You can Meet Toad at Super Nintendo World in Universal Studios Hollywood Starting Today!

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Head on down to the Mushroom Kingdom and meet Today TODAY at Super Nintendo World in Universal Studios Hollywood

Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood has taken the gaming world by storm since its grand opening. This visually spectacular land, located in an expanded area of Universal Studios Hollywood, has captured the hearts of fans with its vibrant colors, architectural ingenuity, and immersive experiences. And now, the Mushroom Kingdom has gotten even more exciting with the introduction of a beloved character: Toad!

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Toad, the loyal and courageous mushroom character from the Mario franchise, has begun to make appearances throughout Super Mario World, adding an extra touch of magic to an already enchanting experience. Whether you’re a long-time fan of Nintendo or new to the world of Mario, Toad’s presence will undoubtedly bring joy and excitement to visitors of all ages.

About Super Nintendo World


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As guests enter Super Nintendo World through the iconic green pipe, they embark on a journey filled with exploration, discovery, and play. The adventure begins at Peach’s Castle, a majestic structure that sets the stage for the captivating Mushroom Kingdom. The land itself immerses guests into the 360-degree world of Mario, Luigi, and Princess Peach, making them an integral part of the beloved universe.

One of the standout attractions in Super Nintendo World is the groundbreaking “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge” ride. This technologically advanced experience seamlessly combines augmented reality (AR) with projection mapping and physical set pieces along a moving ride track. Guests are seated in stadium-style, four-seat vehicles, equipped with head-mounted AR goggles that bring the courses to life. As part of Team Mario, riders navigate underwater and sky-high tracks, collecting digital coins and competing for the Golden Cup. The ride’s unique interactive elements and multiple outcomes make it an unforgettable adventure for gamers and non-gamers alike.

Super Nintendo World isn’t just about thrilling rides; it’s a land of interactive gameplay and delightful dining experiences. Mount Beanpole stands tall as a landmark and serves as the entry queue for “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge,” immersing guests in the excitement from the very beginning. Bowser’s Castle, adorned with a magnificent sculpture of the mighty Bowser himself, houses the signature ride and offers a glimpse into Bowser’s plan to defeat Team Mario.

To enhance the experience, visitors can don a Power-Up Band™—a state-of-the-art wristband that syncs with Universal Studios Hollywood’s app. These wearable devices allow guests to level up their adventure, collect digital coins, and participate in Key Challenges throughout the land. When riding “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge,” tapping the Power-Up Band on the ride vehicle’s steering wheel keeps track of coins collected and ranks riders against friends and family. The Power-Up Band also unlocks special interactions when meeting Mario, Luigi, and Princess Peach.

In addition to the exhilarating attractions, Super Nintendo World offers various interactive areas where guests can punch ? Blocks to collect digital coins and explore the land’s hidden gems using augmented reality technology. And when hunger strikes, the Toadstool Café is ready to satisfy appetites with a delectable menu perfected by Chef Toad. From Toadstool Cheesy Garlic Knots to Super Mushroom Soup and Princess Peach Cupcakes, the restaurant offers a range of mouthwatering dishes inspired by the Mushroom Kingdom.

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Super Nintendo World Red Carpet

No visit to Super Nintendo World is complete without a trip to the 1-UP Factory, the ultimate retail shop for gaming enthusiasts. Here, fans can find a wide selection of merchandise, including Mario and Luigi-themed apparel, iconic character hats, and a variety of plush toys featuring Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Princess Peach, and Bowser. The 1-UP Factory is the perfect place to commemorate your visit and bring home a piece of Nintendo magic.

The addition of Toad to Super Mario World at Universal Studios Hollywood further elevates the immersive experience and brings beloved characters to life. Whether you’re zipping through courses on “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge,” exploring the Mushroom Kingdom, or enjoying a delicious meal at Toadstool Café, Toad’s presence adds a touch of whimsy and nostalgia that will delight visitors of all ages.


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Chris is a Pennsylvania native who escaped the cold and relocated to the Orlando area. Our resident Universal expert, Chris has been visiting the Universal Orlando Resort since the 1990s. Chris is a Universal and Walt Disney World Passholder, and can often be found exploring the parks taking in the sites (and finding new things to write about!).
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