Update: Official word from Drive Petty representative is that the Exotic Driving Experience plans to reopen on May 1. They gave us this statement: “As of today, the plan is to resume EDE operations in Orlando. However, we are evaluating the situation during the ongoing… Read More »Exotic Driving Experience at Walt Disney Speedway could close permanently
Five-time Nascar Champion Jimmie Johnson visited Walt Disney World on Wednesday. While there he got a ride in a Mickey Mouse golf cart, took a few swings on the golf course, and teamed up with kids racing their wooden cars at ESPN Wide World of… Read More »Nascar Champion “Five Time” Jimmie Johnson visits Walt Disney World
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:Read More »Exotic Driving Experience with Christian Fittipaldi at Walt Disney World Speedway
I am so totally jealous of that shirt! Click to embiggen. Just a hop skip and a jump from the Lasseter family winery and a little bit further from the Emeryville Studios of Pixar, you’ll find a place where the cars from Pixar’s Cars movie… Read More »Cars 2 at NASCAR’s Infineon Raceway in Sonoma Valley
I’ve been a fan of Indy Car style racing since watching my first Indianapolis 500 on TV back in 1978. That race holds a special place in my heard and the hearts of millions. For race car drivers nothing matches the feeling of winning an… Read More »Dan Wheldon 2011 Indianapolis 500 champion feted at Magic Kingdom
The cars look just like the real things on the track, but they’re specially built for the driving school. This morning I had the absolute pleasure to participate in the Richard Petty Driving Experience at Walt Disney World Resort. The two and a half hour… Read More »Drive like a champion at Walt Disney World
Participants in the fourth annual Disneyland Half Marathon wound through the Disneyland Resort area and out into Anaheim itself. Some wore costumes and even paused for character interaction along the way.
Jaeyung Hyung, 38, of Las Cruces, N.M., (see below) celebrated his first-place finish Sunday, crossing the finish line with a time of 1:10:44 to lead the estimated field of nearly 12,000 participants.
“I really enjoyed running the race here,” Hyung said. “There were so many people, and Disney made it a lot of fun.”
The Independence Day weekend means firework. In Central Florida the place to be is either at the Themeparks or at the Firecracker 400 (now the Coke Zero 400, but whatever). Usually the weekend finds NASCAR drivers out at the theme parks, but not until after… Read More »Kyle Busch and Scott Speed make Pitstop at SeaWorld Orlando’s Discovery Cove