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Game On! Check Out the Wii U Tour at Downtown Disney Marketplace Through June 23

Darcy Clark

by , Disney Springs Marketing Manager

I may not look like much of a gamer, but in the late 80s, in between bike rides and multiplication homework, you could often find me playing Super Mario Bros. on my (original) Nintendo Entertainment System. (Honestly, I’ll never forget the first time I rescued Princess Peach!)

You can imagine my delight when I found out that Nintendo was coming to the Downtown Disney Marketplace to showcase their newest Wii U console and give guests the chance to test out some of their most popular games.

I had the chance to check out one of the living rooms currently set up outside of Once Upon a Toy. I loved playing New Super Mario Bros.and Nintendo Land, but my favorite part was posing for photos with props from some of Nintendo’s best-known franchises. (Mario? Yes, please!).

The tents for our event have just gone up, so you’re getting a first look at what’s in store. Looks awesome, right?

I think this offering will rack up big points! Hopefully, I’ll see you out there between now and June 23. If so, which Wii U title are you most excited to play?


  • Is there a list of the things you can get pictures with? Do the items change daily? I just REALLY want to take a picture with the Master Sword.

  • Do you know if the Game Disney Infinity is going to be shown?

    • Disney Infinity won’t be part of this event, but I did get confirmation that you’ll have a chance to play it at Car Masters Weekend, taking place June 15 & 16 at Downtown Disney West Side. I hear it’ll be worth the wait!

  • This was also going on at Downtown Disney in Anaheim, CA 🙂

    • Tina, did you get to try it out? What did you think???

  • I own a Wii U and it’s so much fun!

    • Steven, it was a lot of fun! It’s amazing how far video games have come since ‘back in my day!’

  • Her name was Princess Toadstool in the original Super Mario Bros, not Peach.

  • Nintendo AND Disney? I’m there!

    Are there certain hours the experience will be open?

    • Paul, the experience is scheduled to be open 10am – 10pm daily, weather permitting.

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