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USJ x Mario | Super Nintendo World: How to Get an Area Timed Entry Ticket!


USJ Super Nintendo World Area Timed Entry Ticket
Enjoy a stress-free visit to Super Nintendo World with this guide on Area Timed Entry Tickets

The exciting news is out: Universal Studios Japan has just launched the much-anticipated "Super Nintendo World"! Often called the "Mario Area", it's expected to be a hot spot for a while after its debut — so, to ensure everyone has a smooth visit, make sure to read our guide on how to get an entry ticket!


Ready to dive deep into Mario's world? Let's break down and demystify this entry system to make sure you have a blast! 🌟


The Area Timed Entry Ticket: Advanced Booking (Paid) lets you book your adventure in advance, but there's a small fee required. The Area Timed Entry Ticket (Free) and Standby Entry Ticket (Free), on the other hand, are totally free! Just grab it once you're at the park (subject to availability.)


Note: Sometimes, if it's not too crowded, you might be able to waltz into the Mario area without needing any of these tickets. 🎉 But it’s still better to familiarize yourself with these tickets so you can plan ahead. Have an awesome time in the Mario world! 🍄🌟


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Tip: A separate Universal Studios Japan Studio Pass is required before you can redeem the Area Timed Entry Ticket: Advanced Booking (Paid), the Area Timed Entry Ticket (Free), or the Standby Entry Ticket (Free)/Lottery Ticket.

Click here to buy your Universal Studios Japan Express Pass 

Area Timed Entry Ticket: Advanced Booking (Paid)

This is a guaranteed ticket that ensures entry to the Mario area at a specified time. With it, you can:

  • Guarantee entry to the Mario area.

  • Have a designated time slot for entry.

  • Avoid waiting in long lines.

  • Obtain it before visiting the park.

How cool is it to know you've got a spot in the Mario area even before you step into the park? With your entry time set, you can breeze through and make the most of your day! Just remember to grab your Area Timed Entry Ticket: Advanced Booking ahead of your visit. Here's how you can snag one:


1. Purchasing the Universal Express Pass

The "Universal Express Pass", which greatly reduces wait times for popular attractions, has a ticket type that comes with an admission guaranteed ticket to the Mario area. This includes access to Mario area attractions like "Mario Kart: Bowser's Challenge" and "Yoshi's Adventure"!


The price varies depending on the number of attractions where the wait time is reduced.

Ticket Type

​Target Attractions

Price

Universal Express - Premium

All

¥14,700 (tax included) and up

Universal Express Pass: 7 attractions

7 Attractions

¥9,800 (tax included) and up

Universal Express Pass: 4 attractions

4 Attractions

¥6,800 (tax included) and up

Universal Express Passes are also sold at the park on the day of your visit, but once they're sold out, that's it. So if you know the day you're heading to the park, better grab them in advance! For more details on the Universal Express Pass, check the official Universal Studios Japan website. 🎟️🎢

Tip: Admission is not included in the Universal Studios Japan Express Pass 4 / Universal Studios Japan Express Pass 7. A separate Universal Studios Japan Studio Pass is required to enter the park.

Click here to buy your Universal Studios Japan Express Pass
※ Universal Studios Japan Express Pass 4Universal Studios Japan Express Pass 7 

2. Use a travel package that comes with a guaranteed admission ticket

Some travel agencies offer packages that come with a guaranteed admission ticket or packages that include the Universal Express Pass (with guaranteed admission). For instance, JTB sells packages that allow you to enter the park 15 minutes before it officially opens, called "Early Park Entry." When using a travel package, please check if it includes the "guaranteed admission ticket."

Notes for the Area Timed Entry Ticket: Advanced Booking (Paid)


2. Area Timed Entry Ticket (Free)


Area Timed Entry Ticket (Free) at USJ Super Nintendo World
Apply for an Area Timed Entry Ticket (Free) upon arrival at the park

Next, let's discuss the "Area Timed Entry Ticket (Free)" that you can get upon arrival at the park on the day of your visit. With this ticket:

  • You can enter the Mario area at a specified time.

  • No need to wait in long lines.

  • It can be obtained via the official app or ticket machines.

  • Distribution generally starts at the park's opening.

