Los Angeles Laps

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Los Angeles Laps
Los Angeles Laps in Mario Kart Tour
View of Santa Monica Pier from Muscle Beach
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Appears in Mario Kart Tour (2020 (1), 2021 (3), 2022 (2))
Tour(s)
Based on Los Angeles, United States
Santa Monica, United States
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Los Angeles Laps
The map of Los Angeles Laps from Mario Kart Tour
Los Angeles Laps 2
The map of Los Angeles Laps 2 from Mario Kart Tour
Los Angeles Laps 3
The map of Los Angeles Laps 3 from Mario Kart Tour

Los Angeles Laps is a race course in Mario Kart Tour. It is named and based after Los Angeles, California, United States, and as such it makes its debut in the city's namesake tour, the 2020 Los Angeles Tour. However, the course itself also includes landmarks from the greater Los Angeles County, such as the Santa Monica Pier and the Inglewood Oil Field. Los Angeles Laps has three separate routes, similar to Paris Promenade, London Loop, Berlin Byways and Sydney Sprint: Los Angeles Laps, Los Angeles Laps 2, and Los Angeles Laps 3. The second route debuted in the 2022 Los Angeles Tour while the third route debuted in the 2021 Los Angeles Tour. Unlike other city courses, each route of Los Angeles Laps takes place in an entirely different part of the overall track, thus every route has its own finish line position. The inclusion of this track makes the United States the only country to be represented by more than one city track, being this along with the New York Minute tracks.

The first route of this course is a favorite of Pauline (Party Time), Toad (Party Time), Mario (Swimwear), Mario (Sunshine), Fire Rosalina, Daisy (Swimwear), and Mario (Baseball). The second route is a favorite of Mario (Swimwear), Mario (Baseball), Mario (Golf), King Bob-omb (Gold), Waluigi (Vampire), and Chargin' Chuck, and the third route is a favorite of Pink Yoshi, Fire Rosalina, Pauline (Rose), Mario (Baseball), Luigi (Vacation), Mario (Golf), Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES), Birdo (Black), Petey Piranha, and the Pastry Chef and Ice-Cream Mii Racing Suits. It is also a favorite of Chargin' Chuck if he is at level 6.

The route labelled as the second route, Los Angeles Laps 2, released after Los Angeles Laps 3. This means Los Angeles Laps 2 is actually the third playable layout of this course.

Landmarks[edit]

Santa Monica Pier (left) and Dodger Stadium (right) in Mario Kart Tour
Santa Monica Pier (left) and Dodger Stadium (right) in Mario Kart Tour
Santa Monica Pier (left) and Dodger Stadium (right) in Mario Kart Tour

Several landmarks of Los Angeles and Santa Monica can be seen throughout each of Los Angeles Laps' layouts, which are 777 Tower, Beverly Hills City Hall, Capitol Records Building, Dodger Stadium, Inglewood Oil Field, Los Angeles City Hall, Los Angeles Convention Center, Muscle Beach, Rodeo Drive Walk of Style, Santa Monica Pier, Tongva Park, Venice Beach, Griffith Observatory, Getty Center, and the Westin Bonaventure Hotel.

Course layouts[edit]

Los Angeles Laps' course layout in relation to its other layoutsLos Angeles Laps 2's course layout in relation to its other layouts
Los Angeles Laps 3's course layout in relation to its other layouts
The city course's routes in relation to each other.

Los Angeles Laps[edit]

In the standard layout, all of the racers start the course on the Santa Monica Pier. Just after the starting line, the road curves to the left through a couple shops and onto the beach, then makes a slight left through a blue lifeguard tower. After continuing left, the course shifts right into a skatepark with multiple paths and graffiti of a Bill Blaster, some Bullet Bills, Bananas, Bloopers, two Bob-omb Plugs icons, two Red Shells, a Bowser icon and some Piranha Plants in a Warp Pipe. After that, the course shifts left underneath an elongated lifeguard tower bridge; the course then curves to the left where the rest of the beach is littered with a few Sidesteppers and an underwater section at the side. On the second lap, most of the water will disappear. Players can then make a slight S-motion into a double-lane road through the street, where they can alternate between the two lanes at will. After a wide turn left, the player then drives straight and back onto the pier, where the finish line awaits.

When configured for Coin Rush, signs will direct Gold Mario up the highest skate ramp while cars and buses will block off a lane in the double-lane road, making the collection of coins easier.

The course also appears as Los Angeles Laps R (reverse), Los Angeles Laps T (with ramps), and Los Angeles Laps R/T (reverse and with ramps).

Los Angeles Laps 2[edit]

The course begins in a different location from Los Angeles Laps, this time, the starting line is located on a road far away from the Santa Monica Pier, this is due to this route's layout not involving the pier nor the beach in any way, unlike the first route. Following a left turn, racers drive towards the Inglewood Oil Field. Taking a slight left turn brings them into the oil field, where there are multiple forks in the road. Each route features pumpjacks as obstacles. Players take a U-turn to the left to continue through the oil field, avoiding two more pumpjacks and a large water tower. A sharp right takes the racers back into the main city streets, where they cross a bridge on a long straightaway, before taking one last left turn back to the starting line.

The course also appears as Los Angeles Laps 2R (reverse), Los Angeles Laps 2T (with ramps), and Los Angeles Laps 2R/T (reverse and with ramps).

Los Angeles Laps 3[edit]

In the standard layout, players start on a street that runs perpendicular to the Santa Monica Pier. Just after the starting line, the road curves to the left in front of Tongva Park, then makes a slight right as it goes under a bridge (which is part of a road in Los Angeles Laps 2), and then curves left again to go through the Los Angeles Convention Center. The road curves to the right as it goes under the canopy of the convention center, and then curves left shortly before a Glide Ramp which sends the player over Dodger Stadium. After landing on the other side of the stadium, the player immediately makes two left turns before continuing down a curvy road towards Two Rodeo Drive. After going through Rodeo Drive, the player makes a sharp left turn to return to the finish line. In the reverse and trick variant, racers drive on top of the convention center. At the start of the curvy road towards Two Rodeo Drive, there's a small corner that can only be traversed through with the use of a Dash Mushroom.

The course also appears as Los Angeles Laps 3R (reverse), Los Angeles Laps 3T (with ramps), and Los Angeles Laps 3R/T (reverse and with ramps).

Appearances[edit]

For this course's tour appearances, see List of Los Angeles Laps tour appearances in Mario Kart Tour.

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Los Angeles Laps[edit]

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Los Angeles Laps 2[edit]

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Los Angeles Laps 3[edit]

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ロサンゼルスコースト
Ros Anzerusu Kōsuto
Los Angeles Coast
Chinese (Simplified) 洛杉矶环圈
Luòshānjī Huánquān
Los Angeles Loop
Chinese (Traditional) 洛杉磯環圈
Luòshānjī Huánquān
Los Angeles Loop
French Road-trip à Los Angeles Los Angeles Road-trip
German Los-Angeles-Strandpartie Los Angeles' Beach
Italian Panorama di Los Angeles Los Angeles' Panorama
Korean 로스앤젤레스 랩
Loseu Aenjelleseu Laeb
Los Angeles Laps
Portuguese Litoral de Los Angeles Los Angeles' Coast
Spanish A tope en los Ángeles A tope (phrase meaning to be at one's limit) in Los Angeles

Trivia[edit]

  • The third route for this course being released before the second route marks the second time a city course's layouts have been released out of order, after Berlin Byways 2, which released before Berlin Byways 1.
  • This is the first city course where the finish line is at a different location in each layout.