Yoshi's Adventure

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Yoshi's Adventure
Photograph of the vehicle boarding area
Universal Studios Japan
AreaSuper Nintendo World
Coordinates34°40′05″N 135°25′50″E / 34.6679417°N 135.4305455°E / 34.6679417; 135.4305455
StatusOperating
Soft opening dateFebruary 2, 2021 (2021-02-02)
Opening dateMarch 18, 2021 (2021-03-18)
Universal Epic Universe
AreaSuper Nintendo World
StatusUnder construction
Opening dateSummer 2025[1]
Ride statistics
Attraction typeOmnimover
ManufacturerMTS Systems Corporation
DesignerUniversal Creative
ThemeYoshi
Vehicle typeYoshi
Riders per vehicle2
Rows2
Riders per row1
Participants per group4
Duration5:00
Height restriction106.68 cm (3 ft 6 in)
Single rider line available

Yoshi's Adventure[a] is an omnimover ride themed after the Yoshi character and spin-off series in Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan, with an upcoming version at Universal Epic Universe.

History[edit]

The layout of Yoshi's Adventure was revealed across several years worth of leaked photographs, patents, and construction.[2][3] The attraction was formally unveiled by Universal on November 30, 2020.[4] The attraction then opened alongside Universal Studios Japan's Super Nintendo World on March 18, 2021.[5][6]

This ride, alongside the rest of Universal Studios Japan, was temporarily closed on April 25, 2021 amid rising concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic;[7] the park reopened in June of the same year, maintaining enhanced health and safety protocols.[8][9]

The attraction suffered two accidents during late 2021, with a Goomba stack animatronic falling onto the ride during operation on August 12, 2021,[10] and a fire starting in one of the ride's indoor areas on November 23, 2021.[11] This caused the ride to close again for two months, and re-opened again on January 16, 2022.[12] Neither accidents led to any park guest injuries.

The presence of Yoshi's Adventure in Universal Studios Hollywood's version of Super Nintendo World had been speculated, but construction revealed that the attraction was not being built in Hollywood, due to the Lower Lot of the theme park having limited available space.[13][14]

In January 2023, a clone of the attraction was announced for Universal Epic Universe, scheduled to open in Summer 2025.[1]

Ride description[edit]

Queue[edit]

Guests enter the queue through a yellow Warp Pipe at the base of "Mount Beanpole," with signage resembling the spin-off series' logo. Guests then pass through hallways filled with objects from the series, such as Hint Blocks and Smiley Flowers, in an art-style based on Yoshi's New Island. The queue then leads to Toadette's house, which is built into a tree inside a forest, where she explains the ride. A stairway then leads guests around the tree and up to the vehicle boarding area.[15]

Layout[edit]

The ride first transports attendees over a bridge, then into a Warp Pipe tunnel through a scene with two Yoshis carrying Baby Mario and Baby Peach away from Kamek and two Fly Guys, with Poochy nodding his head at passing vehicles at the pipe's exit. A viewport within the first pipe tunnel shows a view out into space with Starship Mario. Exiting the pipe, riders encounter several Baby Yoshis in desert and jungle areas, and finally pass Captain Toad's location at the end of the jungle.

Each ride vehicle has three Yoshi Egg shaped buttons on a dashboard, colored in blue, green, and red. If guests press the buttons in their vehicle as they pass the corresponding eggs during the attraction, they earn additional character stamps within the Universal Studios smartphone applications.[15]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Japanese: ヨッシー・アドベンチャー, Hepburn: Yosshī Adobenchā

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stella, Alicia (January 2, 2023). "Everything We Know About Epic Universe: Super Nintendo Word". Theme Park Stop. Theme Park Stop LLC. Retrieved August 16, 2023.
  2. ^ "Rumour: Super Nintendo World Rides And Layout Potentially Revealed In "Leaked" Images". Nintendo Life. July 8, 2019. Retrieved November 21, 2022.
  3. ^ "Yoshi- Articles". Orlando ParkStop. Retrieved November 21, 2022.
  4. ^ Glenn, Brian. "Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan to open February 4, 2021". Inside Universal. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
  5. ^ Steen, Emma. "Super Nintendo World opens at Universal Studios Japan today". Time Out Tokyo. Retrieved March 18, 2021.
  6. ^ "Super Nintendo World opens in Japan after Covid delays". BBC News. March 18, 2021. Retrieved March 19, 2021.
  7. ^ "Super Nintendo World Forced To Close Just One Month After Opening". Nintendo Life. April 23, 2021. Retrieved July 2, 2021.
  8. ^ "Super Nintendo World In Japan Has Officially Reopened". Nintendo Life. June 8, 2021. Retrieved July 2, 2021.
  9. ^ "Super Nintendo World Reopens Following COVID-19 Closure In April". ScreenRant. June 8, 2021. Retrieved July 2, 2021.
  10. ^ "Goombas Topple Over At Super Nintendo World's Yoshi Ride". Kotaku. August 12, 2021. Retrieved November 21, 2022.
  11. ^ "Fire Breaks Out At Super Nintendo World's Yoshi Ride, Park Forced To Temporarily Close". Nintendo Life. November 24, 2021. Retrieved November 21, 2022.
  12. ^ "Yoshi's Adventure Ride Finally Reopens Nearly Two Months After Fire in Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan - WDW News Today". wdwnt.com. January 16, 2022. Retrieved November 21, 2022.
  13. ^ "Super Nintendo World News Update - Universal Hollywood Reveals Details, Donkey Kong in Japan and More". Orlando ParkStop. June 9, 2022. Retrieved November 21, 2022.
  14. ^ "Universal Studios Hollywood Archives". Theme Park Tribune. Retrieved January 21, 2023.
  15. ^ a b Kleinhenz, Marc N. (February 4, 2021). "Yoshi's Adventure: Our first time on the ride". Orlando Informer. Retrieved November 21, 2022.

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