Lightning McQueen is racing into Disney’s Hollywood Studios this spring with an all-new attraction - Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy. The new experience, opening March 31, will take guests inside the world of Pixar’s Cars films, for a speedy adventure you don’t want to miss.
Learn the rules of the road from Lightning himself as he demonstrates what he’s learned over the years by using his brand-new, state-of-the-art racing simulator and its wraparound screen. Suddenly something goes wrong and things get off course. Rookie racers must help Lightning get back on course and what ensues is a high-speed experience full of all the thrills from the films.
In addition to Lightning, riders will run into fellow Cars characters including Tow Mater, Cruz Ramirez and the rest of the gang from Radiator Springs.
After the show you’ll have the opportunity to snap a photo with trainer-turned-racer Cruz Ramirez just outside the Academy.
Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy is the first of many attractions to be opening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios this year. The first-ever Mickey Mouse themed ride, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway will open in the old Great Movie Ride space sometime at the end of this year. Additionally, two new rides in the upcoming Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge will open, Millennium Falcon - Smugglers Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Stay tuned for more details.