The Richard Petty Driving Experience at The Walt Disney World Speedway is a great place to experience some high-speed racing excitement away from the theme parks during your Disney World vacation. It is located just beyond the Magic Kingdom toll plaza.
The Junior Ride-Along Program is one of the several different NASCAR experiences offered. It is specifically designed for children between the ages of 6 and 13 years old who are at least 48 inches tall. During our recent trip to Walt Disney World, our racecar-loving grandson, Noah was surprised with the opportunity to have a thrilling ride at the Richard Petty Driving Experience.
After check-in, it was time to suit up. Closed-toe shoes are required.
Next, it was time to head out to the track! The friendly instructor fitted Noah with a helmet and gave personalized instructions.
Now, he is ready for a high-octane thrill ride! In through the window… and away they go!
Noah was able to ride shotgun for three exciting, high-speed laps in a specially designed “Cars” race car driven by a professional driver. The entire staff was incredibly friendly and helpful which made it a fun experience for all. The cost of Noah’s ride was $59.00 plus tax. From the constant grin on his face, you can see that it was priceless! Following the ride, we were able to purchase a video of his entire experience on a thumb drive as well as a souvenir photo.
Reservations are not required and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Free transportation is provided near the Lost and Found at Disney’s Ticket and Transportation Center. The Richard Petty Driving Experience is open most days but may close for inclement weather or private events. Call 407-WDW-PLAY to make sure they are open beforehand. If you have a junior race fan who wants to experience the thrill of NASCAR and the rush of a lifetime, be sure to allow time for the Junior Ride-Along at the Richard Petty Driving Experience during your next Disney World vacation. It is a great experience he won’t soon forget!
Written by Sheri Morris, “Main Street Morris” — Sheri is proud grandmother with a keen eye for detail. She specializes in Disney Travel for adults and RV travel. Book your next vacation with Sheri at 804 405 5005 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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