We’re always on the lookout for new activities for the kids to try. We love exposing them to new adventures and always push them to try new things. So when I heard about this electric go-kart place that catered to young kids as well, I knew I wanted to bring them to experience it.
Located at Basement 4 in Tropicana Gardens Mall, MyKart Raceway is the first ever underground electric go-kart track in Malaysia. What sets it apart from other places is that they have mini karts for kids! It’s the perfect indoor go-kart racing place where children and adults can experience together. The karts are electric, which means it’s much quieter and makes for a more pleasant racing experience.
Location and registration
We got there just before 11am on a Saturday and there was only one family ahead of us at the counter. However, it took around 20 minutes for me to complete the whole registration and payment process. I found the process a bit tedious and slow as you need to download the app, set up an account and then enter in everyone’s details before you can proceed with anything else. Time is of essence when you have excited and impatient kids wanting to head straight to the tracks and race…
I finally got registration and payment settled, and the girls excitedly headed to the mini track. Once there, they got their helmets on and got fitted with their safety belts. After making sure everyone was comfortable, the marshalls explained to them the different pedals and how to manoeuvre – pretty straight forward stuff. Once that was all done, off they went.
My 7-year-old was going round corners and zooming around. I was amazed at how my 4-year-old had no trouble manoeuvring the kart and towards the end she was going at full speed too! Each session goes for 10 minutes which is a decent amount of time for young ones, as it does get rather hot even though it’s indoors.
After seeing the kids zoom around, my husband needed to join in on the fun too. He decided to get the double kart so my elder one could sit in with him while the younger one went for one more round in the mini kart and they were all so happy. What an exhilarating morning!
Which kart for whom?
There are four types of go-karts available:
- Mini kart – this was the cutest of all. Catering to kids 90cm and above, the kart goes up to a speed of 20km/h and the track length is 105m (different track from the advance karts). The best introduction into go-karting for the little ones.
- Junior kart – this is for kids between 7 to 15 with a minimum height of 120cm. This goes up to 40km/h, a pretty good speed for the young ones to get their adrenaline pumping.
- Advance kart – driver needs to be at least 16 years and above (minimum height of 145cm) as the go-kart is powerful and goes up to a speed of 60km/h and at a longer and more challenging track.
- Double kart – I thought this was pretty cool! If you can’t or don’t want to drive but still want to experience a go-kart, this option is perfect. Just make sure you have a partner that can drive (at least 16 years old) and the passenger needs to be at least 120cm tall to sit in.
- Best to get there early, as I mentioned registration and payment does take a while. When we left slightly after noon, there were many groups already waiting to register.
- For all the go-karts except the mini kart, covered shoes and socks are required. If you are not wearing shoes, you can buy socks from them for RM5. You can rent shoes for free.
- Weekend pricing is slightly more expensive than on weekdays. There are different packages available too, so don’t forget to ask.
- Bring water, as it gets very hot with the helmet on. There are vending machines selling drinks and snacks too.