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Richard Petty Driving Experience

ATTRACTION: Richard Petty Driving Experience.

WHERE: Walt Disney World Speedway, Orlando, Florida. Follow the signs to the Magic Kingdom, keep left approaching the toll plaza. After passing through the toll plaza, turn left at the WDW Speedway sign. Mention that you are going to the Speedway at the Toll Plaza and so you won’t have to pay the parking fee.

AGE RESTRICTIONS:  Ride Along 16 and up. You must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license to drive. 

PRICE: See below. Sales tax applies, where applicable.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Open every day, weather permitting, except Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Daily 9am – 5pm. The Experience may be closed due to inclement weather, testing or private events. Call ahead to ensure that the track is open. Advance Reservations are required for all driving programs. Tel: 407 939 0130

  You must have a valid driver’s license. 

  You must be able to drive a standard transmission. 

  The stock cars do not have doors; you must have the ability to climb through a 30-inch by 15-inch window that is 36-inches from the ground.

Participants should arrive 30 minutes prior to their scheduled driving time for check-in and complete their Liability Waiver and Participant Information (Medical) Form.
- Students will be issued a driving suit for the class –

The official website is: HERE  Visitors are welcome and pit entry is free.

  

  

If you have a Need for Speed, and are passionate about NASCAR racing, the Richard Petty Driving Experience is right up your alley! For most people, getting behind the wheel of a stock car and racing around a track at 150 miles per hour used to be just pipe dream. Now this fantasy becomes reality with the Richard Petty Driving Experience at the Walt Disney World Speedway. Race fans and thrill-seekers alike will be amazed at the once-in-a-lifetime experience to make hair-pin turns around an official NASCAR track 

 

 

Ride-Along Experiences

  • Experience real life racing thrills by riding shotgun in a 2-seat NASCAR-style stock car driven by a professional instructor.
  • 3-lap qualifying run at speeds up to 165 MPH
  • Our Ride-Along Experience operates at all our tracks and begins one hour after the start of the days first driving class (session). Ride-Alongs are available on a first come, first serve basis at most locations. Some restrictions may apply.

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Driving Experiences

  • Take command of the wheel and experience the thrill first hand.
  • Must be able to drive a manual (standard) transmission.

 

 

 

 

 

Rookie Experience: $399

Your hands are on the wheel, your foot is on the gas, and you’re in the driver’s seat for 8 laps around the speedway in a 358 cubic inch V-8 NASCAR style racecar that roars with 600 horsepower. Prior to driving, students will go through 2 elements of safety and instruction training, in-car and on-track instruction. After driving like the “King”, students will receive a graduation packet that includes a time sheet with a breakdown of each lap driven.

Reservations are required for all driving experiences. Please continue with links below to book a reservation. For other questions or information regarding RPDE driving experiences, please call 1•800•BE•PETTY.

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Kings Experience: $799

Get ready to advance to a higher level of confidence in your driving ability and take on increased speeds. This program consists of 2 power packed sessions, 8 laps of rip roaring power and 10 laps of increased speed and excitement. Prior to driving, students will go through 2 elements of safety and instruction training, in-car and on-track instruction. Between your driving sessions, drivers will receive one-on-one feedback from the Pit Road Instructor, as well as additional instruction from the on-track driving instructors. After your two driving sessions, students will receive a graduation packet that includes a time sheet with a breakdown of each lap driven.

Reservations are required for all driving experiences. Please continue with links below to book a reservation. For other questions or information regarding RPDE driving experiences, please call 1•800•BE•PETTY.

The program lasts approximately 3 hours.

 

Experience of a Lifetime: $1,249

Think you can handle 30 laps of white-knuckled, heart pounding speed? Taming the speedway in 3 driving segments allows you to improve your driving line, increase your speed and encourages the idea that you may change careers in this, the ultimate half-day driving experience. Prior to driving, students will go through 2 elements of safety and instruction training, in-car and on-track instruction. Between your 3 driving sessions, drivers will receive one-on-one feedback from the Pit Road Instructor, as well as additional instruction from the on-track driving instructors. After your 3 driving sessions of 10 laps each, students will receive a graduation packet that includes a time sheet with a breakdown of each lap driven.

Reservations are required for all driving experiences. Please continue with links below to book a reservation. For other questions or information regarding RPDE driving experiences, please call 1•800•BE•PETTY.

The program lasts approximately 3 hours.

 

 

:5 minutes

Orientation and Video
Meet RPDE staff and watch a short video featuring Richard Petty

:20 minutes

On-Track Instruction
Learn from your crew chief how to master the track driving line, acceleration / deceleration points, following distance.

:25 minutes

Mechanical and Safety Instruction
Learn the details of the race car including entry and exit, shifting pattern, safety devices and more.

:10 minutes

Mandatory Driver’s Meeting
This is the time to go over final details, ask last minute questions and receive the driving order. Participants will have their photo(s) taken next to a RPDE car. Then hear the four most famous words in Motorsports, “Drivers Start Your Engines!”

:1hour approximately

Driving Experience
Time varies by experience.
Participants driving in a program with more than one session will receive feedback from the instructors each time exiting the vehicle. This ensures that each subsequent session shows improvement in driving skill and takes you closer to meeting the top goal speed.

:15 minutes

Closing Ceremony
Participants will receive a Graduation Pack, including a detailed lap-time sheet showing each lap driven and an official Graduation Certificate with name, date and estimated top goal speed reached.

 

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