Richard Petty Driving Experience
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Ride-Alongs are available on a first come, first serve basis on any of the driving dates listed below. Ride-Alongs begin approximately 1 hour after the start of each driving class (session).

In addition to the days driving experiences are offered, Orlando also has days exclusively for Ride-Alongs. Operations are from 9am to 4pm every Tuesday and Thursday.

Reservations are not accepted for Ride-Alongs at Walt Disney World Speedway except for special events and Race Weekend Ride-Alongs.

Ride-Along gift cards do not expire and are not refundable. You must be at least 16 years old to participant in the Ride-Along experience at Walt Disney World Speedway.
Price: $109.00 + tax*

ROOKIE EXPERIENCE $399.00 - $449.00
:10 minutes Orientation and Video
Meet RPDE staff and watch a short video by Richard Petty

:20 minutes On-Track Instruction
Learn from a RPDE instructor how to master the track driving line, acceleration / deceleration points, following distance, and more while taking a few short laps on the track.

:20 minutes In-Car Instruction
Learn the details of the race car including entry and exit, shifting pattern, safety devices and more. Participants will have their photo(s) taken next to a RPDE car.

:10 minutes Mandatory Driver’s Meeting
This is the time to go over final details, ask last minute questions and receive the driving order. Then hear the four most famous words in Motorsports, “Gentlemen Start Your Engines!”

:2-4 hours Driving Experience
Time varies by experience.
Participants driving in a program with more than one session will receive feedback from the instructors each time exiting the vehicle. This ensures that each subsequent session shows improvement in driving skill and takes you closer to meeting the top goal speed.

:15 minutes Closing Ceremony
Participants will receive a Graduation Pack, including a detailed lap-time sheet showing each lap driven and an official Graduation Certificate with name, date and estimated top goal speed reached.

KINGS EXPERIENCE $799.00 - $849.00
EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME $1,249.00 - $1,299.00
(Prices are seasonal)

To drive at Walt Disney World Speedway you must be at least 18 years old, be able to drive a standard transmission and have a valid drivers license.

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last updated: 8/9/2008