The highly anticipated Super Nintendo world was set to open this summer at Universal Studios Japan before the state brought it in the coming years, but the pandemic and the delay in the 2020 Olympics pushed the opening back to next year. Osaka-based theme park will now make its debut with a unique café and retail experience to explore the upcoming country.
The store will offer T-shirts, pillows, key rings and other goods on the theme of the most famous plumbing duo in the world. Of these retail offers, in particular: Turn on the bands which will be available to guests visiting the country. These MagicBand-style bracelets allow guests to communicate with the mainland in ways similar to video game characters, including hitting question blocks to collect virtual coins.
The store is generally similar to the Hello Kitty store at the University of Florida, with a traditional store format lined with bold Mario features such as giant blocks near the registers and a mosaic of tiles that includes green pipes. The store replaces an existing retail location. The camera-shaped exterior façade is mostly in place with a few small Mario touches, such as large red and green hats above the two store entrances.
A small café will be attached to the retail store to replace Schwab’s Pharmacy ice cream. The cafe is much bolder in design with artificial grass floors in the dining room full of mushroom-shaped tables.
Along with a bolder interior, this is what could be our first glimpse into the food and drink offer for the new country. Since the introduction of butter beer in 2010, Universal has remained a leader in themed food and beverage offerings. Cross street, Springfield’s Fast Food Boulevard and Toothsome Chocolate Emporium showed what Universal is capable of when it comes to unique, highly themed food and beverages, which has led to much speculation about what Universal planned for the Super Nintendo World in this regard.
Two unique pancake sandwiches filled with cream and topped with fruit are the primary food we know so far. Taiyaki-style pancake sandwiches are in the shape of Mario and Luigi hats, flavored with strawberry shortcake or grape curd. Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach each get their own novelty with a straw in a unique soda drink.
Super Mushroom sipper cups with Super Nintendo World string will also be available. He also mentions on the Universal Studios Japan website that soft drinks will be available. This is remarkable because it is not the case in some other food themed places, such as the one in the wizarding world.
Although Super Nintendo World food and drink appears to be designed for Japanese audiences, it is believed that it will eventually be available in other Universal Parks, where Super Nintendo World is open.
Universal Studios Hollywood is completing the construction of its Super Nintendo World. The Singapore version was to hold at the beginning of this year, as the park, which is part of Resorts World Sentosa, is responding to the continuing decline in tourism related to the pandemic.
The company has yet to confirm when it plans to open a version of the country in Orlando, but is destined for Universal’s upcoming Epic Universe theme park. The leaked documents confirm that he was originally criticized replace Kids Zone previously at Universal Studios Florida be moved into the epic universe. The park has now also been suspended. Some speculated that Universal may look to move Super Nintendo World back to Universal Studios Florida if it continues to delay the Epic Universe.
It is not clear whetherMario Café and Store will also have universal countries other than Japan. The move in Japan may have been related to the warehouse space, with some of the items available in the cafe and shop probably planned as part of the grand opening ceremony. now a delayed country. The same problem does not exist in the other four centers. However, Universal can replicate the concept in these centers if the preview center is successful, whether for Super Nintendo World or other upcoming attractions.
Mario Café & Store opens at Universal Studios Japan on October 16 in the Hollywood part of the park.
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