Ka-chow! Calling all ‘Cars’ fans! Walt Disney World in Orlando has set an opening date for Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy. To the uninitiated this is the much vaunted ‘Cars’ inspired attraction that kids everywhere have been waiting for since the last ‘Cars’ blockbuster rolled out of the cinemas.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios visitors will be able to start enjoying the new experience as of March 31, the company has announced on its official blog.
According to official sources the attraction will bring guests “face to face” with Lightning McQueen everyone’s fave racing car. What’s a given is that “You’ll learn the rules of the road from Lightning’s years of experience”. Presumably that will do wonders for your commute to work in the family sedan!
Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy is located inside a structure called Sunset Showcase. This has has previously been an event space so the transformation should be interesting to see. That particular building is behind the gate between Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror.
The academy is one of several additions coming to Hollywood Studios in 2019. Others include Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway and a new night-time spectacular named “Wonderful World of Animation.”