Rainbow Road (3DS)

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This article is about the race course from Mario Kart 7. For Rainbow Road as a whole and other versions of the track, see Rainbow Road.
Rainbow Road
RainbowroadMK7.png
Information
Appearance(s) Mario Kart 7 (2011)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (2014)
Mario Kart Tour (2019)
Cup(s) Special Cup (7)
Tour(s) Holiday Tour
New Year's Tour
Mario Bros. Tour
Baby Rosalina Tour
Trick Tour
Flower Tour
Marine Tour
Summer Festival Tour
1st Anniversary Tour
Halloween Tour (2020)
Mario vs. Luigi Tour
Winter Tour (2020)
Snow Tour
Mario Tour
Yoshi Tour (2021)
Staff Ghost 2:10.090 by Nin★Takamu
(Honey Queen with the Birthday Girl, Slim tires, and Peach Parasol)
Expert Staff Ghost 1:52.077 by Nin★Asakur
(Honey Queen with the Bumble V, Standard tires, and Flower Glider)
Wi-Fi Available (3DS)
Music
Standard music:

Moon music:

Course map
Mario Kart 7
MK7 RainbowRoad.png
Rainbow Road.png
Mario Kart Tour
MKT Map RainbowRoad3DS.png

Rainbow Road is the last course of the Special Cup in Mario Kart 7. The course has once again increased in length compared to previous renditions, but still shares a similar theme as its predecessor. Instead of floating above the atmosphere, it now takes place around the Moon and consist of few small asteroids in the background. As a result, unlike past Rainbow Roads, this incarnation features the player driving on off-road surfaces such as the Moon itself and rings of a planetoid resembling Saturn. It is the first Rainbow Road course to contain one lap divided into three sections, being followed by N64 Rainbow Road in Mario Kart 8. Due to its length, it is the longest Rainbow Road in the Mario Kart series; however, the Mario Kart 64 iteration of Rainbow Road takes longer to complete, as it is three laps long instead of one.

This Rainbow Road returns as a retro course in Mario Kart Tour, being the only course in the game containing three sections instead of being two laps.

History[edit]

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart 7[edit]

Along with Wuhu Loop and Maka Wuhu, Rainbow Road only has one lap instead of three. It is divided into three sections to resemble laps, with banners at the end of each section. It is the only course in the game with three sections to not take place on Wuhu Island.

When performing a trick on this course, it will have a slightly different sound effect than other courses; the same applies to SNES Rainbow Road.

This course has the most Glide Ramps of any course, with five. However, only the Glide Ramps going onto and off of the planet rings are mandatory.

Course layout[edit]
The start of the track. The colors on the finish line resemble the CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black).

The race starts off with a short straightaway, following with a sharp turn to the right, then left, going around a planet. Afterward, there are three platforms that the drivers drive and jump off each one (similar to area before the temple in DK Jungle). Next, players drive around another planet, but this time spiraling down. The track then comes to a rainbow-spotted Mushroom Trampoline, and then a sharp right turn. After the turn, players have the opportunity to snatch some item boxes and coins on a waving road (similar to Mario Kart Wii).

Section two starts off with a another sharp turn with a Glide Ramp, which activates the Glider to ride into of the rings of a Saturn-like planet. Players have to dodge holes, then try to hit some Dash Panels for speed boosts. Players then activate their Glider again after hitting the next Glide Ramp. Once landing, players take three turns, all loaded with Dash Panels. Next, there is another wavy road, but this one has holes in it. Once the drivers make it through the wavy road or fall through, they land on the moon, where they need to dodge rolling Chomps, and they can trick off of craters for little boosts. Though there's no water in the moon portion, its low gravity works exactly the same way as driving under water, so sometimes players can fly far with just one trick.

Section three starts with some conveyor belts that give little boosts, then leads into a turning tunnel with Dash Panels and Glide Ramps at the end. The track splits into two parts, three, then two, then fuses back into one. This part is filled with ramps that can be used to go through rings for extra speed. If players hit a Glide Ramp, they have to dodge asteroids, but try to pass through rings at the same time. The track ends with a part that increases in altitude, then decrease which leads to one small jump, and to the finish line.

Shortcuts[edit]
  • The first turn of the second section can be skipped or taken tightly by drifting off the red and white striped side of the road.
  • Time can be gained by repeatedly swooping far down below the planetoid’s ring and up again after the first Glider ramp.
  • Another Glider shortcut can be performed with the second Glider ramp by gliding off to the left back over the planet’s ring and landing after or on the second set of Dash Panels, skipping the turn.
  • The last turn of the course can be skipped by drifting off the red and white striped side of the road and landing on the final straightaway.
Staff ghost[edit]

The staff ghost is Honey Queen with the Birthday Girl, Slim tires, and Peach Parasol, and the expert staff ghost is Honey Queen with the Bumble V, Standard tires, and Flower Glider.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The course in Mario Kart Tour

This version of Rainbow Road returns in Mario Kart Tour. Various changes have been made to the track - it is noticeably flatter overall, with several turns being far less banked. The series of jumps following the first few turns have been aligned. The stars now have disco balls at the edges like the star on the spinning tunnel in the final section. The starting line now resembles a rainbow and has a star surrounding it, and the moon near the first turn is now a blue planet. Earth is also now visible in the background of the track, and the galaxy has been replaced by the Andromeda Galaxy. This course is a favorite of Lemmy, Birdo (Light Blue), Mario (Happi), Rosalina (Aurora), Daisy (Fairy), Fire Rosalina, and King Boo (Gold). This course is also a favorite of Rosalina (Swimwear) if she is at level 3 and Baby Peach if she is at level 6.

The T and R/T variants are two of three tracks in Mario Kart Tour that do not start in the same place as the original, the other one being 3DS Rock Rock Mountain T. For both variants, the starting line is now just after the spinning tunnel.

Holiday Tour[edit]

In the Holiday Tour, Rainbow Road appeared as the third course in the Rosalina Cup, the first course in the Baby Peach Cup, and the location of the bonus challenges in the Luigi Cup, the Dry Bones Cup and the Dry Bowser Cup. Its R variant appeared as the third course in the Waluigi Cup and the first course in the Pauline Cup, and its T variant appeared as the second course in the Wendy Cup and the third course in the Peachette Cup.

