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Richard Petty Driving Experience - CLOSED

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May 7, 2016
“Richard Petty Expierience, the worst expierience”
Mar 14, 2016
“Husbands Dream Come True!”
Drive or ride shotgun in a NASCAR race car at 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...more
Orlando, FL 28075
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Reviewed May 7, 2016

Had this event booked for over 2 months. It was an item that was on my husbands bucket list.I was so excited to give him this as a birthday present! Day of event, waited for the obligatory 40 minutes, as we were advised to do...More

Date of experience: May 2016
6  Thank martha684k
Reviewed March 14, 2016

oh my gosh I had no idea this was closing! Im so happy I decided to surprise my husband with this adventure as an early birthday gift last year! He had been wanting to do this for years! He had the most amazing time! Watching...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank frabrijo
Reviewed February 4, 2016

My husband LOVED this experience, as did I and we are so sad to hear of its closing. Hoping Disney will reconsider.

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Mssftnss
Reviewed December 14, 2015

Anniversary gift for my husband who has raced cars in the last. He loved it! Before you leave you can take a photo with a lifesize Richard Letty cut out, pretty cool. I def recommend it.

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Michelle W
Reviewed November 17, 2015

Disney decided to close this attraction ??? Not sure why, as all people that we talked about this, really enjoyed it. The space seems to be used for more car parking !!!

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Dale S
Reviewed October 15, 2015

Too late. Disney pulled the plug on the entire speedway operation. They leveled the track about a month ago. If you are looking for a Petty Driving Experience, Daytona Int'l Speedway still offers one.

Date of experience: September 2015
4  Thank RSRBOB
Reviewed October 14, 2015

Weather you be a nascar junkie, speed freak or coaster King, you should do at least a ride along here. Going that fast inches from the wall while the driver yaned was absolutely terrifying for me. I was amazed the tires held on to the...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank philmarro
Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Closed... As a WDW annual passholder, I passed this all the time. This attraction has now been closed and demolished in order create additional parking for Magic Kingdom.

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank RonAndRhea
Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Love fast cars and a racing heart..... If you like high horsepower cars and breaking the speed limit then I recommend the drive it yourself experience! My husband and I had a blast. You can always have someone drive you around, there are different options....More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank FloridaWifey
Reviewed September 18, 2015

Sorry to say that it was being destroyed as we watched... This was a fun thing to do. Lots of the guys liked driving the race cars. My 16 year old couldn't wait to get behind the wheel. Too bad it's gone.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank missy d
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