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Sky Garden is the second track of the Lightning Cup in Mario Kart: Super Circuit and the third track of the Lightning Cup in Mario Kart DS.

The staff ghost setup is Daisy in the Power Flower.


Mario Kart: Super Circuit

The track is in the sky and is cloud-themed. On the sides of the tracks are tan-colored clouds which slow down the kart and may save one from falling off. Some jump pads can be seen here, and one of them allows players to pick up an Item Box. Vines are shown growing from underneath. The vines do not affect the racer but stop them as if they ran into a wall. These can be avoided as they are only at the edges of the course. There are many shortcuts here by cutting through clouds from ramps but are only possible by using one or two Mushrooms. You can still try them, but good luck making the jump. The one with the most impact is to use a Mushroom when going on the first small ramp which can save up to seven seconds of time.

Mario Kart DS

This track returns in Mario Kart DS. The ultra shortcut is still there but must be placed after the ramp and not on the ramp. Mission 6-5 takes place here. Peach has to pass through 8 gates in order.



  • The track's theme has a major oddity; it is one tone too high out of key, for the track it covers. It brings a displeasing sense of depression, nostalgia and sadness while on a very clear, brilliant and supposedly pleasant sky track. A correction can be made by modifying the key of the theme one tone down in a third-party software. This was fixed in Mario Kart DS.
  • This track is one of the rare Super Circuit tracks which is able to be shrunk in order to fit in the SNES limitations. Other tracks are usually using twice the maximum space for a Super Mario Kart track, while some others (like Ribbon Road or Rainbow Road) use the maximum SMK space, squared.
  • This track appears in the Lightning Cup twice, once in Super Circuit and then again in DS, being the only course in the Mario Kart series to appear in the same cup twice.
  • In Mario Kart DS, instead of taking the whole turn, you can cut across on a few platforms with a mushroom. Although, you can still use no mushrooms and hop over the tiny gaps. This route without a mushroom is surprisingly faster than following the original path.
  • The Japanese name of Cloudtop Cruise is the same as this track.
Previous track:
Luigi Circuit
Current track:
Sky Garden
Previous track:
N64 Banshee Boardwalk
Recently reappeared in:
Mario Kart DS
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 DS courses
Nitro cups Mushroom Cup Figure-8 CircuitYoshi FallsCheep Cheep BeachLuigi's Mansion
Flower Cup Desert HillsDelfino SquareWaluigi PinballShroom Ridge
Star Cup DK PassTick-Tock ClockMario CircuitAirship Fortress
Special Cup Wario StadiumPeach GardensBowser CastleRainbow Road
Retro cups Shell Cup SNES Mario Circuit 1N64 Moo Moo FarmGBA Peach CircuitGCN Luigi Circuit
Banana Cup SNES Donut Plains 1N64 Frappe SnowlandGBA Bowser's Castle 2GCN Baby Park
Leaf Cup SNES Koopa Beach 2N64 Choco MountainGBA Luigi CircuitGCN Mushroom Bridge
Lightning Cup SNES Choco Island 2N64 Banshee BoardwalkGBA Sky GardenGCN Yoshi Circuit
Battle Courses Nintendo DSTwilight HousePalm ShoreTart TopN64 Block FortGCN Pipe Plaza
Unused Tracks Dokan CourseTest Circle