UNIVERSAL CITY, C.A. (KTLA/ WIVT) — Super Nintendo World is set to open at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2023, the theme park announced this week.
The immersive gaming-inspired attraction will be the first Super Nintendo World to open in the United States, after first debuting in Japan in 2021.
Super Nintendo World, a partnership between Universal and video game company Nintendo, promises to transport guests into the “world of Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach to become part of their compelling universe.”
Fans will be able to enjoy attractions inspired by Nintendo characters and video games in a newly expanded area of the Universal Studios park.
The immersive land will feature a ride and interactive areas, as well as themed shopping and dining locations, Universal Studios officials said in a news release.
The theme park did not share details on what the ride will be like.
At Japan’s Super Nintendo World, fans can race on Mario Kart courses that feature augmented reality, projection mapping and screen projection.
Ahead of the new video game-themed land’s opening, Universal Studios Hollywood will take over its Feature Presentation retail store with Super Nintendo World merchandise, including Mario and Luigi themed apparel and plush characters.