MKT Icon Rosalina Cup.png Rosalina Cup
3DS Rainbow Road
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of LemmyMKT Icon Rosalina.png MKT Icon Quickshaw.pngMKT Icon RedBDasher.png MKT Icon GiftGlider.png
Favored by MKT Icon BabyPeach.pngMKT Icon BabyRosalina.pngMKT Icon Birdo.pngMario (Santa)Pauline (Party Time) MKT Icon SodaJet.pngMKT Icon Streamliner.pngMKT Icon WhiteRoyale.pngMKT Icon TurboBirdo.png MKT Icon SuperGliderGold.pngMKT Icon LeTricolore.pngMKT Icon NewYears2020.pngMKT Icon Starchute.png
MKT Icon Waluigi Cup.png Waluigi Cup
3DS Rainbow Road R
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of MKT Icon Waluigi.pngPauline (Party Time) MKT Icon RibbonRider.pngMKT Icon PlatinumTaxi.png MKT Icon NewYears2020.png
Favored by MKT Icon Toadette.pngMKT Icon Bowser.pngMKT Icon BowserJr.pngPeach (Vacation) MKT Icon PipeBuggy.pngMKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon TurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon DoubleDecker.png ParachuteMKT Icon WaluigiWing.pngMKT Icon GiftGlider.pngMKT Icon SoaringJack.png
MKT Icon Pauline Cup.png Pauline Cup
3DS Rainbow Road R
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of MKT Icon Waluigi.pngPauline (Party Time) MKT Icon RibbonRider.pngMKT Icon PlatinumTaxi.png MKT Icon NewYears2020.png
Favored by MKT Icon Toadette.pngMKT Icon Bowser.pngMKT Icon BowserJr.pngMKT Icon Pauline.pngPeach (Vacation) MKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon TurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon WildWing.pngMKT Icon DoubleDecker.png ParachuteMKT Icon FareFlier.pngMKT Icon GiftGlider.pngMKT Icon SoaringJack.png
MKT Icon Wendy Cup.png Wendy Cup
3DS Rainbow Road T
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of WendyMKT Icon Bowser.pngMKT Icon Birdo.pngMKT Icon PinkGoldPeach.png MKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon YellowTaxi.pngMKT Icon JingleBells.png MKT Icon PinkFlowerGlider.pngMKT Icon NewYears2020.png
Favored by LemmyMKT Icon Peachette.pngMario (Santa)Yoshi (Reindeer) MKT Icon Landship.pngMKT Icon WhiteRoyale.pngMKT Icon Quickshaw.pngMKT Icon Macharon.png MKT Icon PiranhaPlantParafoil.pngMKT Icon FullFlight.pngMKT Icon GlitterGlider.pngMKT Icon SoaringJack.pngMKT Icon GiftGlider.png
MKT Icon Baby Peach Cup.png Baby Peach Cup
3DS Rainbow Road
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of MKT Icon BabyPeach.pngLemmy MKT Icon Quickshaw.pngMKT Icon RedBDasher.png MKT Icon GiftGlider.png
Favored by MKT Icon BabyRosalina.pngMKT Icon Rosalina.pngMKT Icon Birdo.pngMario (Santa) MKT Icon Daytripper.pngMKT Icon Streamliner.pngMKT Icon WhiteRoyale.pngMKT Icon TurboBirdo.png Peach ParasolMKT Icon SuperGliderGold.pngMKT Icon LeTricolore.png
MKT Icon Peachette Cup.png Peachette Cup
3DS Rainbow Road T
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of MKT Icon Bowser.pngMKT Icon Birdo.pngMKT Icon Peachette.pngMKT Icon PinkGoldPeach.png MKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon YellowTaxi.png MKT Icon PinkFlowerGlider.pngMKT Icon NewYears2020.png
Favored by LemmyWendyMario (Santa)Pauline (Party Time) MKT Icon WhiteRoyale.pngMKT Icon BumbleV.pngMKT Icon Quickshaw.pngMKT Icon Macharon.pngMKT Icon JingleBells.pngMKT Icon PlatinumTaxi.png MKT Icon FullFlight.pngMKT Icon StrawberryCrepe.pngMKT Icon GlitterGlider.pngMKT Icon SoaringJack.png
New Year's Tour[edit]

In the New Year's Tour, Rainbow Road appeared as the third course in the Baby Rosalina Cup, the first course in the Rosalina Cup and the location of the bonus challenge in the Metal Mario Cup. Its R variant appeared as the third course in the Luigi Cup, and its T variant appeared as the second course in the Birdo Cup.

MKT Icon Baby Rosalina Cup.png Baby Rosalina Cup
3DS Rainbow Road
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of MKT Icon BabyRosalina.pngLemmyMario (Happi) MKT Icon Quickshaw.pngMKT Icon RedBDasher.png MKT Icon GiftGlider.pngMKT Icon BabyMarioHanafuda.pngMKT Icon CrimsonCrane.png
Favored by MKT Icon BabyPeach.pngMKT Icon Rosalina.pngMKT Icon Birdo.pngMario (Santa)Toad (Party Time) MKT Icon SodaJet.pngMKT Icon Streamliner.pngMKT Icon WhiteRoyale.pngMKT Icon TurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon YellowTaxi.pngMKT Icon GlamBruiser.png MKT Icon PaperGlider.pngMKT Icon SuperGliderGold.pngMKT Icon LeTricolore.pngMKT Icon NewYears2020.pngMKT Icon FireworksParachute.png
MKT Icon Luigi Cup.png Luigi Cup
3DS Rainbow Road R
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of MKT Icon Waluigi.pngPauline (Party Time) MKT Icon RibbonRider.pngMKT Icon PlatinumTaxi.png MKT Icon NewYears2020.pngMKT Icon NewYearsKite.pngMKT Icon BabyMarioHanafuda.png
Favored by MKT Icon Luigi.pngMKT Icon Toadette.pngMKT Icon Bowser.pngMKT Icon BowserJr.pngPeach (Vacation)Toad (Party Time) MKT Icon Poltergust4000.pngMKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon TurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon DoubleDecker.pngMKT Icon GlamBruiser.png ParachuteMKT Icon DropletGlider.pngMKT Icon SoaringJack.pngMKT Icon GiftGlider.pngMKT Icon FireworksParachute.png
MKT Icon Rosalina Cup.png Rosalina Cup
3DS Rainbow Road
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of LemmyMKT Icon Rosalina.pngMario (Happi) MKT Icon Quickshaw.pngMKT Icon RedBDasher.png MKT Icon GiftGlider.pngMKT Icon BabyMarioHanafuda.pngMKT Icon CrimsonCrane.png
Favored by MKT Icon BabyPeach.pngMKT Icon BabyRosalina.pngMKT Icon Birdo.pngMario (Santa) MKT Icon SodaJet.pngMKT Icon Streamliner.pngMKT Icon WhiteRoyale.pngMKT Icon TurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon YellowTaxi.png MKT Icon OilpaperUmbrella.pngMKT Icon SuperGliderGold.pngMKT Icon LeTricolore.png
MKT Icon Birdo Cup.png Birdo Cup
3DS Rainbow Road T
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of MKT Icon Bowser.pngMKT Icon Birdo.pngMKT Icon PinkGoldPeach.png MKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon YellowTaxi.pngMKT Icon Quickshaw.png MKT Icon PinkFlowerGlider.pngMKT Icon NewYears2020.pngMKT Icon BabyMarioHanafuda.png
Favored by LemmyWendyMKT Icon Peachette.pngMario (Santa)Mario (Happi) MKT Icon WhiteRoyale.pngMKT Icon TurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon Macharon.pngMKT Icon JingleBells.png MKT Icon FullFlight.pngMKT Icon GlitterGlider.pngMKT Icon SoaringJack.pngMKT Icon NewYearsKite.png
Mario Bros. Tour[edit]

In the Mario Bros. Tour, Rainbow Road appeared as the third course in the Rosalina Cup, the second course in the Morton Cup, and the location of the bonus challenge in the Larry Cup. Its R variant appeared as the second course in the Shy Guy Cup and the third course in the Daisy Cup, and its T variant appeared as the third course in the Ludwig Cup.

