HERE WE GO! Imagine getting to walk through some of your favorite childhood games. Well, next year at Universal Orlando, you’ll be able to experience adventures from Super Nintendo World at Epic Universe. The park just released details what the new world will look like. We can’t wait!

As someone who grew up on Super Nintendo games, this is so exciting! Mario Kart, Super Mario Sunshine, Donkey Kong, Luigi’s Mansion, Super Mario 64 were all vital video games from my childhood that kept me entertained for hours. I’ve seen videos of these parks in Japan and Hollywood and have been dying of FOMO for our park in Florida.

Earlier this year, Universal Orlando gave us the “first looks” of their new park Epic Universe. This park will transport you into expansive worlds like Nintendo, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, How To Train Your Dragon, Dark Universe, and Celestial Park.

Details of Super Nintendo World at Universal Orlando

This new world will feature attractions, dining, shopping, and interactive experiences. It all begins by entering through the iconic green pipes. Guests will be greeted by 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.

If you want to make your experience even more memorable, you have the option to purchase power-up bands. With these bands, 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.

On top of exploring and interacting with iconic characters like Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and others, there’s something special about this new world. The first ever Donkey Kong Country is coming to Universal Orlando. Here, fans will encounter new thrill rides and experiences with Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, and other members of the Kong family.

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

We can’t wait for more details to be released for this new world. To follow along with the unveiling of Epic Universe and the expected 2025 open date, click here.

Here Are The First Looks Of Super Nintendo World At Universal Orlando

  • Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge:

    In this new thrill-seeking ride, Universal turns Mario Kart video game series to a life in a compelling ride-through experience. Fans will join Team Mario and battle Team Bowser for the Golden Cup.

    Mario Kart Bowser's Challenge Super Nintendo World

    This groundbreaking attraction that fuses augmented reality, projection mapping technology and elaborate environments

  • Yoshi’s Adventure

    Another first for the Super Nintendo Worlds in the U.S.- YOSHI! Our favorite green dinosaur will have his own attraction in the U.S. for the first time. This family-friendly ride, guests of all ages will enjoy breathtaking views of Super Mario Land.

    Yoshi's Adventure

    In this ride, you’ll search for glowing eggs – encountering many familiar characters along the way.

  • Toadstool Cafe

    So glad my favorite Nintendo character is getting some recognition in this new world at Universal. 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.

    Toadstool Cafe

    Guests will also get glimpses of several Toads cooking up culinary creations through various virtual windows as they dine inside the restaurant. Photo: Universal Orlando Resort

  • Mine Cart Madness

    You may have seen sneak previews of this on social media. This family-friendly ride will have you feel like you’re in the actual game. The coaster will feature all kinds of new technology and maneuvers like getting blasted out of a barrel, seemingly jumping over gaps as they speed along a rickety track, and so much more.

    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. Photo: Universal Orlando Resort

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