It was a tragic death that should never have happened. Petty Holdings employee Gary Terry was a passenger in an Italian sports car on the exotic driving course at the Walt Disney World Speedway, traveling at high speed in the opposite direction the track’s safety… Read More »Death at Walt Disney World Speedway results in small fine from OSHA
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It’s been just about week since crews started the demolition of the former landmark Walt Disney World Speedway just behind the guest parking lot for the Magic Kingdom. Already, they’ve made significant progress on removing the track surface and re-enforced concrete walls that surrounded the… Read More »Walt Disney World Speedway Demolition Underway
We already heard that Disney was closing the Walt Disney World Speedway this July to make way for transportation improvements. We now know that is a euphemism for more parking spots. It’s a good think too, because on its busiest days the Magic Kingdom had… Read More »Walt Disney Speedway will be razed to make way for more parking.
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
FHP and OSHA investigators have additional insights based off the in-car camera that filmed the crash. While the video hasn’t been released to the public, it shows both a view of the driver and passenger inside the car, and a forward facing view looking out… Read More »FHP reveals more details of fatal Walt Disney World Speedway crash.
The Richard Petty Driving Experience and Exotic Driving has received a brief reprieve from Walt Disney World and will now remain open until August 9th. This gives Florida residents more time to enjoy a special 25% discount before Disney moves in and demolishes the Walt… Read More »Richard Petty Driving Experience Extended Until August 9th
Sad news for NASCAR fans who also love Walt Disney World. The Richard Petty Driving Experience available at the Walt Disney World Speedway will close effective July 1, 2015. This means the end of the Piston Cup Junior Ride-Along with the Pixar “Cars” themed cars… Read More »Richard Petty Driving Experience Leaving Walt Disney World Speedway
It’s almost time for one of my favorite special events of the year. Downtown Disney’s Car Masters Weekend. Held over Father’s Day weekend June 14-15 the entire shopping and dining district takes on the flavor of a classic car show with a modern twist–Car Masters Weekend features all things “Cars” plus special celebrity appearances, interactive exhibits, unique event merchandise and entertainment the whole family will enjoy.
On Downtown Disney West Side, guests can enjoy exploring the details and classic beauty of more than 100 classic, muscle and exotic vehicles from across the country. Fans also can judge their favorites along with the experts, culminating in an award ceremony Sunday. Joining in the “Cars” fun, Richard Petty Driving Experience at Walt Disney World Speedway will be unveiling two new full-size custom character cars, created by Disney•Pixar “Cars” creative director Jay Ward. The #28 Aiken Axler and #80 Sage VanDerSpin cars will be used in the new Piston Cup Junior Ride-Along program, available for bookings beginning June 14. Disney•Pixar “Cars” and “Cars 2″ characters Lightning McQueen, Mater and Finn McMissle also will be stopping by the event for meet and greets.