Universal Reveal Details About Super Nintendo World At Universal Epic Universe

Universal Epic Universe, Universal’s fourth theme park in Orlando, is set to open in 2025 and will consist of five different unique worlds: Celestial Park, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Ministry of Magic, Dark Universe (based on the classic Universal Monsters), How to Train Your Dragon – Isle of Berk and SUPER NINTENDO WORLD.

Guests will enter Super Nintendo World through a portal from Celestial Park and take an escalator up into the land. You’ll first step into Super Mario Land and you’ll want to look at everything, in every direction, all at once. Everything in SUPER NINTENDO WORLD feels alive — because so much of it is constantly in motion. You’ll pop into the land outside of Peach’s Castle.

Super Mario Land

Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge
Wind your way through Bowser’s Castle and join Team Mario on the racetrack to defeat Team Bowser in this interactive ride. Just like in the Mario Kart games, you’ll collect coins and throw shells, all while driving through courses underwater and in the clouds. The attraction employs special goggles— just look at your target, press the button on the steering to toss a shell.

Height Requirement: Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge 42″ (107cm)Yoshi’s Adventure

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.

Height Requirement: Yoshi’s Adventure 36″ (92cm)

Key Challenges
At these interactive experiences throughout the land, you’ll test your quickness, skill, and timing in a variety of challenges. The challenges include: Thwomp Panel Panic, Goomba Crazy Crank, Piranha Plant Nap Mishap, Koopa Troopa POWer Punch, and the Bob-Omb Kaboom Room. (This’ll be the first Bob-Omb Kaboom Room in North America!) For each challenge you win, you receive a digital key. Collect three keys with a Power-Up Band and you can play Bowser Jr. Shadow Showdown, where you’ll battle to win the Golden Mushroom back from Bowser Jr.

Toadstool Cafe

Chef Toad is bringing his delicious concoctions to Toadstool Cafe! Menu details are to come, but in the meantime check out our guide to the Hollywood cafe here to get a feel for the kind of food that may be available.

Meet & Greets
It wouldn’t be Super Mario Land if you couldn’t snag a selfie with your favorite Super Mario characters! Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Toad will all be available for character meet-and-greets throughout the day. Plus, if you have a Power-Up Band, meeting these characters offers an enhanced experience.


Donkey Kong Country has a more tropical vibe to it than Super Mario Land. Andrew Padua, Senior Art Director and Creative Lead for SUPER NINTENDO WORLD says that when you walk into the tunnel between the two lands, you’ll see the gradual change from the bricks and hills of Super Mario Land to the more jungle atmosphere of Donkey Kong Country. “There’s rockwork and gems and flowers. Everything’s overgrown and tropical,” he says.

Surrounding guests in Donkey Kong Country will be its flagship attraction, Mine-Cart Madness, a whirlwind roller coaster with cutting-edge technology.


Here’s the deal: 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.

But the cutting-edge technology is what will make Mine-Cart Madness a truly unique ride experience. The roller coaster uses a new ride system, developed in-house by Universal Creative, that recreates the thrilling maneuvers of the mine carts from the Donkey Kong Country video game series.

Mine-Cart Madness sits in a nice little space in-between a family coaster and a thrill coaster. 

Ride Height Requirement: Mine-Cart Madness 36″ (92cm)

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