Immersive Super Mario Theme Park to Open in the US

Universal Studios Hollywood has announced that the first US theme park built around characters from the Nintendo video game universe will open outside of Los Angeles next year.

Super Nintendo World, which represents a partnership with the Japanese video game giant and Comcast Corporation, will sit in an expanded section of the Universal park that features Super Mario characters like Mario, Luigi, and Princess Peach. A news release promises “a groundbreaking ride and interactive areas” along with themed shopping and food.

The first Super Nintendo World opened in March 2021 at Universal Studios Japan, in Osaka. The Japanese version offers real-life Mario Kart racing and a treasure hunt with Yoshi.

Universal did not name specific attractions for the upcoming Hollywood location in its release.

Ahead of the opening, Universal Studios Hollywood will roll out Nintendo merchandise at the Feature Presentation retail shop, including clothing, “iconic character hats” and plush toys. The park said it would provide more details soon.