Gliders are attachments to Mario Kart vehicles that help racers glide over large gaps, activating when a racer drives over a blue boost zone with white chevron arrows. Gliders were first introduced in Mario Kart 7, and would later also appear in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
Mario Kart 7Among the first batch of gliders added to the series, the Flower Glider made its debut in Mario Kart 7. The Flower Glider is an acceleration glider which is a daisy flower. It boosts acceleration, whilst decreasing air speed and weight. It has white petals, an orange and green middle, and a green stem.
Mario Kart 8The Flower Glider reappears in Mario Kart 8, with extreme differences. It now has yellow petals and an orange and black middle. However, it still has a green stem.
Mario Kart 7
In Mario Kart 7, Daisy (Along with Rosalina and Honey Queen) received her own coloration of the Peach Parasol.
Mario Kart 8
This Glider later returned in Mario Kart 8, and was shared with Baby Daisy.
☀ The Flower Glider is the only glider in the Mario Kart series to receive such a drastic change between iterations. Most other gliders remained the same, or colors were only slightly altered.
☀ While it does not appear outside of the above listed appearances, an item called the Petal Parasol from Animal Crossing bears similarities to the Flower Glider's Mario Kart 7 appearance.