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Wario Stadium is the first track in the Special Cup in Mario Kart DS and the first track in the Leaf Cup in Mario Kart 8. Similar to GCN Waluigi Stadium, the course takes place in a huge arena with dirt mounds and spinning fireballs. It is the successor to N64 Wario Stadium.

In Mario Kart DS, the staff ghost kart setup is Wario in the Brute.

In Mario Kart 8, the staff ghost kart setup is Wario driving the Tri-Speeder with Off-Road wheels and the Wario Wing.


Mario Kart DS

With multiple floors of stadium seating, neon-light signs, and of course the thrilling ramps, Wario Stadium does a nice job of capturing Wario's exhilarant and daredevil demeanor. The track starts out with a series of curves and turns, which ultimately make a heart-shaped road design. After this, a large jump-laden with Item Boxes and a Boost Pad comes up, followed by a 90-degree curve to the left. A wide field of squelching mud lays ahead, and as trying to drive through it would take forever, four small dirt hills with Boost Pads lie across the muddy plain to help players pass with Speed, but they have to stay in line with them, or they could end up stuck in the off-road... Another left turn comes after this, slightly more than ninety degrees. Two large ramps with Boost Pads are up next, with rings of fire circling around in the air. Aerial control is needed to pass safely through the center of them.

Turning slightly to the right, a second muddy plain comes up, and this time, a wide, zigzagging dirt path is available to cross it. The only problem is two large, three-pronged Podoboo Cogs rotating on the edge of the road- so you can play it safe and go down the middle, or try to save as much time by going on the edge and risking being burned... Three ascending ramps follow up the next left turn, and a 1-Kart wide Boost Pad alternates the edges of the hills, right left right. So, you can opt which boosts panels you want to take, 1 or 2 of them. .3 large terraces make the straightway a little more interesting, and then it starts narrowing out. 6 small bumps in the road follow, which makes a good Drift for the next 180-degree turn very hard, so hard that racers might just spin off into an outlying patch of mud if not careful enough. Finally, one more ramp equipped with Dash Panel, and then the finish line follows afterward.

Mario Kart 8/Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

This track re-appears in Mario Kart 8 as the first track in the Leaf Cup. The race now happens during the day, while the original version happened at night. There is an added anti-gravity section, as well as added flying and underwater sections. A big Wario statue now stands in the center of the stadium, and the track is now a little bit shorter, as a few of the ramps towards the end (and the final turn) have been removed.


  • On the second mud field, use a Golden Mushroom or other boost Item to go on a straight path instead of the regular road. for MKDS
  • On the final left turn, while underwater, you can use a Mushroom to cut through the mud. for MK8

Mission Mode

  • Mission 7-5: Wario has to collect 20 Coins laid out across the track.


Mario Kart DS

Mario Kart 8


  • The Mario Kart 8/Mario Kart 8 Deluxe edition of the track takes place at day, unlike the previous version's race at nighttime.
  • This is one of the few tracks in Mario Kart DS to have a special intro-theme.
    • Also, Wario Stadium stands out even further as its theme is remixed with a synthesizer.
  • Whenever the player launches into the air from a ramp, the stadium erupts with applause.
  • Waluigi Pinball is considered the prequel to Wario Stadium, as they share difficult turns, obstacles, and even the same music.
  • This track is one of the three courses in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe where the starting banner can be interacted through gliding. The other two courses are Mario Circuit and Neo Bowser City.
  • This one of the few retro courses in which the time of day changes, the other being GCN Sherbet Land and Wii Moo Moo Meadows .
Previous track:
Airship Fortress
Current track:
Wario Stadium
Next track:
Peach Gardens
Previous track:
3DS DK Jungle
Recently reappeared in:
Mario Kart 8
Next track:
GCN Sherbet Land
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
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.