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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 #37 of 196 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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Waterloo, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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Castro Valley, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My husband Tom had polio when he was a child and really is a paraplegic. He also has arthritis of the neck and a fused back.. Our trip to Florida was a family vacay and going to this experience was Fantastic. Tom has loved Nascar since he was a kid. Everyone here helped this man achieve something that he still... More

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Dieppe, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is how my son started his 11th birthday. He did a drive along at the track. The car had "cars" look and got up to 120mph. Price was decent for the 3 laps. The other stuff like plaques and short driving movie of your drive is expensive for what you get. He had a fun experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Me and my husband have visited several tracks included in the Richard Petty Driving Experience as with Texas and Charlotte the crew was very nice and made my husbands driving experience worth wild!!

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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I had the opportunity to run on the fitipaldi cup and I had the time of my life. Not only was well organized but they make sure to cover all the bases so you can have a great time. Sometimes is ok to spoil our self and not the whole family. So I give them 20 out of 10 stars... More

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