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  • On Nov 7, 2012
    Michelle from PA Asked

    Hi everyone! Has anyone done the richard petty exotic car ride? Just wondering how long it takes? Is there anything for the family to do while they wait for you? Not sure if the family should go also or just send Dad. Any insight would be helpful. Thanks!

    Hi Michelle! Believe it or not the only grandma on the panel, me, has done the Richard Petty Driving Experience! To say I was intimidated is an understatement as I don't like to drive my own car on a freeway but I am the proud recipient now of a very nice certificate! My husband just completed the exotic experience a couple of weeks ago and loved it!

    The experience can be a lengthy one. You will arrive and get signed in with the release forms and all the paper work. Then you will have an opportunity to go outside and look at the cars. Back inside you will have your classroom work that will include videos and instructions. They review the course that you will drive through and will assign you a time. If you are the first to go you might be done in an hour and a half but if you are last it can take closer to three hours. You don't get to choose the order either. At the end you can purchase a picture package of you and the car you drove but it is expensive.

    I don't suggest you bring the children with you as there really is nothing for them to do except watch cars go around a track and that will be boring quickly.  Many families head to the Magic Kingdom which is right next door and spend the time having some fun there. You can pick a meeting time and location where your husband can join you later. As much as I wanted to watch my husband I knew from my own experience that there is a lot of waiting around so I just sent him.

    Your husband will love husband chose the Lamborghini!
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