Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge Photos at Super Nintendo World
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to step inside Bowser’s Castle? Well soon you can, when Super Nintendo World opens at Universal Studios Japan! The main attraction premiering with the land is Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge! This immersive ride is housed inside a massive replica of Bowser’s Castle.
The castle has a massive queue inside and is filled with fun details for guests to find. Guests will go through Bowser’s study, a Bomb-omb factory, a Mario Kart race filming studio, and more! There are even easter eggs throughout the queue from popular Mario games such as Paper Mario and Super Mario Galaxy.
After riding the wild Mario Kart ride, you’ll find yourself in a gift shop packed with wonderful Mario Kart merchandise! Click here to see what’s inside the shop!
Make sure to check out our full Super Nintendo World coverage on the land’s food, merchandise, popcorn buckets, character greetings, and 100+ photos of what the land looks like!
Mario Kart at Super Nintendo World
Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge is the main attraction at Super Nintendo World in Universal Studios Japan. The queue is inside is massive and we have tons of photos to show you! You can also watch our vlog walking you through the queue too.
Are you excited to ride Mario Kart: Koopa’s challenge and see its incredible queue? Let us know in the comments below!
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Book Your Flight
I personally use Google Flights & Momodo to find affordable flights. Another great way is to sign up for Scott’s Cheap Flights to get notifications of cheap fares, which happens a lot to Japan. You’ll sometimes stumble on cheap flights to Kansai International Airport.
Buy Your Shinkansen Tickets (Bullet Train)
Getting around Japan by the world-renown bullet train, known as the Shinkansen, is incredibly fast, reliable, and affordable for visitors. You can travel from Tokyo to Osaka in just over 2 hours. Get the JR Rail Pass to save a ton of money on the bullet train for your trip.
Book Your Hotel
Universal Studios Japan has affordable accommodations that are steps away from the Park with easy access to Osaka. I recommend checking prices through Booking.com followed by the hotels directly. Sometimes you’re able to score some incredible deals. Here’s a short list of hotels at Universal Studios Japan I recommend.
- The Park Front Hotel at Universal Studios Japan – You’re directly in front of the Park gates and have instant access to Universal CityWalk Osaka. The rooms are gorgeous, with restaurants and even a Lawson (Japanese convenience store).
- The Singulari HOTEL & SKYSPA – Attached to the train station is this simple hotel fantastic for those who want a comfortable, clean, and stylish place to sleep. After a long day at Universal Studios Japan, the rooftop sento (public bath) is excellent for unwinding and relaxing.
- Hotel Universal Port – This is an excellent hotel for the Minion fan in your family, only a 5-minute walk from Universal Studios Japan. It also boasts the largest breakfast buffet in Japan, that’s a must during your visit.
Buy Your Tickets & Express Pass
In advance, save yourself time and stress by buying your tickets and Express Pass for Universal Studios Japan.
Universal Studios Japan only offers free wi-fi at the entrance to the Park. That’s not enough to stay connected and share your day with everyone back home to give them FOMO on Instagram. Here’s how you can stay connected while travelling in Japan.
- Pocket Wi-Fi – If you’re travelling with a group or have multiple devices, this is your best and most affordable way to stay connected to the internet. Pick up and drop off at the airport. Easy.
- Japan SIM Card – If you have an unlocked phone and need a Japanese phone number, this is the best and easiest way.
Get Yourself Travel Insurance
While travelling aboard, having travel insurance protects you against injury, cancellations, illness, and other things you’re never able to predict. Whenever I travel, I always budget for travel insurance to protect myself. I’ve used it in the past, and I’m so glad I had it. My recommended companies are SafteyWing and World Nomads for travel insurance.
Learn More about Universal Studios Japan
Don’t forget to study our in-depth destination guide on Universal Studios Japan for more information on this beautiful park in Osaka.
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I’m just curious if there’s an alternate way of going up down those steps for people with disabilities.
There’s an elevator to go between the levels!
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