The great point about this is that it's free! While there are two methods to obtain it — the official app and the park's ticket machines — the app is highly recommended. With a smartphone, you can get the Area Timed Entry Ticket (Free) from anywhere in the park and even secure tickets for friends or family simultaneously.


It’s recommended to register your studio pass in before visiting the park for a smoother ticket collection process (detailed steps below.) As for obtaining the Area Timed Entry Ticket (Free) via machines, you can skip ahead to “3. Standby Entry Ticket (Free).”


STEP 1: Scan and register the QR codes for the Studio Pass or Annual Pass for each person

Tap the menu button at the top of the screen → Tap "Timed Entry E-ticket” At the menu, tap "Timed Entry E-ticket” → “Register Park Passes.” From there, you can scan the QR code of each admission ticket.

  • The location of the QR code may vary depending on the method of purchase and collection.

  • You can register in bulk for friends and family.

STEP 2: Once you’re at the park, tap “Area Time Entry Ticket” at the menu

Tap “Get an Eticket”, then select “Super Nintendo World.” From there, select which travelers will require entry to Super Nintendo World, followed by the preferred time.


STEP 3: Check the details again, before you tap "Confirm."

  • Please save the QR code of the acquired e-Organizing Ticket, such as by taking a screenshot (you will use or verify this in cases like system failures).

  • If the park's entrance gate does not correctly read the admission ticket, you cannot acquire an Area Timed Entry Ticket.

STEP 4: Show your QR code at the attraction entrance

Show the QR codes via the official app — make sure you’re there on time or you won’t be able to enter. Now, enjoy the Mario area!

Click here to download the official app:
※ App StoreGoogle Play 

Notes for the Area Timed Entry Ticket (Free) Eticket


3. Standby Entry Ticket (Free)

Once the Area Timed Entry Ticket (Free) Eticket has been fully-redeemed for the day, you can only enter Super Nintendo World if you win the Standby Entry Ticket (Free) via lottery. After entering the park, you can obtain the ticket at the ticketing booth located in Central Park. This is the same ticketing booth where you can claim your Area Timed Entry Ticket (Free). (You can also get your tickets for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter here.) To reach the ticketing booth, take the first path on your right from the entrance of Universal Studios Japan.


USJ Super Nintendo World Area Timed Entry Ticket Ticket Booth
Redeem your Area Timed Entry Ticket (Free) or Standby Entry Ticket (Free) at the USJ ticket booths

How to use the ticket booth:

  1. One representative should line up to the ticket booth with all the Studio Passes for the group. The entire group doesn't need to line up individually.

  2. Choose the desired entry time for the area — Standby Entry Ticket (Free) must be acquired at least one hour before the desired entry time.

  3. Lottery winners will be announced one hour before the area admission time, so make sure to check the official app or the Studio Information Board!

  4. If you win, head to the Mario area at the designated time and present your QR code!

Notes for Standby Entry Ticket (Free)/Lottery Ticket:


Summary

Alright, here's the lowdown: Want to dive into the Mario area? You've got three ticket choices! If your wallet agrees, go for the "Area Timed Entry Ticket: Advanced Booking (Paid)". Missed it? No sweat! Just shoot for the "Area Timed Entry Ticket (Free)/Standby Entry Ticket (Free)" when you hit the park. A heads-up – they usually start giving out the "Area Timed Entry Ticket (Free)/Standby Entry Ticket (Free)" as the park gates open. So, check out how to grab one early and be on your toes!


Let's buy tickets in advance!

To save time waiting in line at the ticket counter on the day of your visit, it's highly recommended to purchase tickets in advance.


The advantages of purchasing USJ tickets through Klook:

  • No need for ticket redemption - just scan your smartphone for direct entry

  • Fee-free and accepts PayPay payments

  • No membership required (when using social login) for quick and easy purchase

When purchasing the '1.5 Day Ticket' and '2 Day Ticket,' you would typically need to redeem a regular ticket. However, with Klook, you can enjoy 'Direct Entry,' which allows you to enter just by scanning your smartphone — no need to wait in line at the ticket counter on the day of the visit or collect tickets in advance at a convenience store, making it a time-saving and hassle-free experience.

Click here to buy your Universal Studios Japan Express Pass 

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