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Exotic Driving Experience at Disney World

If you are visiting the Central Florida area and want to try something new, you need to check out the “Exotic Driving Experience.” This new Orlando theme park attraction at Disney World allows guests to drive their dream car. It is fast, fun and oh so exotic!

The new Exotic Driving Experience offers some of the world’s finest automobiles, including a Ferrari 458 Italia ($389), Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 ($339), Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 ($299), Audi R8 ($269) and the Porsche 997 S ($199). If you’d like to save a little money and have a professional do the driving, you can ride-along for $99. Some of these cars cost more than a house!

Ferrari at Exotic Driving Experience

The new exotics course track is specifically designed for drivers to safely experience the cars’ powerful acceleration, speed and handling. The one-mile layout includes an interior road course-style section designed specifically for Exotic Driving Experience featuring a series of quick, challenging right and left-hand turns, known as “switch backs.” The course also covers  the tri-oval’s backstretch and turn two where you can really experience the speed and handling of your dream car. Guests are able to take six laps around the course.

Guests must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license to participate in the driving experience and they must be at least 14 years old to participate in the ride-along. There’s a $35 Driver Release Fee plus photos and videos of each guest’s experience available for purchase. Petty Holdings is the owner and operator of both the new Exotic Driving Experience and the Richard Petty Driving Experience, which is also available at the Speedway. However, the Exotic Driving Experience is only available at Walt Disney World. For more information, visit exoticdriving.com.

Teens ride FREE at Disney track!

You don’t get much for free these days, especially from Walt Disney World, so you and your teen may want to take advantage of this special offer.  The Richard Petty Driving Experience at the Walt Disney World Speedway is offering a new “Teens Ride FREE” program.  The program lets teens ages 14-19 enjoy a three-lap high-speed ride along with an adult purchase of any drive or ride program on the same day.  The program is available at almost all of the Richard Petty Driving Experience tracks, so you can also do this at the famous Daytona International Speedway track here in Central Florida.   Definitely something fun and memorable that you can do with your teen….

Spotlight: Richard Petty Driving Experience

Do you feel the need, the need for speed?  If you are a thrill-seeker who has always wanted the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a 600-horsepower race car, the Richard Petty Driving Experience is for you!   If you don’t want to get behind the wheel, that’s okay too….there are several “experiences” to choose from, where you can ride shotgun with a professional driver.

The Daytona Ride-Along lets you experience 3 white-knuckled laps around the track as if you are qualifying for a race, with speeds exceeding 160 MPH.

For the Daytona High Banks experience, YOU are in the driver’s seat for 8 laps around the 31-degree banked turns of the historic Daytona International Speedway.  You will go through a safety training session as well as on-track instruction prior to your ‘race’.  Afterward, you will get a graduation packet that includes your speeds for each lap.

The Daytona Super 16 lets you do 16 laps, broken into 2 sessions.  You still get the safety training and on-track instruction, but this experience lets you do 8 laps, then you get additional feedback & instruction from the Pit Road and on-track driving instructors.  With this additional instruction, you get to go even faster for your next 8 laps.  Afterward, you will get a graduation packet that includes your speeds for each lap.

The Daytona Experience is the ultimate, heart-pounding experience where you get 24 laps around the speedway!  You will get additional instruction that will help you improve your driving and stay safe.  There are 3 sessions of 8 laps each, and between them, you will get additional instruction and tips on how to improve.  Afterward, you will get a graduation packet that includes your speeds for each lap.

You may want to try out for NASCAR after this ultimate thrill ride!  While you are here, you will also want to visit Daytona USA (aka the Daytona 500 Experience).  See our Spotlight article on this attraction for more information.  Note: The Daytona track has been re-opened after being re-paved, but you also have the option of the Experience at the Walt Disney World Speedway so you can experience YOUR life in the fast lane!

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