Cloudtop Cruise is a track in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It is part of the Special Cup and is the first course. This course mainly takes place on a giant beanstalk (similar to Sky Garden) and on an airship (like Airship Fortress). The track takes place on the clouds. A part of the track has Bowser's Airships in it. The first portion of the track music plays on amiibo screens in retail stores. The ending portion of both variations uses parts of Sky Station Galaxy and Gusty Garden Galaxy's music from the Super Mario Galaxy games. The course's music also reappears as an arrangement in the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the new Mario Circuit stage, which combines the two variations.