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Start Your Engines! Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy Sets Opening Date

Jeremy Schoolfield

by , Walt Disney Imagineering Communications Manager

Ka-chow! I have some electrifying news to share with you today about Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy. This new show experience speeding into Disney’s Hollywood Studios will open … drumroll please … March 31, 2019!

Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy will welcome you inside the world of Pixar’s Cars films, bringing you face to face with racing legend Lightning McQueen. You’ll be part of the next generation of rookie racers, and you’ll learn the rules of the road from Lightning’s years of experience. This will be the untold story of Lightning McQueen – as told by Lightning McQueen!

We’ll be sharing more details about Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy in the weeks to come. And be sure to check back to the Disney Parks Blog tomorrow morning for another update on other exciting entertainment experiences coming to Walt Disney World Resort later this year!


  • Awesome! Was wondering when WDW would get CARS!!!

  • So excited! Can you get FastPasses for this?

  • This is so exciting!! Can’t wait to bring my 2 year old grandson!! He’s going to love it!!

  • Can adults do this?

  • My toddler is going to love this experience! The concept is perfect for Hollywood Studios’ film-theme. Thanks for bringing another family-friendly attraction to the parks that Mouseketeers of all ages can enjoy!

  • My son is 11 now and has grown up with Cars, and is still SO EXCITED about this! Can’t wait to check it out when it opens!

  • What?? Where in HS will this be?

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