Super Nintendo World to open with real life Mario Kart & character-inspired food

Super Nintendo World will serve Mario Bros. themed food when it opens this February.

The Japanese theme park, which has been built in Osaka, shared pictures of some of the delicacies that will be available – and they look totally adorable.

According to Nintendo Life, thrill-seekers will be able to sample Mario Bacon and Cheese Burgers and a Piranha Plant Caprese salad.

They’ll also get the option to dig into the cutest pizza we’ve ever seen – a “Super Mushroom Pizza Bowl” that’s shaped like the character Toad.

Then to satisfy their sweet cravings, guests may want to dig into a sweet tiramisu that resembles a Question Block.

The food isn’t the only exciting launch we have to look forward to.

Gamers will be able to enjoy Super Mario themed attractions.

On the Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge ride, guests will be in the driving seat of their own vehicles as they whiz around racecourses created by AR and projection mapping.

Thomas Geraghty, one of the people who thought-up the ride, told local media: "Guests will join their favourite characters immersed in augmented reality, steering their way through the Mushroom Kingdom, throwing shells at Koopalings, as they race to the finish."

And as they make their way around Super Nintendo World, they can use real life “power-up bands” to interact with different activities.

Using an app to track different locations, they can compete with other tourists and collect coins to win prizes.

Each band is said to be inspired by different characters – including Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Princess Daisy, Toad and Yoshi.

Another exciting areas of the park is Bowser’s Castle, which boasts its own grand staircase and statues of the popular characters.

And a third popular part of Super Nintendo World is bound to be the Yoshi’s Adventures ride.

The attraction, dedicated to the popular character, boasts spectacular views of the theme park as well as animatronic scenes.

Fans will also be able to purchase Mario-themed merchandise, including Luigi and Mario's trademark hats and dungarees.

Super Nintendo World was set to open ahead of this year’s Tokyo Olympics but it was pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic.

There were hopes it would be able to welcome guests in 2020 but these were scuppered.

The official opening date is on February 4 – and we can’t wait!

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