PHOTOS, VIDEO: Bowser Jr. Makes Theme Park Debut in Super Mario Power-Up Summer Stage Show

Jonathan D

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PHOTOS, VIDEO: Bowser Jr. Makes Theme Park Debut in Super Mario Power-Up Summer Stage Show

This summer, Mario, Luigi, BowserJr. (for the first time) and others are making a splash with the Super Mario Power-Up Summer stage show at Universal Studios Japan.

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The show takes place at Gramercy Park in the New York area, where Mario, Luigi, and Peach have burst out of Super Nintendo World to celebrate the summer with guests.

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This performance involves plenty of guest participation and lots of fun with the pals from the Mushroom Kingdom, but it all comes crashing down when Bowser, Jr. decides to wreck the party!

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Tons of gallons of water will splash on guests from the stage and all around the viewing area to keep you cool during the hot, humid Osaka summer.

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View our full video of the show below:

Super Mario Power-Up Summer, part of NO LIMIT! Summer, is running from July 5 to August 24, 2023.

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Guests can also purchase a special water shooter to Power-Up their own interactivity with friends and other guests. Please note: the water shooter can only be used during the show, it can be filled up at three locations around the stage area, and costs ¥3500 ($24).

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Meanwhile, as is tradition every year, the One Piece Premier Show will return to the Waterworld arena this summer. From July 5 to October 10, fans of the classic Shonen Jump manga and anime series can join their favorite Straw Hat Pirates in another new adventure. This year’s story features Luffy and the gang saving three princesses framed for committing a heinous crime in their home country. Can Luffy and the gang save them before it’s too late?

As always, an up-charge ticket is required to experience the One Piece Premier Show, which the general public can purchase here on the Universal Studios Japan website. Prices for adults are as follows:

  • S-Tier seats: ¥5500 ($38.08)
  • A-Tier seats: ¥4000 ($27.70)
  • B-Tier seats: ¥3000 ($20.77)

A park ticket or Annual Studio Pass is also required, as admission is not included in these prices.

The annual Sanji’s Pirate Restaurant meal show experience will also return this summer.

Are you excited for some Super Mario summer fun? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Jonathan D

    Originally from Los Angeles and Honolulu, Jonathan is a fan of cinema and theme parks who grew up on the original California Disneyland, and nurtures a particular admiration in Orlando for EPCOT and Disney's Animal Kingdom. His favorite resort on Earth would be Disneyland Paris, which doesn't seem to get the full admiration it deserves. You can find him in the Hufflepuff Common Room by the kitchens at