Nintendo’s Mario Kart game comes to life at the brand new “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge” attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood.
The new ride is the main attraction for the theme park’s new Super Nintendo World area. Super Nintendo World and the new ride are scheduled to open on Feb. 17.
On the new attraction, guests will compete on Team Mario to defeat Bowser and his teammates in an epic race across multiple fan-favorite tracks, such as “Rainbow Road” and “Twisted Mansion.”
Riders will be able to collect coins and throw items throughout the race. The ride uses augmented reality technology and actual set pieces to imitate a race car driving along a track.
Guests will be given a Mario-inspired hat that attaches to goggles located in the ride vehicle. These two components will activate the augmented reality technology so visitors can be fully immersed in the race.
Before the race begins, guests will have time to familiarize themselves with the goggles and ride controls.
The ride also doesn’t have a prefixed ending, so actions taken throughout the race will affect which team wins once the race concludes.
No matter who wins or loses, guests will still see the famed Mario Kart trophy as the ride vehicle travels back to the attraction’s starting point.
Park visitors will also be impressed by the ride’s queue. The attraction’s line takes guests on a journey through Bowser’s castle, which features a massive statute of the famed Super Mario villain, lessons on how the mechanical “Bob-ombs” are made, and Bowser’s shrine to Princess Peach.
Universal Studios, Japan, also has its version of the Mario Kart ride.
The Japan-based theme park was the first place to open Super Nintendo World in 2021.
Universal Studios, Orlando, is also expected to get its version of Super Nintendo World within the coming years.
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