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Opening date for America’s first Super Nintendo World in Los Angeles revealed as February 17, 2023

The opening date for America’s first Super Nintendo World has been revealed.

The first guests will enter the park at Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles on February 17, 2023.

Unique to the land is the ‘groundbreaking’ new ‘Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge’ ride, which invites visitors to navigate Mario Kart-themed tracks while wearing augmented reality goggles. It’s billed as ‘one of the most complex rides ever built within the entertainment industry’. 

The theme park promises to be a ‘visual spectacle of vibrant colours and architectural ingenuity’ that will ‘sweep guests into the 360-degree world of Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach where they will become an integral part of their exhilarating universe’.

The opening date for America’s first Super Nintendo World, set in Universal Studios Hollywood, has been revealed as February 17, 2023

The theme park is billed as a ¿visual spectacle of vibrant colours and architectural ingenuity¿

The theme park is billed as a ‘visual spectacle of vibrant colours and architectural ingenuity’

It will be the second Super Nintendo World to open globally – the first, set in Universal Studios in Osaka, Japan, launched in early 2021.   

At the entrance, Super Nintendo World Hollywood visitors will pass through the iconic green ‘warp pipe’ from the Super Mario games. 

This will lead them into the fairytale interior of Peach’s Castle. Once through the castle doors, they can set off and explore the ‘Mushroom Kingdom’ that makes up the park.

Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge will likely be a highlight for fans of the video game series. The ‘all-new, technologically-advanced ride’ promises to fuse ‘cutting-edge augmented reality with projection mapping technology and actual set pieces along a moving ride track’. 

It's said that the park will ¿sweep guests into the 360-degree world of Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach where they will become an integral part of their exhilarating universe¿

It’s said that the park will ‘sweep guests into the 360-degree world of Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach where they will become an integral part of their exhilarating universe’

At the entrance, the iconic green ¿warp pipe¿ from the Super Mario games leads visitors to Peach¿s Castle (pictured)

At the entrance, the iconic green ‘warp pipe’ from the Super Mario games leads visitors to Peach’s Castle (pictured) 

Once they've passed through Peach's Castle, visitors can set off to explore the entire ¿Mushroom Kingdom¿ that makes up the park

Once they’ve passed through Peach’s Castle, visitors can set off to explore the entire ‘Mushroom Kingdom’ that makes up the park 

Riders will join Team Mario and ‘steer through underwater courses, and courses in the clouds, to compete for the Golden Cup while collecting coins to defeat Team Bowser and win’, a statement reveals.

The ride lies within Bowser’s Castle, a fortress that’s embellished with a ‘breathtaking’ sculpture of a ‘large and powerful’ Bowser. 

As visitors move through the ‘winding’ corridors of the castle, they pass by displays of medallions and trophies and learn about Bowser’s plans to defeat Mario and claim the Golden Cup.

Unique to the park is the 'groundbreaking' new ¿Mario Kart: Bowser¿s Challenge¿ ride, which invites visitors to navigate Mario Kart-themed tracks while wearing augmented reality goggles

Unique to the park is the ‘groundbreaking’ new ‘Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge’ ride, which invites visitors to navigate Mario Kart-themed tracks while wearing augmented reality goggles

The ¿Mario Kart: Bowser¿s Challenge¿ ride, pictured, is billed as 'one of the most complex rides ever built within the entertainment industry'

The ‘Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge’ ride, pictured, is billed as ‘one of the most complex rides ever built within the entertainment industry’

Bowser¿s Castle (above) is embellished with a ¿breathtaking' sculpture of a 'large and powerful' Bowser

Bowser’s Castle (above) is embellished with a ‘breathtaking’ sculpture of a ‘large and powerful’ Bowser

Visitors can interact with characters such as Princess Peach at the theme park

Visitors can interact with characters such as Princess Peach at the theme park 

Another attraction is Mount Beanpole, a ‘towering landmark’ at the centre of the park that serves as the entrance for the ‘Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge’ ride. 

When hunger strikes visitors can make their way to the Toadstool Cafe, the park’s signature restaurant, where they’ll be served ‘a gourmet menu perfected by Chef Toad’, who ‘greets guests upon entry’.

Super Mario-themed dishes on offer include ‘Toadstool Cheesy Garlic Knots’, ‘Super Mushroom Soup’, ‘Mario Bacon Cheeseburger’, ‘Luigi Pesto Chicken Burger’, ‘Piranha Plant Caprese’ salad and a ‘Princess Peach Cupcake’. 

Try Super Mario-themed dishes such as 'Toadstool Cheesy Garlic Knots' at the Toadstool Cafe (above)

Try Super Mario-themed dishes such as ‘Toadstool Cheesy Garlic Knots’ at the Toadstool Cafe (above)

Chef Toad greets the guests who arrive for lunch at the Toadstool Cafe

Chef Toad greets the guests who arrive for lunch at the Toadstool Cafe

Visitors can buy interactive wristbands known as ‘Power-Up Bands’ that sync with Universal Studios Hollywood’s app and enable them to collect virtual coins as they move through the park.

More ‘energetic, familiar and fun’ interactive features will be dotted throughout the park, including sets of ‘augmented reality binoculars’ to peer through. 

In different interactive challenges, video game fans will be tasked with collecting keys from Goomba, Koopa Troopa, Piranha Plant and Thwomp, before battling against Bowser Jr. 

Guests can buy interactive wristbands known as ¿Power-Up Bands¿ that sync with Universal Studios Hollywood¿s app

Guests can buy interactive wristbands known as ‘Power-Up Bands’ that sync with Universal Studios Hollywood’s app

Browse the racks of Mario and Luigi-themed apparel in the 1-UP Factory shop

Browse the racks of Mario and Luigi-themed apparel in the 1-UP Factory shop

Visitors can pick up souvenirs in the 1-UP Factory retail shop, which sells everything from Mario and Luigi-themed apparel to character hats and toys shaped like Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Bowser.

A second U.S. Super Nintendo World is currently under construction in Universal Orlando Resort in Florida, slated to open in 2025. Another Super Nintendo World is set to launch in Universal Studios Singapore that same year. 

Super Nintendo World Hollywood has been developed in partnership with Nintendo and a team at the design company Universal CreativeFor more information on the park, visit www.universalstudioshollywood.com.

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Read more at DailyMail.co.uk



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