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Dry Dry Desert
MK8 GCNDryDryDesert
An overview of the course in Mario Kart 8.
Cup(s) Mushroom Cup (MKDD)
Banana Cup (MK8)
First appearance Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (2003)
Appearances Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Mario Kart 8
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Mario Kart 8
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Mario Kart 8
MK8 GCN Dry Dry Dessert Map (Prima Guide)

Dry Dry Desert is the last track of the Mushroom Cup in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and the first track of the Banana Cup in Mario Kart 8.

In Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, the staff ghost kart setup is Yoshi and Birdo riding a Turbo Yoshi with a time of 01:50.755.

In Mario Kart 8, the staff ghost kart setup is Peach riding a Standard Bike with Slim wheels and a Super Glider.


Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

It is an Egyptian-themed desert with Egyptian-themed music. It is very humid, and the entire track is a yellow, sandy road. The darkest sand is considered "out-of-bounds". It features and introduces Pokeys as moving obstacles that cause spin-outs when touched. If hit by a powerful item (such as a Starman), they will topple over. Also featured is a prevalent tornado that will move along the track in the opposite direction, sucking up racers and items in its path. There is also a tricky part with quicksand that must be driven around quickly, as driving/being sucked into the middle without protection results in being eaten by some type of Piranha Plant. There is a similar track in Mario Kart Wii called Dry Dry Ruins.

Mario Kart 8

Dry Dry Desert reappears in Mario Kart 8. Many new features have been shown to be in the course, including the pillars from Dry Dry Ruins in Mario Kart Wii. The hill section of the course has been removed, and replaced with an oasis instead. The tornadoes have been removed from the course entirely. It is now a playable stage in battle mode.


  • At the first section of the track, use a Mushroom to bypass all of the turns.  for all games
  • In the oasis, stay towards the left and exit the oasis by using a Mushroom to the right of the palm tree closest to the track.  for MK8


Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

Mario Kart 8


  • This track and SNES Donut Plains 3 are the only non-DLC retro courses in Mario Kart 8 to not involve air gliding. Coincidentally, both take place in the Banana Cup.

Previous track:
Baby Park
Current track:
Dry Dry Desert
Next track:
Mushroom Bridge
Previous track:
N64 Toad's Turnpike
Reappears in:
Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart: Double Dash courses
Nitro cups Mushroom Cup Luigi CircuitPeach BeachBaby ParkDry Dry Desert
Flower Cup Mushroom BridgeMario CircuitDaisy CruiserWaluigi Stadium
Star Cup Sherbet LandMushroom CityYoshi CircuitDK Mountain
Special Cup Wario ColosseumDino Dino JungleBowser's CastleRainbow Road
Battle Courses Cookie LandBlock CityLuigi's MansionNintendo GameCubePipe PlazaTilt-A-Kart
Mario Kart 8 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 CircuitToad HarborWii Moo Moo MeadowsGCN Dry Dry DesertSNES Donut Plains 3N64 Toad's TurnpikeGCN Sherbet LandN64 Yoshi Valley

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