Nintendo fans traveling to Orlando will soon get to experience the gaming giant outside of their Switch: Universal Orlando’s new Epic Universe park will feature a Super Nintendo World.
What exactly will be included in Super Nintendo World is still a mystery. It’s likely to feature Mario in some way, but beyond that, no details have been released. There is a Super Nintendo World attraction coming to Universal Studios Japan that is set to open in 2020, and it’s likely they will be similar. We hope there’s a pipe themed roller coaster for that authentic Super Mario Brothers experience.
Epic Universe was originally announced in August of 2019. Beyond Super Nintendo World, the park will feature other attractions, a hotel, shopping centers, and more in a 750-acre park. It’s scheduled to open sometime in 2023.
Epic Universe is the fourth park under the Universal Orlando branch with Universal Studios, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, and Universal’s Volcano Bay coming before it. Studios is the original park that focused on the movie-going and film aspects, bringing the movies to life and letting people experience them in a new way. Islands of Adventure features several distinct islands, isolating the visitor for a totally immersive experience, while Volcano Bay is a water park.
Universal Orlando is already bursting with fan-favorite attractions like the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, so the Nintendo brand fits right in.