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.
RIDE-ALONG EXPERIENCES: Generally our Ride-Along Experience is offered between 9am to 4pm on days we are on track at most locations. Check out the track schedule here. Before heading to the track call 1.800.237.3889 to confirm dates/times.
Reservations are not required for Ride-Alongs at Walt Disney World Speedway, except during special events. Ride-Alongs, given in the form of gift cards, do not expire and are non-refundable. Click here to purchase a Ride-Along today!
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 are available for purchase at the Walt Disney World Speedway track or online from our Ride-Along page .
DRIVING EXPERIENCES: Driving Experiences require reservations and can be purchased by clicking on the desired Experience button below. Effective 7/23/12 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.
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.
JUNIOR RIDE ALONG
Experience a 3-lap riding shotgun in a NASCAR race car at Walt Disney World® Speedway & Daytona International Speedway
Experience a 3-lap high speed laps riding shotgun in a NASCAR race car! (Evergreen 4 laps)
Our most popular program! Get in the driver’s seat of NASCAR race car for 8 laps. (BRISTOL/ MARTINSVILLE 12 laps)
Step up to the next driving program with 18 laps in a race car. (DAYTONA/ INDIANAPOLIS/ TALLADEGA 16 laps; BRISTOL/ MARTINSVILLE 24 laps)
EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME
Your hands are on the wheel of a NASCAR race car for 30 adrenaline pumping laps. (DAYTONA/ INDIANAPOLIS/ TALLADEGA 24 laps)
Experience a one of a kind program with 50 laps behind the wheel of a race car at Walt Disney World® Speedway.
Get behind the wheel for 50 intense laps with our custom Racing Experience program. (BRISTOL 70 laps)
Track News & Info
Richard Petty Driving Experience Announces “Draw The King” Contest
5/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrates expansion of Junior Ride-Along program with drawing contest judged by Richard Petty... Read full article
Richard Petty Driving Experience Announces Right Seat Instruction Format
10/9/2012 12:00:00 AM
Now you can drive faster...faster!... Read full article
RPDE announces “Junior Ride-Alongs” at Walt Disney World® Speedway
6/22/2012 12:00:00 AM
“Junior Ride-Alongs” give children the opportunity to experience real-life racing excitement!... Read full article