Niagara Falls’ real-life Mario Kart-style track has officially reopened

Jun 23 2020, 6:23 am

The most epic go-kart facility around is finally open for the season.

Clifton Hill Niagara has reopened this week, which includes reintroducing those with a need for speed to the Niagara Speedway Go Karts.

Niagara Falls’ real-life Mario Kart track is tall, fast, and Canada’s first-ever elevated go-kart racecourse.

According to Clifton Hill Niagara, the Speedway is a world-class attraction that combines the adrenaline-inducing thrill of kart racing with the remarkable experience of a roller coaster ride.


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When you visit Clifton Hill this time around, of course, you can expect things to run a little differently.

The area of attractions is now fitted with several hand sanitizer stands and markings on the ground to encourage physical distancing.

Visitors are expected to wash their hands frequently, follow the directions of staff, cover coughs or sneezes, and stay home if sick. Face coverings are strongly encouraged.

As for the course? Well, that’s spread out over four acres, with over 2,000 linear feet of concrete racing surface, running through a four-story helical spiral followed by a two-tiered coaster style ramp that runs into another spiral.

Boasting a 40-foot elevated spiral track that drops down an undulated ramp into a racecourse, driving on the Niagara Speedway will make you feel like you’re cruising on a real-life Mario Kart track.


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Tickets will cost drivers $12, and passengers $4, both per five-minute race. On top of the price, there are some restrictions to be aware of as well.

Drivers must be between 5’8″ and 7’8″. For passengers, the minimum height is 4’0″ and maximum height 6’0″. To carry a passenger, the driver must be a minimum of 18 years old, or be the parent or legal guardian of the passenger.

Get ready for the ride of a lifetime!

Niagara Speedway

Where: 4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, ON


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