First Nintendo World in US will surface at Universal Studios Hollywood

Posted | Contributed by Jeff

From the press release:

It’s official! SUPER NINTENDO WORLD, the innovative, immersive and highly-anticipated themed land, will open at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2023, and will be the first SUPER NINTENDO WORLD to debut in the United States.

SUPER NINTENDO WORLD opened first at Universal Studios Japan to rave consumer and critical reviews in 2021. The U.S. debut of SUPER NINTENDO WORLD at Universal Studios Hollywood will transport theme park guests and Nintendo fans into the world of Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach to become part of their compelling universe.

SUPER NINTENDO WORLD was conceived in partnership with Nintendo and the visionaries at Universal Creative to deliver exhilarating entertainment with innovative technological achievements inspired by characters and video games that have appealed to generations of Nintendo fans for over 40 years.

The immersive land will be a visual spectacle of vibrant colors and architectural ingenuity located within a newly expanded area of the theme park, featuring a groundbreaking ride and interactive areas, to be enjoyed by the whole family. Themed shopping and dining will enhance the entire experience.

To mark the occasion as the countdown begins to the land’s exciting debut, Universal Studios Hollywood will unveil a takeover of its popular Feature Presentation retail store with SUPER NINTENDO WORLD theming, opening soon. Located just inside the theme park’s main entrance, guests will have a chance to share their excitement for the land’s 2023 arrival by gearing up with merchandise such as Mario and Luigi themed apparel and iconic character hats. A selection of plush characters, including Yoshi, Mario Bowser and Luigi in a variety of sizes, will also be among the many fun items available for purchase.

LagoonCoasterFan's avatar

I would be more excited about this if the rides at the Nintendo World in Japan weren't bad. Mario Kart could have been such a great dueling slot car ride, like Radiator Springs Racers or Test Track. Instead, it's a glasses-style dark ride?! Maybe if they add different rides the Hollywood one will be better.

Well, that isn't going to happen with Phase One (is there even a planned Phase Two for Hollywood?)

LostKause's avatar


I would be more excited about this if the rides at the Nintendo World in Japan weren't bad.

How do you know they are bad? Seems like guests love them.

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