Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy, made its official debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on March 31, 2019. Located at Sunset Showcase near Rock’N’Roller Coaster, the Cars-inspired attraction is a unique interactive show like no other.
Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy is a dazzling combination of state-of-the-art projections and audio animatronics made up with nine projectors and an animatronic Lightning McQueen, which is the most complex audio animatronic ever created at Disney.
The experience begins with an entertaining 3 – 5 minute long pre-show with Cars-related trivia questions and an all-new song performed by Tow Mater as he welcomes Lightning McQueen to the stage.
As the show starts, guests will come face-to-face with McQueen in a world-class training facility. Lightning’s goal is to share the experience he has had throughout his career to the audience, which is filled with rookie racing enthusiasts. He teaches all of the tips and tricks he learned on his journey to becoming a racing legend, with special appearances from Tow Mater, Cruz Ramirez
The party continues after the show in the Sunset Showcase courtyard, where Radiator Springs’ resident party animal hosts “DJ’s Ready! Set! Party Time!” Families can join DJ as he pumps up the crowd with an awesome music mix
Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy is just one of several big things that has come to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the last few years. The park has also recently debuted Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, an all-new nighttime spectacular called “Wonderful World of Animation” and the long-awaited Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
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