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Richard Petty Driving Experience

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Address: 6022 Victory Lane, Orlando, FL 28075
Phone Number: 407 939 0130
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Activities: Driving
Description: Drive or ride shotgun in a NASCAR race car at Walt Disney World...
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.
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Gave my husband a surprise!

Getting to the track was a bit of a pain, GPS kept sending us in circles. Once we got there, there was a little bit of a wait (15 minutes) until the class started, which spouses... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
darinbrenna
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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Getting to the track was a bit of a pain, GPS kept sending us in circles. Once we got there, there was a little bit of a wait (15 minutes) until the class started, which spouses could sit in on. Once he got behind the wheel, he had lots of fun, except his instructor kept him slower than the person... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Ever had mother in law in your car? Well here she sits next to you. Safety? More like "go right", "go left" and "don't break" (before corners). Eight laps is very short time to sort out interpersonal chemistry. I thought this would be the fastest I ever drove (of course!). In fact Italian highway is faster.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

I drove at the Vegas track, and had an awesome time. The staff were brilliant and the whole program went great. Anybody who is into NASCAR will have an amazing time!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

First, I was not the driver! They had professional race car drivers. The thought of getting in the car was intimidating at first, but the driver was great. He explained the process and talked other things to keep it fun, but stayed focused as he drove around the track at speeds well over 100 miles per hour. I think driver's... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I know what goes on here. The same company that owns the Exotic Driving Experience owns the RPDE. They practice the same unsafe styles. A man recently lost his life here because of it. The cars they use are from the mid to early 2000s and are BAD. Cracked frames and roll cages everywhere. Cover ups galore. They will lie... More 

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Jesup, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My husband and son recently did the ride along at this race track. It is a little hard to find - it is literally in the parking lot of the Magic Kingdom and the signs aren't good. BUT once you find it - it is an incredible experience. My husband and son both got suited up, got their pictures made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Although there are limitatins placed on the rookie driver, "no accelerator in the turns i still managed to hit 110 MPH, i am certain liability insurance issues are the reason you are not permited to increase speed at the spex of the turnd. Never the less, the experience was well eorth the cost. By the end of this year they... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Decided when I was in Orlando to surprise my girlfriend and take her for a ride along experience. Myself and a friend went along as well. The sign in process was easy and we were directed to put a racing suit on. Outside there was a drizzle of rain so we were a bit worried we wouldn't be able to... More 

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Poinciana, Florida
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86 reviews 86 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My lovely wife purchased 3, three lap ride alongs at the Richard Petty Experience for my 70th birthday. We also took my 12 1/2 yo grandson with us. We were both very excited to get into the cars and experience what the guys and gal do on the weekends. We were in 4th gear by the time we got out... More 

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My husband enjoyed his ride in the car a lot!! Movie they take is nice, but quite pricey$$!! Will plan to return!! Sad that this location is closing at summers end.

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