Water Park

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Water Park
Appearance(s) Mario Kart 8 (2014)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017)
Cup(s) it appears in Mushroom Cup
Staff Ghost 2:02.954 by Nin★Massim (MK8) (as Baby Luigi)
2:02.186 by Nin★Massim (MK8D) (as Baby Luigi) (150cc)
1:22.799 by Nin★Yuya (MK8D) (as Baby Mario) (200cc)
Wi-Fi Available (Wii U, Switch)
Shiho Fujii
Course map
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
MK8 Water Park Map.pngMK8DX Water Park Map.png

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.

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.


  • 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.


Names in other languages[edit]

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


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.
  • The Aqua Cups ride has the merry-go-round music from Super Mario 64 (Big Boo's Haunt).
  • This is one of six courses in Mario Kart 8 where at least one anti-gravity zone doesn't end with a trick ramp or glider ramp, the others being Mario Circuit, Twisted Mansion, Rainbow Road, N64 Rainbow Road, and Wii Wario's Gold Mine.
  • In 200cc, it is possible, along with Wii Grumble Volcano and others that have a gliding pad before the checkered banner, to hit the finish line banner if one has the right combination of kart and character. But unlike Mario Circuit, DS Wario Stadium, and 3DS Neo Bowser City, it does not interact with the player.
  • 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 History of the Submarine posters say the first generation model was manufactured in 1987. 1987 was the year Famicom Grand Prix: F-1 Race was released; the first racing game to feature Mario characters.
  • This course appears on some of the posters for the sponsor Galaxy Air.