Super Nintendo World Opens in Hollywood in February: Here’s Your First Look!

Super Nintendo World opens at Universal Studios Hollywood on the date of February 17, 2023, and here is a video first look Mario Luigi

The theme park Super Nintendo World opens at Universal Studios Hollywood on February 17, 2023, and now there is a teaser video of sorts to give a first look at what park-goers can expect. For some reason, Nintendo has shared a 30-second first look on Twitter, but a 60-second version of Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood is also available. We’ve opted to share the longer version below.

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If you have ever watched any of the many different promotional videos that Nintendo released when it was opening the original Universal Studios Japan version of Super Nintendo World, then you will note that the Hollywood location looks fairly identical. Surely that is by design, as Nintendo and Universal want to give the same thrilling experience to people around the world. Right now, the park features one attraction most prominently: Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge, a ride that incorporates augmented reality. However, at the moment, the Hollywood park lacks the leisurely Yoshi’s Adventure ride available at the Japan location.

To gamify the experience of going to Super Nintendo World further, park-goers will wear special wristbands (“Power-Up Bands”) that record some of your progress and react to parts of the environment. There will also be myriad opportunities to empty your bank account on merchandise or eat at Toadstool Cafe. Basically, it’s all a Nintendo fan’s dream come true.

Super Nintendo World opens at Universal Studios Hollywood on February 17, 2023, but the Universal Studios Florida location is still at least another year away, if not two years away. Meanwhile, the Japan location is working on getting another major expansion to include a Donkey Kong area.

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Former Managing Editor at The Escapist. I have been writing about video games since 2018 and editing writing on IT, project management, and video games for around a decade. I have an English degree, but Google was a more valuable learning resource. I taught English in South Korea for a year in 2018, and it was exponentially more fun than living in Pennsylvania. My major passions in life are SNES, Japanese RPGs, Berserk, and K-pop. I'm currently developing the game Boss Saga with my brother, which is guaranteed to change your life and you should buy it.