As you know, we have already shared with you on the web some of the most curious secrets and details of Super Nintendo World after its opening in Japan. Now we get more news about it in relation to the version of Universal Studios Hollywood scheduled for February 17, 2023.
As we have been able to learn, some confirmed restrictions for the venue are enraging fans. These apply to Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challengethe main attraction of the park.
This is what was shared by the Wall Street Journal:
The attraction does not suit attendees who have a waist that measures 40 inches/100 centimeters or moreThere will be a trial seat outside of Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge so you don’t have to wait in line if you can’t get in later.
Fans have complained about those measures, but Jim SeayChairman of ride manufacturer Premier Rides, has commented on the matter saying the following:
Our first priority is always the safety of attendees and employees. We balance that with a lot of effort to make the attractions as accessible as possible.
What do you think? You can find our full coverage of the park at this link.
Super Nintendo World Attractions
We remind you of the attractions of Super Nintendo World in Hollywood:
Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge: This all-new, technologically advanced ride, inspired by the popular Mario Kart video game series, will seamlessly blend cutting-edge augmented reality (AR) with projection mapping technology and real parts along a moving track. This unique feature is a key point of differentiation that sets this ride apart from other theme park attractions. The premise of the attraction is simple but equally inspiring and challenging. It attracts visitors of all ages, regardless of their gaming experience. As part of Team Mario, guests will navigate through underwater and cloud levels to compete for the Gold Cup while collecting coins to defeat Team Bowser and win. The attraction offers an intriguing and repeatable ride with a wide variety of outcomes.To the top of the mountain: This towering mount sits at the heart of the zone and also serves as the entry space for Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge.Bowser’s Castle: Adorned with an impressive large and mighty Bowser sculpture, this structure serves as a key centerpiece of the area ahead of Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge.
Pulsera Power-Up: These state-of-the-art wearable wristbands sync with Universal Studios Hollywood’s free downloadable app to enhance the visitor experience within the area and enhance its many interactive elements. These include, but are not limited to, getting individual and team scores, collecting digital coins, and getting keys after winning arena-wide challenges. The wristbands will also invite guests to enjoy extra special interactions with Mario, Luigi and Peach. They will come in six character-themed design options.interactive game mode: Inside the zone, visitors will be fully immersed in an engaging real-life game world, including hitting Blocks to collect digital coins and a variety of other interactive elements. They will discover a new dimension of Super Nintendo World through the interactive binoculars that use augmented reality technology placed inside the area. Guests can clear all four key challenges and collect keys to the Goomba, Koopa Troopa, Piranha Plant and Spike Rock interactive activities to ultimately unlock access to the climactic boss battle with Bowsy. These energetic, family-friendly, and fun interactive games are great.
Toadstool Cafe: The area’s signature restaurant, Toadstool Cafe, will serve a gourmet menu perfected by Chef Toad, where he will greet guests as they enter. Menu items made fresh daily include Toadstool Cheesy Garlic Knots, Super Mushroom Soup, Piranha Plant Caprese, Mario Bacon Cheeseburger, Luigi Pesto Chicken Burger, ? Tiramisu Block and Princess Peach Cupcake.1-UP Factory: What better way to commemorate a visit to Super Nintendo World than by visiting the 1-UP Factory store for collectible memorabilia? 1-UP Factory will offer a wide selection of products. From Mario and Luigi themed apparel to hats featuring a variety of familiar faces including Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Bowser.