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This page will show you the shortcuts and how to raise your score at Vanilla Lake 1, a course in Mario Kart Tour. If you would like to know how to obtain this level's Grand Stars and see which drivers work best on this map, please read on.

Vanilla Lake 1: Course Map and Shortcuts

Course Map

Vanilla Lake 1 Shortcut Map

List of Courses and Shortcuts

How to Obtain All Grand Stars

Lemmy Cup (Ice Tour)
1 Star 900
2 Stars 1400
3 Stars 1800
4 Stars 2300
5 Stars 4300
Toadette Cup (Valentine's Tour)
1 Star 900
2 Stars 2000
3 Stars 2700
4 Stars 3400
5 Stars 4700
Peach Cup (Yoshi Tour)
1 Star 600
2 Stars 1500
3 Stars 2000
4 Stars 2600
5 Stars 4600
Baby Luigi Cup (Cooking Tour)
1 Star 1000
2 Stars 1700
3 Stars 2300
4 Stars 2900
5 Stars 4800
Lakitu Cup (Super Mario Kart Tour)
1 Star 1200
2 Stars 2300
3 Stars 3100
4 Stars 3900
5 Stars 5800
Donkey Kong Cup (Los Angeles Tour)
1 Star 1000
2 Stars 1700
3 Stars 2300
4 Stars 2900
5 Stars 4800
Wario Cup (Ice Tour)
1 Star 1100
2 Stars 2500
3 Stars 3400
4 Stars 4400
5 Stars 5400
Wario Cup (New Year's 2021 Tour)
1 Star 1300
2 Stars 2600
3 Stars 3600
4 Stars 4600
5 Stars 6500
Pink Gold Peach Cup (Snow Tour)
1 Star 1000
2 Stars 1900
3 Stars 2500
4 Stars 3200
5 Stars 5200
Larry Cup (Valentine's Tour)
1 Star 900
2 Stars 1700
3 Stars 2200
4 Stars 2700
5 Stars 4700
Lemmy Cup (Jungle Tour)
1 Star 1000
2 Stars 1500
3 Stars 2000
4 Stars 2500
5 Stars 4800

Raising Your Score at Vanilla Lake 1

Position Points and Gimmicks are the Most Important

In order to obtain the most points possible, you should aim for a high position and use items to knock your opponents out of the lead.

Tips for Raising Your Score

Rocket Start

Rocket Start (Vanilla Lake 1).jpg
Always start with a Rocket Start. If done correctly, you can get the highest bonus score possible. It will also help you take an early lead in the race.

Gliding Area

Gliding Area (Vanilla Lake 1).png
Make use of the gliding area to take advantage of the other racers to take the lead. This will also add points when making a combo.

Pipes and Snow Blocks

Pipes and Snow Blocks (Vanilla Lake 1).png
Be careful when you land after gliding as there will be pipes and snow blocks on that area. Avoid bumping into them for it will slow you down.


Mini-Turbo (Vanilla Lake 1).jpg
Make use of the Mini-Turbo Boost to help you accelerate but watch out for the obstacles placed along curved areas as you might bump into them.

Recommended Combinations (Customizations)

The best combination of drivers, karts, and gliders are in the table below. They can give you the highest combo bonus and the highest possible score in this course.

Best Combinations
Ice MarioIce Mario Platinum TaxiPlatinum Taxi Blizzard BalloonsBlizzard Balloons
Penguin LuigiPenguin Luigi CheermellowCheermellow Strawberry CrêpeStrawberry Crêpe
LemmyLemmy Blue SevenBlue Seven Blizzard BalloonsBlizzard Balloons

The good combination of drivers, karts, and gliders are in the table below. They can give you a high score in this course.

Good Combinations
Toad (Party Time)Toad (Party Time) Ice-blue PoltergustIce-blue Poltergust New YearNew Year's 2020
Yoshi (Reindeer)Yoshi (Reindeer) Jingle BellsJingle Bells Fare FlierFare Flier
Peach (Wintertime)Peach (Wintertime) Glam BruiserGlam Bruiser Fireworks ParachuteFireworks Parachute
Red YoshiRed Yoshi Double-DeckerDouble-Decker Pink Flower GliderPink Flower Glider

Note: You can shuffle these drivers, karts, or gliders if you do not have the others yet. For example, you can select Lemmy, Birthday Girl Rosalina, and Pink Flower Glider as your driver, kart, and glider combination.

Recommended Drivers and Karts for Vanilla Lake 1

Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
LemmyLemmy Ice MarioIce Mario
Penguin LuigiPenguin Luigi Wario (Hiker)Wario (Hiker)
Mario (Classic)Mario (Classic) Daisy (Fairy)Daisy (Fairy)
Dixie KongDixie Kong Bowser (Santa)Bowser (Santa)
2 Item Slots
Yoshi (Reindeer)Yoshi (Reindeer) Red YoshiRed Yoshi
Toad (Party Time)Toad (Party Time) Peach (Wintertime)Peach (Wintertime)
Wario (Hiker)Wario (Hiker) Mario (Classic)Mario (Classic)
Funky KongFunky Kong Bowser Jr. (Pirate)Bowser Jr. (Pirate)

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
CheermellowCheermellow Platinum TaxiPlatinum Taxi
Blue SevenBlue Seven Ice-blue PoltergustIce-blue Poltergust
Snow SkimmerSnow Skimmer Bright BunnyBright Bunny
Karp KartKarp Kart Bolt BuggyBolt Buggy
Banana MasterBanana Master Brown OffroaderBrown Offroader
Bonus Points x1.5
Birthday Girl RosalinaBirthday Girl Rosalina Double-DeckerDouble-Decker
Jingle BellsJingle Bells Glam BruiserGlam Bruiser
Ice-blue PoltergustIce-blue Poltergust Light-blue Turbo BirdoLight-blue Turbo Birdo
Banana MasterBanana Master Gold Cheep ChargerGold Cheep Charger
Brown OffroaderBrown Offroader Festival GirlFestival Girl
Steel DriverSteel Driver

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
Fare FlierFare Flier Strawberry CrêpeStrawberry Crêpe
New YearNew Year's 2020 Blizzard BalloonsBlizzard Balloons
Heart BalloonsHeart Balloons Blooper HanafudaBlooper Hanafuda
Chocolate Banana CrêpeChocolate Banana Crêpe Black Great SailBlack Great Sail
Combo Bonus x2
Fare FlierFare Flier Pink Flower GliderPink Flower Glider
New YearNew Year's 2020 Fireworks ParachuteFireworks Parachute
Blue Flower GliderBlue Flower Glider YoshiYoshi's Egg Hanafuda
Pink Gold Paper GliderPink Gold Paper Glider Tropical GliderTropical Glider
Jolly BellsJolly Bells

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3 Anonymousabout 1 year

>>2 I hope they make new one "take out snow blocks" for a change lol

2 Anonymousabout 1 year

>>1 Yes, used this course to finish the challenge take out pipes.

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