Super Nintendo World

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Not to be confused with Nintendo Land.
The logo for Super Nintendo World

Super Nintendo World (officially capitalized as SUPER NINTENDO WORLD) is a themed area available in spaces operated by Universal Destinations & Experiences, featuring attractions, products, and themes mainly based on the Super Mario franchise. The area opened in Universal Studios Japan in Osaka on March 18, 2021,[1] and in Universal Studios Hollywood on February 17, 2023,[2] with further openings announced for Universal's Epic Universe at Universal Orlando and Universal Studios Singapore.[3] The slogan of Super Nintendo World Japan is "#We Are Mario!! アソビの本能、解き放て! (Asobi no honnō, tokihanate!, Release your play instinct!)"

Super Nintendo World Power Up Bands
The Power-Up Bands

While visiting the area, attendees can wear a magnetic wristband known as a "Power-Up Band" (originally unhyphenated),[4] which allows them to interact with various features in the area, compete with other attendees, and keep track of scores and items (such as coins and stamps) earned from such activities.[5][4] The Power-Up Band also connects to the Super Nintendo World section of the official Universal Studios smartphone applications found on the App Store and Google Play Store, which contain a map of the area and its key locations, and allows the user to view their rankings and add, remove, and edit bands. There are six different designs of the Power-Up Band, all based on emblems of Super Mario characters: Mario, Luigi, Peach, Daisy, Toad, and Yoshi. A golden Power-Up Band has also been created in limited quantities for the second anniversary of Universal Studios Japan's version of the park.[6] Power-Up Bands can also be used as amiibo.

Of the Super Mario-themed elements present in Super Nintendo World, it features a Mario Kart-themed attraction titled Mario Kart: Bowser's Challenge[7] and, in Japan, a Yoshi-themed attraction titled Yoshi's Adventure.[8] Peach's Castle, Bowser's Castle, and a red Toad House are also present. In regards to decorative features, many Super Mario objects can be seen throughout the area (some of which move, such as coins and Cloud Lifts),[9] though much of the environmental aesthetic is based on that of Super Mario 3D World, including the colored diamond-patterned platforms, Piranha Creeper vine, pyramids from World 2, and most prominently the grassy platforms, which make up a tall mountain-like structure replicating Mount Beanpole,[10] with a Goal Pole on the summit. Animatronics of various Super Mario characters and enemies are also present, including Yoshi and a Thwomp.[9] The area's background music also consists of arrangements of various songs from the Super Mario franchise.

The song "We Are Born to Play," performed by Galantis and Charli XCX, was released as a music video to promote the initial launch of Super Nintendo World, which depicts numerous attendees exploring a CGI-animated version of the area with many Super Mario characters and enemies present.

Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan temporarily closed on April 25, 2021, due to a surge in Japanese COVID-19 cases, only one month after the initial opening.[11] It was later reopened on June 1, 2021.[12]



The entrance to Super Nintendo World is a large Warp Pipe leading to the foyer of Peach's Castle, which features the sun design on the floor and the cloud pattern on the ceiling, as well as paintings of Bob-omb Battlefield and Tiny-Huge Island from Super Mario 64. An open doorway leads to the main theme park area. In Universal Studios Japan, if attendees view the paintings from the doorway, the Bob-omb and the Big Goomba morph into Bowser Jr. holding his Magic Paintbrush and Peach's Golden Mushroom in his Junior Clown Car. In Universal Studios Hollywood, the paintings change into a scene showing Peach, the Golden Mushroom on a pedestal, and Bowser Jr. in the background, and a scene showing Bowser Jr. stealing the mushroom in his Junior Clown Car.[13] "Inside the Castle Walls" can be heard in the background while inside the castle.[10]


