Water Park

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Water Park
Water Park
Appearance(s) Mario Kart 8 (2014)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017)
Cup(s) Mushroom Cup
Staff Ghost 2:02.954 by Nin★Massim (8) (as Baby Luigi)
2:02.186 by Nin★Massim (8 Deluxe) (as Baby Luigi) (150cc)
1:22.799 by Nin★Yuya (8 Deluxe) (as Baby Mario) (200cc)
Wi-Fi Available (Wii U, Switch)
Shiho Fujii
Course map
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Map of Water Park in Mario Kart 8.Map of Water Park in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Water Park is the second race track of the Mushroom Cup in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. This course takes place in an amusement park with submarines that travel along the track and balloons that float out of pipes. Nokis, Toads, and several yachts fill the area as well. There are thirty Coins located on this track.


Water Park appears to be a flooded amusement park that is water themed. A partially flooded hotel and the Waluigi Sea Bed rollercoaster can be seen in the background, but the natives seem to have adapted to the park's flooded state. There are yachts and boats visible in the background and the park seems to still be in operation although certain rides are completely submerged, such as the Aqua Cups ride.

This course appears on some of the posters for the sponsor Galaxy Air.

Course layout[edit]

The course as seen from the starting line.

The course starts at the entrance to a ride known as the Sub Coaster. After going through the entrance building, the course splits into two jumps leading into a short underwater section. Soon after that, the course turns to a large anti gravity loop. On this loop, as well as before it, characters can hit the Marine Coasters and get a boost because they have Spin Boost Pillars on the bottom of them. After the large loop, the track once again goes underwater leading to a curve around an Aqua Cups ride. Shortly after the turn is a gliding ramp leading to another ride called the W Wheel as well as the finish line behind it.

In 200cc, due to the gliding pad before the finish line, it is possible to touch the finish line banner, although it is not programmed to have any special interaction with the player when doing so.

This is one of six courses in Mario Kart 8 where at least one anti-gravity section does not end with a trick ramp or glider ramp, with the others being Mario Circuit, Twisted Mansion, Rainbow Road, N64 Rainbow Road, and Wii Wario's Gold Mine.


  • Players can use a Mushroom to boost across the Aqua Cups ride instead of taking the turn around it.

Staff ghost[edit]

The staff ghost for this track is Baby Luigi on the Mr. Scooty, with a time of 2:02.954. In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 200cc, the staff ghost is Baby Mario with a time of 1:22.799.


The map of the track shown in the course
Posters from the entrance to the Sub Coaster

The map of the course is seen on some billboards around the course, likewise with Rainbow Road and GCN Yoshi Circuit. Posters in the entrance for the Sub Coaster show the structure of the Sub Coaster cars, the structure of a Mecha Cheep, and the height requirement for the ride (being taller than a Goomba). The poster for "History of the Submarine" indicates that the first generation model was manufactured in 1987, the year Famicom Grand Prix: F-1 Race, the first racing game to feature Mario characters, was released; similarly, the most recent model is stated to have been manufactured in 2014, the year Mario Kart 8 itself was released in.

Mario Kart 8 Original Soundtrack liner note[edit]

"We were aiming to capture the excitement of a theme park or festival, with the bass laying down a Latin rhythm along with a lively brass section and drums. When you're underwater, the upbeat music changes just a little bit."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウォーターパーク
Uōtā Pāku
Water Park
Chinese 水上樂園 (Traditional)
水上乐园 (Simplified)
Shuǐshàng Lèyuán
Water Park
Dutch Waterpretpark Water Theme Park
French (NOA) Parc Aquatique Water Park
French (NOE) Parc Glougloop "Glougloop" Park (pun on "glouglou" (onomatopoeia for "gurgle") and "loop")
German Wasserpark Water Park
Italian Parco Acquatico Water Park
Korean 워터 파크
Woteo Pakeu
Water Park
Portuguese Parque Aquático Water Park
Russian Аквапарк
Aqua Park
Spanish Parque Acuático Aquatic Park