MKT Icon Rosalina Cup.png Rosalina Cup
3DS Rainbow Road
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of LemmyMKT Icon Rosalina.pngBirdo (Light Blue)Mario (Happi)Rosalina (Aurora) MKT Icon Quickshaw.pngMKT Icon RedBDasher.pngMKT Icon CometTail.png MKT Icon CrimsonCrane.pngMKT Icon GoldSwooper.pngMKT Icon BabyMarioHanafuda.pngMKT Icon GiftGlider.png
Favored by MKT Icon BabyPeach.pngMKT Icon BabyRosalina.pngMKT Icon Luigi.pngMKT Icon Birdo.pngMario (Santa)Luigi (Classic) MKT Icon Streamliner.pngMKT Icon TurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon WhiteRoyale.pngMKT Icon DasherII.pngMKT Icon YellowTaxi.pngMKT Icon IcebluePoltergust.png MKT Icon SuperGliderGold.pngMKT Icon LeTricolore.pngMKT Icon SweetheartGlider.pngMKT Icon LumaParafoil.pngMKT Icon RainbowStarchute.png
MKT Icon Shy Guy Cup.png Shy Guy Cup
3DS Rainbow Road R
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of MKT Icon Waluigi.pngIce MarioPauline (Party Time)Rosalina (Aurora) MKT Icon BlueSeven.pngMKT Icon RibbonRider.pngMKT Icon PlatinumTaxi.pngMKT Icon SnowSkimmer.png MKT Icon BlueFlowerGlider.pngMKT Icon BabyMarioHanafuda.pngMKT Icon NewYears2020.pngMKT Icon NewYearsKite.pngMKT Icon RainbowStarchute.png
Favored by MKT Icon ShyGuy.pngMKT Icon Mario.pngMKT Icon Toadette.pngMKT Icon Bowser.pngMKT Icon BowserJr.pngPeach (Vacation)Mario (Classic) MKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon TurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon Super1.pngMKT Icon DoubleDecker.pngMKT Icon CometTail.png ParachuteMKT Icon GoldSwooper.pngMKT Icon SoaringJack.pngMKT Icon GiftGlider.png
MKT Icon Daisy Cup.png Daisy Cup
3DS Rainbow Road R
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of MKT Icon Waluigi.pngIce MarioPauline (Party Time)Rosalina (Aurora) MKT Icon BlueSeven.pngMKT Icon RibbonRider.pngMKT Icon PlatinumTaxi.pngMKT Icon SnowSkimmer.png MKT Icon BlueFlowerGlider.pngMKT Icon BabyMarioHanafuda.pngMKT Icon NewYears2020.pngMKT Icon NewYearsKite.pngMKT Icon RainbowStarchute.png
Favored by DaisyMKT Icon Toadette.pngMKT Icon Luigi.pngMKT Icon Bowser.pngMKT Icon BowserJr.pngPeach (Vacation)Luigi (Classic) MKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon TurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon DasherII.pngMKT Icon DoubleDecker.pngMKT Icon CometTail.png ParachuteMKT Icon GoldSwooper.pngMKT Icon SoaringJack.pngMKT Icon GiftGlider.png
MKT Icon Ludwig Cup.png Ludwig Cup
3DS Rainbow Road T
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of MKT Icon Bowser.pngMKT Icon Birdo.pngIce MarioMKT Icon PinkGoldPeach.png MKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon YellowTaxi.pngMKT Icon IcebluePoltergust.pngMKT Icon CometTail.png MKT Icon PinkFlowerGlider.pngMKT Icon NewYears2020.pngMKT Icon BabyMarioHanafuda.pngMKT Icon RainbowStarchute.png
Favored by LemmyLudwigWendyMKT Icon Luigi.pngMKT Icon Peachette.pngMario (Santa)Luigi (Classic) MKT Icon TurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon WhiteRoyale.pngMKT Icon DasherII.pngMKT Icon Quickshaw.pngMKT Icon Macharon.pngMKT Icon JingleBells.pngMKT Icon SnowSkimmer.png MKT Icon BlueFlowerGlider.pngMKT Icon FullFlight.pngMKT Icon GlitterGlider.pngMKT Icon SoaringJack.png
MKT Icon Morton Cup.png Morton Cup
3DS Rainbow Road
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of LemmyBirdo (Light Blue)Mario (Happi)Rosalina (Aurora) MKT Icon RedBDasher.pngMKT Icon Quickshaw.pngMKT Icon CometTail.png MKT Icon CrimsonCrane.pngMKT Icon GoldSwooper.pngMKT Icon BabyMarioHanafuda.pngMKT Icon GiftGlider.png
Favored by MKT Icon BabyPeach.pngMKT Icon BabyRosalina.pngMortonMKT Icon Mario.pngMKT Icon Rosalina.pngMKT Icon Birdo.pngMario (Santa)Mario (Classic) MKT Icon Streamliner.pngMKT Icon TurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon WhiteRoyale.pngMKT Icon Super1.pngMKT Icon YellowTaxi.pngMKT Icon IcebluePoltergust.png MKT Icon SuperGliderGold.pngMKT Icon LeTricolore.pngMKT Icon SweetheartGlider.pngMKT Icon LumaParafoil.pngMKT Icon RainbowStarchute.png
Baby Rosalina Tour[edit]

In the Baby Rosalina Tour, Rainbow Road appeared as the location of the bonus challenge in the Peachette Cup. Its R/T variant appeared as the second course in the Rosalina Cup.

MKT Icon Rosalina Cup.png Rosalina Cup
3DS Rainbow Road R/T
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of Ice MarioGold Koopa (Freerunning)MKT Icon PinkGoldPeach.pngRosalina (Aurora) MKT Icon SodaJet.pngMKT Icon DarkClown.pngMKT Icon GildedPrancer.pngMKT Icon IcebluePoltergust.pngMKT Icon CometTail.png MKT Icon HeartBalloons.pngMKT Icon FireworksParachute.pngMKT Icon BlizzardBalloons.pngMKT Icon SweetheartGlider.pngMKT Icon RainbowStarchute.png
Favored by MKT Icon Rosalina.pngMKT Icon Birdo.pngRosalina (Halloween)Penguin LuigiBaby Rosalina (Detective) MKT Icon Royale.pngMKT Icon BlueSeven.pngMKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon ParaWing.pngMKT Icon TeaCoupe.pngMKT Icon RibbonRider.png ParachuteMKT Icon PinkFlowerGlider.pngMKT Icon PlaidRibbon.pngMKT Icon PurpleOilpaperUmbrella.pngMKT Icon StrawberryCrepe.pngMKT Icon NewYearsKite.pngMKT Icon LumaParafoil.png
Trick Tour[edit]

In the Trick Tour, Rainbow Road appeared as the location of the bonus challenge in the Rosalina Cup. Its R/T variant appeared as the third course in the Waluigi Cup.

MKT Icon Waluigi Cup.png Waluigi Cup
3DS Rainbow Road R/T
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of Ice MarioMKT Icon PinkGoldPeach.pngRosalina (Aurora)Gold Koopa (Freerunning)Dry Bones (Gold) MKT Icon SodaJet.pngMKT Icon DarkClown.pngMKT Icon GildedPrancer.pngMKT Icon IcebluePoltergust.pngMKT Icon CometTail.pngMKT Icon BrightBunny.png MKT Icon HeartBalloons.pngMKT Icon FireworksParachute.pngMKT Icon BlizzardBalloons.pngMKT Icon SweetheartGlider.pngMKT Icon RainbowStarchute.png
Favored by MKT Icon Waluigi.pngMKT Icon Birdo.pngMKT Icon IceBro.pngRosalina (Halloween)Penguin LuigiBuilder Toad MKT Icon Royale.pngMKT Icon BlueSeven.pngMKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon ParaWing.pngMKT Icon RibbonRider.pngMKT Icon ClankyKart.png ParachuteMKT Icon PinkFlowerGlider.pngMKT Icon PurpleOilpaperUmbrella.pngMKT Icon StrawberryCrepe.pngMKT Icon Starchute.pngMKT Icon NewYearsKite.pngMKT Icon LumaParafoil.png
Flower Tour[edit]

In the Flower Tour, Rainbow Road appeared as the third course in the Peach Cup. Its R variant appeared as the third course in the Mario Cup, and its T variant appeared as the first course in the Hammer Bro Cup and the location of the bonus challenge in the Lakitu Cup.

