Super Nintendo World is opening soon at Universal Studios Japan, and we have plenty of details of the new land! Let’s take a look at the most important food in any theme park- popcorn Two new popcorn buckets have been released exclusively at Super Nintendo World. In addition, two new popcorn flavors are also making their debut: Caramel Peach and Mushroom Cream.
Make sure to also check out our coverage on Super Nintendo World’s merchandise, food, and more!
Super Nintendo World Popcorn Buckets
There are two buckets to choose from at Super Nintendo World! You’ll find them both at the Pit Stop Popcorn near the entrance to Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge ride.
Mario Kart Popcorn Bucket at Super Nintendo World
Mama Mia! This popcorn bucket is one of the most stunning at Universal Studios Japan, and costs ¥4,500 (USD$43) with a cup of popcorn! This bucket is exclusively available inside Super Nintendo World.
The back of the bucket opens up, and you can fill it up with one of the two new flavors in the land, Caramel Peach or Mushroom Cream!
The strap is adorned with characters and items from the Mario Kart franchise, along with the logo for the new Super Nintendo World land!
This bucket can also light up at night!
The Mario Kart popcorn bucket is available now during Super Nintendo World’s soft opening, and will also be sold during the land’s grand opening later this year!
Super Star Popcorn Bucket
It’s time to power up! The Super Star popcorn bucket is available now at Super Nintendo World, at a price of ¥3,500 (USD$33)!
The strap is covered in items and characters from Mario Kart, and of course the Super Nintendo World logo! Open up the back of the bucket to fill it up with one of the new flavors in the land, Caramel Peach or Mushroom Cream.
And of course, this popcorn bucket also lights up!
But wait, there’s more! The front part of the bucket is detachable. Just twist it off, and you can use it as its own separate light.
How cool is that?! With these two popcorn buckets, you’ll be the talk of the Mushroom Kingdom! Let us know in the comments below which one you’re planning to get when you visit Super Nintendo World! Don’t forget to check out all the Super Nintendo World merchandise before you go.
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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 yourself 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 shortlist 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 and have 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 great to unwind and relax.
- Hotel Universal Port – For the Minion fan in your family (I’m looking at you Mom and your Minion memes you share on Facebook) this is a great hotel 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
Save yourself time and stress by buying your tickets and Express Pass for Universal Studios Japan in advance. The less time you spend in line buying tickets the more time you have to enjoy everything in the Park!
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 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 had to use it in the past and I’m so glad I had it. My recommended company is World Nomads for travel insurance.
Learn More on Universal Studios Japan
Don’t forget to study our in-depth destination guide on Universal Studios Japan for even more information on this wonderful park in Osaka.
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