Orlando Visitor Guide
Walt Disney World Speedway
Richard Petty Driving Experience
Who is Richard Petty? Well, Richard Petty is pretty much to US racing enthusiasts what Mario Andretti is to the International racing circuit. The grand daddy of them all, and all built upon the solid foundation of this family of racing fanatics, as well as the King himself - Richard Petty. With over 25 Track Locations across the US, the Richard Petty Driving Experience just seems to exude a sense of success on the grandest of scales - This to include the track that they've added over the years that's located just inside the entrance to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. And it's this track we'll be focused on...
The Richard Petty Driving Experience leaves no doubt that this 'thrill ride' is a heart pounding, white knuckling type of driving experience as your blaze your own path at speeds in well of excess of 100 MPH. The cars used here are actual NASCAR 'Winston Cup' style stock cars with body styles such as the Dodge Intrepid, Chevy Monte Carlo, Ford Taurus and Pontiac Grand Prix. But probably know one can say it better than someone who's already experienced it. And this, you'll be able to find here...
Hours & Schedules:
The Richard Petty Driving Experience is open 7 days a week. Please Note: 'Driving Experiences' are not offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays whereas 'Ride Alongs' are offered everday. Waiting Lists may apply for the 'Driving Experiences.' Make your reservations as far in advance as you can. The 'Driving Experience' is generally offered between the hours of 8 AM - 1 PM. There are four 'Experiences' to choose from here:
Ride Along with a qualified Racing Instructor. Cost $99.00
Includes 8 Laps around the track. 3 Hour program. $379.00 at time of publication
Includes 18 Laps around the track. 5 Hour program.
$749.00 at time of publication.
'Experience of a Lifetime'
Includes 30 Laps around the track. 5 Hour Program.
Minimum Age Requirements:
Must be 18 years of age or older with a valid Drivers License to drive and 16 years of age to do a 'Ride Along.'
How to Get There:
From any area, just follow World Drive into the Magic Kingdom, the track will be immediately on your left when entering the Magic Kingdom parking area...
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