MKT Icon Peach Cup.png Peach Cup
3DS Rainbow Road
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of LemmyBirdo (Light Blue)Mario (Happi)Rosalina (Aurora)Daisy (Fairy) MKT Icon RedBDasher.pngMKT Icon Quickshaw.pngMKT Icon CometTail.png MKT Icon CrimsonCrane.pngMKT Icon GiftGlider.pngMKT Icon GoldSwooper.pngMKT Icon BabyMarioHanafuda.png
Favored by MKT Icon BabyPeach.pngMKT Icon BabyRosalina.pngPeachMKT Icon Rosalina.pngMKT Icon Birdo.pngMKT Icon MontyMole.pngMario (Santa) MKT Icon Streamliner.pngMKT Icon TurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon WhiteRoyale.pngMKT Icon YellowTaxi.pngMKT Icon QueenBee.pngMKT Icon IcebluePoltergust.pngMKT Icon BrightBunny.png MKT Icon SuperGliderGold.pngMKT Icon HeartBalloons.pngMKT Icon LeTricolore.pngMKT Icon SweetheartGlider.pngMKT Icon LumaParafoil.pngMKT Icon RainbowStarchute.png
MKT Icon Mario Cup.png Mario Cup
3DS Rainbow Road R
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of MKT Icon Waluigi.pngIce MarioPauline (Party Time)Rosalina (Aurora) MKT Icon BlueSeven.pngMKT Icon RibbonRider.pngMKT Icon PlatinumTaxi.pngMKT Icon SnowSkimmer.png MKT Icon BlueFlowerGlider.pngMKT Icon NewYears2020.pngMKT Icon NewYearsKite.pngMKT Icon RainbowStarchute.pngMKT Icon BabyMarioHanafuda.png
Favored by MKT Icon Mario.pngMKT Icon Toadette.pngMKT Icon Bowser.pngMKT Icon BowserJr.pngMKT Icon MontyMole.pngPeach (Vacation) MKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon TurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon QueenBee.pngMKT Icon DoubleDecker.pngMKT Icon CometTail.pngMKT Icon RoseQueen.png ParachuteMKT Icon HeartBalloons.pngMKT Icon SoaringJack.pngMKT Icon GiftGlider.pngMKT Icon GoldSwooper.png
MKT Icon Hammer Bro Cup.png Hammer Bro Cup
3DS Rainbow Road T
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of MKT Icon Bowser.pngMKT Icon Birdo.pngMKT Icon HammerBro.pngIce MarioMKT Icon PinkGoldPeach.png MKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon YellowTaxi.pngMKT Icon IcebluePoltergust.pngMKT Icon CometTail.pngMKT Icon RoseQueen.png MKT Icon PinkFlowerGlider.pngMKT Icon PinkGoldPaperGlider.pngMKT Icon NewYears2020.pngMKT Icon RainbowStarchute.pngMKT Icon BabyMarioHanafuda.png
Favored by LemmyWendyMKT Icon BoomerangBro.pngMKT Icon FireBro.pngMKT Icon Peachette.pngMario (Santa) MKT Icon TurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon WhiteRoyale.pngMKT Icon Quickshaw.pngMKT Icon Macharon.pngMKT Icon JingleBells.pngMKT Icon ClankyKart.pngMKT Icon SnowSkimmer.png MKT Icon BlueFlowerGlider.pngMKT Icon FullFlight.pngMKT Icon GlitterGlider.pngMKT Icon SoaringJack.pngMKT Icon SafetyGlider.png
Marine Tour[edit]

In the Marine Tour, Rainbow Road appeared as the second course in the Yoshi Cup and the location of the bonus challenge in the Toad Cup. Its R variant appeared as the third course in the Rosalina Cup, and its T variant appeared as the second course in the Bowser Cup.

MKT Icon Rosalina Cup.png Rosalina Cup
3DS Rainbow Road R
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of MKT Icon Waluigi.pngIce MarioPauline (Party Time)Rosalina (Aurora)Dry Bowser (Gold) MKT Icon BlueSeven.pngMKT Icon RibbonRider.pngMKT Icon PlatinumTaxi.pngMKT Icon SnowSkimmer.pngMKT Icon GoldCheepSnorkel.png MKT Icon BlueFlowerGlider.pngMKT Icon NewYears2020.pngMKT Icon NewYearsKite.pngMKT Icon RainbowStarchute.pngMKT Icon BabyMarioHanafuda.png
Favored by MKT Icon Toadette.pngMKT Icon Rosalina.pngMKT Icon Bowser.pngMKT Icon BowserJr.pngPeach (Vacation)Mario (Swimwear) MKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon TurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon DoubleDecker.pngMKT Icon CometTail.pngMKT Icon RoseQueen.pngMKT Icon GoldEgg.pngMKT Icon BlueSoda.pngMKT Icon CheepSnorkel.png ParachuteMKT Icon HeartBalloons.pngMKT Icon SoaringJack.pngMKT Icon GiftGlider.pngMKT Icon SilverBells.pngMKT Icon GoldSwooper.pngMKT Icon BlooperWingtip.pngMKT Icon CapeMarioHanafuda.png
MKT Icon Yoshi Cup.png Yoshi Cup
3DS Rainbow Road
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of LemmyBirdo (Light Blue)Mario (Happi)Rosalina (Aurora)Daisy (Fairy)Rosalina (Swimwear) MKT Icon RedBDasher.pngMKT Icon Quickshaw.pngMKT Icon CometTail.pngMKT Icon GoldEgg.pngMKT Icon GoldCheepSnorkel.png MKT Icon CrimsonCrane.pngMKT Icon GiftGlider.pngMKT Icon LumaParafoil.pngMKT Icon GoldSwooper.pngMKT Icon BabyMarioHanafuda.png
Favored by MKT Icon BabyPeach.pngMKT Icon BabyRosalina.pngMKT Icon Yoshi.pngMKT Icon Rosalina.pngMKT Icon Birdo.pngMKT Icon MontyMole.pngMario (Santa)Dry Bowser (Gold) MKT Icon Streamliner.pngMKT Icon TurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon WhiteRoyale.pngMKT Icon YellowTaxi.pngMKT Icon IcebluePoltergust.pngMKT Icon BrightBunny.pngMKT Icon BlueSoda.pngMKT Icon GoldCheepCharger.png MKT Icon SuperGliderGold.pngMKT Icon HeartBalloons.pngMKT Icon LeTricolore.pngMKT Icon SweetheartGlider.pngMKT Icon RainbowStarchute.pngMKT Icon SilverBells.pngMKT Icon CapeMarioHanafuda.png
MKT Icon Bowser Cup.png Bowser Cup
3DS Rainbow Road T
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of MKT Icon Bowser.pngMKT Icon Birdo.pngMKT Icon PinkGoldPeach.pngIce MarioDry Bowser (Gold) MKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon YellowTaxi.pngMKT Icon IcebluePoltergust.pngMKT Icon CometTail.pngMKT Icon RoseQueen.pngMKT Icon GoldCheepCharger.png MKT Icon PinkFlowerGlider.pngMKT Icon PinkGoldPaperGlider.pngMKT Icon NewYears2020.pngMKT Icon RainbowStarchute.pngMKT Icon BabyMarioHanafuda.png
Favored by LemmyWendyMKT Icon HammerBro.pngMKT Icon BoomerangBro.pngMKT Icon FireBro.pngMKT Icon Peachette.pngMario (Santa)Rosalina (Swimwear) MKT Icon TurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon WhiteRoyale.pngMKT Icon Quickshaw.pngMKT Icon Macharon.pngMKT Icon JingleBells.pngMKT Icon ClankyKart.pngMKT Icon BlueSoda.pngMKT Icon SnowSkimmer.pngMKT Icon GoldCheepSnorkel.png MKT Icon BlueFlowerGlider.pngMKT Icon FullFlight.pngMKT Icon GlitterGlider.pngMKT Icon SoaringJack.pngMKT Icon LumaParafoil.pngMKT Icon SafetyGlider.pngMKT Icon GoldCrane.pngMKT Icon CapeMarioHanafuda.png
Summer Festival Tour[edit]

In the Summer Festival Tour, Rainbow Road appeared as the location of the bonus challenge in the Bowser Jr. Cup. Its R/T variant appeared as the third course in the Birdo Cup.

MKT Icon Birdo Cup.png Birdo Cup
3DS Rainbow Road R/T
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of MKT Icon Birdo.pngIce MarioMKT Icon PinkGoldPeach.pngRosalina (Aurora)Gold Koopa (Freerunning)Dry Bones (Gold) MKT Icon SodaJet.pngMKT Icon DarkClown.pngMKT Icon GildedPrancer.pngMKT Icon IcebluePoltergust.pngMKT Icon CometTail.pngMKT Icon BrightBunny.pngMKT Icon SilverBulletBlaster.png MKT Icon HeartBalloons.pngMKT Icon PurpleOilpaperUmbrella.pngMKT Icon FireworksParachute.pngMKT Icon BlizzardBalloons.pngMKT Icon SweetheartGlider.pngMKT Icon RainbowStarchute.pngMKT Icon SilverBells.png
Favored by MKT Icon IceBro.pngPeach (Kimono)Mario (Hakama)Rosalina (Halloween)Mario (Happi)Penguin LuigiDaisy (Fairy)Toadette (Explorer) MKT Icon Royale.pngMKT Icon BlueSeven.pngMKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon ParaWing.pngMKT Icon Quickshaw.pngMKT Icon KabukiDasher.pngMKT Icon RibbonRider.pngMKT Icon GlamBruiser.pngMKT Icon GoldCheepCharger.png ParachuteMKT Icon PinkFlowerGlider.pngMKT Icon FullFlight.pngMKT Icon StrawberryCrepe.pngMKT Icon NewYearsKite.pngMKT Icon LumaParafoil.png
1st Anniversary Tour[edit]

In the 1st Anniversary Tour, Rainbow Road appeared as the second course in the Koopa Troopa Cup. Its R variant appeared as the third course in the Bowser Jr. Cup, and its T variant appeared as the second course in the Dry Bones Cup.

