Los Angeles Tour
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The Los Angeles Tour was the twenty-seventh tour of Mario Kart Tour, which began on September 23, 2020 and ended on October 6, 2020. True to its name, the tour introduced a new course named after Los Angeles, California, aptly named Los Angeles Laps, marking the first instance of a tour taking place in the same country as a previous tour (the New York Tour; both cities are in the United States), and the sixth city-based nitro course overall (with the last one being Vancouver Velocity in the Vancouver Tour, eight months prior). However, the track itself takes place in Santa Monica as indicated by the Santa Monica Pier and the course flags welcoming players to Santa Monica.
This tour took place during the game's first anniversary, although the game did not commemorate it until the next tour, the 1st Anniversary Tour. It also introduced a new variant of Mario based on his Sunshine outfit from Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Odyssey. This tour also featured the first new R/T course since SNES Vanilla Lake 1R/T in the Trick Tour, being Los Angeles Laps R/T. The menu's background featured the Santa Monica Pier as the landmark for this tour.
The Los Angeles Tour reuses the Metal Mario Cup's bonus challenge from the 2019 Halloween Tour for this tour's Donkey Kong Cup, the Yoshi Cup's bonus challenge from the Paris Tour for this tour's Diddy Kong Cup, the Baby Mario Cup's bonus challenge from the Winter Tour for this tour's Hammer Bro Cup, and the Baby Rosalina Cup's bonus challenge from the Holiday Tour for this tour's Toad Cup.
Signature kart sets
In every cup, the driver which the cup is themed about is raised a tier on each track, making them a three- or two-item driver on that course. Up until the Ice Tour, a kart and a glider were also given a bonus for each race in the cup.
Gold cells indicate rewards exclusive to Gold Pass members.
Initial pipe appearance rates
In the Los Angeles Tour, the Beachside Pipe held 50 items instead of 100 items and contained these items:
Los Angeles Pipe 2 held these items:
In the Los Angeles Tour, the All-Clear Pipe held all regular High-End items, but only shot out one item at random and could contain any of these items:
Los Angeles Pipe 1
Los Angeles Pipe 2
The limited-time event where event tokens appeared began on September 27, 2020 and lasted until October 6, 2020.
1 - The date mentioned in the tweet is incorrect, as it is a day after the next expected tour starting date. The in-game news states the correct date: September 22 at 11:00 p.m. (PT).
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