Mario Kart: Bowser's Challenge

Mario Kart: Koopa's Challenge logo
Japanese logo

Mario Kart: Bowser's Challenge,[2] known as Mario Kart: Koopa's Challenge in Japan and simply referred to as Mario Kart in the Universal Studios Japan app,[14] is an on-rails ride based on the Mario Kart series where attendees race through a course designed by Bowser. It is located inside Bowser's Castle, with attendees joining Team Mario (Mario, Luigi, Peach, Daisy, Toad, and Yoshi) against Team Bowser (Bowser and the Koopalings). Attendees are seated in vehicles designed after the Standard Karts from Mario Kart 8, with a steering wheel included with each seat. The ride makes use of augmented reality, as attendees are equipped with AR headsets with Mario Caps for the duration of the ride.[10] Attendees travel through different environments modelled after several courses from Mario Kart 8; starting with an area that combines Bowser's Castle and Mario Circuit, followed by 3DS Piranha Plant Slide, Dolphin Shoals, Twisted Mansion, Cloudtop Cruise, Grumble Volcano with the Bowser Monument, and N64 Rainbow Road.[15] The ride lasts for approximately five minutes, and each kart can hold up to four people (two rows of two seats).[16] Riders primarily score by firing shells, color coded to each of the four riders, at other racers and other interactable objects as displayed through their headsets, with the final scores tallied and displayed at the conclusion of the ride.[17]

The foyer of Bowser's Castle features stairs leading up to a large Bowser Statue, while the hall leading to the ride itself features displays of the original eight cups from Mario Kart 8. There is also a large display of the Golden Cup,[18] which is designed after the Universal logo, as well as Bowser's challenge letter that reads:[10][19]


Hey MARIO! I challenge you to a RACE! Come to my castle! and DON'T CHICKEN OUT! GWAHAHA


Yoku kike, Mario! Wagahai no shiro ni koi! Kāto de shōbu da! Matteiru zo, nigeru na yo! Gāhhahhahha
Listen up, Mario! Come to my castle! It's a kart contest! I'll be waiting; don't run away! Gahahaha

The queue winds through two storage rooms adorned with various Mario Kart-themed banners and signs, a Mario Kart TV broadcasting room, Bowser's library, a boiler room that serves as a Bob-omb and Mechakoopa factory where attendees are given their AR headsets, and two Mario Kart TV briefing rooms where Lakitu provides a tutorial for the attraction's interactive elements.[20] The Universal Studios Hollywood version of the ride's queue begins with an underground and a ground section based on the Yoshi franchise before entering Bowser's Castle.[19]

Music that plays in the rooms prior to the actual attraction includes the castle theme from New Super Mario Bros. Wii at the stairs, the castle theme from Super Mario World[20] and "A Boss Approaches" from Super Mario 3D World in the trophy hall, Neo Bowser City's theme from Mario Kart 7 in the storage rooms, "Waltz of the Boos" from Super Mario Galaxy in Bowser's library, Mario Kart TV's theme from Mario Kart 8 in the first briefing room, an arrangement of Electrodrome's theme from Mario Kart 8 in the second briefing room, an arrangement of Bowser's Castle's theme from Mario Kart Wii in the area after the briefing rooms,[21] and an arrangement of the main menu theme from Mario Kart Wii in the loading area. In the attraction itself, the raceway theme from Mario Kart 64, arrangements of Piranha Plant Slide's theme from Mario Kart 7, Bowser's Castle's, Dolphin Shoals', Twisted Mansion's and Cloudtop Cruise's themes from Mario Kart 8, and Rainbow Road's theme from Mario Kart 64 play in their respective areas, while Mario Kart Stadium's theme from Mario Kart 8 plays at the finish line. The Super Star theme from Mario Kart Wii also briefly plays during the transition to the Rainbow Road segment.[15]

The Universal Studios Hollywood version occupies the space formerly occupied by Stages 22, 23, and 28.[22]

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese マリオカート ~クッパの挑戦状~
Mario Kāto ~Kuppa no Chōsenjō~
Mario Kart ~Bowser's Written Challenge~
Chinese (Simplified) 马力欧卡丁车 ~酷霸王的挑战书~
Mǎlì'ōu Kǎdīngchē ~Kùbàwáng de Tiǎozhànshū ~
Mario Kart ~Bowser's Written Challenge~

Yoshi's Adventure

Yoshi's Adventure logo

Yoshi's Adventure (only featured at Universal Studios Japan and Epic Universe[19]) is a ride where attendees travel in Yoshi-like vehicles to search for Captain Toad and three "mysterious eggs" using a map.[8] The entrance is a large, yellow Warp Pipe located at the center of Super Nintendo World.[14] The ride lasts for approximately five minutes, and each vehicle can hold up to two people.[23]

The ride first transports attendees over a bridge, then into a Warp Pipe tunnel through a scene with two Yoshis carrying Baby Mario and Baby Peach being pursued by Kamek and some Fly Guys, with Poochy nodding his head at passing vehicles at the exit. Additionally, another branching path within the pipe tunnel has a view out into space looking at Starship Mario. Exiting the pipe, the Yoshis arrive in a desert and jungle area, and finally to Captain Toad's location at the end of the jungle. The ride's queuing area features designs and murals from Yoshi's New Island,[24] which would be incorporated into the first section of the Universal Studios Hollywood queue for Mario Kart: Bowser's Challenge.[19]