MKT Icon Koopa Troopa Cup.png Koopa Troopa Cup
3DS Rainbow Road
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of LemmyBirdo (Light Blue)Mario (Happi)Rosalina (Aurora)Daisy (Fairy) MKT Icon RedBDasher.pngMKT Icon YellowTaxi.pngMKT Icon Quickshaw.pngMKT Icon CometTail.pngMKT Icon GoldEgg.pngMKT Icon GoldClankyKart.pngMKT Icon GoldCheepSnorkel.png MKT Icon CrimsonCrane.pngMKT Icon GiftGlider.pngMKT Icon LumaParafoil.pngMKT Icon 8BitStar.pngMKT Icon GoldSwooper.pngMKT Icon BabyMarioHanafuda.png
Favored by MKT Icon BabyPeach.pngMKT Icon BabyRosalina.pngMKT Icon KoopaTroopa.pngMKT Icon Rosalina.pngMKT Icon Birdo.pngMKT Icon Pauline.pngMario (Hakama)Peach (Vacation)Mario (Santa)Rosalina (Swimwear)Waluigi (Bus Driver)Dry Bowser (Gold) MKT Icon Streamliner.pngMKT Icon TurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon WhiteRoyale.pngMKT Icon KabukiDasher.pngMKT Icon Macharon.pngMKT Icon DoubleDecker.pngMKT Icon IcebluePoltergust.pngMKT Icon BrightBunny.pngMKT Icon GoldCheepCharger.png MKT Icon SuperGliderGold.pngMKT Icon HeartBalloons.pngMKT Icon FareFlier.pngMKT Icon FullFlight.pngMKT Icon StrawberryCrepe.pngMKT Icon LeTricolore.pngMKT Icon SoaringJack.pngMKT Icon SweetheartGlider.pngMKT Icon RainbowStarchute.pngMKT Icon SilverBells.pngMKT Icon CapeMarioHanafuda.png
MKT Icon Bowser Jr Cup.png Bowser Jr. Cup
3DS Rainbow Road R
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of MKT Icon BowserJr.pngMKT Icon Waluigi.pngIce MarioPauline (Party Time)Rosalina (Aurora)Dry Bowser (Gold) MKT Icon BlueSeven.pngMKT Icon RibbonRider.pngMKT Icon PlatinumTaxi.pngMKT Icon GoldClankyKart.pngMKT Icon GoldPipeFrame.pngMKT Icon SnowSkimmer.pngMKT Icon GoldCheepSnorkel.png MKT Icon BlueFlowerGlider.pngMKT Icon NewYears2020.pngMKT Icon NewYearsKite.pngMKT Icon RainbowStarchute.pngMKT Icon BabyMarioHanafuda.png
Favored by MKT Icon Toadette.pngMKT Icon Bowser.pngMario (Musician)Peach (Kimono)Peach (Vacation)Baby Rosalina (Detective)Shy Guy (Pastry Chef)Wario (Hiker)Shy Guy (Gold) MKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon TurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon TeaCoupe.pngMKT Icon Quickshaw.pngMKT Icon CarrotKart.pngMKT Icon DoubleDecker.pngMKT Icon CometTail.pngMKT Icon RoseQueen.pngMKT Icon GoldEgg.pngMKT Icon BlueSoda.pngMKT Icon BlueBadwagon.png ParachuteMKT Icon PlaidRibbon.pngMKT Icon PurpleOilpaperUmbrella.pngMKT Icon LeTricolore.pngMKT Icon SoaringJack.pngMKT Icon GiftGlider.pngMKT Icon SilverBells.pngMKT Icon GoldSwooper.pngMKT Icon BulletBillParachute.pngMKT Icon CapeMarioHanafuda.png
MKT Icon Dry Bones Cup.png Dry Bones Cup
3DS Rainbow Road T
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of MKT Icon Bowser.pngMKT Icon Birdo.pngMKT Icon PinkGoldPeach.pngIce MarioDry Bowser (Gold)Shy Guy (Gold) MKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon YellowTaxi.pngMKT Icon Macharon.pngMKT Icon IcebluePoltergust.pngMKT Icon CometTail.pngMKT Icon RoseQueen.pngMKT Icon GoldCheepCharger.png MKT Icon PinkFlowerGlider.pngMKT Icon PinkGoldPaperGlider.pngMKT Icon FullFlight.pngMKT Icon SoaringJack.pngMKT Icon NewYears2020.pngMKT Icon RainbowStarchute.pngMKT Icon BabyMarioHanafuda.png
Favored by MKT Icon DryBones.pngLemmyWendyMKT Icon HammerBro.pngMKT Icon BoomerangBro.pngMKT Icon FireBro.pngMKT Icon Peachette.pngMKT Icon Pauline.pngMario (Hakama)Peach (Vacation)Mario (Santa)Rosalina (Aurora)Waluigi (Bus Driver) MKT Icon TurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon WhiteRoyale.pngMKT Icon Quickshaw.pngMKT Icon KabukiDasher.pngMKT Icon DoubleDecker.pngMKT Icon JingleBells.pngMKT Icon ClankyKart.pngMKT Icon BlueSoda.pngMKT Icon GoldPipeFrame.pngMKT Icon SnowSkimmer.pngMKT Icon GoldCheepSnorkel.png MKT Icon BlueFlowerGlider.pngMKT Icon FareFlier.pngMKT Icon StrawberryCrepe.pngMKT Icon GlitterGlider.pngMKT Icon LumaParafoil.pngMKT Icon SafetyGlider.pngMKT Icon GoldCrane.pngMKT Icon 8BitStar.pngMKT Icon CapeMarioHanafuda.png
Halloween Tour (2020)[edit]

In the 2020 Halloween Tour, Rainbow Road's R/T variant appeared as the second course in the Birdo Cup.

MKT Icon Birdo Cup.png Birdo Cup
3DS Rainbow Road R/T
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of MKT Icon Birdo.pngIce MarioMKT Icon PinkGoldPeach.pngRosalina (Aurora)Mario (Halloween)Gold Koopa (Freerunning)Dry Bones (Gold) MKT Icon SodaJet.pngMKT Icon DarkClown.pngMKT Icon GildedPrancer.pngMKT Icon IcebluePoltergust.pngMKT Icon CometTail.pngMKT Icon BrightBunny.pngMKT Icon SilverBulletBlaster.pngMKT Icon CrawlyKart.png MKT Icon HeartBalloons.pngMKT Icon FireworksParachute.pngMKT Icon BlizzardBalloons.pngMKT Icon SweetheartGlider.pngMKT Icon RainbowStarchute.pngMKT Icon SilverBells.png
Favored by MKT Icon IceBro.pngRosalina (Halloween)Penguin LuigiDaisy (Fairy)Toadette (Explorer)Peach (Halloween)Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES)King Boo (Gold) MKT Icon Royale.pngMKT Icon BlueSeven.pngMKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon ParaWing.pngMKT Icon RibbonRider.pngMKT Icon PumpkinKart.pngMKT Icon DarkTrickster.pngMKT Icon GoldCheepCharger.png ParachuteMKT Icon PinkFlowerGlider.pngMKT Icon ButterflySunset.pngMKT Icon PurpleOilpaperUmbrella.pngMKT Icon StrawberryCrepe.pngMKT Icon NewYearsKite.pngMKT Icon LumaParafoil.png
Mario vs. Luigi Tour[edit]

In the Mario vs. Luigi Tour, Rainbow Road appeared as the location of the bonus challenge in the Luigi Cup. Its R/T variant appeared as the third course in the Shy Guy Cup.

