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The “New Year’s Tour” event has kicked off in Mario Kart Tour, bringing with it several past high-end drivers, karts, and gliders, plus a handful of new content, as well.

Mario (Happi) and Toad (Party Time) launch as the game’s newest high-end spotlight drivers, while Red Yoshi debuts as a Super-class driver; Gold Koopa (Freerunning) is also now available as a Gold Pass-exclusive driver, obtainable via tour gift.



A new course also launches alongside the New Year’s Tour: Tokyo Blur 2.

As for new karts and gliders, Mario Kart Tour players can try their luck for the Red Turbo Yoshi, Glam Bruiser, Crimson Crane, New Year’s Kite, and Fireworks Parachute.

The Baby Mario Hanafuda glider also launches as a Tour-exclusive glider for Gold Pass subscribers.

The following high-end drivers, karts, and gliders can all be obtained through the pipe with a boosted appearance rate:


  • Pauline
  • Mario (Hakama)
  • Peach (Kimono)
  • Mario (Musician)
  • King Boo (Luigi’s Mansion)
  • Rosalina (Halloween)
  • Toad (Party Time)
  • Pauline (Party Time)
  • Yellow Taxi
  • Kabuki Dasher
  • Trickster
  • Blue Badwagon
  • Ghost Ride
  • Platinum Taxi
  • Glam Bruiser
  • Bullet Bill Parachute
  • Purple Oilpaper Umbrella
  • Full Flight
  • Rainy Balloons
  • Wicked Wings
  • Fare Flier
  • Crimson Crane
  • New Year’s 2020
  • Fireworks Parachute


While Gold Pass subscribers can look forward to getting Gold Koopa (Freerunning) as a tour gift driver, those who aren’t members can get Iggy as a tour gift.

The New Year’s Tour runs from December 31st, 2019 at 10 p.m. PST to January 14th, 2020 at 9:59 p.m. PST.

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Written by Daniel Dell-Cornejo

Daniel is an editor at Nintendo Wire. Always with his head in the clouds, he is never apart from his creative thoughts – a blessing for an aspiring fiction writer. As a journalist and lifelong gamer, he aims to provide readers with the very best in Nintendo coverage.