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Universal Studios Presents New Super Nintendo World Details – January 2020

By Dustin Sparage, Theme Park Shark Owner and Founder

Updated 3:56 PM EDT, Tue January 14, 2020


Super Nintendo World is just around the corner. To further prove this fact, Universal Studios Japan held a surprise presentation. Over the course of this announcement, Universal Studios revealed several key components that will comprise their new Super Nintendo World.

Universal made it very clear that we will see this park open in time for the 2020 Summer Olympics. In our eyes, this puts the opening mark sometime around June, 2020. Universal will provide further clarity on the opening date in February at a presentation happening in New York.

Thierry Coup, Senior Vice President of Universal Creative shows off new interactive Nintendo "Power Up Band"
Thierry Coup, Senior Vice President of Universal Creative shows off new interactive Nintendo “Power Up Band”

One of the biggest concepts that came out of this presentation was the idea of a Nintendo ‘Power Up Band’. This band is said to be interactive and even work with the counterpart mobile app that will be released for this land. Guests will be able to collect coins and interact with different elements throughout Super Nintendo World. This wristband looks to turn the park into a real life video game.

Super Nintendo World Power Up Band options that will be available for purchase at the park.
Super Nintendo World Power Up Band options that will be available for purchase at the park.

Power Up Bands will be available in the following themes: Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Princess Daisy, Toad, and Yoshi.

“We Are Born to Play” was released during this presentation. The music video combines the talents of Galantis and Charli XCX to create a catchy tune with stunning visuals of the land.

The music video shares deeper insight into what we can expect from the land. This video also gives our first glimpse at the Mario Kart ride vehicle. The video relies on computer generated imagery, but it is safe to assume that this is a look at the design of the ride vehicle.

Potential look at Mario Kart ride vehicle located at Universal's Super Nintendo World.
Potential look at Mario Kart ride vehicle located at Universal’s Super Nintendo World.

Hype videos such as these tend to moderately over exaggerate the final guest experience. With that said, it is still fun to take a look at everything shared and begin our speculation. Let the hype begin!

Super Nintendo World Land Details seen from the "We Are Born to Play" Music Video.
Super Nintendo World Land Details seen from the “We Are Born to Play” Music Video.

Super Nintendo World will open at Universal Studios Hollywood next, followed by the Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Singapore. Stay tuned for further updates from the Theme Park Shark. We would love to know your thoughts on this.


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Dustin Sparage

Dustin Sparage

Dustin is the owner of the Theme Park Shark! He has held an annual pass to all major SoCal Theme Parks for the last 10 years and has worked at the parks-- working the main gate at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

Dustin has been following theme parks for over 10 years and specializes in news and updates from Universal Studios Hollywood. Dustin's favorite rides are Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts at Universal Studios Florida and The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man at Island's of Adventure.

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