What to Know
- March 16 through 31, 2019
- K1 Speed in Gardena
There's playing an awesome video game, there's go-karting, and there's donning a costume that pays tribute to a character loved far and wide.
But the chance to do all three, at the very same time, is rare, to say the least. Rare opportunities do have a way of popping up in Los Angeles, however, much in the way that racing tracks can weave through Donut Plains.
If you can't go to this particular game-famous location, you can visit a local spot that will become a real-life video game showdown, with Go-Karts, vroom-vroom speed, and, yes, costumes for the participants to wear.
U.S. & World
Adult participants, we should add. It's the Mushroom Rally, which is currently zigzagging to cities around the planet, all while giving Mario Kart mavens a chance to step inside the game for while, without passing through an actual screen.
You will, however, need to purchase a ticket — they're $55 — and you'll want to find a date in late March to make for K1 Speed in Gardena.
That's where everything'll happen, including pairing you with a costume for the duration of your race. So, no: You will not have to show with your own Mario-style get-up.
While there will be prizes each day, "one winner from each city will be flown out to Las Vegas for the grand finale and a chance to fight it out for the grand prize!"
Have you been practicing for this moment practically your whole life?
We're now less than a month out from the Mushroom Rally putting pedal-to-the medal, kart-style, right here in Southern California.