With Super Nintendo World officially open at Universal Studios Japan after the attraction opened earlier this year, one of the park’s next stops will be Universal Studios Hollywood. We don’t yet know for sure when the attraction will open in Hollywood, but whatever the plans, Nintendo and Universal Studios are apparently set to start announcing the opening in a new way. The pair announced a new Super Nintendo World product on Friday to show off some of the characters you’ll see as you walk through the park once Super Nintendo World opens in California.
The merch only features a small sample of Super Mario Bros. characters. to start with Mario, Luigi, Peach and Yoshi featured in the collection of articles shared this week. Mario and Yoshi both take the form of plush figures with Mario and Luigi hats on sale as well. Mario and Peach are also pictured on the backs of some drawstring backpacks.
Items are available for a limited time at the Universal Studio store in the park. pic.twitter.com/00Fx0lad1N
– Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 6, 2021
There is one big caveat with this merch, however. Since it is intended to announce the opening of Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood, it will only be sold in Hollywood. You can pick up the equipment now if you plan to go to the park in the near future as it will only be available for a limited time, but unless you buy it that way your next best bet is probably a bloated eBay listing from a third party seller.
One thing you can get from home and for free are ongoing updates on the progress of Super Nintendo World in California. We have park-themed accounts on YouTube and other social platforms to thank for this with people dutifully cataloging the construction of the attraction at its new location. These types of updates offer limited views of animatronics, sections of the park resembling different key regions of the Mushroom Kingdom, and other glimpses of iconic Mario legends. We can probably expect to receive a lot more before the park plans are finalized and an opening date is announced.