Thrill of a Lifetime at Disney World - IndyRacing Experience by:Allison Jones
A couple of our agents got to experience a thrill of a lifetime at Walt Disney World! The newest recreational activity at Disney World is called the Indy Racing Experience. The Indy Racing Experience allows you to either ride along with a professional driver or drive a real Indy Race Car around the Walt Disney World Speedway. Yes, Disney World has their very own racetrack!
The experience starts out around 3 PM to fill out some paperwork and suit up in our firesuits. The firesuits Single Car Driving Experience at IndyRacing at Disney Worldand shoes were actually kinda cool and got us in the mood for speed. The drivers got a short instruction session about driving the cars. The drivers were then suited up with caps and helmets. For the driving experience, you get to sit in a single driver IndyCar. You follow a professional driver as you go around the Walt Disney World Speedway. If you speed up, the driver will speed up. This means you can go as fast or as slow as you want to go. You take eight laps around the track. Our agent's drive experience brought him to speeds up to 101 miles per hour. Needless to say, our agent loved the experience. He was ready to go again.
Two Car Indy Racing Experience at Walt Disney WorldI got the chance for my ride along after all of the drive experiences. We got our masks and helmets on and climbed into the back of a two seater IndyCar. The professional driver sits in the front of the car and the riders sit in the back. The ride along experiences go much faster than the drives. Our fastest speed was 135 miles per hour. The rides take 3 laps around the Walt Disney World Speedway. It was exhillirating!
The cost is actually quite reasonable. The ridealong is $109 plus tax and the drive is $399 plus tax. There are a few requirements for the Indy Racing Experience. You must be at least 18 years old and under 6'5" and under 250 lbs. This is a great evening activity that takes just a few hours. Family members can stay on the track and take pictures and video while the drivers and riders take their experience. There is even an air-conditioned room if some of the family members need a break in the Florida heat. The Indy Racing Experience does provide shuttle transportation from the Disney Ticket & Transportation Center to the track for Disney Resort guests.
It was an incredible experience for any thrill seekers who wants more excitement than riding Tower of Terror or Expedition Everest. Try a ride or drive with the Indy Racing Experience! For more information, click on this link or call them at 888-357-5002.
About the author
Allison Jones is a travel agent at Destinations in Florida Travel. She is an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, Masters College of Knowledge Graduate, Disney College Program Graduate, and past Disney Cast Member. She has contributed to several Disney World guide books and is a regular columnist for Celebrations Magazine. Visit http://www.destinationsinflorida.com to ask Allison any questions about planning a Disney World vacation.
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