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Ribbon Road is the second course of the Star Cup in Mario Kart: Super Circuit and the second course of the Bell Cup in Mario Kart 8.

The entire road is made out of ribbon, hence the name.

In Mario Kart 8, the staff ghost kart setup for this track is female Villager riding the Teddy Buggy, with Button tires and the Super Glider.


Mario Kart: Super Circuit

The course begins in a straight red road that leads to a circular curve to the right. It leads the player into boost panels and makes the player boost past over the section of the road they were in. Past the ramp is a short straight road that turns left into a straight road, and another curve to the left that will lead the player into boost panels and a ramp.

After the second and final ramp is a curve to the right that will lead the player into a twisty road that has off-road and presents to slow the player. After the twisty road leads the player into the southernmost part of the course. There is a slightly straight, but curvy road in the last straight road before the finish line. The road here leads the player down the course until they meet a curve to the right that leads into the road with the finish line.

Mario Kart 8/Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

The track reappears in Mario Kart 8 with major changes. The setting of the track has changed into a child's bedroom, and an Anti-gravity section has been added on the waving part of the track. A gliding pad has been added after the anti-gravity section near before the end of the track.

The newly-designed course contains three colored sections with castle walls of different colors. The first section has red ribbons with a pink carpet with castle walls, mini Toads, and Super Bell icons; this section is based on Princess Peach. The second section has green ribbons with a light green carpet with Bowser-colored castle walls with his icon on them and Mechakoopas on the road; this section is based on Bowser. The Water Park poster can be seen on the top-right corner.

The final section is an anti-gravity segment with floating blue ribbons and the castle walls are blue and white, with Luma symbols and stars on the spires; this section is based on Rosalina and her power of levitation.


  • Near the first ramp, a shortcut may be performed if the player takes all the boost panels and then makes a sharp turn to the right after jumping. for MKSC
  • The player can make a sharp drift on the ramp next to the Teddy Buggy statue. for MK8
  • Before the main gliding area, the player can drift onto a hidden gliding ramp. for MK8
  • Upon returning to the red ribbon portion of the track, after gliding, players can take a sharp right turn through the ribbon arches using a mushroom to cut off the wide curve. for MK8


Mario Kart: Super Circuit

Mario Kart 8/Mario Kart 8 Deluxe


  • In the Mario Kart 8 version of the track, the Mario Kart logo on the starting banner is the modern design, instead of the classic one used for the retro courses between SNES and GCN in the game. GCN Yoshi Circuit and GBA Cheese Land also use this design.
  • Ribbon Road background (from Mario Kart 8) looks highly similar to Andy's room from the film, Toy Story.
Previous track:
Snow Land
Current track:
Ribbon Road
Next track:
Yoshi Desert
Previous track:
3DS Neo Bowser City
Recently reappeared in:
Mario Kart 8
Mario Kart: Super Circuit courses
Nitro cups Mushroom Cup Peach CircuitShy Guy BeachRiverside ParkBowser Castle 1
Flower Cup Mario CircuitBoo LakeCheese LandBowser Castle 2
Lightning Cup Luigi CircuitSky GardenCheep-Cheep IslandSunset Wilds
Star Cup Snow LandRibbon RoadYoshi DesertBowser Castle 3
Special Cup Lakeside ParkBroken PierBowser Castle 4Rainbow Road
Extra cups Extra Mushroom Cup SNES Mario Circuit 1SNES Donut Plains 1SNES Ghost Valley 1SNES Bowser Castle 1
Extra Flower Cup SNES Mario Circuit 2SNES Choco Island 1SNES Ghost Valley 2SNES Donut Plains 2
Extra Lightning Cup SNES Bowser Castle 2SNES Mario Circuit 3SNES Koopa Beach 1SNES Choco Island 2
Extra Star Cup SNES Vanilla Lake 1SNES Bowser Castle 3SNES Mario Circuit 4SNES Donut Plains 3
Extra Special Cup SNES Koopa Beach 2SNES Ghost Valley 3SNES Vanilla Lake 2SNES Rainbow Road
Battle Courses Battle Course 1Battle Course 2Battle Course 3Battle Course 4
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.