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Everything You Need to Know About Super Nintendo World Orlando

by Tad on January 30, 2024 10 Orlando

Epic Universe - Super Nintendo World Orlando Portal

Mamma mia, it's-a me, Tad, the resident gamer of the Frog Fam. It seems like every day, construction on Universal Epic Universe keeps progressing more and more. While so many details about Universal Orlando Resort's upcoming fourth gate are still being unveiled, one of the five worlds we know will grace this 750-acre site is Super Nintendo World. Universal also confirmed that we'll get to step into worlds of characters such as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Donkey Kong.  Let's-a-go and unpack everything we know so far about this interactive and immersive land!

Super Nintendo World in Japan and Hollywood

Before we talk about what will be, we need to talk about what has been. Super Nintendo World in both Universal Studios Japan (opened March 2021) and Universal Studios Hollywood (opened February 2023), have been massive hits with both theme park and video game fans alike!

Super Nintendo World Rides

Both Japan and Hollywood have similar ride adaptations of the same beloved game, Mario Kart. This thrilling racing adventure pits you and your fellow frogs against Team Bowser as you steer through various courses, collecting coins and throwing shells to win the Golden Cup. Using cutting-edge technology that combines augmented reality, projection mapping and screen projection with physical sets to recreate iconic environments, you can compete as an individual and as part of a team while you play alongside your favorite Super Mario characters and aim for the finish line. Multiple outcomes and the chance to raise your score make this attraction more fun each time you ride!

Super Nintendo World Orlando - Bowser's Challenge

Additionally, Japan also houses a more tadpole-friendly attraction. Yoshi's Adventure takes frogs on a treasure hunt to find three mysterious eggs, all while providing a spectacular view of the Mushroom Kingdom from Mount Beanpole.

Super Nintendo World Shops

Super Nintendo World Orlando - 1-Up Factory

Every good ride ends at a gift shop and it's no different in the Mushroom Kingdom! The 1-UP Factory is where you can purchase the perfect souvenir. Browse through an extensive collection of merchandise, including Nintendo apparel, iconic hats and headwear, plush characters and more.

Super Nintendo World Restaurants

Super Nintendo World Orlando - Fire Flower Spaghetti

Named Kinopio's Cafe in Japan and Toadstool Cafe in Hollywood, the lone Super Nintendo World restaurant brings you inside the Toad House where you can indulge in tasty creations crafted by Chef Toad himself. The coolest thing about this restaurant is the windows where you can watch toads cooking up delicious dishes in the kitchen and daily life in the Mushroom Kingdom as the toads work, play ... and occasionally run for cover during an attack from Bowser's airship. Some of the items you'll find at both versions of this restaurant include Fire Flower Spaghetti & Meatballs, Piranha Plant Caprese, Mushroom Soup, ? Block Tiramisu and Super Star Lemon Squash.

Super Nintendo World Characters

Super Nintendo World Orlando - Peach

On both continents, frogs can line up to meet the heroes of the Mushroom Kingdom, Mario and Luigi, and their lovely princess, Peach, and the adorable Toad!

Power-Up Band Key Challenges

Perhaps the most unique element of Super Nintendo World is the use of Power-Up Bands. These interactive bands allow you to level up your experience in Super Nintendo World by collecting coins and keys throughout the land to unlock a final showdown against Bowser Jr. Frogs can even use the park's app (or visit various checkpoints in the land) to track their score against other teams.

Super Nintendo World Orlando - Key Challenges

Bowser Jr. has stolen the Golden Mushroom! Throughout the land, there are Key Challenges where you can face off against the tiny Koopa's underlings and collect the keys to infiltrate their lair. After obtaining the keys, frog squads can team up in a final Shadow Showdown with Bowser Jr. himself where you'll work together to retrieve the mushroom for Princess Peach. You can also use the Power-Up Bands to punch blocks throughout the land to stock up on digital coins and stamps.

Super Nintendo World at Universal Orlando Resort

Hopping back over to Florida, we're excitedly awaiting more details on Super Nintendo World at Epic Universe.

Super Nintendo World Orlando - Epic Universe Park Map

Access to the world will be through a portal that looks a lot like the iconic green warp pipe, pictured at the top of this post. Bookmark this blog because we'll be updating it with all the frogciting details as they officially get announced.

Which elements of Super Nintendo World at Universal Orlando are you most excited about? Share with us in the comments below!

Related: Power-Up with Themed Food in Super Nintendo World Hollywood

Stay cool!

Keep hopping, Tad!
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Apr 1, 2024 at 4:18 p.m. Jaime Says...

Will the Universal Epic Universe be separate from Universal studios? You will have to purchase tickets to both Correct?

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Apr 1, 2024 at 12:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jamie!

Universal Epic Universe will be considered its own park and will need separate admission. (Similar to how it is for Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure currently, each park requires separate admission or a ticket that allows access to both. At this time, Universal has not shared any ticket information, but we will be sure to update this blog post as soon as we know more details.)

Stay cool!

Tad

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Feb 23, 2024 at 12:02 p.m. laura wise Says...

any up date on when Marioland will be open?

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Feb 23, 2024 at 12:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laura!

Super Nintendo World at Epic Universe does not have an official opening date just yet, other than it's confirmed for 2025. We'll be sure to update with any news!

Stay cool!

Tad

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Feb 23, 2024 at 11:44 a.m. Wyatt Hendricks Says...

When is Nintendo world going to open in Orlando?

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Feb 23, 2024 at 12:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Wyatt!

So far, we just know it's set to open in 2025 — no official opening date just yet. But we'll update our post as soon as we hear any news!

Stay cool!

Tad

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Sep 29, 2023 at 12:13 p.m. Sharon Says...

Will it be opening before August 2025 just says summer want to book up specifically when it's open to enjoy it while at disney world

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Sep 29, 2023 at 7:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sharon!

Universal has not announced an opening date for Universal Epic Universe other than confirming a summer 2025 timeline. We'll be sure to provide updates on the blog as soon as we hear any Epic Universe news!

Stay cool!

Tad

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Sep 25, 2023 at 1:59 p.m. Rita Says...

My grandchildren and I want to go to Super Nintendo World in Orlando, Florida in 2024.

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Sep 25, 2023 at 9:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rita!

Super Nintendo World is coming to Florida as part of Universal Epic Universe, which is set to open in summer 2025.

Stay cool!

Tad

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