Non-refundable real-life Mario Kart Melbourne tickets on sale


But should you buy them?

Non-refundable tickets for Mushroom Racing, a real-life Mario Kart experience in Melbourne, are now on sale.

For our part, Stevivor questions if Mario Kart fans should buy them.

We’ve has made several attempts to contact the organisers of Mushroom Racing using the initial press release we were emailed in addition to a contact form that used to appear on the event’s official website. Mushroom Racing has yet to reply after two full months.

As previously reported, the Mushroom Racing website was also using an image from Japan’s MariCAR, a similar event, prompting the Japanese company to send cease and desist orders to Mushroom and anyone else that used the image to cover the possibility of Melbourne-based racing. Mushroom has yet to comment on the matter.

These warning flags aside, Mushroom Racing now has an original teaser trailer spruiking the event alongside a wave of first-release tickets. According to Mushroom Racing’s Eventbrite listing, racing is available between 10.00 am on 27 May to 7.00 pm on 26 June. Tickets will set you back $100 AUD.

The tickets are said to include costume hire, a Mushroom burger-style snack, pick up and drop off from the CBD, a 20-lap race, after-party, games room and more. Judging from the description, you’re not going to be racing through the streets of Melbourne, folks.

A final Grand Prix with the winners from previous heats will take place on 15 July, with $1,000 AUD prize money up for grabs.

Like the Mushroom Racing site, organiser contact information is unavailable — making us a bit skeptical of the entire thing.

We’ve again reached our to Mushroom Racing. In the meantime, what do you make of the event?