For all you Mario Kart fans, get ready to welcome Super Nintendo to both Universal Orlando and Hollywood. Even though everyone has thoroughly loved The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter and totally enjoyed the Volcano Bar Waterpark, there is something that seems really special when it comes to Mario and his buddies Luigi and Toad.
At this time, not all the details have been released to the public, we all have a good idea when each of the parks will open in the new land and what you can possibly expect to see when you get there.
Super Nintendo World will open in University Studios in Japan during the Spring of 2020 with an outrageous price tag of $544 million but the park in Orlando will not open until 2023.
On the other hand, fans on the West Coast will get to enjoy Mario and friends earlier than Florida. Super Nintendo World is expected to open at Universal Studios Hollywood either in 2021 or 2022.
Reports from the Orlando Informer said Super Nintendo World is going to become a part of a fourth park called Epic Universe which is in the process of being constructed on the South campus.
It seems one of the biggest draws will be visitors having the ability to use a Power-Up Band using their hands, arms, and bodies as they explore this new world. Like the wands at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the bands will have to be purchased at the beginning of your visit, not rented.
These bands will be available in six colorful designs of the characters Mario, Peach, Luigi, Daisy, Toad, and Yoshi.
Another great feature, visitors will be able to participate in Key Challenges by collecting virtual keys as they move through the land.
Once they have collected enough keys, they will be able to interact with other visitors and unlock different upgrades such as “boss battles, taking on the bad guys in order to win mushrooms.
Anyone who owns a Nintendo Switch will be able to track their progress through a downloadable app that will send your results directly to your device.
At this time, we are not sure which rides will be available at the two US parks, Universal has announced two attractions you can expect at the Japanese location.
Word has it that the park will center on the 1985 Super Mario Bros and there will be a Mario Kart experience where visitors can use their wristbands to collect coins while competing with others. Also, Yoshi’s Adventures will be kid-friendly rides that will center on Mario’s BFF.
There are no other details at this time but I promise, parents will find a ton of Nintendo-themed restaurants and shops loaded with souvenirs. For now, we will have to just sit back and wait for the fun to begin!