‘Mario Kart’ Racetrack for Kids and Adults Opening Near CNY
If you've ever wanted to combine an amusement park ride with a popular video game, we've got just the ticket for you. It's called the Niagara Speedway and it opens in Niagara Falls June 1st. The combo go-kart and elevated coaster is opening June 1st and is only a short drive from Central New York.
The attraction will be the largest elevated go-cart track in North America and will feature aspects of the popular Super Mario Nintendo game that took the world by storm in 1992 and is still going strong today. It's located on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. See all the pics and info here on the Clifton Hill entertainment complex website. The Niagara Speedway combines traditional go-karts with an elevated coaster-style track.
Each race (or ride) has a duration of five minutes and it will cost $12 per driver and $4 per passenger. Some quick info from the Clifton Hill website:
-Height Restriction, Driver minimum height 58" and maximum height 78"
-Height Restriction, Passenger minimum height 40" and maximum height 60"
-To carry a passenger, the driver must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
Fun facts on the structure:
-595,420 lbs of steel (approx. 300 tons)
-2,150 Linear Feet of Guard Rails
-16,763 Individual Parts
-1,832 Welded Assemblies
-19,100 Individual Welds
-36 Go-Karts going every ride
The Niagara Speedway is one of six attractions at Clifton Hill, which also offers an interactive Zombie Attack game, two different miniature golf courses, a wax museum, and the Niagara Skywheel--the impressive Ferris wheel affording amazing views of Niagara Falls.