Universal Studios Hollywood announces 2023 opening for immersive Super Nintendo World

Universal Studios Hollywood has announced that the first Super Nintendo World in the United States will officially open inside the theme park in 2023.

Guests visiting the park in recent months could see the construction well underway with the colorful green rolling hills backdrop beginning to take shape within the towering scaffolding and signage featuring Mario and Luigi from the popular Super Mario Bros. Nintendo games on the lower lot, adjacent to Transformers: The Ride-3D.

Though there isn’t an exact date for the grand opening, Universal Studios Hollywood did reveal that the game-theme land will fully immerse guests into the worlds of Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Bowser, Toad and other characters created by Nintendo over the last four decades. The area will be filled with vibrant colors and include a new ride, interactive play areas and themed shopping and dining.

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The first Super Nintendo World opened at Universal Studios Japan on March 18, 2021. It cost $580 million and includes the Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge augmented reality racing car ride, Yoshi’s Adventure indoor-outdoor kiddie ride, Kinopio’s Cafe restaurant, Pit Stop Popcorn and Yoshi’s Snack Island food stands and 1Up Factory retail shop. Guests can also purchase Power-Up Bands that sync to a smartphone app to play Nintendo-inspired games throughout the land.

SEE ALSO: Everything you need to know about Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan

As the Hollywood theme park counts down to the official reveal, Super Nintendo World will soon take over the park’s Feature Presentation retail store located on the upper lot near the main entrance with exclusive merchandise and apparel.

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