Super Nintendo World itself is a rather small area, dwarfed by other expansive areas such as Hogsmeade in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. But it packs so much into its small cube of space that you’ll hardly find yourself wanting for more. We have a full walkthrough of the land on our YouTube channel.
The other ride in Super Nintendo World is Yoshi’s Adventure, a slow-moving Omnimover attraction for families in which riders enter the world of the Yoshi’s Island games to search for colored eggs. You can also watch a full queue tour and video of that here.
The amazing thing about Super Nintendo World is how deeply integrated into the land interactivity is. Guests who purchase a Power-Up Band can link it to their Universal Studios Japan App and track their progress collecting coins from ? Blocks, badges from activities, and Key Challenges from around the land.
Goomba Crazy Crank challenges guests to turn a crank fast enough to knock a running Goomba down from a spinning wheel.
Piranha Plant Nap Mishap involves running around to turn off ringing alarm clocks around a giant animatronic Piranha Plant and keep it from waking up!
Koopa Troopa POWer Punch makes guests time their POW Block punch at just the right moment so a spinning shell bursts through the upper pipe exit, hitting the blue POW Block. This one can be pretty challenging, we’ve seen even some kids get the highest difficulty level.
Bob-Omb Kaboom Room makes guests work together to gather pieces of a broken Key Coin before a giant Bob-Omb explodes to destroy it.
And Thwomp Power Panel Panic challenges guests to flip every switch from blue to yellow. But beware, touching one switch can affect others, and you need to get them all to yellow before the Thwomp strikes down and mixes everything up again!
If you’re interested in meeting characters, you can! Articulated versions of Mario and Luigi meet on the first floor in front of Yoshi’s Adventure, and even have little prerecorded lines they can say to visiting guests. Princess Peach, also articulated, meets near her castle on the second floor, and Toad roams around, generally on the first floor, to dance and laugh with guests. You can watch our greetings with Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Toad here on Universal Parks News Today.
What would a theme park expansion be without food? In Super Nintendo World, you have three choices.
First is Kinopio’s Cafe, which is the main counter-service eatery. Chef Toad has prepared delicious meals for all the guests visiting the Mushroom Kingdom, and he’s ready to host you inside his lovely and homely café. Most of the dishes are mushroom-based, although we chowed down on plenty of adorable desserts as well. You can read our full review and watch us try every single item on the menu here.
Yoshi’s Snack Island is located in a well-hidden corner next to the Yoshi’s Adventure exit, and sells a Koopa Troopa shell yakisoba bun as well as flavored lassi drinks.