For more than two years, Universal has been hard at work on its newest Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood. A similar land opened at Universal Studios Japan in 2021 after long COVID delays, and it has been a massive hit ever since. Super Nintendo World at Universal Hollywood, while smaller, is set to be just as successful.
And now we FINALLY know precisely when the new land will open!
On the morning of December 14, Universal shared that Super Nintendo World would be opening at Universal Studios Hollywood on February 17, 2023!
Battle Team Bowser on the groundbreaking Mario Kart™ ride, purchase your Power-Up Band™, and dine at Toadstool Cafe™. SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™ opens 2/17/2023.
Battle Team Bowser on the groundbreaking Mario Kart™ ride, purchase your Power-Up Band™, and dine at Toadstool Cafe™. SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™ opens 2/17/2023. https://t.co/GDgIKAWnRu pic.twitter.com/wjYeFXRgr2
— Universal Studios Hollywood (@UniStudios) December 14, 2022
Super Nintendo World will take Guests through a warp tunnel — yes, an actual warp tunnel, and right into the world of Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and more! There will be everything from amazing merchandise, delicious themed food, and the chance to ride through Bowser’s Castle on the new attraction, Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge.
Here’s more on the new, immersive attraction:
Put on the special goggles and battle Team Bowser on iconic Mario Kart™ courses alongside Mario, Luigi, and Princess Peach. Collect coins and throw shells to win the Golden Cup in the groundbreaking Mario Kart ride with cutting-edge technology at SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™.
In the Mario Kart™: Bowser’s Challenge queue you’ll tour Bowser’s iconic castle. Pass through the hall of medallions and trophies to the prized Golden Cup, and get an eye on his plan to defeat Team Mario as you prepare to face off on the track.
When Super Nintendo World opens, Guests will need reservations to get into the land. However, Universal Studios Annual Passholders will be able to get in without one. Universal has not given more details, but it is expected that a virtual queue will be used for Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge. A virtual queue was also used when The Secret Life Of Pets attraction opened in April 2021.
Universal Studios Hollywood is not the only Universal Park in the United States getting a Super Nintendo World. Universal has also announced that a large Super Nintendo World will open at Epic Universe — the third theme park being built at the Universal Orlando Resort. At this time, few details are known about the area, but Universal has shared that Epic Universe is expected to open in the summer of 2025.
The opening of Super Nintendo World will be just one more incredible place Guests can be transported to while in Southern California. Universal Studios Hollywood also has The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Springfield from The Simpsons, a Jurassic World area, and Super Silly Fun Land from the hit franchise, Despicable Me.
Universal Studios Hollywood also has rides themed after Illumination’s hit film, The Secret Life of Pets, Transformer’s The Ride 3D, and Revenge of The Mummy.