Super Nintendo World In Japan Officially Opens With Mario Karts & Question Blocks Like A Real-Life Video Game

Super Nintendo World In Japan Officially Opened On 18 Mar

Our travel plans may have been put on hold for over a year, but with vaccine plans well underway, things are starting to look up for 2021.

Coincidentally, Japan just gave us one more reason to fly to the land of sushi again.

On 18 Mar, Super Nintendo World by Universal Studios Japan officially opened its doors to the public.


Guests can now experience Mario Kart adventures in real life and even interact with their favourite Nintendo characters.

Super Nintendo World has Mario Kart adventures

After a long wait, Nintendo fans can finally enter the world of Super Mario now.


Inside the vibrant wonderland, gamers can navigate through the vibrant mushroom kingdom, punch question blocks, and ride a realistic Mario Kart.


Unlike the Nintendo Switch version, you’ll probably need to be athletic like Mario to conquer these physical obstacles.


A power-up band also allows challengers to play mini-games and team-up with others to conquer boss battles. If you want to take a tour, you can even ride at the back of Yoshi the dinosaur to get an overview of the rides you’ll want to visit.


Mario café & store

Before the grand opening of the Super Nintendo World, a Mario café and store also opened at Universal Studios Japan’s Hollywood area back in Oct 2020.


The Super Mario-themed interior gave visitors a sneak peek of Super Nintendo World. Long-time fans will recognise the mushroom platforms, as well as the Venus flytrap and green pipes painted on the walls.


The gift shop also includes shirts, question blocks, and other merchandise so you can grab a souvenir to remember the memorable experience.


Mario-themed menu

Staying true to the Super Mario concept, the café also offers edible Mario and Luigi caps.


Each cap is made of pancakes filled with strawberry shortcake or grape cheesecake.

Pair your sweet dessert with their fruit cream sodas that come with Super Mario and Luigi’s moustaches.


If you lean and sip the cup, you can don their signature facial hair and share a laugh with your companions.

Female fans who want to channel their inner Princess Peach can opt for the pastel pink peach cream soda.

To stay hydrated, you can store your chosen drink inside an adorable Super Mushroom, which comes with a convenient carrying strap.


At the end of your stay, you can carry it home as a memento for your adventures.

Bookmark for next Japan trip

Now that Super Nintendo World is officially opened, we guess it’s time we bookmark it for our next Japan trip.

The theme park is located in Universal Studios Japan. You can check out Universal Studios Japan’s website for more information.

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