MKT Icon Shy Guy Cup.png Shy Guy Cup
3DS Rainbow Road R/T
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of Ice MarioMKT Icon PinkGoldPeach.pngRosalina (Aurora)Gold Koopa (Freerunning)Dry Bones (Gold) MKT Icon SodaJet.pngMKT Icon DarkClown.pngMKT Icon GildedPrancer.pngMKT Icon IcebluePoltergust.pngMKT Icon CometTail.pngMKT Icon BrightBunny.pngMKT Icon SilverBulletBlaster.pngMKT Icon CrawlyKart.png MKT Icon HeartBalloons.pngMKT Icon FireworksParachute.pngMKT Icon BlizzardBalloons.pngMKT Icon SweetheartGlider.pngMKT Icon RainbowStarchute.pngMKT Icon SilverBells.png
Favored by MKT Icon ShyGuy.pngMKT Icon Birdo.pngMKT Icon IceBro.pngRosalina (Halloween)Penguin LuigiDaisy (Fairy)Toadette (Explorer)Mario (Halloween)Peach (Halloween)Waluigi (Bus Driver)Wario (Cowboy)Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES)King Boo (Gold) MKT Icon Royale.pngMKT Icon BlueSeven.pngMKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon ParaWing.pngMKT Icon RibbonRider.pngMKT Icon PlatinumTaxi.pngMKT Icon RedTaxi.pngMKT Icon DarkTrickster.pngMKT Icon GoldCheepCharger.png ParachuteMKT Icon PinkFlowerGlider.pngMKT Icon CloudGlider.pngMKT Icon PurpleOilpaperUmbrella.pngMKT Icon StrawberryCrepe.pngMKT Icon NewYearsKite.pngMKT Icon LumaParafoil.pngMKT Icon SunsetBalloons.pngMKT Icon BulletBillParachute.png
Winter Tour (2020)[edit]

In the 2020 Winter Tour, Rainbow Road appeared as the second course in the Baby Peach Cup. Its R variant appeared as the second course in the Bowser Cup, and its T variant appeared as the third course in the Hammer Bro Cup.

MKT Icon Bowser Cup.png Bowser Cup
3DS Rainbow Road R
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of MKT Icon Bowser.pngMKT Icon Waluigi.pngIce MarioPauline (Party Time)Rosalina (Aurora)Dry Bowser (Gold) MKT Icon BlueSeven.pngMKT Icon RibbonRider.pngMKT Icon PlatinumTaxi.pngMKT Icon GoldClankyKart.pngMKT Icon GoldPipeFrame.pngMKT Icon SnowSkimmer.pngMKT Icon GoldCheepSnorkel.png MKT Icon BlueFlowerGlider.pngMKT Icon NewYears2020.pngMKT Icon NewYearsKite.pngMKT Icon RainbowStarchute.pngMKT Icon SunsetBalloons.pngMKT Icon BabyMarioHanafuda.png
Favored by MKT Icon Toadette.pngMKT Icon BowserJr.pngPeach (Vacation)Peach (Halloween)Shy Guy (Gold)King Boo (Gold)Bowser (Santa) MKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon TurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon RedStandard8.pngMKT Icon DoubleDecker.pngMKT Icon CometTail.pngMKT Icon RoseQueen.pngMKT Icon GoldEgg.pngMKT Icon BlueSoda.pngMKT Icon DarkTrickster.pngMKT Icon HolidayKing.png ParachuteMKT Icon SoaringJack.pngMKT Icon GiftGlider.pngMKT Icon SilverBells.pngMKT Icon JollyBells.pngMKT Icon GoldSwooper.pngMKT Icon CapeMarioHanafuda.png
MKT Icon Hammer Bro Cup.png Hammer Bro Cup
3DS Rainbow Road T
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of MKT Icon Bowser.pngMKT Icon Birdo.pngMKT Icon HammerBro.pngMKT Icon PinkGoldPeach.pngIce MarioMario (Santa)Dry Bowser (Gold)Shy Guy (Gold) MKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon YellowTaxi.pngMKT Icon JingleBells.pngMKT Icon IcebluePoltergust.pngMKT Icon CometTail.pngMKT Icon RoseQueen.pngMKT Icon GoldCheepCharger.png MKT Icon PinkFlowerGlider.pngMKT Icon PinkGoldPaperGlider.pngMKT Icon NewYears2020.pngMKT Icon RainbowStarchute.pngMKT Icon JollyBells.pngMKT Icon BabyMarioHanafuda.png
Favored by LemmyWendyMKT Icon BoomerangBro.pngMKT Icon FireBro.pngMKT Icon Peachette.pngYoshi (Reindeer)Builder LuigiBowser (Santa) MKT Icon TurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon WhiteRoyale.pngMKT Icon Quickshaw.pngMKT Icon Macharon.pngMKT Icon Cheermellow.pngMKT Icon ClankyKart.pngMKT Icon BlueSoda.pngMKT Icon GoldPipeFrame.pngMKT Icon DarkTrickster.pngMKT Icon HolidayKing.pngMKT Icon SnowSkimmer.pngMKT Icon GoldCheepSnorkel.png MKT Icon BlueFlowerGlider.pngMKT Icon FullFlight.pngMKT Icon Starchute.pngMKT Icon GlitterGlider.pngMKT Icon SoaringJack.pngMKT Icon GiftGlider.pngMKT Icon SafetyGlider.pngMKT Icon GoldCrane.pngMKT Icon 8BitStar.pngMKT Icon CapeMarioHanafuda.png
MKT Icon Baby Peach Cup.png Baby Peach Cup
3DS Rainbow Road
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of MKT Icon BabyPeach.pngLemmyBirdo (Light Blue)Mario (Happi)Rosalina (Aurora)Daisy (Fairy)King Boo (Gold) MKT Icon RedBDasher.pngMKT Icon Quickshaw.pngMKT Icon CometTail.pngMKT Icon GoldEgg.pngMKT Icon GoldClankyKart.pngMKT Icon HolidayKing.pngMKT Icon GoldCheepSnorkel.png MKT Icon CrimsonCrane.pngMKT Icon GiftGlider.pngMKT Icon 8BitStar.pngMKT Icon JollyBells.pngMKT Icon GoldSwooper.pngMKT Icon BabyMarioHanafuda.png
Favored by MKT Icon BabyRosalina.pngMKT Icon Rosalina.pngMKT Icon Birdo.pngMario (Santa)Rosalina (Swimwear)Dry Bowser (Gold)Bowser (Santa) MKT Icon Streamliner.pngMKT Icon TurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon WhiteRoyale.pngMKT Icon YellowTaxi.pngMKT Icon IcebluePoltergust.pngMKT Icon BrightBunny.pngMKT Icon GoldCheepCharger.png MKT Icon SuperGliderGold.pngMKT Icon HeartBalloons.pngMKT Icon LeTricolore.pngMKT Icon SweetheartGlider.pngMKT Icon LumaParafoil.pngMKT Icon RainbowStarchute.pngMKT Icon SilverBells.pngMKT Icon CapeMarioHanafuda.png
Snow Tour[edit]

In the Snow Tour, Rainbow Road appeared as the location of the bonus challenge in the Fire Bro Cup. Its R/T variant appeared as the second course in the Bowser Jr. Cup.