Music that plays in the attraction includes the main level theme from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island in the queuing area, the main theme from Yoshi's Story at the bridge, the opening theme from Yoshi's Island in the tunnel, the desert theme from New Super Mario Bros. Wii in the desert area, and "Captain Toad Goes Forth" from Super Mario 3D World in the jungle area.[24]

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヨッシー・アドベンチャー
Yosshī Adobenchā
Yoshi Adventure
Chinese (Simplified) 耀西冒险
Yàoxī Màoxiǎn
Yoshi Adventure

Power-Up Band Key Challenges

Power Up Band Key Challenges in the Super Nintendo World
Promotional artwork for the Power-Up Band Key Challenges and Bowser Jr. Shadow Showdown

The Power-Up Band Key Challenges are activities found throughout Super Nintendo World that attendees play using the Power-Up Bands to collect keys to help Princess Peach retrieve the Golden Mushroom from Bowser Jr.[8] After collecting three of the five keys, attendees can participate in a boss battle with Bowser Jr. in Bowser Jr. Shadow Showdown.[10][8] The attraction's queue passes through a corridor with a Bowser Jr. statue and several paintings of him. Attendees then reach a room containing Bowser Jr.'s Toy Chest and a block resembling a Baddie Box with Bowser Jr.'s emblem, known as a Bowser Jr. Block,[25] near his Junior Clown Car, the Magic Paintbrush, a Poison Mushroom, and many more objects. During the attraction, attendees' shadows are projected on a screen and they must swat Parabombs at shadow clones of Bowser Jr. in Junior Clown Cars. Bill Blasters which shoot Bullet Bills also appear during the attraction. Attendees can obtain power-ups such as Super Mushrooms and Super Stars from Flying ? Blocks. During a part of the attraction, attendees need to use Fire Flowers to defeat Koopa Paratroopas and Fire Piranha Plants. After defeating Bowser Jr., attendees jump to reach a Goal Pole and their score is shown. A letter written by Peach is displayed when exiting the attraction that reads:[26]

My Brave Friends
You were spectacular! Thank you for helping us find the Golden Mushroom. We could not have done it without you.

Each key is guarded by one of Bowser Jr.'s minions. Attendees hold their Power-Up Band in front of a key reader to start a challenge, and again after they have successfully completed the challenge to claim the key. The challenges include:

  1. Goomba Crazy Crank:[8] The key for this challenge is guarded by a Goomba who sits on top of a rolling hill. Guests need to turn the crank fast enough to knock the Goomba off the hill and retrieve the key.[27]
  2. Koopa Troopa POWer Punch:[8] The key for this challenge is guarded by a Koopa Troopa. The challenge involves timing the chain-reaction impact of a series of Red POW Blocks to launch a moving Green Shell at a POW Block with the key on top to collect it. The shell moves left to right while passing through an upside-down T-shaped pipe, and the attendee must physically hit a Red POW Block at the right time so the shell passes over the last Red POW Block when it is activated and launches towards the key.[10]
  3. Piranha Plant Nap Mishap:[8] The key for this challenge is guarded by a red Piranha Creeper.[10] Guests have to turn off all the ringing alarm clocks to prevent the Piranha Creeper from waking up.[27]
  4. Bob-omb Kaboom Room:[8] The key for this challenge is guarded by a Bob-omb. It is located only at Universal Studios Japan at the end of the underground maze, after attendees walk through a passageway that gives them the illusion of being shrunk down. As a result of this, the Bob-omb appears giant. The Underground Theme from Super Mario Bros. plays inside the maze.[10] The challenge involves guests assembling pieces of a key and putting them together on a touch screen before the Bob-omb explodes.[27]
  5. Thwomp Panel Panic:[8] The key for this challenge is guarded by a Thwomp. Guests have to turn every Flipswitch Panel on the touch screens from blue to yellow before the Thwomp slams down. Touching one switch can affect others close-by.[27]

One key can also be obtained by spotting an airship using the binoculars in the park.[27]

