Universal Orlando Reveals Epic Universe Details for SUPER NINTENDO WORLD

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Universal Orlando has just dropped details for SUPER NINTENDO WORLD, one of the most anticipated parts of its Epic Universe park, and here’s what is coming for fans of Super Mario, Donkey Kong, and other Nintendo games.

This area at Epic Universe will feature attractions plus dining, shopping and interactive experiences inspired by the Super Mario franchise, and – for the first time in the U.S. – Donkey Kong Country.

Guests will enter the portal to SUPER NINTENDO WORLD from Celestial Park, the heart of Universal Epic Universe, which will transport them through the iconic green pipe into the immersive land.

As guests emerge from the pipe, vibrant scenery and exciting kinetic energy surround them as they are greeted by the familiar sights and sounds that they’ve experienced on their Nintendo game consoles – from the towering Mt. Beanpole and majestic Peach’s Castle to swaying Piranha Plants, pacing Goombas, spinning coins, ? Blocks and more.

Watch this animated fly-over to get a feel of what to expect:

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SUPER NINTENDO WORLD has two main sections: Super Mario Land and Donkey Kong Country.

The colorful landscapes of the Mushroom Kingdom come to life in Super Mario Land, where guests can experience:

Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge

Guests are invited to join Team Mario and battle Team Bowser for the Golden Cup in this groundbreaking attraction that fuses augmented reality, projection mapping technology and elaborate environments to bring the fun of the Mario Kart video game series to life in a compelling ride-through experience.

Guests up for the challenge will enter through Bowser’s Castle – where they’ll wind its corridors and get a glimpse of Bowser’s deceptive plans to stack the odds in his favor, before boarding their kart and heading to the starting line. Then, guests steer through a variety of Mario Kart courses, while collecting coins, tossing shells at Team Bowser, dodging obstacles, and more, as they join their favorite characters and compete to help Team Mario win the race.

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Yoshi’s Adventure

The delightful Yoshi’s Adventure attraction will make its U.S. debut when SUPER NINTENDO WORLD opens at Epic Universe. On this family-friendly ride, guests of all ages will enjoy breathtaking views of Super Mario Land as they join Yoshis and travel through Mushroom Kingdom landscapes in search of glowing eggs, encountering many familiar characters along the way.

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Toadstool Cafe

At Toadstool Cafe, guests can enjoy a variety of tasty dishes inspired by the world of Super Mario and its characters, including Mario and Luigi-themed burgers, Super Mushroom Soup, Piranha Plant Caprese, Fire Flower Spaghetti and Meatballs and so much more. Guests will also get glimpses of several Toads cooking up culinary creations through various virtual windows as they dine inside the restaurant.

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Yoshi’s Snack Island and Turbo Boost Treats

Guests can also pick up delicious treats, snacks and beverages at these walk-up dining locations.

1-UP Factory and Mario Motors

Guests can shop for souvenirs, apparel, toys and more inspired by their favorite Super Mario characters and adventures within these retail locations.

Meet and Greets

Guests can meet, greet and interact with Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Toad throughout various areas in Super Mario Land.

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At the edge of Super Mario Land, guests will discover an entrance that leads them to Donkey Kong Country, where they’ll explore the lush, tropical landscape from the video game series, complete with tall trees, waterfalls, landmarks such as The Golden Temple and more.

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It will also be home to an exciting ride based on Donkey Kong:

Mine-Cart Madness

Guests will hop into a mine cart and careen through the jungle to help Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong protect the coveted golden banana on this first-of-its-kind family coaster.

Utilizing an unprecedented ride system, innovative technology and a unique coaster design, Mine-Cart Madness will send riders on a thrilling adventure where they will experience the jaw-dropping maneuvers that they’ve seen Donkey Kong and the mine carts perform in the video games, including getting blasted out of a barrel, seemingly jumping over gaps as they speed along a rickety track, and so much more.

A selection of tropical menu and merchandise offerings in the middle of the jungle – all inspired by the Donkey Kong Country video game franchise and its characters. More details will be shared in the coming months.

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Power-Up Bands

Guests can level up their fun in SUPER NINTENDO WORLD with the purchase of a Power-Up Band, a wearable for their wrist that allows them to enhance their play throughout Super Mario Land and Donkey Kong Country. With the Power-Up Band, guests can collect digital coins by punching ? Blocks and playing interactive activities; collect digital stamps on attractions; earn digital keys to unlock an exclusive showdown against Bowser Jr.; and discover other hidden surprises. Guests can also access Leaderboard screens in SUPER NINTENDO WORLD to see where they rank among the park’s fellow guests.

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Learn more about this exciting new part of Epic Universe in this video:

What do you think of what Universal Orlando and Nintendo have planned? Let me know in the comments! And don’t forget to check out the details for “How to Train Your Dragon – Isle of Berk” section also coming to Epic Universe park, which will open in 2025.

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