Nintendo fans were excited when they saw that there would be an amusement park called Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan. Now, the followers of Mario and company in America will have the opportunity to do the same and it is time for you to know what it takes to be one of them.
How much does it cost to go to Super Nintendo World? What does it offer? Where can I buy tickets? In the following guide you will find information so that your trip to Hollywood, California goes perfectly and you know what awaits you in that magical place starting on February 17.
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Welcome to Super Nintendo World
Let’s start with the basics; Super Nintendo World It is a park where gamers can experience the Mushroom Kingdom firsthand. In it they will find different interactive areas where they can live unique experiences together with the most emblematic characters of the company.
It is necessary to mention that Super Nintendo World is within Universal Studios Hollywoodso you must buy general access to enjoy what only this realm can offer.
Super Nintendo World promises several surprises for all its visitors, so we want to talk to you a little more about each one so that you are fully prepared. Keep reading to meet them.
What franchises will they be?
At first it was thought that there would be several sagas of the company in the project. However, there are only Super Mario and Mario Kart, although some Donkey Kong attraction is expected to be added later (at least in Japan and in the park that will open in Florida).
What are Power-Up Bands?
These state-of-the-art wristbands are an interesting accessory that will allow you to interact with some areas, games and characters from Super Nintendo World and, although they are not essential, they will help make your experience inside the park indescribable.
These are the designs of the bracelets
There are 6 designs available and can be found in park stores or at Universal CityWalk, a set of entertainment districts. You definitely need one to live the full experience and have one more memory when you return.
once with you Power-Up Band Synced with the free Universal Studios Hollywood app (downloadable on iOS and Android devices), get ready for a truly interactive adventure where you can score individual (or team) scores and collect digital coins by hitting blocks.
If that’s not enough for you, you’ll be able to overcome the 4 key challenges and collect keys in the Piranha Plant, Goomba, Koopa Troopa and Thwomp mini-games, to finally allow access to the battle against Bowser Jr.
Conoce el Mushroom Kingdom
Another of the missions when visiting Super Nintendo World will be to explore every detail of the Mushroom Kingdom; the place will allow you to observe it with binoculars that use augmented reality technology to witness impressive landscapes.
Find the brothers and take a picture with them
But not only will you be able to enter familiar environments of the kingdom, but there will also be the possibility that you will meet Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach. So seize the moment, take a picture with them and use your Power-Up Band for an enhanced experience.
One of the most surprising points within Super Nintendo World is Bowser’s castle, which has a gigantic sculpture of the villain inviting you to go through the chilling places of the enclosure, such as the trophy room.
Bowser will give you a warm welcome
Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge
This attraction is the most important of Super Nintendo World and will offer you a trip inspired by Mario Kart. In it you will see a fusion of augmented reality, projection mapping technology and real objects along a moving track.
Once inside the karts, you will enjoy a multisensory backdrop of color and sound to go through some scenarios that will make you live moments full of emotion.
The most impressive ride in the kingdom is waiting for you
Thanks to the special AR glasses you’ll receive, you’ll be able to fight Team Bowser alongside Mario, Luigi, and Princess Peach. You will move through underwater tracks and aerial circuits to collect coins and throw shells that will bring you closer to the Golden Cup.
However, check some restrictions of the game before lining up in its immense line, since people with a waist of 40 inches or more (100 centimeters or more) and / or a height less than the same measurement, cannot enter.
Hungry during your visit? Toad has you covered. We know that so many emotions will make your stomach grow louder than Wario’s, so visit the Toadstool Cafethe exclusive restaurant of the Mushroom Kingdom owned by the likeable character.
This establishment will offer you different gourmet options perfected by Chef Toad, who will kindly greet all his diners at the entrance of the establishment.
Mario, the princess is at another… table
What kind of dishes can you try? The menu will include different delicacies that will include Toadstool Cheesy Garlic Knots, Super Mushroom Soup, Piranha Plant Caprese, Mario Bacon Cheeseburger, Luigi Pesto Chicken Burger, Tiramisu Block and Princess Peach Cupcake, so go collect your real coins to give you a banquet of kings.
Once with a full stomach, and if you have some coins left over, it is recommended that you visit the 1-UP Factoryofficial store where you can buy collectible items, such as Mario and Luigi themed clothing, chef Toad merchandise and even hats of the different characters.
Good luck saying no to these stuffed animals
Yes, we know that this is one of the most important aspects when deciding whether to visit the park or not. We will give you all the details so that you do not make mistakes, save money and avoid courage.
To get started, remember that it’s cheaper to buy your tickets online than at the Universal Studios Hollywood box office. Once this information is clarified, the price will depend on what kind of access you want.
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The park has annual and seasonal passes, although we will focus on the 1 or 2-day access tickets that cost from $109 USD (around $2,050 MXN) and $149 USD (around $2,780 MXN), respectively. Not forgetting that the most demanding will also find options with express access for $199 USD (approximately $3,720 MXN) and with VIP features for $349 USD (approximately $6,525 MXN), prices for one day.
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All you have to do to get them is visit this link, choose your type of access, choose the date (with a price that may vary depending on the season), select the number of adults (+10 years) and children (3-9 years ), register each person’s name and receive your digital tickets to print at home.
In addition, Universal Studios Hollywood offers the Super Nintendo World Early Access Ticketwhich will allow you to enter 1 hour before the scheduled opening with fast access (depending on availability), all for an extra $20 USD (around $374 MXN) to the total cost of your general ticket.
One of the most important actions when arriving at the park is to reserve your access to the Nintendo zone. Remember that the ticket you bought is to enter Universal Studios in general, so it is recommended that you make your free reservation for Super Nintendo World already inside the place and get a space on the day of your visit.
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So, although there will be low seasons where it is not necessary to do it, you better avoid disappointment, download the Universal Studios Hollywood application (which we shared with you before) and enter Virtual Line Passwhere you will get the reservation that best suits your itinerary.
The theme park is only 15 kilometers from downtown Los Angeles, so you won’t need much time to get there. Below we leave you the 3 easiest options so you don’t waste time on the tour.
Nearby hotels: If your wallet is not so tight, there are hotels really close to Universal Studios, where there are some like the Sheraton Universal City and the Hilton Universal City (a 5-minute walk from the park), and others like The Garland, Coast Anabelle, Safari Burbank Inn and Marriott with Free Shuttle
Public transportation: the cheapest option is to use the red line of the subway that connects downtown Los Angeles with Universal Studios Hollywood. Regardless of your station of departure, you must take a westbound train on that line to North Hollywood Station
Arriving by car: if you decide to drive on your trip, all you have to do is take US-101 north to exit 11B, marked Universal Studios Blvd, all in about 15 to 20 minutes
This is the route if you go by car
With all this information, we are sure that your experience in Super Nintendo World will be exactly what you expect, so all you have to do is enjoy a day that no one will forget with your family and/or friends. Take your bags, check the park schedule the day you will attend and get ready to have the adventure you always dreamed of.
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