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Richard Petty Driving Experience

2 stock cars covered with decals including “Petty” and “Walt Disney World” race on the speedway

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Walt Disney World® Resort

Age Interest

Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

Accessibility and Other Information

Accessibility
  • Must Transfer from Wheelchair/ECV
Get a dose of adult-style adrenaline behind the wheel of a real NASCAR race car at Walt Disney World Speedway.
Three Ferraris sitting on the Exotics Course at Walt Disney World Speedway

Feel the Need for Speed?

Unleash 600 hp and drive like “The King” up to 50 laps, or ride shotgun for 3 high-speed laps!

Experience the rush of a lifetime at Richard Petty Driving Experience, where you can live out your fantasy of being a NASCAR driver on our mile-long tri-oval racetrack. Test your driving skills and learn what it takes to compete in NASCAR, all while your friends and family cheer you on.

Not ready to get behind the wheel, but still crave the thrill? You can also choose to ride along as a passenger in a 2-seater with one of our professional driving instructors.

Experience Laps Price before tax Duration (hours)
The Rookie Experience 8 $449 2.5
The King Experience 18 $849 2.5
The Experience of a Lifetime 30 $1,299 2.5
SPEEDWAY Challenge 50 $2,099 4
Racing Experience 50 $2,599 4

A stock car decaled with “Richard Petty Driving Experience” races by “Walt Disney World” on a wall

The Ride-Along Experience

If you're not ready to get behind the wheel but still crave the thrill, ride shotgun for 3 high-speed laps!

Experience the thrill of NASCAR as a passenger in a 2-seater as one of our professional driving instructors takes you up to 165 mph. The associated cost is $99 plus tax.

Two Lamborghinis, 2 Ferraris, a Porsche and Audi sports cars parked side-by-side on the Exotics Course

Safety First

Before you put the pedal to the metal, you’ll receive in-car and on-track training from our experienced instructors.

Follow an instructor’s car and watch for a flagman’s signals as you drive. At the end of your experience, you’ll “graduate” and receive a printout of your performance on each lap.

Two Ferraris parked on the Exotics Course at Walt Disney World Speedway

Exotic Supercars

Ride shotgun or take the wheel of supercars by Ferrari, Lamborghini, Audi and Porsche on the Exotics Course.

Exotics Driving Experience
Guests 18 years of age and up can drive 6 or 10 laps around the 1-mile circuit. Reservations required.

Exotics Thrill Ride
Led by a professional driver, 2-lap thrill rides are available to Guests 14 years of age and up, who ride shotgun. Walk-up basis only.

Selection of exotic supercars changes daily.

Four sports cars racing on the Exotics Course at Walt Disney World Speedway

Know Before You Go

View important information including directions, experience details and Guest restrictions.

  • The Richard Petty Driving Experience operates most days but may be closed due to inclement weather, testing or private events. Call 407-WDW-PLAY or (407) 939-7529 to ensure that the track is open. You can also visit the Richard Petty Driving Experience for more information or to make a reservation.
  • Reservations are not required for Ride-Alongs, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis and begin one hour after the start of the day’s first driving class.
  • You must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid driver's license to drive, and be 6 years of age or older to ride.
  • Closed-toe shoes are required. You will be wearing a jumpsuit over your street clothes, so please dress with that in mind.
  • The Walt Disney World Speedway is located just past the Magic Kingdom toll plaza on the left.

Complimentary parking is available at the Speedway Infield. A complimentary shuttle is also available, departing from the Lost and Found at the Ticket and Transportation Center.

Call for Reservations
(407) WDW-PLAY

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  • For assistance with your Walt Disney World visit, please call (407) 939-5277.
  • 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM Eastern Time. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
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