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The World of Mario Kart is about to come to life in a big way now that Universal Studios Hollywood has announced that “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge” will debut in early 2023 for racers of all ages. Nintendo Fans will find themselves immersed in one of the world’s largest, most interactive rides to ever be imagined, seamlessly fusing augmented reality with projection mapping technology that includes real world set pieces, a moving ride track, and a one-of-a-kind experience for all!
The ride will be the premiere attraction when Universal’s Super Nintendo World opens at Universal Studios Hollywood, bringing park guests right into the exciting world of Mario, Luigi, and their friends from the Mushroom Kingdom. “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge”, will be located right inside Bowser’s Castle, where fans can access the fun through the iconic Warp Pipe from all the classic video games.
Here’s what Team Universal has to say about this exciting new ride:
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.
The sophisticated ride is a multi-sensory cornucopia of color, sound and movement that invites guests to navigate familiar environs through the creative use and integration of head mounted augmented reality (AR) goggles—a key point of differentiation that distinguishes this ride from other theme park attractions.
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 premise is simple but equally inspiring and challenging and will 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.
“Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge” raises the stakes for guests as an intriguing and repeatable ride with a variety of outcomes.
Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge info:
We can’t wait to hear more about what’s to come, with information promised to be shared soon. You can learn more about Super Nintendo World by visiting the official site of Universal Studios Hollywood or by visiting their other social media: Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.