With Super Nintendo World, Universal has promised a “larger-than-life Nintendo adventure. Mario and all his friends are there to pull you into a brand-new world,” said Universal Orlando Public Relations Vice President Tom Schroder in a statement last year. “You’ll enter an entire realm filled with iconic Nintendo excitement, game play, heroes and villains.”

So what types of attractions could visitors expect in the new land?

A trademark recently filed by Nintendo Co. Ltd. may offer some insight. The Super Nintendo World trademark covers the ways that the name can be used, from clothing to merchandise and more. The trademark also mentions other uses that seem to hint at what is being planned for the new themed area. One use particularly stands out: “Organization, management or arrangement of kart racing; organization, management or arrangement of motorcycle events and other events with vehicles.” The mention of “kart racing” supports earlier rumors of Mario Kart ride. The trademark also mentions “entertainment shows and events,” “games for handheld game apparatus,” and “hotel accommodation services; restaurant services.”


Other uses include rental of video game apparatus, video game events, entertainment shows and hotel services. The first Super Nintendo World is set to debut at Universal Studios Japan by 2020. Orlando will get its own Super Nintendo World, but Universal has not announced a date for when that expansion would open. In the meantime, Universal Orlando is set to open a new attraction next year: Fast & Furious: Supercharged. The attraction will be in the building that once held the Disaster! ride. Universal Orlando recently opened Volcano Bay, a water theme park near Cabana Bay Beach Resort.