Orlando (Walt Disney World Speedway) - Races Tracks - Richard Petty Driving Experience

Orlando, FL

Are you looking for the ultimate thrill ride during your next trip to Walt Disney World®? Complete your next Orlando vacation by driving or riding in a 600HP NASCAR race car. A racing experience with Richard Petty Driving Experience at Walt Disney World® Speedway is where grown-up dreams come true. There is no better memory of Orlando than roaring around the track at speeds of up to 120 MPH while your friends and family cheer you on from pit road.

Walt Disney World Speedway, located in Orlando, FL, is a 1 mile tri-oval. It was built in 1995 as a venue for the Izod IndyCar Series and is now the exclusive home to Richard Petty Driving Experience year-round. Gates open at 7:30AM.

DRIVING EXPERIENCES: Driving Experiences require reservations and can be purchased by clicking on the desired Experience button below. All driving experiences at RPDE@WDWS will utilize right seat instructor format. If you have a specific date in mind for one of our Driving Experiences and it isn't appearing in the calendar below, call 1.800.237.3889 and we may be able to accommodate your request.
RIDE-ALONG EXPERIENCES:Ride-Alongs purchased in the form of a gift cards do not require reservations and can be redeemed at track. These rides are available on a first come, first serve basis during most days that we are on track for general driving classes. Check out the track schedule here. Before heading to the track call 1.800.237.3889 to confirm dates/times.
The additional option of reserved rides can be purchased by selecting the Orlando (WDWS) Ride-Alongs Reserved option.

JUNIOR RIDE-ALONGS @ WALT DISNEY WORLD SPEEDWAY: Offered during the same times as our regular Ride-Alongs, Junior Ride-Alongs are only $59 (plus tax) and are for children between the ages of 6 and 13 years old and at least 48 inches in height. Enjoy the thrills and excitement of riding shotgun in a race car driven around the track by a professional instructor! Junior Ride-Alongs (gift cards or reserved) are available for purchase at the Walt Disney World Speedway track or online from our Ride-Along page .

QUESTIONS? Want to know our age requirements, rain policy, or what to wear to the track? Click here for answers to our most Frequently Asked Questions.

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A Driver Release Fee of $39 will be added at time of checkout. Click here for details.



3 Laps

3-lap high speed Ride-Along in a NASCAR race car



3 Laps

Experience a 3-lap riding shotgun in a NASCAR race car at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Daytona International Speedway, Kansas Speedway and Walt Disney World® Speedway



3 Laps

Experience a 3-lap riding shotgun in a NASCAR race car at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Daytona International Speedway, Kansas Speedway and Walt Disney World® Speedway



3 Laps

Experience a 3-lap high speed laps riding shotgun in a NASCAR race car!



8 Laps

Our most popular program! Get in the driver’s seat of NASCAR race car for 8 laps.



18 Laps

Step up to the next driving program with 18 laps in a race car. (DAYTONA/ INDIANAPOLIS 16 laps)



30 Laps

Your hands are on the wheel of a NASCAR race car for 30 adrenaline pumping laps. (DAYTONA/ INDIANAPOLIS 24 laps)



50 Laps

Experience a one of a kind program with 50 laps behind the wheel of a race car at Walt Disney World® Speedway.



50 Laps

Get behind the wheel for 50 intense laps with our custom Racing Experience program.

This fee is in lieu of a "crash clause" requiring each participant to commit a certain amount that will be forfeited in the event of an incident/crash. RPDE provides that each driver who pays the $39 Driver Release Fee will not be responsible for most damage to the car resulting from an incident/crash at the track. Only in the event that a driver intentionally or negligently fails to follow instructions which leads to an incident/crash will RPDE seek financial recompense for resulting damage to the vehicle.


Track News & Info

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