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This page is on shortcuts and how to raise your score at Vanilla Lake 1R, 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 1R: Course Map and Shortcuts

Course Map

Vanilla Lake 1R Shortcut Map

List of Courses and Shortcuts

How to Obtain All Grand Stars

King Boo Cup (Yoshi Tour)
1 Star 1200
2 Stars 2400
3 Stars 3400
4 Stars 4300
5 Stars 6100
Koopa Troopa Cup (Cooking Tour)
1 Star 900
2 Stars 1500
3 Stars 2000
4 Stars 2500
5 Stars 4400
Baby Luigi Cup (Ice Tour)
1 Star 1100
2 Stars 2600
3 Stars 3600
4 Stars 4600
5 Stars 5500
Bowser Jr. Cup (Valentine's Tour)
1 Star 1000
2 Stars 2400
3 Stars 3300
4 Stars 4200
5 Stars 5200
Rosalina Cup (Ice Tour)
1 Star 900
2 Stars 1800
3 Stars 2400
4 Stars 3100
5 Stars 4600
Diddy Kong Cup (Jungle Tour)
1 Star 1000
2 Stars 1600
3 Stars 2100
4 Stars 2700
5 Stars 4800

Raising Your Score at Vanilla Lake 1R

Generally speaking, 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 R).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.


Mini-Turbo (Vanilla Lake R).jpg
Perfoming Mini-Turbo will help you accelerate and take the lead.

Snow Blocks

Snow Blocks (Vanilla Lake R).png
Avoid bumping the snow blocks in this area as they will slow you down.


Paths (Vanilla Lake R).png
Go straight to this path. Turning left might give you a shortcut but going over the snow will slow you down a bit. Stay on the road as much as possible to maintain your speed.

Gliding Area

Gliding Area (Vanilla Lake R).png
Go over to this gliding area to give you an advantage to take the lead and help you with your combo streak.

Recommended Combinations (Customizations)

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

The good combination of drivers, karts and gliders is in this table below. They can give you a high score in this course.
Best Combination
Ice MarioIce Mario Dark ClownDark Clown Fireworks ParachuteFireworks Parachute
Good Combination
Pink Gold PeachPink Gold Peach Glam BruiserGlam Bruiser Strawberry CrêpeStrawberry Crêpe
Metal MarioMetal Mario CheermellowCheermellow Strawberry CrêpeStrawberry Crêpe
Mario (Santa)Mario (Santa) Cloud 9Cloud 9 Pink Flower GliderPink Flower Glider

Note: You can shuffle these drivers, karts or gliders if you don't have the others yet. For example, you can select Mario (Santa), Red Turbo Yoshi and Pink Flower Glider as your driver, kart and glider combination.

Recommended Drivers and Karts for Vanilla Lake 1R

Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
Ice MarioIce Mario Wario (Hiker)Wario (Hiker)
Ice BroIce Bro Daisy (Fairy)Daisy (Fairy)
2 Item Slots
Metal MarioMetal Mario Pink Gold PeachPink Gold Peach
Mario (Santa)Mario (Santa) Rosalina (Aurora)Rosalina (Aurora)
Luigi (Classic)Luigi (Classic)

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
Chrome DK JumboChrome DK Jumbo Dark ClownDark Clown
Para-WingPara-Wing Egg 1Egg 1
Karp KartKarp Kart Rose QueenRose Queen
Bolt BuggyBolt Buggy
Bonus Points x1.5
Cloud 9Cloud 9 CheermellowCheermellow
Red Turbo YoshiRed Turbo Yoshi Glam BruiserGlam Bruiser
Blue SevenBlue Seven Snow SkimmerSnow Skimmer
Bright BunnyBright Bunny

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
BaNaNa ParafoilBaNaNa Parafoil Fireworks ParachuteFireworks Parachute
Gold SwooperGold Swooper Blooper HanafudaBlooper Hanafuda
Combo Bonus x2
Strawberry CrêpeStrawberry Crêpe Pink Flower GliderPink Flower Glider
Blue Flower GliderBlue Flower Glider YoshiYoshi's Egg Hanafuda
Pink Gold Paper GliderPink Gold Paper Glider Tropical GliderTropical Glider
Dragon WingsDragon Wings

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2 Anonymous10 months

>>1 And you'll bounce on those snow blocks as soon as you hit them haha

1 Anonymous10 months

It's hard to drift in vanilla lake courses. There are too many pipes and snow blocks :(

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