> Walt Disney World > Recreation > Richard Petty Driving Experience
Home | Planning | Parks | Resorts | Dining | Events | Recreation | Kids | More Magic | Photos
 Recreation Home
 Bike Rentals
Richard Petty Experience
Specialty Cruises
Carriage Rides & Horseriding

Richard Petty Driving Experience

The Richard Petty Driving Experience at Walt Disney World Speedway has experienced phenomenal growth since its inception in February 1997. Offering race fans and adventure-seekers the ultimate thrill of riding in or driving a race car around the one-mile tri-oval speedway, guests can experience the "real thing!"

North Carolina-based Richard Petty Driving Experience (RPDE) takes motorsports fans out of the grandstands and behind the wheel of a stock car, offering several ride and drive programs to race enthusiasts, thrill seekers and corporate groups.

The sessions at Walt Disney World Speedway run daily. Driving experiences are available for those at least 18 years of age with a valid driver's license and the ability to drive a vehicle equipped with a standard transmission. Fans at least 14 years of age can participate in the Ride-Along Program with proof of identification. Riders under 18 years of age must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.

Driving Experiences

Three driving experiences and a ride-along program are offered at the Walt Disney World Speedway location:

Rookie Experience:
A 3-hour program that includes eight laps of driving thrills.
*$478.19 from November 1, 2008

King's Experience:
Features 16 laps of driving divided into two 8-lap sessions.
*$904.19 from November 1, 2008

Experience of a Lifetime:
Participants work on establishing a comfortable driving line and building speed in a series of three 10-lap sessions.
*$1383.44 from November 1, 2008

Ride-Along Program:
A 3-lap thrill ride as a passenger at a top speed of 145 mph.

For corporate group rates, call 407 939-0130. For reservations, call 800 BE-PETTY.

* tax included.

Exotic Driving Experience

Begins on January 16, 2012.

Combine some of the world’s finest automobiles with a track specifically designed for drivers to safely experience their awe-inspiring acceleration, speed and handling and you have “Exotic Driving Experience”, the latest offering from Petty Holdings.

Exotic Driving Experience will feature supercars by Ferrari, Lamborghini, Audi, and Porsche. Future plans include the addition of other exotic models, as well.

Plans call for Exotic Driving Experience to operate approximately 150 days annually on The Exotics Course at Walt Disney World Speedway, a new track configuration (see below) at the motorsports complex located on the grounds of the world-famous theme park.

Driving Experiences will start at $189 for six laps around the circuit.
Thrill Rides with a professional driver at the wheel will be available for $99.

Reservations for 2012 can be made at or by calling 815-822-0149.

Reviews & Ratings



Privacy Policy | Sitemap | 2018 Magical Kingdoms
Walt Disney World | Disneyland Paris | Disney Cruise Tips | Disney Weddings |