At long last, the highly anticipated new land—Super Nintendo World—at Universal Studios Japan is now open! The park hosted a grand opening ceremony on March 18, 2021 welcoming guests into the interactive world of Mario, Luigi, Bowser and more!

What’s Happening:

  • Universal Studios Japan is pleased to announce the grand opening of SUPER NINTENDO WORLD!
  • The new area of the park brings to life a themed and immersive land featuring Nintendo’s legendary worlds, characters and adventures where guests play inside their favorite Nintendo games.

  • Shigeru Miyamoto, Creator of Super Mario and J.L. Bonnier, President and CEO of Universal Studios Japan kicked off the festivities at Super Star Plaza.

  • Popular Nintendo characters Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Toad, as well as SUPER NINTENDO WORLD team members, cheered on guests in the momentous grand opening.
  • Super Mario fans jumped in Mario’s iconic pose and cheered “WE ARE MARIO!” while festive confetti burst into the sky to commemorate the occasion.
  • As part of the day’s festivities, guests made their way through the warp pipe entrance right into Peach’s Castle!

What They’re Saying:

  • Shigeru Miyamoto, Creator of Super Mario: “SUPER NINTENDO WORLD brings the world of Mario games to life. The moment you enter the park, you will be amazed at how real everything feels. But that’s not all. The creative team at Universal has not only done a great job recreating the Mushroom Kingdom, but they have also made some amazing rides. For the Mario Kart ride in particular, the teams at Universal and Nintendo worked closely together to build something that’s never been seen before, by combining our extensive industry knowledge and utilizing cutting-edge technology. I am excited for fans of all ages to experience the world of Mario in all-new ways.”
  • Tom Williams, Chairman & CEO, Universal Parks & Resorts: “SUPER NINTENDO WORLD is the perfect blend of Nintendo games and theme park experiences, and brings the world of these incredibly popular games to life. This will surely amaze and delight not only fans of the park, but also Nintendo fans around the world. We look forward to sharing SUPER NINTENDO WORLD with our fans in Japan and bringing the experience to life at other Universal theme park destinations in the future.”  
  • Mark Woodbury, Vice Chairman, Universal Parks & Resorts & President, Universal Creative: “SUPER NINTENDO WORLD brings the world of Nintendo to life in an incredibly special way and offers a wide range of activities made possible by innovative technologies and creativity unlike anything seen before!”  
  • J.L. Bonnier, President & CEO, Universal Studios Japan: “Being Mario is no longer just a dream. At SUPER NINTENDO WORLD, you can do everything Mario does….We are especially proud that Universal Studios Japan will be the first place in the world to feature SUPER NINTENDO WORLD, especially since Nintendo was created and brought to life here in Japan.”

Game On!

  • SUPER NINTENDO WORLD makes its debut as the first multi-level land at Universal Studios Japan, where Peach’s Castle and Bowser’s Castle tower over the area.
  • Here guests will discover rides and attractions themed after Mario Kart and Yoshi, as well as dining, shops and other experiences that can only be found at Universal Studios Japan.

  • SUPER NINTENDO WORLD also provides guests with an all-new type of “Asobi” play experience where they will jump, punch ? Blocks and collect virtual coins.
  • Guests can purchase a Power-Up Band in the land and sync it to their smartphones to track their score and compete with other park guests.

Mario Kart:

  • The world's first interactive Mario Kart theme park ride at SUPER NINTENDO WORLD immerses guests in the worlds of Nintendo.
  • Guests will race through the iconic courses of Mario Kart with their favorite Nintendo characters. They will steer into the Mushroom Kingdom and throw shells as they race to the finish line with Mario, Luigi, and Princess Peach!
  • Win or lose, every race is a brand-new, life-sized Mario Kart experience.
  • Mario Kart: Koopa's Challenge is brought to life through a powerful story and characters, advanced augmented reality technology, projection mapping, and screen projection combined with a physical set that recreates iconic environments in fantastic detail, only at Universal Studios Japan.