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  • On Mar 31, 2013
    Scott Asked

    We're big NASCAR fans. Can we just go observe at the Richard Petty Driving Experience without participating in one of their programs? Can you tell me about the along experience? Thanks so much!

    Hi Scott! I apologize for the long delay in getting back to you. I am actually in South Africa on an Adventure by Disney trip and just had a chance to check my computer.

    You are certainly welcome to go and visit the Richard Petty facility at Walt Disney World. When you reach the gates to the Magic Kingdom explain where you are wanting to go and they will be glad to give you the directions. It is a little tricky so make sure you ask and don't hesitate to ask any other parking attendant if you get confused.

    There is a nice large gift area where you might wish to pick up a little souvenir during your visit but I believe once you see the experiences they provide you will want to book one for yourself. Of course day of reservations can be iffy so try to book in advance. The ride along option is great for someone who does not want the stress of having to go through the course prior to the drive and do the driving on your own. It used to be that you would actually get in the car and be alone driving but now every car has a Petty passenger to make sure you understand what you need to do to have a successful drive.

    The ride along is great as you usually will end up going faster then if you did the driving yourself. Their drivers are very experienced and know the track well and will give you a ride of your life. It is an official NASCAR track and often before the Daytona some of the professional drivers come over to practice on this track.

    I have done the driving myself and my husband has done both the driving and also the exotic driving course. We highly recommend them all so choose the option you are most interested in and most comfortable doing. Not an inexpensive activity but truly a one of a kind!
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Meet the Panelist: Kay, Indiana

Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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