MKT Icon Bowser Jr Cup.png Bowser Jr. Cup
3DS Rainbow Road R/T
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of Ice MarioMKT Icon PinkGoldPeach.pngPenguin LuigiRosalina (Aurora)Pauline (Rose)Gold Koopa (Freerunning)Dry Bones (Gold) MKT Icon SodaJet.pngMKT Icon DarkClown.pngMKT Icon CrawlyKart.pngMKT Icon GildedPrancer.pngMKT Icon IcebluePoltergust.pngMKT Icon CometTail.pngMKT Icon BrightBunny.pngMKT Icon SilverBulletBlaster.png MKT Icon BlizzardBalloons.pngMKT Icon HeartBalloons.pngMKT Icon SilverBells.pngMKT Icon FireworksParachute.pngMKT Icon SweetheartGlider.pngMKT Icon RainbowStarchute.pngMKT Icon SnowCrystals.png
Favored by MKT Icon BowserJr.pngMKT Icon Birdo.pngMKT Icon IceBro.pngRosalina (Halloween)Daisy (Fairy)Toadette (Explorer)Mario (Halloween)Peach (Halloween)Penguin ToadDonkey Kong Jr. (SNES)King Boo (Gold) MKT Icon Royale.pngMKT Icon BlueSeven.pngMKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon ParaWing.pngMKT Icon SteelDriver.pngMKT Icon RibbonRider.pngMKT Icon DarkTrickster.pngMKT Icon RoseTaxi.pngMKT Icon GoldCheepCharger.pngMKT Icon BlackPenguinSlider.png ParachuteMKT Icon PinkFlowerGlider.pngMKT Icon PurpleOilpaperUmbrella.pngMKT Icon StrawberryCrepe.pngMKT Icon NewYearsKite.pngMKT Icon LumaParafoil.pngMKT Icon SunsetBalloons.pngMKT Icon PlanetGlider.pngMKT Icon RainyBalloons.pngMKT Icon BlooperWingtip.png
Mario Tour[edit]

In the Mario Tour, Rainbow Road appeared as the second course in the Birdo Cup and the location of the bonus challenge in the Mario Cup. Its T variant appeared as the third course in the Wendy Cup, and its R variant appeared as the first course in the Metal Mario Cup.

MKT Icon Birdo Cup.png Birdo Cup
3DS Rainbow Road
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of LemmyMKT Icon Birdo.pngBirdo (Light Blue)Mario (Happi)Rosalina (Aurora)Daisy (Fairy)Fire RosalinaKing Boo (Gold) MKT Icon RedBDasher.pngMKT Icon Quickshaw.pngMKT Icon CometTail.pngMKT Icon GoldEgg.pngMKT Icon GoldClankyKart.pngMKT Icon DreamyEgg.pngMKT Icon GoldCheepSnorkel.pngMKT Icon BlackPenguinSlider.png MKT Icon MushroomGlider.pngMKT Icon CrimsonCrane.pngMKT Icon 8BitStar.pngMKT Icon GiftGlider.pngMKT Icon JollyBells.pngMKT Icon 8BitFireFlower.pngMKT Icon GoldSwooper.pngMKT Icon BabyMarioHanafuda.png
Favored by MKT Icon BabyPeach.pngMKT Icon BabyRosalina.pngMKT Icon Rosalina.pngMario (Santa)Rosalina (Swimwear)Pauline (Rose)Mario (Racing)Dry Bowser (Gold)Lakitu (Party Time) MKT Icon Streamliner.pngMKT Icon TurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon WhiteRoyale.pngMKT Icon CactIce.pngMKT Icon YellowTaxi.pngMKT Icon IcebluePoltergust.pngMKT Icon BrightBunny.pngMKT Icon HolidayKing.pngMKT Icon FastFrank.pngMKT Icon BDasherMk2.pngMKT Icon GoldCheepCharger.png MKT Icon SuperGliderGold.pngMKT Icon SilverBells.pngMKT Icon LeTricolore.pngMKT Icon SweetheartGlider.pngMKT Icon LumaParafoil.pngMKT Icon RainbowStarchute.pngMKT Icon ButterflyPrism.pngMKT Icon SnowCrystals.pngMKT Icon CapeMarioHanafuda.png
MKT Icon Wendy Cup.png Wendy Cup
3DS Rainbow Road T
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of WendyMKT Icon Bowser.pngMKT Icon Birdo.pngMKT Icon PinkGoldPeach.pngIce MarioDry Bowser (Gold)Shy Guy (Gold) MKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon YellowTaxi.pngMKT Icon Quickshaw.pngMKT Icon IcebluePoltergust.pngMKT Icon CometTail.pngMKT Icon RoseQueen.pngMKT Icon DreamyEgg.pngMKT Icon RoseTaxi.pngMKT Icon GoldCheepCharger.png MKT Icon PinkFlowerGlider.pngMKT Icon PinkGoldPaperGlider.pngMKT Icon 8BitStar.pngMKT Icon FullFlight.pngMKT Icon NewYears2020.pngMKT Icon RainbowStarchute.pngMKT Icon JollyBells.pngMKT Icon BabyMarioHanafuda.png
Favored by LemmyMKT Icon HammerBro.pngMKT Icon BoomerangBro.pngMKT Icon FireBro.pngMKT Icon Peachette.pngMario (Hakama)Mario (Santa)Mario (Happi)Mario (SNES)Builder LuigiBowser (Santa) MKT Icon TurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon WhiteRoyale.pngMKT Icon Macharon.pngMKT Icon KabukiDasher.pngMKT Icon JingleBells.pngMKT Icon ClankyKart.pngMKT Icon BlueSoda.pngMKT Icon 8BitPipeFrame.pngMKT Icon GoldPipeFrame.pngMKT Icon DarkTrickster.pngMKT Icon HolidayKing.pngMKT Icon SnowSkimmer.pngMKT Icon GoldCheepSnorkel.png MKT Icon BlueFlowerGlider.pngMKT Icon Starchute.pngMKT Icon GlitterGlider.pngMKT Icon SoaringJack.pngMKT Icon FireworksParachute.pngMKT Icon SafetyGlider.pngMKT Icon GoldCrane.pngMKT Icon ButterflyPrism.pngMKT Icon SnowCrystals.pngMKT Icon CapeMarioHanafuda.png
MKT Icon Metal Mario Cup.png Metal Mario Cup
3DS Rainbow Road R
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of MKT Icon Waluigi.pngIce MarioPauline (Party Time)Rosalina (Aurora)Pauline (Rose)Dry Bowser (Gold)Lakitu (Party Time) MKT Icon BlueSeven.pngMKT Icon CactIce.pngMKT Icon RibbonRider.pngMKT Icon PlatinumTaxi.pngMKT Icon GoldClankyKart.pngMKT Icon GoldPipeFrame.pngMKT Icon FastFrank.pngMKT Icon SnowSkimmer.pngMKT Icon GoldCheepSnorkel.png MKT Icon BlueFlowerGlider.pngMKT Icon NewYears2020.pngMKT Icon NewYearsKite.pngMKT Icon RainbowStarchute.pngMKT Icon SunsetBalloons.pngMKT Icon SnowCrystals.pngMKT Icon BabyMarioHanafuda.png
Favored by MKT Icon Toadette.pngMKT Icon Bowser.pngMKT Icon BowserJr.pngMetal MarioPeach (Vacation)Peach (Halloween)Fire RosalinaShy Guy (Gold)King Boo (Gold) MKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon TurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon RedStandard8.pngMKT Icon DoubleDecker.pngMKT Icon CometTail.pngMKT Icon RoseQueen.pngMKT Icon GoldEgg.pngMKT Icon BlueSoda.pngMKT Icon DarkTrickster.pngMKT Icon HolidayKing.png ParachuteMKT Icon SilverBells.pngMKT Icon SoaringJack.pngMKT Icon GiftGlider.pngMKT Icon JollyBells.pngMKT Icon RoseParasol.pngMKT Icon GoldSwooper.pngMKT Icon CapeMarioHanafuda.png
Yoshi Tour (2021)[edit]

In the 2021 Yoshi Tour, Rainbow Road appeared as the third course in the King Boo Cup and the location of the bonus challenge in the Bowser Jr. Cup. Its T variant appeared as the third course in the Bowser Cup, and its R variant appeared as the first course in the Dry Bowser Cup.