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese パワーアップバンド・キーチャレンジ
Pawā Appu Bando Kī Charenji
Power-Up Band Key Challenge
Chinese (Simplified) 能量手环的关键挑战[28]
Néngliàngshǒuhuán de Guānjiàn Tiǎozhàn
Power-Up Band's Key Challenge
Bowser Jr. Shadow Showdown
Language Name Meaning
Japanese とりかえせゴールデンキノコ! クッパJr. ファイナルバトル
Torikaese Gōruden Kinoko! KuppaJr. Fainarubatoru
Take Back the Golden Mushroom! Bowser Jr. Final Battle
Goomba Crazy Crank
Language Name Meaning
Japanese まわせ! クリボー・クルクルクランク
Mawase! Kuribō Kuru Kuru Kuranku
Turn It! Goomba Spinning Crank
Koopa Troopa POWer Punch
Language Name Meaning
Japanese ねらえ! ノコノコ ・POWブロックパンチ[29]
Nerae! Nokonoko POW Burokku Panchi
Aim! Koopa Troopa POW Block Punch
Piranha Plant Nap Mishap
Language Name Meaning
Japanese とめろ! パックンフラワー・アラームパニック[29]
Tomero! Pakkun Furawā Arāmu Panikku
Stop! Piranha Plant Alarm Panic
Bob-omb Kaboom Room
Language Name Meaning
Japanese あつめろ! ボムへい・バラバラパズル
Atsumero! Bomuhei Barabara Pazuru
Collect! Bob-omb Scattered Puzzle
Thwomp Panel Panic
Language Name Meaning
Japanese そろえろ! ドッスン・フリップパネル
Soroero! Dossun Furippu Paneru
Get them together! Thwomp Flip Panel

Gift shops

1-UP Factory

The front of 1-UP Factory in Super Nintendo World
1-UP Factory Japanese storefront

1-UP Factory is the main gift shop of Super Nintendo World. The shop sells various exclusive Super Mario-themed merchandise and clothing, including Tokotoko Mario, a batteryless Mario figurine that walks while it is pushed with either one's hand or a Red Shell-shaped walker.[10] Music played in the store includes Puzzle Plank Galaxy's theme from Super Mario Galaxy 2, the title theme from Super Mario Maker, and the overworld themes from Super Mario Bros. 3 and New Super Mario Bros..[30]

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワンナップ・ファクトリー
Wannappu Fakutorī
1-UP Factory
Chinese (Simplified) 1up工厂
1 up Gōngchǎng
1-UP Factory

Mario Motors

"Mario Motors"(マリオ・モーターズ) storefront in Super Nintendo World
Mario Motors storefront

Mario Motors, only featured at Universal Studios Japan and named after the Mario Kart sponsor of the same name, is a gift shop that mostly sells merchandise themed after the Mario Kart series.[31] The music played in the store includes arrangements of the circuit themes from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and Mario Kart DS[32] and Moo Moo Meadows from Mario Kart Wii.[33] It is located on the far north side of Super Nintendo World next to Bowser's Castle.[34]

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese マリオ・モーターズ
Mario Mōtāzu
Mario Motors

Restaurants and kiosks

Toadstool Cafe

Kinopio's Cafe logo
Japanese logo

Toadstool Cafe,[2] known as Kinopio's Cafe in Japan,[35] is a restaurant run by Toads, with a virtual character named Chef Toad acting as the head chef. The restaurant serves various Super Mario-themed dishes and drinks, including Mario's Bacon Cheeseburger, the Super Mushroom Pizza Bowl, and the ? Block Tiramisu. The main dining area features designs of various Super Mario items on the ceiling, as well as a Warp Pipe and Mushroom display at the center. There are also "windows" in the restaurant showing animated videos of Chef Toad talking to attendees and other Toad chefs preparing food. The foyer of Toadstool Cafe has two Gift Boxes: a small one and a big one. Attendees can use their Power-Up Band to open one, which may contain an item or coins. "Mount Volbono: Town" from Super Mario Odyssey plays inside Toadstool Cafe.[10]

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese キノピオ・カフェ
Kinopio Kafe
Toad Café
Chinese (Simplified) 奇诺比奥咖啡店
Qínuòbǐ'ào Kāfēidiàn
Toad Café

Pit Stop Popcorn

"Pit Stop Popcorn"(ピットストップ・ポップコーン) storefront in  Super Nintendo World
Pit Stop Popcorn storefront

Pit Stop Popcorn is a food kiosk themed after the Mario Kart series that sells popcorn. It is located opposite Bowser's Castle at Universal Studios Japan.[34]

