Super Nintendo World Opens at Universal Studios Hollywood

A new way to experience Mario, Princess Peach, and Bowser

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An interactive area located in the park

Universal Studios Hollywood just recently opened their new addition to their park, SUPER NINTENDO WORLD, on February 17, 2023. The land is on their lower lot, next to TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D.


SUPER NINTENDO WORLD has a ride (Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge), a few interactive areas (Available to those with a Power-up band), a store, and their new cafe, Toadstool Cafe. The ride is unique to the land, and you don’t see anything like it on other rides at Universal Studios Hollywood. The ride has you wear VR-like glasses on the ride to see its full capabilities, plus you will never know whom you will see on the track!

The Wrist Band Required to take part in bonus activities


Power-up bands are an extra way to enjoy the land. For $40 a band, you can walk around the land and do fun activities to collect digital coins and keys, which you may keep track of on the Universal Studios Hollywood App. Once you collect 4 keys, you can enter Bowser Jr.’s hideout to play the Bowser Jr. Shadow Showdown. Plus if you meet Mario, Luigi, or Princess Peach at SUPER NINTENDO WORLD while wearing your Power-up band, you may unlock a more enhanced experience. These bands are available to be purchased at the 1-UP Factory in SUPER NINTENDO WORLD and at any available Power-Up Band Kiosk in SUPER NINTENDO WORLD.


Toadstool Cafe is a restaurant/cafe located at SUPER NINTENDO WORLD. At this moment it’s currently only available through reservations that open throughout the day on a first come first served basis. They serve a variety of different dishes from spaghetti, burgers, soups, and even short ribs. They do offer gluten-free and vegetarian options as well.

Food from the Restaurant at Super Nintendo World


The land is something a fan of Super Mario would need to check out. If you are planning on visiting, just remember you may need a reservation to enter the land. The way to make a reservation is to be at the park and to log into your Universal Studio App. You’ll see a tab for SUPER NINTENDO WORLD. This is where you’ll see current slots open for entering the land, but be aware SUPER NINTENDO WORLD is a current hot spot at Universal, so reservations slots may fill up quickly!