Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy Now Open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

KA-CHOW! Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy debuts March 31, 2019, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. This new show experience invites guests into the world of Pixar Animation Studios’ Cars films as they become rookie racers and learn the rules of the road from Piston Cup Champion Lightning McQueen. (Steven Diaz, Photographer)

Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy made its debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Sunday, March 31st. This new attraction, located next to Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, allows guests to become rookie racers as they learn the rules of the road from Piston Cup Champion Lightning McQueen.

During the 10-minute show, guests will come face to face with Lightning McQueen who appears live on stage. The theater features a 17-foot-tall wraparound screen stretching over 200 feet from end to end.

After the show, the fun continues as guests immerse themselves in the world of Cars in the courtyard outside the theater. Guests will be able to meet Cruz and dance with DJ. Several times throughout the day Lightning McQueen’s pit crew will arrive for Cars-inspired dances and games in “DJ’s Ready! Set! Party Time!”

The debut of Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy is part of the multi-year transformation of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary on May 1st. Guests can become an honorary toy as they explore Andy’s backyard in Toy Story Land and beginning August 29th, they can live their Star Wars adventure when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens.

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What do you think of Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy? Are you excited to learn the basics of racing from Lightning McQueen? What are you most looking forward to over the multi-year transformation of Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Let us know in the comments.

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