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese ピットストップ・ポップコーン
Pitto Sutoppu Poppukōn
Pit Stop Popcorn

Yoshi's Snack Island

"Yoshi's Snack Island"(ヨッシー・スナック・アイランド) storefront in  Super Nintendo World
Yoshi's Snack Island storefront

Yoshi's Snack Island is a food kiosk themed and named after the Yoshi's Island series that sells Yoshi-themed snack food. It is located on the east side of Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan.[34]

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヨッシー・スナック・アイランド
Yosshī Sunakku Airando
Yoshi Snack Island



Main article: List of Super Nintendo World merchandise

In Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan, general Super Mario merchandise is mostly sold at 1-UP Factory, while Mario Kart-themed merchandise is mostly sold at Mario Motors.[31][36][37]

Food and drinks

Universal Studios Japan

Image Name Description Location(s) available Price
Image of King Bowser's Hamburger Steak menu item at Kinopio's Cafe in Super Nintendo World of Japan King Bowser's Hamburger Steak with Bread or Rice[38]
Daimaō Kuppa Hanbāgu Sutēki (Pan matawa Raisu-tsuki) (Great Demon King Bowser Hamburg Steak (with Bread or Rice))
A Hamburg steak dish shaped like Bowser, featuring carrot slices on the side, and a Goal Pole figure. Kinopio's Cafe (Main Menu)[38] ¥2,100[38]
Fish bone meunière at Super Nintendo World in Japan Fish Bone Meunière with Bread or Rice[38]
Fisshubōn Shiromizakana no Munieru (Pan matawa Raisu-tsuki) (Fish Bone White Fish Meunière (with Bread or Rice))
A meunière dish with a Fish Bone marking on the fish, featuring carrot slices on the side.[38] Kinopio's Cafe (Main Menu)[38] ¥2,100[38]
Mario's Bacon Cheeseburger from Super Nintendo World Mario's Bacon Cheeseburger[8]
マリオ・バーガー ~ベーコン&チーズ~[39]
Mario Bāgā ~Bēkon ando Chīzu~ (Mario Burger ~Bacon & Cheese~)
A cheeseburger topped with bacon, lettuce, and mushrooms with a side of French fries and tomatoes. The bacon's placement resembles Mario's mustache, the mushroom's placement resembles his nose, and a Mario Cap is placed on top of the burger.

Website description: "Made for Mario himself! This burger comes complete with a mushroom bun and pecorino cheese. The Mario's hat-shaped pick is yours to take home!"
Kinopio's Cafe (Main Menu)[38] ¥2,000[38]
Luigi's Green Curry Chicken Sandwich provided by Kinopio's Café Luigi's Green Curry Chicken Sandwich[38]
ルイージ・バーガー ~グリーンカレー・チキン~
Ruīji Bāgā ~Gurīn Karē Chikin~ (Luigi Burger ~Green Curry Chicken~)
A chicken burger topped with green-colored curry (pesto in the Universal Hollywood version) with a side of French fries. A Luigi Cap is placed on top of the burger.[38] Kinopio's Cafe (Main Menu)[38] ¥2,000[38]
Teriyaki Chicken & Super Star Rice provided by Kinopio's Café Teriyaki Chicken & Super Star Rice[38]
Teriyaki Chikin ando Sūpā Sutā Raisu
A dish with yellow rice in the shape of a Super Star paired with a cut of teriyaki chicken. Kinopio's Cafe (Main Menu)[38] ¥1,900[38]
Omelet Rice with Shrimp & Mushroom Cream Stew from Super Ninteno World in japan Chef's Special: Omelet Rice with Shrimp & Mushroom Cream Stew[38]
シェフ特製 オムライス&エビとキノコのクリーム煮込み
Shefu Tokusei Omuraisu ando Ebi to Kinoko no Kurīmu Nikomi
An omurice dish served alongside a cream stew with shrimp and mushrooms and topped with a sprig of coriander. The omelet has a marking of Chef Toad.[38] Kinopio's Cafe (Main Menu)[38] ¥1,900[38]
Yoshi's Spinach Carbonara provided by Kinopio's Café Yoshi's Spinach Carbonara[38]
ヨッシー・スパゲティ ~ほうれん草カルボナーラ~
Yosshī Supageti ~Hōrensō Karubonāra~ (Yoshi Spaghetti ~Spinach Carbonara~)
A spaghetti carbonara dish featuring a topping resembling Yoshi's Egg. Kinopio's Cafe (Main Menu)[38] ¥1,900[38]
Fire Flower Spaghetti & Meatballs from Super Nintendo World in japan Fire Flower Spaghetti & Meatballs[38]
ファイアフラワー・スパゲティ ~ミートボール&トマトソース~
Faia Furawā Supageti ~Mītobōru ando Tomato Sōsu~ (Fire Flower Spaghetti ~Meatball & Tomato Sauce~)
A spaghetti dish with tomato sauce, meatballs, mushrooms, and a cracker with a Fire Flower marking.[38] Kinopio's Cafe (Main Menu)[38] ¥1,900[38]
Kids Hamburger Meal with Mario Figurine Pick provided by Kinopio's Café Kids Hamburger Meal with Mario Figurine Pick[38]
Hanbāgā Kizzu Setto (Mario no Pikku-tsuki) (Hamburger Kids Set (with Mario Pick))
A kids' meal consisting of a teriyaki burger, omelet, fried shrimp, star-shaped croquette, cherry tomato, dessert, and orange drink. The meal also comes with a ? Block figure and a Mario figurine pick.[38] Kinopio's Cafe (Kids Menu)[38] ¥1,400[38]
Kids Curry & Rice Meal provided by Kinopio's Café Kids Curry & Rice Meal[38]
Karē Raisu Kizzu Setto (Curry Rice Kids Set)
A kids' meal consisting of curry rice, dessert, and an orange drink. The meal also comes with a ? Block figure.[38] Kinopio's Cafe (Kids Menu)[38] ¥1,000[38]
Piranha Plant Caprese from Super Nintendo World Piranha Plant Caprese[8]
Pakkun Furawā Kapurēze
A caprese salad featuring lettuce, mushrooms, strawberries, mozzarella, dressing, and two pieces of tomato bearing resemblance to Super Mushrooms or a Piranha Plant.

