Super Nintendo World Is Coming To Universal Studios In California & Includes Boss Battles
When Mario's playground was announced to appear in Japan and Orlando, it was all fans could do to hold back their excitement. It also left many Californians wondering when the magical attraction would reach their state - until now. Super Nintendo World has been confirmed for Universal Studios Hollywood!
Park guests can expect a real-life video game feel where they get to live the adventure.
While the California opening date is still TBD, Universal has leaked information on the attraction.
Super Mario's most iconic lands will be brought to life, including the Mushroom Kingdom, Peach's Castle, Bowser's Castle, and a Mario Kart race.
Newsweek reports that during the race, guests receive a power-up wristband that allows them to compete against other visitors and collect gold coins.
There's even an app for the interactive experience.
Additional wristbands will be available for purchase, and guests can gather collectible items, including character stamps. "Key challenges" unlock new gaming options, including "Boss Battles" and more.
The official trailer from Universal shows people playing games on their Nintendo devices when the world changes all around them. A giant green warp pipe appears in the middle of the street, transporting them to Super Nintendo World.
According to Newsweek, "It will be filled with incredibly fun rides, shops, a restaurant, and interactive gameplay throughout the land. And there will be something for everyone, regardless of age or gaming experience."
Universal Studios Orlando is also anticipating a Pokemon themed area in the kids' fun zone this year as well as a Jason Bourne stunt show.
The Hollywood location is opening a new Secret Life of Pets ride.
Soon, gamers will be able to experience their childhood game in real life. Now, the waiting begins.
This is a developing story. Stay tuned for additional information and updates.