The store will offer T-shirts, throw pillows, keychains and other merchandise themed to the world’s most famous plumber duo. Notably missing from the retail offerings mentioned are the Power Up Bands that will be available for guests visiting the land. These MagicBand-style wristbands will allow guests to interact with the land in ways akin to video game characters, including hitting Question Blocks to collect virtual coins.
Along with the bolder interior design is what could be our first glimpse at the food and beverage offerings for the new land. Since introducing butterbeer in 2010, Universal has remained the leader in themed food and beverage offerings. Diagon Alley, Springfield's Fast Food Boulevard and the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium have all shown what Universal is capable of regarding unique, highly-themed food and beverage items, leading to much speculation about what Universal had planned in this regard for Super Nintendo World.
Super Mushroom sipper cups with a Super Nintendo World lanyard will also be available. On Universal Studios Japan’s website, it also mentions that soft drinks will be available. This is noteworthy as this is not the case in some other themed food venues, such as those within the Wizarding World.
While the Super Nintendo World food and beverage items seem designed for a Japanese audience, it's believed that these will also eventually be available at the other Universal parks where Super Nintendo World is slated to open.
put on hold earlier this year as the park there, part of Resorts World Sentosa, responds to the ongoing downturn in tourism related to the pandemic.
The company has yet to acknowledge when it plans to open the Orlando version of the land, but it's slated for Universal’s upcoming Epic Universe theme park. Leaked documents confirm it was originally slated to replace Kids Zone at Universal Studios Florida before being moved to Epic Universe. That park has now been put on hold as well. Some have speculated that Universal may look at moving Super Nintendo World back to Universal Studios Florida if Epic Universe’s delay continues.
y of the Universal lands other than Japan's will also have a Mario Café and Store. The move in Japan may have been related to warehouse space, with some of the items available in the café and store likely to have been planned as part of the grand opening celebration for the now delayed land. That same issue doesn’t exist at the other four resorts. However, Universal may replicate the concept at those resorts if the preview center is a success, either for Super Nintendo World or other upcoming attractions.
Mario Café & Store opens at Universal Studios Japan on Oct. 16 in the park's Hollywood section.
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