Website description: "Watch out! This Piranha Plant might bite back! Try this caprese salad with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil."
Kinopio's Cafe (Pizza & Salad)[38] ¥1,300[38]
Yoshi's Favorite Fruit & Veggie Salad from Super Nintendo World in japan Yoshi's Favorite Fruit & Veggie Salad[38]
Yosshī no Daisuki na Furūtsu to Yasai no Sarada
A traditional salad dish consisting of assorted fruits and vegetables.[38] Kinopio's Cafe (Pizza & Salad)[38] ¥1,300[38]
Mushroom Soup from Super Nintendo World in japan Mushroom Soup[38]
Masshurūmu Sūpu
A bowl of mushroom soup topped with small, circular wafers with Super Mushroom prints on them.[38] Kinopio's Cafe (Pizza & Salad)[38] ¥800[38]
Super Mushroom Pizza Bowl with Mushroom Tomato Sauce from Super Nintendo World Super Mushroom Pizza Bowl with Mushroom Tomato Sauce[8]
スーパーキノコ・ピッツァボウル ~マッシュルームの入りトマトソース~[39]
Sūpā Kinoko Pittsa Bōru ~Masshurūmu no Iri Tomato Sōsu~ (Super Mushroom Pizza Bowl ~Tomato Sauce with Mushrooms~)
A pizza bowl shaped like a Super Mushroom filled with mushrooms and tomato sauce.[39]

Website description: "Chef Toad's secret recipe! Tear open the crispy mushroom pizza crust to reveal savory tomato sauce with bacon and mushrooms."
Kinopio's Cafe (Pizza & Salad)[38] ¥1,500[38]
Portobello Mushroom Pizza Topped with Bacon & Vegetables from Super Nintendo World in japan Portobello Mushroom Pizza Topped with Bacon & Vegetables[38]
巨大マッシュルームのピッツァ ~ベーコンと彩り野菜~
Kyodai Masshurūmu no Pittsa ~Bēkon to Irodori Yasai~ (Giant Mushroom Pizza ~Bacon and Colorful Vegetables~)
A pizza with a portobello mushroom as the base topped with bacon and vegetables of different colors. Kinopio's Cafe (Pizza & Salad)[38] ¥1,500[38]
? Block Tiramisu from Super Nintendo World ? Block Tiramisu[8]
Hatena Burokku Tiramisu
A tiramisu topped with whipped cream and a token bearing a Super Mushroom and surrounded by wafers printed to resemble the sides of a ? Block.

