Niagara Falls’ real-life Mario Kart-style track reopens after coronavirus case closure

Aug 7 2020, 9:24 am

The most epic go-kart facility in Niagara Falls has reopened after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 at the end of July.

According to Clifton Hill Niagara, the Niagara Speedway Go Karts has opened as of August 6.

The Go Karts track was initially welcomed back racers in June, but that reopening was short-lived prior to the coronavirus case.

“On Monday, July 20, at approximately 8 pm we were informed by the Niagara Regional Health Department that we had a team member who had been recently employed at the Niagara Speedway test positive for COVID-19,” stated its website last week.

“It was confirmed that the team member had adhered to all safety protocols in place, including the wearing of a mask, during each shift that was worked.”

Niagara Speedway said they decided to close the track out of an abundance of caution.

When it first opened, it announced that the area of attractions was fitted with several hand sanitizer stands and markings on the ground to encourage physical distancing.

Visitors were expected to wash their hands frequently, follow the directions of staff, and face coverings were strongly encouraged.

According to their website, “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. The course is 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. Though riders may feel like they are flying over a cliff at certain points during the ride, extensive safety features were built into the Speedway attraction.”

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