Hollywood opening date

The Super Nintendo World location at Universal Studios Hollywood now has a final opening date. The park will open on February 17, 2023, it’s just been announced.

This marks Super Nintendo World’s debut in the United States. It originally opened in Japan, and many of that location’s offerings have been brought over here. This includes the Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge ride, Toadstool Cafe, and wearable, interactive wristbands known as Power-Up Bands.

Here’s a full rundown as to what Super Nintendo World Hollywood will have at Universal Studios Hollywood:

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