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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.
The Exotic Driving Experience is part of …

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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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[15 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
This Week in Disney News – Flower and Garden Festival Merchandise, Speedway Closing, and ‘Star Wars’ at Sea

We’re getting closer and closer to the spring season at Walt Disney World Resort which means there’s just a couple more weeks until the 2015 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival on March 4! And recently Disney gave guests a sneak preview of some of the Festival merchandise for this year.
Speaking of new merchandise, the 2015 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend starts Thursday, February 19 and we got a sneak peek of the new runDisney merchandise for that event too!
Fans of the Richard Petty Driving Experience and the Walt Disney World …

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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 …

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[21 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Speedway Presents The Fittipaldi Cup as Part of The Exotics Course in June

The ultimate exotic car experience is coming to the Walt Disney World Speedway on June 13 when The Fittipaldi Cup arrives for just one day.
The Fittipaldi Cup is a one-of-a-kind program that gives participants a chance to drive supercars, street cars, and karts in timed and scored events as they compete for the Fittipaldi Cup trophy.
The Exotic Driving Experience at the Walt Disney World Speedway has partnered with Christian Fittipaldi to present this experience.
The day includes two 6-lap driving experiences in cars from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Audi, and Nissan. Participants will …

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[14 Sep 2013 | Comments Off on Walt Disney World Resort to Host the First RPM International Motorsports & Trade Expo in December | ]
Walt Disney World Resort to Host the First RPM International Motorsports & Trade Expo in December

Motorsports fans start your engines. The first RPM International Motorsports & Trade Expo is happening at the Walt Disney World Resort this winter.
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The five-day event is a celebration of motorsports, off-road, aviation, aerospace, and high performance marine and includes the RPM Trade Expo, exhibits, racing and social activities, celebrity appearances, entertainment, and a Motoring Festival.
The event starts with a two-day trade show, which will give motorsport enthusiasts and fans a chance to see, hear, touch, and drive the latest technologies.
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort and Convention Center is the …

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[13 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Speedway Offering Special Experience this Summer

This summer, the Walt Disney World Speedway will be offering a “VIP Day with Christian Fittipaldi,” where guests will be able to ride shotgun with the race-car driver in an exclusive event limited to just 24 people.
The event will cost $1,999 per person, and will include four eight-lap experiences and a ride with Fittipaldi through the “exotics course” of the racetrack. Guests will also be able to talk with Fittipaldi, who will share driving tips and his experiences.
In addition, guests will receive either breakfast or lunch, a souvenir plaque to …

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[4 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
New Exotic Driving Experience to Debut at Walt Disney World Speedway

A brand new fleet of cars and a new track at the Walt Disney World Speedway will debut January 2012, and promises drivers a chance to get behind the wheel of one of several exotic supercars next year.
Designed by Petty Holdings, best known for The Richard Petty Driving Experience, “Project Exotic” allows guests to drive one of several new luxury vehicles, including: the Ferrari 458 Italia, Ferrari F430, Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera, Lamborghini Gallardo LP, 560-4 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 997, Audi R8, and Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.
The …