Floating Door Entry
Difficulty Basic
Works With
  • P Switch
  • POW Block
  • Spring
Game Styles

The Floating Door Entry is a basic trick used in Super Mario Maker. This trick allows Mario to enter a floating door by using various items.

How It Works

When Mario lands on an item he is considered to be standing on ground. This allows him to enter a door that is not on the ground.


POW Block

When Mario lands on a POW Block he is considered to be standing on ground. However, a POW Block will only be considered solid if it is thrown or touches ground. This means that Mario is unable to land a POW Block by simply dropping it in midair.

POW Drop Up Throw
Floating Door Entry (POW Drop) Floating Door Entry (POW Up Throw)

P Switch

When Mario lands on a P Switch, he is considered to be standing on ground for 10 frames. This allows him to enter a floating door.

As of version 1.40, Mario is only able to stay in contact with a P Switch in midair for 3 frames. Because a P Switch is not activated until the 4th frame after pressing it, this means it is no longer possible to enter a door while also activating the P Switch at the same time.

P Switch Drop Activating
Floating Door Entry (P Switch Drop)


When Mario lands on a spring, he is considered to be standing on ground for ? frames, this allows him to enter a floating door.

Drop Up Throw
Floating Door Entry (Spring Drop) Floating Door Entry (Spring Up Throw)

Wall Clips

By clipping into a wall, Mario is able to stand on the side of it for 1 frame which allows him to enter a door.

Standing Wall Clip
Standing Wall Clip (Door)

Floating Pipe Entry

There are also ways to enter a Warp Pipe that is above the ground.

Boot Wall Clip

Although Mario is normally unable to enter a floating pipe from a wall clip, if he is inside a boot he is able to. This is because boots have the ability to hover in the air for a few frames.


P Switch


POW Drop

Because POW Blocks are completely solid, Mario is able to ride a POW Block to enter a pipe.


See Also

Shell Jump

Assisted MidairBackshotBouncing Shell JumpDrop Shell JumpMidair Shell JumpRolling Shell JumpRegrab Shell JumpShell HoppingShell RecyclingYoshi Shell JumpWeird Shell Jump

Item Tech

Controlled POW ExplosionExploding POW Door EntryFast Momentum Item JumpFloating Door EntryGround Pound Item GrabGround Pound Item JumpItem Spin JumpItem Vine CarryItem Wall ClipItem Wall JumpJugglingMidair Input Item JumpMidair P Switch JumpMidair Spring JumpP Switch DropP Switch KillP Switch JumpPOW Block DuplicationPOW Block VanishingPOW Jump (Regrab) • Re-Useable POWShellmet Duck JumpSideways Spring JumpSissy ThrowSinking in Lava Item JumpSpin CancelSpring Jump CancelSpring Spin JumpSuper Spring Jump GlitchYoshi Midair Item Jump

Enemy Tech

Bob-omb ElevatorBob-omb RidingBob-omb Timer ResetChanging an Enemy's DirectionCoin Block ClipFalling Bob-omb Spin JumpFalling Enemy JumpFireball Bob-omb StallingFrozen Beach Koopa GlitchMeow DiveMidair Enemy JumpMidair Spin JumpMoving a Stationary EnemyOffscreen Enemy BypassReshelled KoopaRocky Wrench Wall JumpSilent SpinThwomp BypassThwomp POW JumpThwomp Stack Spin JumpThwomp Star Jump

Power-up Tech

Boot Hover JumpCape Damage BoostCape Dive BombDiagonal DropkickFalling Yoshi MountFire FloaterFire Flower Wall ClimbFlight StorageGrinder BypassLift ReleaseMulticapingPink Coin DuplicationPower-Up Invincibility Frames JumpPropeller CancelShellmet TechSpin FlyYoshi Back TongueYoshi Damage BoostYoshi Dismount (1st Frame) • Yoshi Double JumpYoshi Eating Blocks GlitchYoshi Slow SpitYoshi Spin Jump Mount

Other Tech

1st Frame Jump (Door) • Air StallingBumper BypassCrouch StorageDonut Speed TechGround Pound (CancelCancel JumpPlatform) • Hidden Block BypassInvincibility GlitchJoystick Exclusive TechLevel Start Frame JumpMidair InputMoonwalkingNote Block ClipNote Block Spin JumpObject BypassingOne Block High Gap JumpOne Block Gap BypassOne-Sided Wall JumpOne-Way Wall BypassPartial Spike ClipPause BufferingPause TechPipe Exit Frame JumpPipe Re-EntryPixel JumpScreen Scroll ManipulationSlow FallSmall Jump GlitchSpin JumpTriple Jump (Phantom Jump) • Uncrouch Pipe EntryUnderwater Spike Door EntryVine ClipWall Clip (FullPartial) • White Block Easter Egg JumpWiimote Jump