Website description: "In the Mushroom Kingdom, even the desserts are super! This rich truffle tiramisu Question ? Block has a cute item inside."
Kinopio's Cafe (Dessert)[38] ¥700[38]
Goal Pole Cake provided by Kinopio's Café Goal Pole Cake[38]
Gōru Pōru Kēki
A cake with Goal Pole and Super Star designs and a strawberry as its toppings.[38] Kinopio's Cafe (Dessert)[38] ¥800[38]
Double Cherry Chocolate Cupcake Double Cherry Chocolate Cupcake[38]
Daburu Cherī no Chokorēto Kappukēki
A chocolate cupcake with a layer of filling through the middle and topped with two cherries. Kinopio's Cafe (Dessert)[38] ¥700[38]
Princess Peach's Cake provided by Kinopio's Café Princess Peach's Cake[38]
Pīchi-hime no Kēki
A large cake topped with Super Star designs and strawberries that serves three to four people.[38] Kinopio's Cafe (Dessert)[38] ¥2,800[38]
Super Star Lemon Squash provided by Kinopio's Café Super Star Lemon Squash[38]
Sūpā Sutā Remon Sukasshu
A lemon squash that comes in a cup featuring Super Mario symbols, with a yellow straw. Kinopio's Cafe (Drinks)[38] ¥600[38]
Super Star Hot Yuzu Lemonade from Super Nintendo World in japan Super Star Hot Yuzu Lemonade[38]
Sūpā Sutā Hotto Yuzu Remonēdo
A yuzu-flavored drink topped with whipped cream and a Super Star design.[38] Kinopio's Cafe (Drinks)[38] ¥600[38]
The Mario Kart Popcorn Bucket featured at Super Nintendo WorldSuper Star popcorn bucket from Super Nintendo World Mario Kart Popcorn Bucket
Mario Kāto・Poppukōn Baketsu

Super Star Popcorn Bucket
Sūpā Sutā・Poppukōn Baketsu
Can be purchased in a Standard Kart- or Super Star-shaped bucket. The Standard Kart's tires have flashing lights, while the Super Star lights up.[8] The popcorn comes in both Caramel Peach and Mushroom flavors.[10] Pit Stop Popcorn[8]
Green Shell Calzone Filled with Yakisoba & Cheese from Super Nintendo World
Green Shell Calzone Filled with Yakisoba & Cheese[8]
こうらのカルツォーネ ~焼きそば&チーズ~
Kōra no Karutsōne ~Yakisoba ando Chīzu~ (Shell Calzone ~Yakisoba & Cheese~)
Website description: "Bite into a Koopa Calzone! Its savory filling of yakisoba and cheese will be sure to leave you shell-shocked." Yoshi's Snack Island[8] ¥700[40]
Yoshi's Lassi from Super Nintendo World
Yoshi's Lassi[8]
Yosshī no Rasshī
Website description: "Enjoy a yogurt lassi made with Yoshi's favorite fruits and topped with whipped cream. Pick either cantaloupe or mango!" Yoshi's Snack Island[8] ¥700[40]
Yoshi's Hot Apple Tea provided by Yoshi's Snack Island Yoshi's Hot Apple Tea[40]
Yosshī no Hotto Appuru Tī
A cup of apple-flavored tea, with a design of Yoshi attached to the side of the cup.[40] Yoshi's Snack Island[40] ¥700[40]
Drink Bottles provided by Yoshi's Snack Island Drink Bottle[40]
Dorinku Botoru
A Mushroom-shaped drink bottle attached with a lidded straw. The bottle can be purchased in the Super Mushroom or 1-Up Mushroom design. The former is also sold at the Mario Café & Store.[40] Yoshi's Snack Island[40] ¥1,800[40]


People posing with Mario and Luigi in Super Nintendo World.
People posing with mascots at Super Nintendo World from Universal Studios Hollywood

Characters from the Super Mario franchise are abundant throughout Super Nintendo World. Most of them are animatronics, while others can be found in meet-and-greet areas. The latter kind of characters are mascots of Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Toad; the latter is present at Universal Studios Hollywood since July 15, 2023.[8][41] Attendees can choose to have photo opportunities with the Mario Bros. and Peach in Mario & Luigi Photo Opportunity (Japanese: マリオ&ルイージ・フォト・オポチュニティ, Mario ando Ruīji Foto Opochuniti) and Princess Peach Photo Opportunity (Japanese: プリンセスピーチ・フォト・オポチュニティ, Purinsesu Pīchi Foto Opochuniti) respectively.[42][43] Unlike the mascots commonly used for the Mario Bros., Super Nintendo World's Mario and Luigi's costumes have articulated faces, allowing them to move their eyes and mouths.[10] With the exception of Toad, the mascots have nearby voice samples playing, and the costumes animate and lip-sync with them.[44][8]

Mascots of Yoshi and Bowser Jr. also appear, but are currently unmeetable. Yoshi debuted in the NO-LIMIT!!! Parade in February 2023, while Bowser Jr. debuted in the Super Mario Power Up stage show in July 2023.



