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Richard Petty Driving Experience

6022 Victory Lane, Orlando, FL 28075 (Walt Disney World Resort)
407 939 0130
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Ranked #33 of 198 Attractions in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Race Car Tracks
Activities: Driving
Owner description: Drive or ride shotgun in a NASCAR race car at Walt Disney World Speedway!Take command of the wheel and experience real speed first-hand by driving a... more » Owner description: Drive or ride shotgun in a NASCAR race car at Walt Disney World Speedway!Take command of the wheel and experience real speed first-hand by driving a NASCAR race car around the mile-long, tri-oval racetrack! You're in for the thrill of a lifetime as you test your driving skills during one of our 8, 18 or 30 lap programs.Looking to enjoy the ride from the passenger's seat? Experience real life racing excitement as you ride shotgun in a 2-seat NASCAR race car driven by one of our professional driving instructors during your 3-lap qualifying run. You'll quickly learn what it takes to compete in NASCAR as you reach speeds up to 140 MPH. « less
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Centurion, South Africa
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178 reviews 178 reviews
84 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Being an enthusiastic NASCAR supporter I always had the desire to attend a race during one of our visits to the USA. As we normally go in December there are no races during that time. I then discovered that one can even go one step better by experience the thrill of riding in a 600 HP NASCAR by doing the... More

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Warrington, Pennsylvania
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10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I gave this as a gift to my wife. She loved it. She drove 9 laps (one practice) with a professional driver in the passenger seat. The whole family got to stand by the track and take pictures and hear the roar for the race cars going by. Look on line at Undercover Tourists for discount tickets.

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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I had gotten package for the Rookie Experience and a Ride Along from my boss 5 or 6 years ago. Because of work I never gotten around to using it. I retired about a year and a half ago. this summer I remember I had the Experience gift cards in the file cabinet . I checked the website and saw... More

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This was very much a bucket list item and just had to be done. the initial training for the rookie drive is comprehensive and the team that support you really do care that you have a good time. Ed who sat with me must have nerves of steel as we hit speeds of 154 with a complete novice at the... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Wow! What a great experience. The instructors were informative and entertaining. The car driving experience was exhilarating. I have never had so much fun. My two daughters also did an experience, they did the junior ride along. This program isn't available at all locations. My daughters had the biggest smiles on their faces and wanted to go again. I will... More

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Surrey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Amazing experience, driving race car at 125 mph round a banked track seems a lot faster, well looked after from start to finish, would absolutely reccomend this

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Bristol
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The kids and my husband booked a driving experience in a Nascar. The only critiscism I would have is that you can't book a time slot for the drive, you have to just turn up. When we arrived at the track, a couple of men had booked rides in exotic cars, and the Nascars couldn't go out until these rides... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Bought to me for my 40th birthday from my wife ,really great time and well worth the money Great instructor who after two laps really let me open the car up , top speed was 131 mph with fastest lap of 36 seconds , really had to explaine the grip these cars have , a real must for any car... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is completely worth a few hours away from the parks! A free shuttle is available from the TTC (thank you Brice). Our 11-year old did a Junior Ride Along and thoroughly enjoyed every minute...his new favorite "ride" at Disney! Staff are SO welcoming...even taking a few minutes to show us the cars in the garage. A special thanks to... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The Richard Petty Driving Experience provides the authenticity of being a real race car driver. While I did not drive, I just passengered, the feeling was exhilarating. Between the fire suit, the helmet, and the tiny seat - wait do you still call that a seat ? - you experience first hand what it is like to race. A lot... More

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