Universal Studios Hollywood has shared its first details on Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge, the new signature ride that will be opening with Super Nintendo World in early 2023.
Per Universal, guests and fans will find themselves immersed in one of the world’s largest, most interactive rides they have ever experienced – fusing augmented reality with projection mapping technology and set pieces along a moving ride track to debut a ride that’s unparalleled anywhere within the theme park industry.
This innovative achievement will propel guests into a multi-dimensional experience that recreates iconic environments from the Mario Kart games and where no two races are alike.
“Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge” is also one of the most complex rides ever built within the entertainment industry.
From the depths of the dungeon within Bowser’s Castle, guests will climb aboard stadium-style, four-seat Mario Kart vehicles inspired by the video game, put on their AR goggles “and then with a 3-2-1… GO! signal from Lakitu, they will be off to the races.”
The attraction aims to appeal to guests of all ages regardless of gaming experience. As part of Team Mario, guests will steer through courses underwater and in the clouds to compete for the Golden Cup while collecting coins to defeat Team Bowser and win.
Super Nintendo World will also feature interactive areas to be enjoyed by the whole family, along with themed shopping and dining.
While we wait for 2023, guests can visit the Feature Presentation retail store, well stocked with all the Super Nintendo World merchandise; such as Mario and Luigi themed apparel and iconic character hats and a selection of plush characters, including Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, and Bowser.
More information and details will be shared soon. In the meantime, guests can visit www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com for theme park updates.