Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Dec 28, 2010
    Danielle from AK Asked

    My husband is scheduled for a noon Rookie driving experience on 2/2; then we also have reservations at 4pm for T-Rex. Will we make the reservation? This is our first trip and the "plan 45 minutes for travel" makes me worry it could be longer.

    Hello Danielle!
        Wow your husband is in for a special treat!  The Richard Petty Driving Experience in Walt Disney World is an amazing experience and can be considered a thrill ride.  I had the opportunity to do the 3 lap Ride Along Experience in March of 2010 and I had a blast.  Your husband will be able to solo drive the race car for 8 laps at over 100 miles per hour!  The Rookie Driving Experience should take you between 2 to 3 hours to complete.

       The Richard Petty Driving Experience is located near the Ticket and Transportation Center (the car parking lot for the Magic Kingdom).  The transportation time from the Richard Petty Driving Experience to Downtown Disney (T-Rex Restaurant) will vary depending on if you have a car or you are using Disney Transportation.  If you have your own car or are renting a car, then you can drive directly to the Richard Petty Driving Experience and then from there to Downtown Disney.

        If you are using Disney Transportation, then take a bus heading to the Magic Kingdom which will drop you off at the Ticket and Transportation Center (the TTC).  From the TTC you can get a free shuttle van to take you to the Richard Petty Driving Experience.  When your driving experience is done, you can take the shuttle van back to the TTC and then a Disney bus to Downtown Disney.  This will take 30 to 60 minutes depending on if you catch a bus right away to Downtown Disney.  If you are in a bind for time, you can take a Taxi from the TTC to Downtown Disney (usually costs less than $20.00).  The bottom line is that you do have enough time to make your dining reservation, but it might be a little close depending on which transportation that you use to get there.

    I hope your husband has an awesome time racing around the track!

    Keep Dreaming Big!
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Meet the Panelist: Marc, New York

I am a single Father to one incredible boy.  I would love nothing more than to provide people with Disney vacation planning that will enable them to have a new experience or make their Disney vacation just a little more magical! Learn More About Marc

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