MKT Icon Bowser Cup.png Bowser Cup
3DS Rainbow Road T
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of MKT Icon Bowser.pngMKT Icon Birdo.pngMKT Icon PinkGoldPeach.pngIce MarioDry Bowser (Gold)Shy Guy (Gold) MKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon TurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon YellowTaxi.pngMKT Icon IcebluePoltergust.pngMKT Icon CometTail.pngMKT Icon RoseQueen.pngMKT Icon DreamyEgg.pngMKT Icon RoseTaxi.pngMKT Icon GoldCheepCharger.pngMKT Icon PurpleBunny.png MKT Icon PinkFlowerGlider.pngMKT Icon PinkGoldPaperGlider.pngMKT Icon 8BitStar.pngMKT Icon NewYears2020.pngMKT Icon RainbowStarchute.pngMKT Icon JollyBells.pngMKT Icon BabyMarioHanafuda.png
Favored by LemmyWendyBirdo (Light Blue)MKT Icon HammerBro.pngMKT Icon BoomerangBro.pngMKT Icon FireBro.pngBirdo (Yellow)MKT Icon Peachette.pngMario (Santa)Builder LuigiBowser (Santa)Birdo (Black) MKT Icon YellowTurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon LightblueTurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon WhiteRoyale.pngMKT Icon Macharon.pngMKT Icon Quickshaw.pngMKT Icon JingleBells.pngMKT Icon ClankyKart.pngMKT Icon BlueSoda.pngMKT Icon GoldPipeFrame.pngMKT Icon DarkTrickster.pngMKT Icon HolidayKing.pngMKT Icon SnowSkimmer.pngMKT Icon GoldCheepSnorkel.pngMKT Icon BlackTurboBirdo.png MKT Icon BlueFlowerGlider.pngMKT Icon Starchute.pngMKT Icon FullFlight.pngMKT Icon GlitterGlider.pngMKT Icon SoaringJack.pngMKT Icon SafetyGlider.pngMKT Icon GoldCrane.pngMKT Icon ButterflyPrism.pngMKT Icon SnowCrystals.pngMKT Icon CapeMarioHanafuda.png
MKT Icon King Boo Cup.png King Boo Cup
3DS Rainbow Road
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of LemmyMKT Icon Birdo.pngBirdo (Light Blue)Mario (Happi)Rosalina (Aurora)Daisy (Fairy)Fire RosalinaKing Boo (Gold) MKT Icon TurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon RedBDasher.pngMKT Icon Quickshaw.pngMKT Icon CometTail.pngMKT Icon GoldEgg.pngMKT Icon GoldClankyKart.pngMKT Icon DreamyEgg.pngMKT Icon GoldCheepSnorkel.pngMKT Icon BlackPenguinSlider.png MKT Icon CrimsonCrane.pngMKT Icon 8BitStar.pngMKT Icon GiftGlider.pngMKT Icon JollyBells.pngMKT Icon 8BitFireFlower.pngMKT Icon GoldSwooper.pngMKT Icon BabyMarioHanafuda.png
Favored by MKT Icon BabyPeach.pngMKT Icon BabyRosalina.pngMKT Icon Rosalina.pngMKT Icon KingBoo.pngBirdo (Yellow)Mario (Santa)Rosalina (Swimwear)Pauline (Rose)Dry Bowser (Gold)Lakitu (Party Time)Birdo (Black) MKT Icon Streamliner.pngMKT Icon YellowTurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon LightblueTurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon WhiteRoyale.pngMKT Icon CactIce.pngMKT Icon YellowTaxi.pngMKT Icon IcebluePoltergust.pngMKT Icon BrightBunny.pngMKT Icon HolidayKing.pngMKT Icon FastFrank.pngMKT Icon GoldCheepCharger.pngMKT Icon BlackTurboBirdo.png MKT Icon MushroomGlider.pngMKT Icon SuperGliderGold.pngMKT Icon SilverBells.pngMKT Icon LeTricolore.pngMKT Icon SweetheartGlider.pngMKT Icon LumaParafoil.pngMKT Icon RainbowStarchute.pngMKT Icon ButterflyPrism.pngMKT Icon SnowCrystals.pngMKT Icon CapeMarioHanafuda.png
MKT Icon Dry Bowser Cup.png Dry Bowser Cup
3DS Rainbow Road R
Drivers Karts Gliders
Favorite of MKT Icon Waluigi.pngIce MarioPauline (Party Time)Rosalina (Aurora)Pauline (Rose)Dry Bowser (Gold)Lakitu (Party Time) MKT Icon BlueSeven.pngMKT Icon CactIce.pngMKT Icon RibbonRider.pngMKT Icon PlatinumTaxi.pngMKT Icon GoldClankyKart.pngMKT Icon GoldPipeFrame.pngMKT Icon FastFrank.pngMKT Icon SnowSkimmer.pngMKT Icon GoldCheepSnorkel.png MKT Icon BlueFlowerGlider.pngMKT Icon NewYears2020.pngMKT Icon NewYearsKite.pngMKT Icon RainbowStarchute.pngMKT Icon SunsetBalloons.pngMKT Icon SnowCrystals.pngMKT Icon BabyMarioHanafuda.png
Favored by MKT Icon Toadette.pngMKT Icon Bowser.pngMKT Icon BowserJr.pngMKT Icon DryBowser.pngPeach (Vacation)Peach (Halloween)Fire RosalinaShy Guy (Gold)King Boo (Gold) MKT Icon KoopaClown.pngMKT Icon TurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon RedStandard8.pngMKT Icon DoubleDecker.pngMKT Icon CometTail.pngMKT Icon RoseQueen.pngMKT Icon GoldEgg.pngMKT Icon BlueSoda.pngMKT Icon DarkTrickster.pngMKT Icon HolidayKing.pngMKT Icon BlackTurboBirdo.pngMKT Icon PurpleBunny.png ParachuteMKT Icon SilverBells.pngMKT Icon SoaringJack.pngMKT Icon GiftGlider.pngMKT Icon JollyBells.pngMKT Icon RoseParasol.pngMKT Icon GoldSwooper.pngMKT Icon CapeMarioHanafuda.png

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

This Rainbow Road appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS as a stage. The match takes place on flat platform and is a cruise-type stage similar to Port Town Aero Dive. Shy Guys also appear as stage hazards similar to the F-Zero Racers from Port Town Aero Dive and the Shy Guys from Figure-8 Circuit. It also has a trophy in this game.

Music[edit]

Like in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, the music for the course contains an arrangement of Mario Kart 64's Rainbow Road's music.[1] (Kenta Nagata was a composer for all three games.) There are two different variations of this theme. The first variation plays while driving on the rainbow tiles, and the second variation plays during the second section when the player is driving on the moon. When the third section is reached, the end of the music, which is the arrangement of the end of Mario Kart 64's Rainbow Road, plays first, instead of the start of the music. In Mario Kart 7, if the player turns around and goes back to the moon section after crossing the entrance to the third section, the music will change to the final lap version of the second variation of the theme, but only if the player enters it after hearing the final lap theme after moving onto the third section. The player will not hear the final lap version of the second variation of the theme if they reenter the moon before hearing the final lap version of the original variation, even if they already moved on to the third section. It is possible to hear the final lap version of the second variant in Mario Kart Tour during the Trick variant, since the moon is in the final segment in this version of the track.

This course's music also appears in the Super Smash Bros. series as a selectable music track, both in its original arrangement and as a part of "Rainbow Road Medley". Both are playable on the Rainbow Road stage in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS as well as the Mario Circuit stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, as well as any Mario Kart stage in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Profiles[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter: "3DS Rainbow Road delivers on exactly what the name promises: a rainbow-colored track that twists and turns through outer space! Race past planets and ride the rings of Saturn, but don't fall off into the abyss! Blast off across the stars like a comet!"[2]

Gallery[edit]

Mario Kart 7[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Course badge and icons[edit]

Screenshots[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese レインボーロード
Reinbō rōdo
Rainbow Road
Spanish Senda Arco Iris Rainbow Trail
French (NOA) Route arc-en-ciel Rainbow Road
French (NOE) Route Arc-en-ciel Rainbow Road
Dutch Regenboogbaan Rainbow Track
German Regenbogen-Boulevard Rainbow Boulevard
Italian Pista Arcobaleno Rainbow Track
Portuguese (NOA) Avenida Arco-íris Rainbow Avenue
Portuguese (NOE) Estrada Arco-Íris Rainbow Road
Russian Трасса Радуга Rainbow Track
Chinese (Simplified) 彩虹桥
Cǎihóng Qiáo
Rainbow Bridge
Chinese (Traditional) 彩虹之路
Cǎihóng zhī Lù
Rainbow Road

Trivia[edit]

The hidden Item Boxes
  • There are three Item Boxes floating under the rings of the Saturn-like planetoid. It is possible to get one of these Item Boxes by gliding, but the player must get back on the track after getting it in order to use their item. However, it is quite difficult to do so without a mushroom.

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