Thank you to Disney for providing passes for my family to attend this media day. All opinions are completely my own.
Lightning McQeen’s Racing Academy
Racers, start your engines! Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy is open and ready for you at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This 15-minute show includes a “real” Lightning McQueen up on stage and all of his friends joining via satellite on the surrounding big-screen.
My kids, 9 and 10 loved the show. The grew up watching the CARS films and love the humor throughout the show. Even Tow Mater shows up! There is so much going on and it’s such a fun experience that it is something the kids will want to do more than once.
About Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy
Learn what it takes to be a champion racer from the legendary Lightning McQueen at Sunset Showcase.
To kick things off, Lightning demonstrates what he’s learned over the years by using his brand-new, state-of-the-art racing simulator and its wraparound screen. Of course, as this seasoned racer has discovered throughout his career, things don’t always go according to plan, and he has to think fast to get back on course.
With Tow Mater, Cruz Ramirez and the gang from Radiator Springs rooting him on, Lightning gears up for the challenge. Will he emerge victoriously? Speed on over to find out.
In addition to the Racing Academy, the family (kids) can have a little fun outside before the inside show starts. Both Cruz Ramirez and DJ are available for pictures outside in the courtyard! Even the adults can grab a picture or two. Plus, in the Cars Courtyard it’s party time with music and dancing for the kiddos.
DJ’s Ready! Set! Party! Time
The fun and excitement of Disney•Pixar Cars extend beyond Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy into the courtyard outside Sunset Showcase.
DJ—the ultimate party car from Route 66—gets everyone revved up with his incredible music mix. Bring the family along as he kicks it into high gear at “DJ’s Ready! Set! Party Time!” for Cars-inspired dances and games.
Also joining the lineup is trainer-turned-racer Cruz Ramirez. You can find her just outside the Academy, ready for a photo-op with her fans.
Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy and DJ’s Ready! Set! Party Time! is parked at Cars Courtyard in Disney’s Hollywood Studios—the home for Disney•Pixar Cars at Walt Disney World Resort!
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