Super Nintendo World, USJ: Everything to Know

Jump into Super Nintendo World Amusement Park
A scene from Super Nintendo World’s official music video

The official Nintendo universe is coming at you this spring 2021. Stay tuned for more updates on Super Nintendo World in Osaka, Japan!

After the big opening of the official Nintendo store in Tokyo, we are once again invited to mingle with our favorite Nintendo characters. Jump into the wonders of Super Nintendo World where smart wristbands, punchable blocks, and Super Mushroom drinks co-exist for your enjoyment.

Originally set to open before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the Super Mario-themed amusement park with an estimated budget between $350 and $550 million USD had been pushed back to spring 2021. On the bright side, it’s still technically before the Olympics! Super Nintendo World is the 10th “land” in Universal Studios Japan (USJ), a universe of theme parks in Osaka, Japan.

What Mario’s World Looks Like Out of the Screen

A sneak peek of Super Nintendo World
A sneak peek of Super Nintendo World from above | The Sankei News

Recent images were leaked, showing us that this highly-anticipated theme park looks exactly like the game. Bowser’s castle, Toad’s house, Peach’s castle, and many green pipes have already taken shape.

Try to spy what could potentially be the real-life Mario Kart ride that according to USJ, “puts you in the driver’s seat.”

What We Know So Far

“Immersion” is Nintendo’s key focus while “NO LIMIT!” is the new brand slogan. According to USJ’s Marketing Director, Ayumu Yamamoto, “If Disney is the dreamworld then USJ is the wake world where we will energize you and make you feel alive.”

The Super Nintendo World experience will involve using smart wristbands that pairs with a mobile app. Together, visitors can collect digital coins while competing with others.

Get a Taste of Mario’s World in His Cafe & Shop

Mario celebrating his cafe and store that opened in Universal Studio, Japan
Mario celebrating the opening of his cafe and store | The Mainichi
The Mario shop with customers wearing Mario hats
Two staff holding up Mario sweets and drinks

To those who eagerly waiting for Super Nintendo World to open, you’ll be happy to know that the Mario-themed cafe & store welcomes you to start immersing in their world. Everyone, including Mario, celebrated his very own cafe & store with music, confetti, and his favorite brother, Luigi on opening day.

The Super Cafe Menu

Items to “Nintendo”-fy Your World

If you’re on the market for something to spice up your work mood, grab yourself the Mario pouch. Perhaps you want to liven up your Zoom background? Then grab the moustache cushion. Easily bring Mario with you to school, work, and home with these goodies.

We Are Born to Play🎵 (in Super Nintendo World)

As we still have to wait for the opening of Super Nintendo World in USJ, check out what it’d be like to be at the amusement park right now with its official music video produced by Galantis and Charli XCX.

What’s your level of excitement right now? Personally, I’m a 12 out of 10.

Super Nintendo World | Universal Studios Japan (USJ)

Park Hours: Changes daily; check here
Website: https://www.usj.co.jp/web/en/us
Address: 〒554-0031 2 Chome-1-33 Sakurajima, Konohana Ward, Osaka, Japan
Pro Tip: Use the JR Pass to get to Osaka and transfer to Universal-City Station.