Massive Mario Kart-style go-kart track now open in Niagara Falls
Owners call the track the only one of its kind in Canada
Drivers, start your engines — a massive, roller coaster-like go-kart racetrack is now open in Niagara Falls, Ont.
Tourism company HOCO Limited unveiled its new "Niagara Speedway" attraction on the Clifton Hill entertainment strip this week.
"It's like go-karts on steroids," said Harry Oakes, HOCO's president, in a statement. "You drive on a road course for a portion of the race and then spiral up … to about 40 feet, and then come down a long hill ... kind of like the way a wooden coaster would be."
While most go-kart tracks stick to solid ground, the speedway features a 12-metre spiral that winds up into the sky, and then spins down into a track that features loads of twists and turns.
The company is calling it the only one of its kind in Canada, with a track that consists of 1,500 cubic metres of concrete, and 193,600 kilograms of steel.
Tickets cost $12 per driver and $4 per passenger for a five-minute race.