A swarm of Mario Bros. fans, dying to see Super Nintendo World first, overwhelmed the computer servers at Universal Studios Hollywood as season pass holders attempted to secure reservations for the new video game-themed land.
A computer network outage shortly after pass holder reservations began at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, January 5 forced the movie theme park to postpone registrations for Super Nintendo World previews until next week.
“We apologize for the inconvenience while we work through a network outage affecting Pass member reservations for Super Nintendo World,” according to the Universal Studios Hollywood Instagram account. “Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience.”
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Super Nintendo World features the augmented reality racer ride Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge, the Toadstool Cafe restaurant and the 1Up Factory retail store in an immersive land that makes you feel like you’re being pulled into a video game.
“You have drastically underestimated the gaming community,” wrote Daniel Martinez on Instagram.
The Universal Passholder website and official Twitter account will have updates on Super Nintendo World preview reservations at 12 noon on Friday, January 6th.
Pass holders can make reservations for Super Nintendo World previews “early next week,” according to the Universal Instagram account.
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Universal Season Pass holder Will Elizondo spent three hours clicking refresh on his computer hoping to get reservations for the Nintendo World previews.
“Now we can do it again next week,” Elizondo wrote on Instagram.
Angry Universal Passport holders took to social media to vent their anger.
“Why weren’t you prepared for this?” Cara wrote on Instagram, echoing the sentiments of many passport holders.
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The Super Nintendo World Passholder Previews – originally scheduled for select dates in late January and early February – remain unchanged. The new country will be officially presented to the general public on February 17th.
Super Nintendo World Passport Previews will be held at Universal Studios Hollywood on January 29th, 30th and 31st and February 3rd, 4th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th.
Pass holders can make reservations for all available preview dates – whether locked on the event date or not. Annual Pass holders reserve a time slot when making their reservation and can only access Super Nintendo World during that two-hour slot.
https://www.ocregister.com/2023/01/05/network-crash-halts-universal-studios-hollywood-reservations-for-super-nintendo-world/ Network crash halts Universal Studios Hollywood reservations for Super Nintendo World – Orange County Register