For our second day in Osaka, we headed to Universal Studios to check out the new Super Nintendo World theme park they opened in 2020. Since this park opened during the COVID pandemic we are some of the first foreigners to enter the park which is cool. Joe and I played the Super Mario Bros video game a lot as kids so we were looking forward to seeing this world brought to life.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Super Nintendo World
The park was fun, but it was so crowded despite the timed entry. There were several “challenges” you could complete with your powerband, but the line for each was over 45 minutes long and the challenge itself takes less than one minute and only one person can do it at a time. Once you complete three challenges you can do the final challenge to win back the keys to the castle. We didn’t stick around to complete the challenges because it would have meant standing in line for several hours. Plus I was hungry and wanted to eat a real meal and once you leave Nintendo World you can’t go back in right now. So we left for the day.
P.S. Super Nintendo World is coming to the US in 2023, so get ready!
Next up: Back home to Ohio for a week before I leave for Egypt. Leave me a comment below or email me if you’ve enjoyed reading about our time in Japan. I can’t tell if anyone reads these, and I would love to hear from you and what you think about Japan after reading my posts 🙂 did you add it to your bucket list?