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Super Nintendo World

Universal Studios Hollywood
The newest land built at Universal Studios Hollywood, Super Nintendo World is a hit! The land takes you into the Super Mario universe and it is energetic. The world itself is colorful and alive, with plenty of moving animatronics on the outside of the buildings. There's one ride, a gift shop, a cafe, and a bunch of smaller activities to do if you have a power up band (sold separately).

Although Super Nintendo World only has one ride, it's well worth checking out. Mario Kart: Bowser's Challenge, pits guests against Bowser and other beloved Super Mario characters as they race down a thrilling track. Riders get to help steer their vehicles, as well as use power ups collected along the way. The queue for this ride is also worth checking out, with so many photo opportunities and hidden details to discover!

The power up band games level up the fun of this colorful world. They give the guests something else to enjoy aside from the traditional ride and food experiences we come to expect from a theme park. The games make you feel like you're a part of the world and that your presence is not only wanted but needed. It's an added experience we wish more parks would incorporate.

Top 3 Things to do in Super Nintendo World

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Ride Mario Kart: Bowser's Challenge
The newest ride at Universal Studios Hollywood is a thrilling race with two separate tracks. It's fast, it's fun, it's wild, and it's a MUST-Do! This one's great for the entire family, and the queue line is fantastic, with plenty of small details to discover.
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Eat at Toadstool Cafe
Toadstool Cafe serves up the most adorable food in the entire theme park. We attribute this mostly to its roots in Japan, but we're certainly not complaining! Everything tastes great here, and the kids meal are a great value for everything you get.
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Play the Bowser Jr. Shadow Showdown
Of all the power band activities, the Bowser Jr. Shadow Showdown is our favorite! This interactive game has you moving and waving your arms to repel bombs that are constantly falling from the ceiling. It's fun no matter what age you are, and you can enjoy some friendly competition with your friends or family.

Food & Drinks

Toadstool Cafe
American, Pasta, Desserts
Price: $10 - $20
Toadstool Cafe serves up beautifully themed food in a charming restaurant. Since it's new, there's usually quite a long wait to enter the cafe, and sometimes an even longer one to get your food. We recommend you get reservations as early as possible and heat there first thing if it's your priority. When you do arrive, be sure to try the Super Star Chicken Salad and the quirky burgers (that come with hats!). The chocolate covered oreos that come with the kids meal are also fantastic and shouldn't be missed, along with the cute tiramisu dessert. The Fire Flower Spaghetti is also pretty tasty if you don't mind a good kick to your pasta.

Rides & Attractions


Relaxing (Slow with Little or No Elevation Changes) | Mild (Slow to Moderately Fast with Potentially Higher Elevation)

Thrilling (Fast with Potential High Elevations & Loops) | Wild (Intense Speeds, Extreme Heights, and/or Loops)
Bowser Jr. Shadow Showdown
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Bowser Jr. Shadow Showdown is technically supposed to be the final game you play if you care about the order of the power up band games. However, anyone can join at any time, regardless of whether you're doing the power up band games or even have a power up band. The game lets you use your shadow to repel bombs and gain power ups, all while collecting points against your neighbors. It's quick but fun and adds a nice little workout to your day.
Goomba Crazy Crank
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The Goomba Crazy Crank is a power up band where you turn the wheel quickly in order to make the Goomba fall. This is a charming game that isn't very difficult. We have thus far not seen anyone fail at it, regardless of age or arm strength.
Mario Kart: Bowser's Challenge
Height: 48" alone | 40" w/adult
Intensity Level: Mild
For fans of Mario Kart, this ride lets you live out your dream as a racer on a lively track as you try to defeat Bowser! Your vehicle determines which player you are (Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Toad, or Daisy) and which track you get to ride. It's nice to be able to get a slightly different experience with each ride, especially since your game play will change. During the ride, you'll be able to help turn your car and send power ups in all directions to gain points. You can check your current point total by looking down. This fun ride is well worth the wait, especially with such an interesting queue to explore!
Piranha Plant Nap Mishap
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This power up band game is played outside, so you'll usually have a crowd watching as you play. The goal is to keep the piranha plant sleeping so that you can grab a key. Unfortunately, someone seems to have set a bunch of alarm clocks to go off at the same time, so you'll need to run around and shut them off to prevent the piranaha plant from waking. This fast-paced game is great to play with family and friends and so interesting to watch while you're waiting.
Princess Peach Meetup
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Every so often, Princess Peach visits her gazebo (in front of her castle) where she happily greets fans and takes pictures with them. She's a non-speaking character, but she does make adorable gestures and poses for photos.
Thwomp Panel Panic
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Thwomp Panel Panic is another power up band game that's best enjoyed as a group. The screen will show a board filled with yellow and blue squares. Your team must decide on one color to turn the board and then touch the individual squares to change them to that color. Some squares affect the squares around them, turning them the other color, so it can get a bit wild. The waiting area for this game is indoors, so it's a nice break from the outdoor sun.
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