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[13 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Fatal Crash at the Exotic Driving Experience at Walt Disney World Speedway Claims Life of Driving Instructor

A 36-year-old driving instructor at the Exotic Driving Experience at the Walt Disney World Speedway was killed in a crash Sunday afternoon.
Gary Terry, a longtime team member and the Senior Operations Manager for the Exotic Driving Experience was a passenger in a Lamborghini driven by guests Tavon Watson.
According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol Watson, 24, lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a guardrail. Watson suffered minor injuries and Terry was pronounced dead at the scene.
Both men were wearing seatbelts.
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[5 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
This Week in Disney News: Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, New Merchandise Events, and ‘Tangled’ Heads to Disney Cruise Line

Happy Easter to our fans! It’s been another busy week at the Walt Disney World Resort (and beyond) so let’s dive right in to this week’s news as we nosh on a chocolate bunny (ears first, of course).
The week started off with some huge news out of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort! The much-anticipated Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto is currently in “soft opening” and guests were lining up for hours last weekend just to get inside and order a Shrunken Zombie Head.
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[31 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Richard Petty Driving Experience Officially Closing on August 9

When it was announced back in February that the Richard Petty Driving Experience was closing, guests were told the last day would be in June.
Now, the closing date has officially been announced as August 9 extending the chance for guests to take a spin around the Walt Disney World Speedway through the summer.
The final day of the Richard Petty Driving Experience and the Exotic Driving Experience will end with a charity ride in collaboration with Give Kids the World. The last ride at the Mickyard will be auctioned off and …

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[13 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Speedway and Richard Petty Driving Experience Closing in June

The Walt Disney World Speedway – affectionately known as the “Mickyard” – is closing this summer which means the end of the Richard Petty Driving Experience and the Exotic Driving Experience.
The closure of the Richard Petty Driving Experience and the Exotic Driving Experience will leave about 70 people without jobs. Nearly half of the employees are permanent employees and 12 are full-time while the others work special events.
According to reports some of the employees will have the opportunity to transfer to the Daytona International Speedway’s Richard Petty Driving Experience.
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[24 May 2014 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Speedway to Offer Junior Ride-Along in ‘Cars’ Character Vehicles

The Walt Disney World Speedway is bringing the world of Disney/Pixar’s Cars to life in a new junior ride-along program.
Pixar Animation Studios and Petty Holdings, LLC have announced that Aiken Axler and Sage VanDerSpin from Cars will be featured as two full-size custom characters cars at the Speedway. Richard Petty was the voice of The King in the Cars.
The custom cars have been created by Cars creative director Jay Ward and will be put in the Richard Petty Driving Experience lineup starting June 14 (which incidentally is also Car Masters …