Since February 28, 2023, Mario and friends have appeared in the NO LIMIT! Parade.

During the park's 2023 "NO LIMIT! Summer" event, a special stage show titled Super Mario Power-Up Summer is showcased within the park's "New York" area.


A partnership between Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts to open a Nintendo theme park area in Universal Studios Japan, Universal Studios Hollywood, and Universal Orlando was first announced on November 29, 2016.[3] On December 12, 2016, Super Nintendo World was officially announced by name, scheduled to open first in Japan in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.[45]

On June 8, 2017, construction on the first Super Nintendo World began when Universal Studios Japan held a groundbreaking ceremony, which was attended by Shigeru Miyamoto, Universal Studios Japan CEO J. L. Bonnier, and Universal Creative president Mark Woodbury.[46] A Mario Kart-themed attraction was announced in the ceremony,[47] while a teaser trailer for Super Nintendo World was released the same day.[48] That same year, Universal Studios Hollywood demolished Stages 22-25 to make room for its version of the area (another soundstage whose footprint the area occupies, the Phantom Stage, had been demolished three years prior).[22]

On April 3, 2019, Super Nintendo World was announced for Universal Studios Singapore by Resorts World Sentosa.[49]

During an interview with Universal Parks & Resorts CEO Tom Williams held on September 12, 2019, Williams announced that Super Nintendo World in Japan would open in Spring 2020, and that the Mario Kart ride and a Yoshi ride would be featured in the first phase. Williams also revealed information about a magnetic wristband that attendees would wear and would be used to track scores gained through rides and interactions in the area.[50]

The smartphone app for Super Nintendo World
The smartphone application being demonstrated

On January 14, 2020, Universal Studios Japan held a "global kick-off presentation event" where many details regarding Super Nintendo World were announced, including the opening now being scheduled for Summer 2020, more details on the function of the wristband (now named the "Power Up Band"), the wristband designs, and the smartphone application.[5][4] The music video for "We Are Born to Play" was also released the same day.

During a Q4 earnings conference held on January 23, 2020, Comcast executives confirmed that Super Nintendo World in Universal Orlando would be part of the upcoming Epic Universe theme park scheduled to open in 2023.[51] However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the project was delayed indefinitely.[52] Also as a result of the pandemic, the opening date for Super Nintendo World in Japan was pushed back by a few months.[53]

On October 7, 2020, Super Nintendo World in Japan was announced to open in Spring 2021.[54] In addition, a Mario Café & Store was revealed and announced to open outside of the area on October 16, 2020, ahead of its opening.[55] The exact opening date of February 4 was later announced on November 30, 2020.[56]

On December 18, 2020, Nintendo released the Super Nintendo World Direct. Hosted by Miyamoto, the video toured various parts of the park, including the entrance based off of Peach's Castle, an underground area with Bob-ombs, and Bowser's Castle, as well as 1-UP Factory and Kinopio's Cafe and the merchandise and food offered. It also showed how Power-Up Bands are used to interact with activities in the park.[10]

On January 14, 2021, the opening was postponed to an unspecified later date as a result of a state of emergency in place in Osaka due to COVID-19.[57] On March 8, 2021, the final opening date was revealed to be March 18, 2021.[1]

On September 28, 2021, Nintendo announced that a new Donkey Kong-themed area would be added to the Universal Studios Japan version of the area, expanding the size of Super Nintendo World by approximately 70%. The area is set to open in 2024.[58]



Stamp artwork

Promotional material

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Universal Studios Hollywood

On-site photographs

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Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios applications


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スーパー・ニンテンドー・ワールド
Sūpā Nintendō Wārudo
Super Nintendo World
Chinese (Simplified) 超级任天堂世界
Chāojí Rèntiāntáng Shìjiè
Super Nintendo World

See also

External links

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Universal Studios Hollywood


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