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Niagara Falls to open Mario Kart-inspired Speedway this summer

Konstantin Sheiko
May 22, 2018

Niagara Falls, Ontario, is famous for its stunning waterfall that regularly attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world. The city is also dubbed ‘Canada’s Vegas” for the variety of entertainment venues that it offers to its visitors. 

If you have not been to Niagara Falls yet, here is one more reason why you should consider visiting it - the largest elevated go-kart track in North America will open in Niagara Falls just in time for summer 2018.  

Located in Clifton Hill, the coaster-style and Mario Kart-inspired Niagara Speedway will open June 1, 2018 - prepare to live out your childhood, or perhaps adulthood fantasy. The massive course will span 2,000 feet in length and be able to accommodate up to 36 go-karts at any given time. 

The karts will reach speeds of about 15 mph and each race will last five minutes, giving riders approximately three laps around the track. According to Harry Oakes, President of HOCO Limited who owns and operates attractions, restaurants and shops at Clifton Hill, "it's like go-karts on steroids. You drive on a road course for a portion of the race and then spiral up to about 40 feet, and then come down a long hill, kind of like the way a wooden coaster would be.” 

Travellers in Toronto, Buffalo, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and other nearby destinations can reach the track in just a few hours' drive or less. At the moment, the ride's opening is pending Technical Standards and Safety Authority inspections.