Everything you need to know about the real-life Mario Kart track coming to Niagara Falls (PHOTOS)

Aug 16 2017, 3:44 pm

You may have overheard that Niagara Falls will soon be home to a real-life Mario Kart track.

What you may not be aware of, however, is just how awesome the Niagara Speedway is going be.

Behold, photo evidence:

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The Niagara Speedway under construction. Courtesy Clifton Hill

That there is a third of a mile of high-octane go-kart goodness. Comprised of 425,920 pounds of steel and 3841 tons of concrete, the Niagara Speedway is currently under construction with an opening date set for Spring 2018.

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Trial runs are expected to commence this October.

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Courtesy Clifton Hill

The attraction will be the latest addition to Niagara Falls’ Clifton Hill, the city’s most bustling promenade, and features a 40-foot elevated spiral track that drops down an undulated ramp into a race course. Imagine it as a rollercoaster where you have complete control of the car. 

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Courtesy Clifton Hill

mario kart track

Courtest Clifton Hill

“[The Niagara Speedway] will be the largest elevated track in North America and only one of its kind in Canada,” says Joel Noden, Director of Marketing and Business Development at HOCO Entertainment and Resorts, the company behind the project. 

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Courtesy Clifton Hill

Whether vehicles come equipped with turtle shells and banana peels remains to be seen.

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Courtesy Clifton Hill

mario kart

Courtesy Clifton Hill

mario kart

Courtesy Clifton Hill

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