Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy is coming to Hollywood Studios early 2019 (Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Start your engines! Lightning McQueen is speeding into Disney’s Hollywood Studios in a high-octane-first-of-its-kind new show called Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy in 2019. The new show, located near Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster, puts guests right in the middle of Disney/Pixar’s Cars with racing legend Lightning McQueen.

At a To Infinity and Beyond! media presentation, Disney Parks representatives revealed, “Lightning McQueen, he’ll be bringing the world of Cars to our guests. He’ll also be assisted by our friends Mater and Cruz Ramirez. It’ll be a show unlike anything that we’ve got anywhere else. This is going to be so exciting.” “McQueen has learned a lot over the years, and some of his experiences he brings to us. Things don’t go quite as well as we expect. We’re rookie racers, and it’s just going to be one of those up-close-and-personal experiences with him. That will be here next year.”

The all-new experience gives guests an up-close look at racing legend Lightning McQueen, who demonstrates what he’s learned over the years by using his brand-new, state-of-the-art racing simulator and its wraparound screen. But as the seasoned racer has learned over his career, things don’t go as planned, and he has to think fast to get back on course. Just like in the films, his friends Tow Mater, Cruz Ramirez and the gang from Radiator Springs come to help.

Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy is expected to open in 2019 but may “soft open” as early as December of this year. Stay tuned for more details. In the meantime, don’t miss Disney’s Hollywood Studios other new attraction Toy Story Land with discounted Walt Disney World tickets here on Orlando Fun Tickets.