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Exotic Driving Experience Schedules VIP Day with Christian Fittipaldi

With Father’s Day on the horizon, a son could make his race fan father very happy with a gift of a VIP Day with former Formula One driver Christian Fittipaldi at the Exotic Driving Experience (EDE) on the Walt Disney World Speedway. Exotic Driving Experience, which opened in January, offers customers the chance to climb behind the wheel and drive exotic supercars on a real racetrack.

The Disney Blog had the honor of completing a ride-along with Fittipaldi at the wheel and it was quite the experience. Today, EDE announced a new offering, VIP Day with Christian Fittipaldi. Here’s a video of our ride along with Fittipaldi at the wheel.

EDE has partnered with the renowned international driver to offer an exclusive exotic car driving program this summer. Limited to only 24 participants, this is truly the ultimate driving event for supercar enthusiasts.

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Exotic Driving Experience with Christian Fittipaldi at Walt Disney World Speedway

The Richard Petty Driving Experience is a must-do for racing fans who visit the Walt Disney World Resort. But not everyone dreams of driving a race car. On the other hand, almost everyone has watched as a high performance automobile, such as a Ferrari or Lamborghini, zoomed by them on the road and said to themselves, “Gee, I wish I could drive one of those.” That’s the premise behind “Exotic Driving Experience” where you get the chance to drive, or ride along, inside a very expensive automobile and put it through its paces.

Exotic Driving Experience opens officially today and this weekend The Disney Blog was invited out to experience it ourselves. Disney has modified its existing Walt Disney World Speedway track to include a new infield section with hard turns and sweeping esses, that will offer unique challenges and lots of fun for drivers. Driving experiences start at $199 and Thrill Rides with a professional driver behind the wheel start at $99.

Lots more below the jump including on-board POV video of Christian Fittipaldi putting a Ferrari 458 Italia through its paces around the track:

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Disney unwilling to enter F1

The 2010 season of Formula 1 is threatened due to a split between the car owners and the officiating body for the series. But that’s not the reason Disney gave for not wanting to sponsor an F1 team based in the US. Instead Disney reportedly… Read More »Disney unwilling to enter F1

Disneyland Paris first in line for new Formula 1 race

I know the story at this link is in French, but roughly translated it says that the old Formula One track in France has been declared non-workable by the racing league and that the Marne Valley location of the Disneyland Paris Resort is the leading… Read More »Disneyland Paris first in line for new Formula 1 race