It’s an exciting weekend for Disney’s Hollywood Studios. One of its anticipated attractions - Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy opens March 31. The new show, housed in Sunset Showcase near Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster will immerse guests in the world of Pixar Animation Studios’ “Cars” films. Here’s what to expect from Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy:
The main attraction of Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy is the brand-new, state-of-the-art racing simulator and its wraparound screen. Rookie racers will become fully immersed in the speedy fun with the nearly two story, 200-foot wraparound screen as McQueen demonstrates what he’s learned over the years using the high-tech simulator. There are a few twists and turns along the way and Tow Mater, Cruz Ramirez and the gang from Radiator Springs have to help McQueen get back on course.
Just last week, Disney announced that Cruz Ramirez will be stationed outside Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy in a new character meet and greet spot, and not just Cruz, but also DJ, the ultimate party car from Route 66. DJ will host the “DJ’s Ready! Set! Party Time!” - a high energy dance party full of your favorite tunes.
During “DJ’s Ready! Set! Party Time!” Lightning McQueen’s Pit Crew will come out and get everybody revved up for the fun. They will teach audiences some fun “Cars” - inspired dances and games.
Stay tuned for more details on Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy’s debut.