Super Nintendo World In Orlando Opens Next Year–Check Out A First Look

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Are you ready to let’s-a go to Super Nintendo World at Universal Orlando? Well, the wait isn’t much longer with the park addition confirmed for a 2025 opening. Plus, Universal has detailed in a first-look video exactly what you’ll experience after walking through a green warp pipe to transport to Mario and Donkey Kong’s universes.

Super Mario Land is the first location parkgoers will experience when entering Super Nintendo World. This area features Peach’s Castle as well as Bowser’s, which contains a Mario Kart ride within. There is also Mount Beanpole and playable games throughout with a Power-Up Band. For instance, you “can collect coins by punching blocks,” according to Universal immersive experiences director Chris Bromby.

Yoshi’s Adventure is a part of Super Mario Land, too, serving as a family-friendly ride to search for golden eggs. The attraction also provides views of the park you supposedly can’t get anywhere else.

Meanwhile, one of the big focal points of Donkey Kong Country is Mine-Cart Madness. The rollercoaster has tech that will make ridegoers feel like they’re jumping the track at certain points. This location also has a jungle theme and drums to presumably bang on.

Super Nintendo World for Orlando was originally announced in February 2023 after being possibly the “worst-kept secret in history,” per Universal Destinations CEO Mark Woodbury. Earlier this year, Donkey Kong Country was revealed for the Orlando theme park as well. Eiji Aonuma was spotted at Universal Studios Orlando in January, leading to speculation that a Legend of Zelda attraction could be included at the park. However, there is no mention of Link, the princess, or Ganon in this video.