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Dragon Driftway (ドラゴンロード) is the third track of the DLC Egg Cup in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

The stage has an ancient Chinese theme, taking place in and on a giant dragon resembling Gobblegut. Throughout the course, various statues and murals of Lakitu appear.

Coincidentally, the staff ghost kart setup is Lakitu driving the Varmint with Monster tires and the Cloud Glider.


The course starts out with the player going into a Gobblegut's mouth, and through a dojo-themed tunnel. Throughout the tunnels, images from the original Super Mario Bros. can be seen at the top of the walls. After a set of zigzagging turns, players exit the dragon, although continue to drive on its exterior.

After several winding turns, players will loop back and drive over the finish line. Here, several bumps work as ramps giving an opportunity to perform tricks. After an additional turn, the characters return to the finish line.


  • Just after the winding tunnel section is a second corner that one can cut altogether. Look for an environmental object that bridges the two sections of road.
  • Alternatively, one can use a Mushroom to blast over the patch of grass just beyond this shortcut.
  • As one approaches the second straight, fire off a Mushroom to cut through the grass.



  • This is the first Lakitu-themed course in Mario Kart.
  • The dragon in this race course never actually ends its tail, as it loops back to the start. This may be a reference to the cultural symbol of a snake eating its tail.
  • Three Chinese characters (朱盖木) can be found on the lanterns above the starting line or on the murals. It is Lakitu's name in Simplified Chinese.
  • Many countries around the world call this course Dragon Road.
  • If one pays attention, anti-gravity is used for almost the entire course.
  • The various poses of Lakitu on this course match that of a poster on the wall of the bedroom in GBA Ribbon Road.
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Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe courses
Nitro cups Mushroom Cup Mario Kart StadiumWater ParkSweet Sweet CanyonThwomp Ruins
Flower Cup Mario CircuitToad HarborTwisted MansionShy Guy Falls
Star Cup Sunshine AirportDolphin ShoalsElectrodromeMount Wario
Special Cup Cloudtop CruiseBone-Dry DunesBowser's CastleRainbow Road
Retro cups Shell Cup Wii Moo Moo MeadowsGBA Mario CircuitDS Cheep Cheep BeachN64 Toad's Turnpike
Banana Cup GCN Dry Dry DesertSNES Donut Plains 3N64 Royal Raceway3DS DK Jungle
Leaf Cup DS Wario StadiumGCN Sherbet Land3DS Music ParkN64 Yoshi Valley
Lightning Cup DS Tick-Tock Clock3DS Piranha Plant SlideWii Grumble VolcanoN64 Rainbow Road
DLC cups Egg Cup+ GCN Yoshi CircuitExcitebike ArenaDragon DriftwayMute City
Triforce Cup+ Wii Wario's Gold MineSNES Rainbow RoadIce Ice OutpostHyrule Circuit
Crossing Cup+ GCN Baby ParkGBA Cheese LandWild WoodsAnimal Crossing
Bell Cup+ 3DS Neo Bowser CityGBA Ribbon RoadSuper Bell SubwayBig Blue
Battle Courses Mario Circuit* • Toad Harbor* • Wii Moo Moo Meadows* • GCN Dry Dry Desert* • SNES Donut Plains 3* • N64 Toad's Turnpike* • GCN Sherbet Land* • N64 Yoshi Valley*
Battle Stadium** • Sweet Sweet Kingdom** • Dragon Palace** • Lunar Colony** • 3DS Wuhu Town** • SNES Battle Course 1** • GCN Luigi's Mansion** • Urchin Underpass**
+ - denotes DLC. • * - denotes exclusivity to Mario Kart 8. • ** - denotes exclusivity to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.