Ka-Chow! Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy NOW OPEN + FREE Downloadable Activity & Coloring Pages #NowMoreThanEver
Ka-Chow! Buckle up and get ready for the ride of your life because Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy is now open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World and it is without a doubt high octane family fun for every member of your race team.
We were invited by Disney Parks to experience this brand new interactive show located in Sunset Boulevard behind Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and it did not disappoint.
Whether you are a fan of the Cars franchise or just looking for good old fashioned family fun, Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy gets the entire audience pumped up for a high-octane, first-of-its-kind show that gives you the feeling that you are right in the middle of the Disney•Pixar Cars universe.
Here at Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy, the fun starts from the very first moment you step into the courtyard outside the Sunset Showcase you can feel the excitement ramp up before you ever enter the Sunset Showcase.
There’s a chance to get up close and personal with Cruz Ramirez just outside the Academy, ready for a photo-op with her fans and my favorite part, DJ—the ultimate party car from Route 66 who gets everyone revved up with his incredible music mix. I defy anyone whether young, or young at heart not to dance along.
The show itself takes place inside the Sunset Showcase and encourages you to buckle up as you are greeted by Mater and all of his friends. Just the energy alone makes sure you’re pumped up and ready to race along in this high-octane, first-of-its-kind show that’ll put you in the middle of the Disney•Pixar Cars universe.
Mater welcomes aspiring race car drivers to learn what it takes to be a champion racer from the legendary Lightning McQueen.
As you take your seat, preshow trivia tests your Disney•Pixar Cars knowledge. Bench seating means every seat offers a great view because the show surrounds you with a 17-foot-tall wraparound screen that stretches more than 200 feet end to end, enveloping you in the high-octane fun.
Where To Sit
To be up close and personal with Lightning McQueen, who is LIVE on stage brought to life by some of the most advanced animatronics I have ever experienced?
Then head to the front rows of the theater. To take be able to take it all in and feel as though you are right in the center of the action, racing down the track, the middle sections and towards the back allow you to do just that but luckily, no matter where you sit, there’s not a bad seat in the house for this 10-minute, fast-paced show.
From the moment he takes the stage, Lightning is ready to open up to the audience and personally share with you all about what he’s learned over his illustrious race career. But as we all know, one thing is certain and is things don’t always go the way they’re supposed to.
It’s his good buddies Mater, Cruz Ramirez and other friends from Radiator Springs to the rescue helping Lightning to get back on track. Will Lightning McQueen reign victorious as he gears up for the ultimate challenge? You’ll just have to race over to Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy to find out for yourself.
The one thing I can tell you without spoiling the outcome of the race, this is family fun for every racer in your family, both young and young at heart alike.
DJ’s Ready! Set! Party Time!
One of the best parts of the experience is the immersive activities that await you in the Sunset Showcase Courtyard itself really bringing families into the action with unique and one of a kind activities outside Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy.
Here you have a chance to meet Cruz and have your photo taken with the champion racer or even better, take advantage of your Disney PhotoPass be surprised with some extra magical surprises. Get ready to dance with DJ, the ultimate party on wheels as he and his friends bring their very own music mix to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Throughout the day Lightning McQueen’s Pit Crew invite you to join them for “DJ’s Ready! Set! Party Time!” as the whole crew gathers ’round DJ for highspeed Cars-inspired dances and games.[KGVID]https://www.disneygals.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/AnimatedMagica-Lightning-McQueens-Racing-Academy.mp4[/KGVID]
Race on over and buckle up for the race of your life at Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy, now open in Sunset Boulevard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
With so much to see and do, Now More Than Ever there’s no better time to experience the magic of Walt Disney World. What are you most excited to see there this year?
Once you’ve experienced the magic of Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy, we want to help you extend all the fun of everyone’s favorite racers with these great activities, puzzles and even a build-your-own game all featuring your favorites from the film. And the best part-they’re totally free! All you have to do is right-click on any or all of the activities to save to your own computer and let the creativity and the magic begin.
Cars Build Your Own Racetrack
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Cars Race To The Finish Game
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Cars Memory Game
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Cars “Spot The Difference”
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Disclosure: We were invited and hosted by Disney Parks to experience this new attraction however all thoughts and opinions expressed here are 100% our own.