Super Nintendo World will no longer be opening in 2020 due to the ongoing health restrictions worldwide, but, that doesn’t mean that Mario, Luigi and the vibrant world of their games cannot be enjoyed at Universal Studios Japan until then. Today, the brand-new Mario Cafe and Store has opened, and guests have begun to enjoy new food and drink items, get fun photo-ops, and purchase exclusive merchandise.
While the Mario Cafe and Store officially opens on Oct. 16, a celebration happened today and guests were able to enjoy a soft-opening afterwards. Perfectly Nintendo was able to grab photos of this new Mario Bros. themed area of the park.
The Mario Cafe & Store offers guests exclusive themed food and merchandise in an immersive atmosphere. The exterior of the cafe and store features oversized Mario and Luigi cap sculptures and the interior includes checkered floors based on the iconic Mario Kart racing flags, LED signs, and a luminous sky ceiling.
In a previous article, we spoke about the types of food, drink and merchandise options coming to the Mario Cafe and Store. The color schemes match Nintendo, while the wildly unique food offerings are something we have begun to expect from Japanese theme parks.
Guests can enjoy fruity cream sodas and pancake sandwiches themed to Mario characters. That Mario strawberry pancake sandwich is calling my name!
Even the trash cans are themed like the game, with the signature Mario-style font.
For those interested, these are the current food and beverage offerings in the Mario Cafe. The Super Mushroom drink bottle is $17.07, the fruity Italian cream sodas are $5.69, and the pancake sandwiches are $6.64.
The Super Mushroom souvenir sipper is sure to be a big seller. This iconic character from the games is expected to show up in many ways throughout merchandise, food, and even in the rides in the park.
On the outside of the Mario store are Mario and Luigi’s hats above the entrance and exit. With the correct camera angle, these hat decorations may look just right for a photo-op from below.
Inside the Mario Store is a ton of Mario, Luigi and Peach merchandise. Click on the photo above for a larger image where you can zoom in on the details. From clothing to household accessories, drinkware to miniature purses, this store seeks to offer something for all the fans of the Mario video games.
The “Whose Cap?” merchandise also appears to be heavily linked to this new store and land. The Mario and Luigi hats are sure to be a big hit for guests planning on visiting.
The new Mario Cafe has speciality signage, which looks especially fitting as neon at night.
Even the bags that guests get include Mario details, including the “Whose Cap?” theming.
The upcoming land is still not ready to announce an exact opening date, but guests are already enjoying new Nintendo offerings at Universal Studios Japan with the Mario Cafe and Store.
Are you ready to try out new Mario themed food and drink offerings? Which piece of merchandise looked the best to you? Let us know in the comments below.