Promotional image for Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios' Epic Universe featuring Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, Donkey Kong, and Yoshi in a colorful, game-themed setting.

BREAKING: Super Nintendo World Details Confirmed for Epic Universe

Shannen Ace

Universal Orlando Resort has announced official details for Super Nintendo World at Epic Universe.

Super Nintendo World

A concept rendering showing a land overview of Super Nintendo World at Epic Universe.

Super Nintendo World was the first land confirmed for Epic Universe. This will be the third version of Super Nintendo World, following Universal Studios Japan and Universal Studios Hollywood. The Florida version will include the original attractions from Universal Studios Japan, as well as the Donkey Kong Country expansion.

Super Nintendo World portal concept art

Guests will enter it through a portal from Celestial Park. This is a decked-out version of the green warp pipe entrance at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Japan, in keeping with the Epic Universe theming. Also unique to this entrance is that guests will take an escalator up into the land.

Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge

Concept art of Mario Kart: Bowser's Challenge at Super Nintendo World in Epic Universe.

The main attraction of Super Nintendo World at Epic Universe will be Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge (named Koopa’s Challenge in Universal Studios Japan). It will be located in the section of the land entitled “Super Mario Land.”

Guests will wind their way through Bowser’s Castle and join Team Mario on the racetrack to defeat Team Bowser in this interactive ride inspired by the beloved game series. Just like the game, riders will collect coins, throw shells, and “drive” through courses underwater and in the clouds. This attraction utilizes special AR goggles to bring the world and their fellow racers to life — guests simply need to look at their target and press the button on the steering to toss a shell.

Watch our full ride POV of the Universal Studios Hollywood version of Bowser’s Challenge below.

Yoshi’s Adventure

An artist conceptual rendering of Yoshi's Adventure in Super Nintendo World at Epic Universe.

Orlando will host the first Yoshi’s Adventure attraction in North America! On this family-focused ride, you’ll hop onto a Yoshi and embark on a search for glowing eggs. 

Universal Studios Hollywood does not have Yoshi’s Adventure due to space constraints. Watch our ride POV video below.

Mine-Cart Madness

Concept art for Mine-Cart Madness in Super Nintendo World at Epic Universe.

Mine-Cart Madness is part of the Donkey Kong Country expansion opening later this year at Universal Studios Japan.

On the attraction, the Tiki Tak Tribe has come to steal the Golden Banana. To protect it, guests will join Donkey Kong and his friends on a high-energy mine-cart ride. 

This roller coaster uses an all-new ride system, developed in-house by Universal Creative, that recreates the maneuvers of the mine carts from the Donkey Kong Country video game series.

An artist concept rendering of an area overview for Donkey Kong Country in Super Nintendo World at Epic Universe.

In addition to the area’s main attraction, a “selection of tropical menu and merchandise offerings” will also be available in Donkey Kong Country. More details on these will be shared in the coming months.

Power-Up Bands & Key Challenges

Super Nintendo World Power-Up Bands inspired by characters

The Key Challenges of Super Nintendo World, completed using Power-Up Bands, are essentially a self-guided attraction.

Concept art for one of the Key Challenges in Super Nintendo World at Epic Universe.

At these interactive experiences throughout the land, guests will test their quickness, skills, and timing in various challenges, which include:

  • Thwomp Panel Panic
  • Goomba Crazy Crank
  • Piranha Plant Nap Mishap
  • Koopa Troopa POWer Punch
  • Bob-Omb Kaboom Room (The first in North America)

For each challenge guests win, they will receive a digital key. After collecting three keys with a Power-Up Band, guests can take on the Bowser Jr. Shadow Showdown, where they’ll face off with Bowser Jr. to win back the Golden Mushroom.

Read our spoiler-free guide to Power-Up Bands and our guide to Key Challenges at Universal Studios Hollywood for more information, or watch our video about the challenges at Universal Studios Japan below.

Characters

A rendering of the Mario and Luigi meet and greet in Super Nintendo World at Epic Universe.

In the Super Mario Land section, guests will be able to meet Super Mario characters, including Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Toad. Guests who have a Power-Up band will get an “enhanced experience” when meeting these characters.

Toadstool Cafe

A concept rendering of the exterior of Toadstool Cafe in Super Nintendo World at Epic Universe.

At Toadstool Cafe, guests can enjoy dishes inspired by the world of Super Mario and its characters. Dishes will include Mario and Luigi-themed burgers, Super Mushroom Soup, Piranha Plant Caprese, Fire Flower Spaghetti and Meatballs, and more.

Guests will also get to see several Toads (and Chef Toad himself) cooking up their meals in the kitchen through virtual windows throughout the restaurant.

A table in Toadstool Cafe at Universal Studios Hollywood, covered in plates of every single menu item available.

Menu details are to come at a later date, but you can check out our review of every item on the Toadstool Cafe menu at Universal Studios Hollywood, as well as our full restaurant tour.

Yoshi’s Snack Island and Turbo Boost Treats

At these walk-up dining locations, guests can grab treats, snacks, and beverages to fuel up as they play.

1-UP Factory and Mario Motors

At these merchandise locations, guests can shop for Super Nintendo World souvenirs, apparel, toys, and more inspired by their favorite Super Mario characters.

Epic Universe will open in 2025. Another version of Super Nintendo World is also under construction at Universal Studios Singapore. Read our full guide to Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan and our guide to Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood.

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