Richard Petty Driving Experience (RPDE), the worldwide leader in stock car drive and ride entertainment, announced today that it will now offer “Junior Ride-Alongs” at its Walt Disney World® Speedway location in Orlando, FL.
RPDE’s “Junior Ride-Alongs” program will provide children, who are at least 48 inches in height, the opportunity to experience real-life racing excitement while they ride shotgun with a professional driving instructor for three thrilling laps in a specially equipped two-seat NASCAR race car.
“Junior Ride-Alongs” are possible as a result of RPDE’s partnership with The Joie of Seating, a premier fabricator of custom-fitted aluminum racing seats owned and operated by two-time NASCAR Nationwide series champion Randy LaJoie. The North Carolina-based company built custom racing seats for this program, specifically designed to ensure the safety and security of smaller bodies. These full containment racing seats feature built-in shoulder and head protection and a five-point safety harness that is the same design used by NASCAR drivers.
“For 10 years we’ve specialized in designing custom racing seats that provide the safest in-car experience,” says LaJoie, “Our extensive experience in the industry makes us confident your child will enjoy a safe and fun ride-along with RPDE.”
Located just outside the Magic Kingdom property, RPDE’s Disney location has been known as a high-speed attraction for adults for more than a decade, providing thousands of moms and dads the thrill of a lifetime. Now with “Junior Ride-Alongs” available just in time for summer, NASCAR racing can become a family affair at Disney.
“We’re thrilled to be able to make RPDE even more family friendly and can’t wait to see the ear-to-ear smiles on these kid’s faces after experiencing the excitement of NASCAR first-hand.” says Bill Scott, General Manager of Richard Petty Driving Experience at Walt Disney World® Speedway.
“Junior Ride-Alongs” with Richard Petty Driving Experience at Walt Disney World® Speedway are $59. No reservations are required. Children must be ages 14 and under and be at least 48″ in height.
Richard Petty Driving Experience at Walt Disney World to Offer Free Shop Tours to Annual Passholders
Walt Disney World has sent an email to Annual Passholders advising them of a new experience being offered at the Resort, the Richard Petty Driving Experience Shop Tour, which is free to annual passholders for a limited time (regularly priced at $15).
The thirty-minute tour, which runs at 8:30 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, includes a behind-the-scenes look at the track’s design and maintenance shops, a history of the track and a van ride around the one mile tri-oval.
Annual passholders are able to bring up to four guests with a maximum group size of about 20 guests. The free RPDE shuttle, which is available at the Transportation and Ticket Center, will be available.
The tour is also available to non-passholders for $15 per person.
The track, which used to be used as a NASCAR race track, is currently home to the Richard Petty Driving Experience as well as often used by professional drivers for test runs throughout the racing season.
To book the new tour, which begins on March 16, call 800-237-3889 or click here for more information.
Limited Time Offer: Get 43% Off Richard Petty Rookie Experience Today and Tomorrow Courtesy of @PettyDrivingExp
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